SparkPeople Member Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_blogs.asp These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_blogs.asp Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649478 I just got my very first trophy for reaching 2000 fitness minutes in a month! In all the years that I have done Sparkpeople I have never gotten this trophy! Feels great to have achieved this and know that there are still 3 days to add to that total! Maybe I will shoot for the trophy for 2500 ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:47:04 EST 22lbs gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649477 Good morning spark friends! This morning started in a rush slept through my alarm and didn't wake up until right as we were supposed to be leaving for school 🙈. I think that's the quickest I've ever been able to get the kids dressed and out the door before 🤣. I also got a little surprise today... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:46:19 EST Back into official 5k training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649476 There is a huge playmakers store that specializes in fitness and sponsors 5k races year round. Yesterday began the official winter warmup with scheduled Tuesday, Thursday fitness walking training and course. My March 22 is the first official race of the year and end of training. Today trying t... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:46:18 EST DH got to see his grandson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649475 When DH first got ill, a friend in the medical profession said, “You’ll have to feed him right or he won’t get to see his grandchildren.” I was scared then, but nowadays I would probably just think, “I know what I’m doing.” She was a generous friend with many qualities but perhaps tact wasn’t one... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:46:17 EST I am struggling. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649474 I am struggling. <BR> <BR> I am struggling with keeping my conversations with my mom civil. <BR> <BR> I am struggling with eating well and tracking my food. <BR> <BR> I am struggling with pain that is totally irritating. <BR> <BR> I am struggling with staying focused. <BR> <BR> I am strugg... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:42:05 EST got a new strategy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649473 good Morning - I do not have cravings much any more, but I wanted chocolate yesterday. I just wanted a very small amount. I go into the bulk area of the grocery store. I put in a bag 2 malt balls and put a price on it. The cashier made a remark, but that is ok. I tracked it and moved on. Tha... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:41:52 EST We Decide! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649472 We are well into the new year and if we made resolutions are moving forward. I like the quote by Arthur Ashe. <BR> <BR> "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." ― Arthur Ashe <BR> <BR> We are either moving forward, given up or maybe we haven't made a goal. It's up to us ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:39:45 EST Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649471 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19b7c214-1bbb-4395-9546-58fa4eb1333f.jpg"> <BR> This is the best Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:37:32 EST Hump day, hump day! Busy afternoon and evening a comin', but so is Friday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649470 I am eating a pretty healthy breakfast and reading my SP Article for the day. Oh, and I can report that I hit a 31-day streak for logging into SP. Yay! I think that consistency helps me then to navigate to my SP Task list page. On the Task List page SparkPeople automatically puts and link (and... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:37:16 EST What a difference rest makes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649469 So late last night or early this morning 👌 I looked at the task in front of me and ot looked like it would take considerable effort. I could not gauge an ETA. However upon awaking the same task seems a lot more manageable. The only difference being sleep. 👏 👏 👏 Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:36:34 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 180 of doing the new: Bacon cheeseburger lasagna and Mamma Chia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649468 'Your originality makes you beautiful so be the best you that you can be.' ~Heather Stillufson <BR> <BR> Since my blog was so long yesterday, I want this blog to be shorter. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Last night I tried 2 things. <BR> <BR> <em>487</em> I tried Bacon Cheeseburger Lasagna. It... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:34:00 EST (Not so) Sneaky Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649467 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b7e6a1e-92e3-4586-9e05-2110631f265e.jpg"> <BR> Lately I am having no success at losing weight. As far as my tracker shows, I am well below my calorie range. <BR> I decided to take a close look at what I am eating and tracking. <BR> I have alway... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:30:53 EST Early to bed, early to rise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649466 Maybe it was the cold, maybe it was the recovery week, but I was sleepy early last night. I listened to an audiobook for a bit, but I was asleep not much past 8am. And I slept very well, so it felt great. <BR> <BR> And there's something to be said for being up before 5am, enjoying coffee and wor... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:30:04 EST Tuesday Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649465 Wallboard work is almost done and cabinets should go in Friday. Relatively easy homework continues Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:25:41 EST Wednesday wishing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649464 <em>198</em> Wishing for some "normal" whatever that is. January is always a tough month at work, but this one has been worse than usual. I've been juggling multiple projects and haven't been caught up since we came back from winter break. While I blog, my system is down, and I can't access... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:22:37 EST Why does this sound so familiar... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649463 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1dd01b62-053a-4c9f-8277-b5dd11f6e32f.png"> <BR> <BR> Bet this is so familiar to you too.... right? <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d4af924-629d-4721-9387-0c25852bd141.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well since I lost... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:18:36 EST Food Prep is my Best Friend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649462 I like to food prep ahead of time. One thing that happens when I’m not prepared is that I grab something I probly shouldn’t because it’s fast. <BR> <BR> Recently one thing slowing me down was smoothie prep, days I’m not prepared I tend to think a smooth will be fast. But it hasn’t been, due to ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:16:11 EST Monday January 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649460 Heading to the pool in 5 minutes.... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e6221e9-a5c7-4f37-bdcc-2cd7ea351cf5.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a22fb54-998a-498f-99f6-14ae489b26c2.jpeg"> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:03:25 EST Wonderful Wednesday !!! Quiet day today .. looking forward to it !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649459 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91367763-cd64-4dbc-94b0-1b0e1ebbcf46.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! <BR> <BR> You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:00:36 EST Action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649458 I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:51:17 EST Today's motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649457 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ccc89d3-600a-41b6-b732-9b4cabe6c862.jpg"> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:50:47 EST "It's a Funny thing about life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649456 if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it." W. Somerset Maugham <BR> <BR> End of January and I can see it already in the rearview mirror. Very happy with my month. God knows, I was surely ready to get sugar and caffeine out of my life once and for all. (I'm committed to t... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:50:18 EST Daily Highlight 332 - Do's and Can's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649455 ✨ Highlight - Should have had six pack abs by now from all the coughing, but I don't. What is helping me is taking a few slow breaths and focusing on the do's and can's, not the don'ts and cannot's. Now that I know I am not contagious I can venture out more. 🎁 Grateful - Coughing is starting to... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:46:14 EST 10k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649454 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2f00a39-44ab-472a-956a-6b9ec7f36cc5.jpg"> <BR> My January goal was to walk 10k steps/day. Then I promptly got sick... for 3 weeks! Ugh...upper respiratory nasty cough thing. Well I'm over it, and back at it! I managed to lose a couple of pou... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:44:51 EST Just For Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649453 I will stop waiting for "someday" <BR> <BR> for someone else to love me and accept me. <BR> <BR> I will become my biggest cheerleader <BR> <BR> My happiness is achieved when I <BR> <BR> stop waiting for it and start making the most <BR> <BR> of the moment in the now... <BR> <BR> Just for t... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:41:28 EST Treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649452 I went to the doctor this morning for my blood work. I have bad veins that roll so it is always nerve-wracking for me. The nurse there is very good and I haven't had issues in a long long time. <BR> <BR> But, since I have to drive into town early in the morning and I have to fast, I always allo... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:36:14 EST Celebrating our 1,400 cumulative day at sea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649451 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45274009-e116-45f6-b921-5b941a3f78f6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A great week of partying with friends. Beloved in his custom made jacket from his bespoke tailor in Singapore. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:35:38 EST 29 January http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649450 Going to visit my good friend today for lunch and shopping. No money to spend, but we’La be walking the malls. Good fun while we exercise. I’La be getting my steps in today! Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:32:52 EST Looking up and trying to be strong-helps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649449 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9078eb4-3eb2-47ce-b454-5878d8cebfec.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I MUST stay strong-- <BR> -too cold to walk Tess , the German, (as in dog)--so I did the 10 minute Dreadmill thing--- <BR> WE have sun--but--it is -18C --very cold! <BR> <BR> Son#2 the Air Can... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:23:06 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649448 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d068a31-7c4c-4270-bd9f-a759524ef179.jpg"> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:22:56 EST The Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649446 I've been getting up at 5 and going to the gym for 3 weeks now. Last week was rough, I think I only went twice and that includes weights. I've started eating protein after work outs so I hope that I don't crash later on. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:14:37 EST Hair Cut! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649445 Isn't it amazing what a lift a new hair cut can give!! <BR> <BR> I've had the same hair dresser for well over 35 years . . . following him from location to location as he's moved his salon. He's a great hair dresser AND he's one of my favourite people too: such a lovely kind and wise man. <BR>... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:11:47 EST I"m being killed with kindness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649444 My husband is of the generation that food equals care. I've been having a tough time of it, and he serves dinner to me when I can't get to the table. So in order to "help" me feel better he doubles portions and adds something sweet that's of course not on my food plan. He just doesn't understand ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:10:19 EST Today's Fun Fact http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649443 A new Peanuts strip was printed every single day until the day after Charles Schulz's death. <BR> That amounts to a grand total of 17,897 different strips. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c693f458-094a-4cc6-b079-7580e2d3138b.jpg"> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:06:22 EST weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649442 have to shop. should have gone monday, the weather yesterday prevented it. i;m such a creature of habit, its hard to change and i dont WANT to go..monday is my shopping day!! but go i must..with my yak trax on so i dont fall and break anything!! <BR> <BR> have a great day Sparkland!! Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:05:29 EST Happy hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649441 Have a great Wednesday everyone. <BR> <em>386</em> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:01:31 EST If you love someone.. set them free? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649440 Good morning friends.. So yesterday was a rest day, no running, no kickboxing. Had a meeting and lunch in NYC with a client. We went to this Korean restaurant and I was really excited.. Love Korean food, it's always so flavorful.. <BR> <BR> This place makes fresh dumplings in the front window... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:55:21 EST Gm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649439 All Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:49:11 EST Under 290 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649438 I woke up this morning at 289.9, which is 25 pounds down since I started working out on December 27. Last week i had a plateau and was stuck at 294. Instead of allowing myself to get frustrated, I followed the process and focused on how my fitness improved and how I lost inches around my waist.... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:45:28 EST A Puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649437 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8303bc48-f5c6-4cef-9f04-3a87a1135bf5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> National Puzzle Day <BR> Created in 2002 by Jodi Jill, a syndicated newspaper puzzle maker, National Puzzle Day is a day when people come together to play and enjoy puzzles and "reflect on those... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:40:28 EST Taking baby steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649436 Been tracking my food & exercising 3x a week since the new year and feeling pretty good. Down 6 pounds with a lot more to go. I have to remind myself that I didn't gain the extra weight in week so I can't expect to lose the weight overnight. Baby steps - taking it bit by bit pound by pound. P... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:37:44 EST 1/29/2020 Every man dies. Not every man really lives. William Wallace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649435 Quote of the Day <BR> Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. <BR> Jean Paul <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. <BR> Plato <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:31:25 EST Wednesday Grandson day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649434 It is a rainy start to the day on the Gulf Coast. I have chores to finish this morning. My wife will be picking up our youngest grandson after school as we 's.do on Wednesdays. All is going fairly well. all streaks are still intact. Trivia is still at 99% for the month and at 92% for all tim... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:28:00 EST Weekly Weigh-in Assessment & Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649433 I lost 1.1 lbs this past week - so I'm on track to my goal weight of 121 lbs. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Assessment of last week. <BR> 1. Nutrition: I did not meet my goal of eating 1200 calories per day except for one day. I average between 1000 and 1100 calories. <BR> 2. Exercise: I ha... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:26:00 EST On the lighter side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649432 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7337e77c-c540-4b87-9482-1f6a0833ebc7.jpg"> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:25:23 EST Acts of Kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649430 Acts of Kindness. Luke 10 25-37. Jan 29 2020 <BR> <BR> <BR> “ And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32. <BR> <BR> As I was reading through the blogs this morning I read quite a few on ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:18:13 EST Day 4: 100 Day Blogging Challenge; Long Cardio Day in the end http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649429 When I've done well in the past, I had to work up to 2 hours or more of working out daily, at least some of the time, consistently. So far the longest in 2020 that I've worked out was 75 min, which was what was happening today: <BR> <BR> 3 Small victories: <BR> -15+15+25 min indoor cycling (at ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:14:03 EST Checking in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649428 Yesterday went pretty good. Great workouts and 1/2 mile walk in the pool. Good lunch, chicken <BR> fahitas, no beans & rice, extra salad fixings, no tortillas and no tortilla chips. Obviously, I had lunch with myself with no one to sabotage me with chips on the table! Good dinner, left over ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:38:47 EST The Thing About Leah Gen. 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649427 Leah got the short shaft. <BR> <BR> Yes, I know that it wasn't Jacob's fault that Laban made Jacob marry Leah by tricking him on his wedding night. That was horrible and wicked. I wonder if Leah knew for seven years that she was going to trick him on Rachel's wedding night. I wonder what Leah w... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:36:23 EST Wednesday Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649426 HAVING A BAD DAY??? <BR> <BR> 1. The average cost of rehabilitating one seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were released back into the wild, amid cheers and applause from onlookers. One minute later, in fu... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:32:55 EST Exercise rest day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649425 I have exercised for 7 days straight and today I am going to take that rest day! Much needed. I have done 30 minutes each day of those 7 days and 2 miles each day of Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home. <BR> <BR> Yesterday after lunch I got in the project and that co-worker I was talking about yes... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:30:54 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 1-29-2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649424 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/794e6a47-d13d-4436-8e2a-068307279721.JPG"> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:22:06 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, January 29, 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649423 January 29, 2020 BOOK OF SUCCESS <BR> <BR> Many of us set goals and want to be successful reaching them. We want to do what is right and work toward our goals so we can have a successful life. The meaning of success is different for all people; however, the success of believers should be living ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:20:28 EST OUR HELP IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD+GOD'S BLOG-1/29/2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649422 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a35ebd0a-4c2e-4953-9a3a-96a1fd77fdb5.jpg"> <BR> I WILL praise Thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all Thy marvellous works. Psalm 9:1 (KJV) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,There (is) a way which ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:19:22 EST C'mon Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649421 I dont mind the snow but when its brutally cold for days in end , that's no bueno. Just wanna ride my motorcycle. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:13:48 EST JUST JOKING... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649419 The bartender greets Jack and says, "For 5 bucks I'll show you <BR> something amazing." <BR> Jack agrees and hands over 5 bucks. <BR> <BR> the bartender pulls out a small piano and a guy who is only about a foot tall. <BR> The guy sits down and plays an amazing tune on the piano. <BR> <BR> "Wow... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:00:40 EST What Really Matters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649418 Life's meaning has always eluded me and I guess it always will. But I love it just the same...E. B. White Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:53:04 EST Cold wave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649417 Its nearly 58 now very cold for us as we rely on space heaters & its not enough. Hope this cold spell does not last. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:48:35 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649415 <BR> <BR> TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO HAVE A GOOD DAY. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:30:28 EST Warm And Thoughtful Gifts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649414 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d6f1978-e97e-4e6b-952d-5c67879bd321.jpg"> <BR> My Floridian grandkids are concerned about their Gramma Jackie staying warm in the cold winter. They decided to help me out with some pink, fuzzy socks with one eyed monsters on them. I also got a s... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:18:07 EST National Puzzle Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649412 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/068a0810-6324-45f1-8035-9aa75568ca32.gif"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always on January 29. <BR> <BR> Don't be puzzled by today. National Puzzle Day honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far th... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:47:18 EST For fellow book lovers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649411 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca521f30-5577-497e-89da-1c0509b842f5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Yes!!! I remember those days! I would be soooooo excited!! As long as I can remember, I've had my nose stuck in a book. Even now, if you catch me on my lunch break... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:13:39 EST Week 3 Visualizations, thoughts and progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649410 So BLC WEC this week and the theme for the week were all about working out what we want and creating dreamboards/visionboards etc and normally these sort of things I go old school and would create a poster then take a photo, but this week my options due to technology and finances were limited and... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:12:42 EST ELEVATE YOUR THINKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649409 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/971a8c25-b3f5-4207-a914-70596b0f4ba7.jpg"> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 03:43:30 EST Gonna be out of Whack Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649408 Where did this cold come from? Couldn't stay awake at 5pm last night... forced myself to make it to 7pm and now I have been awake since 1:30am. Took a Zicam and climbed back in bed. Did a meditation, but sleep is not coming. It's now 3:25am and I am here on SP drinking some detox tea. I intend ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 03:40:31 EST 29 January 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649407 On Monday I decided to try to 'limit my food intake' to get some 'control back' which I haven't been able to do since Christmas and I so want to go back to my club and Weigh In. We are only allowed 8 weeks maximum off without weighing in and then we have to 're-enrol and start again' but I don't... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 03:39:02 EST This world's mammon feeds our earthly lifestyles for 100 years at best. God feeds us eternally. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649406 Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7). <BR> <BR> Jesus said, “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteo... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 03:25:43 EST Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, January 29, 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649403 " I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> <BR> with link to jlh@sail7.com Wed, 29 Jan 2020 02:29:34 EST Moving right along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649402 The broken tooth was not salvageable. It had split vertically, straight up the middle. So, one mildly unpleasant hour later, it was gone and I am free to heal. I'll go back in a couple of weeks to check healing and get the rest of my teeth examined and cleaned. <BR> <BR> In times past, this migh... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 02:27:59 EST 1-28-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649401 Just when I think I've made a dent in the chores that piled up, I look and see the dent is not so big. I thought I had all the dishes washed, but my sink is full. Vacuuming the floor seems to have encouraged more dust and stuff to come out of hiding. I think things are moving around whenever I tu... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 01:20:21 EST Trying to blog again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649400 I think I've been a part of this website for nearly ten years now and although the website works when I use it, life takes over and I run out of time and then lose the habit. I'm going to give the blogging a try again. I started entering my food in the tracker to see if it will help me get heal... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 01:06:28 EST The no sugar difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649399 One of my main health goals was to cut sugar out of my diet. This was a big deal for me, because sugar basically was my entire diet. While I rarely ever even got close to my minimum daily calories, the ones I did have were basically nothing but sugar. After writing down everything I ate for about... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:50:43 EST A "Me" Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649397 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0dc0a7c6-183f-4933-91af-23ef51c37e39.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This was pretty much a "me" day and I needed it very much. <BR> <em>26</em> massage (painfully wonderful) <BR> <em>433</em> errand at the bank <BR> <em>458</em> Prayerful Planner ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:38:09 EST Tuesday January 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649396 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/434d993b-c7a2-4627-a8cf-544a3e2f55bf.jpg"> <BR> Full day today for sure.... <BR> Cooked our main meal at noon, made soup and bread for supper. Went grocery shopping at the market and then the grocery store. Visited our sister in the care facility... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:36:49 EST Hump Day Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649395 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/550f540c-535c-4b52-913c-f55c3e857db2.jpg"> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:35:25 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649394 It warmed up to the mid 60s after 49. It is 59 outside and 69 inside. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:14:35 EST Tuesday’s Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649393 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7018ca9-e77f-4158-bf49-094977222b6b.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73fe014a-9433-4f38-9df4-b171c2b06a1e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4424a9e8-3767-4bc3-87ca-8a982e1a1c0d.jpe... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:13:47 EST January 28th...someone stole Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649392 Nah...I just let it pass by without a lot of notice!..but then I got up this AM thinking it was WED!! <BR> So maybe it was Tues that I almost misplaced! So hard to keep up with days of the week anymore. They bend and blend together it seems. <BR> I was chicken attacked this AM..went out with thei... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:10:52 EST Not myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649390 Exercise and eating have been found really well... But how do I continue my journey if I don't feel well? 😑 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:58:53 EST 10 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649389 1. Nutrition tracking <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> 3. Menu plan each evening for the next day <BR> 4. Intermittent fasting - breakfast 8 AM, lunch anytime, 5 or 6 PM dinner <BR> 5. More sleep - in bed by 9 PM <BR> 6. Free one hour in the morning <BR> 7. Water aerobics M - F <BR> 8... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:54:47 EST January 28th...someone stole Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649388 Nah...I just let it pass by without a lot of notice!..but then I got up this AM thinking it was WED!! <BR> So maybe it was Tues that I almost misplaced! So hard to keep up with days of the week anymore. They bend and blend together it seems. <BR> I was chicken attacked this AM..went out with thei... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:53:03 EST Tuesday Update: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649387 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c85edd5-9ed3-40f5-9aa5-ef9609193d60.jpg">The vein started spasming during angiogram just before the turn into the AVM mass. Doctor was able to back out, get medicine on it to settle it down. He will not make another attempt to place the coil. Ne... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:51:54 EST Life Interacts With Art http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649386 Sometimes I don’t “get” Art.... and that includes some statuary, but that wouldn’t keep me from interacting with it.... just like these people who wanted to photograph their interactions with Art.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/add10f90-a350-45ee-8cdc-9547ffa2c95d.j... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:43:45 EST #57 - Pope St. Agapetus I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649385 Pope from 535-536 A.D. <BR> Died: 536 A.D. <BR> pronounced ah-guh-PEET-uss <BR> aka Agapitus <BR> <BR> Give me the scoop on Agapetus I. <BR> Agapetus was getting on in years, given that sources say his deaconate ordination came as early as 502. Elected on May 13, 535, St. Agapetus I had a busy p... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:36:07 EST 6 pack coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649383 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc5b0919-5ba9-468e-80c1-f2a8cde2a78d.jpg"> <BR> Coming soon Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:32:14 EST My work is done away from home, now I work on me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649382 Since my mother passed away on Dec 21st I have been on the go daily with trying to empty the house, go to appointments for legal matters, funeral service, headstone, lawyers etc. I have been painting and cleaning for the past 2 weeks and today I finished my work there. <BR> I can now officially ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:28:05 EST back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649381 a week and a half ago i slacked off on my workout routine because i was getting ready to go on vacation. then when i got back i did not get back on track right away. on sunday i said no excuses and got back into it, i also got back to my plank challenge Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:27:58 EST Living With Just One Piece Of Cake… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649380 Just now my husband cut himself a piece of birthday cake and asked if I would like one. No, thank you. I had one yesterday to celebrate his birthday. I planned ahead so I could fit it into my daily calorie range without having my macros suffer significantly. I find this is getting easier with pra... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:26:52 EST Day 28 - successful event: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649379 Tonight had a big fundraising event for the nonprofit I’m the executive director for. It was very successful. People had a great time and we raised a good amount of time. My staff did an amazing job. Now I’m home and wired but now on to the next thing. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:24:41 EST Every Test............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649378 <BR> Every Test in our life makes us Bitter or Better. <BR> <BR> Every Problem comes to Break us or Make us. <BR> <BR> The CHOICE is OURS whether we become Victim or Victor. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:24:18 EST Appreciation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649376 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e910b46-2141-4e8e-b199-b774149daf2c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It always makes us feel good when someone makes lets you know you are appreciated. Be sure to remember that feeling and let others know they are appreciated. You never know how much they will ne... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:12:30 EST The Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649375 I can not explain how excited I am that they brought back the t.v. show "The Biggest Loser" !! I watched this show and it was so motivating and I have been so disappointed that I could not find past seasons. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:49:22 EST Feeling down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649374 More changes at work =more stress that I don’t need. (We’ve lost 2 social workers and they want to move me again, and we will have to rotate Saturdays again). Blood sugar is still high and I keep going up on the units of insulin. Husband still doesn’t have any job prospects. Kinda feeling down an... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:49:22 EST Tue 1/28 qigong and tai chi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649373 Today our practice group did qigong, and our "formal" class worked on the mother form for tai chi. It's great that we are "refining" our moves. It was a nice sunny day, and we were able to walk the park today. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday. <BR> <BR> *********Note: If you are a sparker who doe... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:48:49 EST JPISME is trying to stream line life :S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649372 I've decided that I have too much. <BR> - I had too many SparkTeams and I left a few that I did not visit often. <BR> - I have too many books and have committed to reading 12-15 this year (thanks to a SparkTeam I still belong to). <BR> - I have too many clothes, mostly ones to small for me to... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:42:24 EST Okay Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649371 Today was pretty good day! Calorie count was okay and overall felt like progrem was moving forward. Will see what the scale says on Sunday. Goal is for August but realistically the goal is probably November. Keep moving forward! Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:42:08 EST Lunch today: cool recipes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649370 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fead5ef6-d1e9-4edd-a826-a8a4cc6a4be8.jpg">What is pictured here are 2 black bean veggie burgers with brown rice added and a crunchy cucumber salad. I added mustard and paired the meal with a glass of skim milk. <BR> One of the better meals. I ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:40:55 EST GOOD WORK DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649369 Well, we have lots of diverse people in our office. Today I met a wonderful gentlemen that has been in our country and became a citizen over 40 years ago. We were talking and laughing. He was a very interesting person. He talked about his life and the things that he has done and the jobs he h... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:39:07 EST Mediterranean Masterpiece http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649368 I can really cook well when I have the right ingredients, and tonight I shone. I am including this in my Mediterranean Diet repertoire, I am definitely cooking this one again! <BR> <BR> It's the end of the month and I am short of cash until pay day on Friday and short on food as well. But I did... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:37:48 EST Jan 28th 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649367 Today was a good day with a lot of fitness minutes. I'm tired but happy. <BR> <BR> Today I am grateful for: <BR> <BR> 1) My awesome ladies in the 10am class. They keep me laughing and make the class my very favorite one. I love these ladies. <BR> <BR> 2) Our favorite waitress/server, Amanda.... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:34:02 EST Tues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649366 Thank you Keto. Today was my first non work day that I didn't take a nap in a long time. Not only did I stay awake, I was really active doing some major cleaning! Like, move the couches and vacuum and dust under them. I'm also trying to find a set of keys that seems likely a small human helped to... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:26:01 EST 2020 A new hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649365 Everything is in place major changes over the next 13 weeks Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:25:22 EST Final Goodbye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649364 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4bb241b9-eee0-4bfe-a4f2-a217892feaea.jpg"> <BR> <BR> She was dying to leave her Mark... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:25:22 EST And again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649363 I have no idea how many times I have started over. It has been almost 11 months since I gave birth and nine months before that I was depressed about my weight despite being lighter than I am now. I am back to my usual high body weight that I seem to gravitate towards - in the 250s. Tomorrow I wi... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:01:53 EST "The Gentlemen"--movie review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649362 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/773dddd7-c340-4caa-91bb-c645fc8501bd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Within one movie I broke my 2 and only New Year's resolutions: 1) I will not go to a movie just for the sake of going to a movie especially if I know I won't like it and 2) I will walk out of a ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:56:49 EST A catch up blog about what is happening in 'Bobbi world" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649361 <em>213</em> Howdy to all of my amazing sparklers! I'm aggravated at myself that I don't make enough time to blog in my daily world lately. <BR> <BR> I love to go back and read my blogs from time to time and see if I've made progress in my world. <BR> <BR> So far so good on my fabulous Tedd... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:56:05 EST Fat Flakes Today - 1-28-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649360 Fat snowflakes fell from the sky today. Leeann Walker got a photo of the winter wonderland at her house: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/106ecaab-f973-4542-8931-4ecc615346a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> DH is grumbling about needing to shovel snow out of the driveway (AGAIN!) and... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:41:08 EST The Top 10 Quotes to Inspire You to Love yourself first http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649359 <link>http://www.goalcast.com/2017/06/15/t<BR>he-top-10-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-lov<BR>e-yourself-first/?fbclid=IwAR0Go1DXxug<BR>y9QbjXpmDzU262lnd_mmpiVK19Ar6di0tJknVf1GFSO21-VY </link> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:37:09 EST CHALLENGE COUNTDOWN DAY 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649358 Today was a healthy eating and fitness day. It was Meatless Tuesday! God bless my DH for eating meatless today without complaint. At the start of 2019 I followed the Bright Line Eating plan. It peaked my interest in meatless eating. I took a 3 session class about Whole Food Plant Based eatin... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:31:23 EST Day 28: Packing it Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649357 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6fe54827-4e8c-4f97-a229-3202fa1011bd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "After a while you learn that what you really are is all the experiences and all the thoughts you've ever had and all the people who have touched your life, no matter how briefly." (Author Unkno... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:22:13 EST Uh Oh The Creep Has Started. Time To Stop Playing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649356 Today I got on my scale. I had put it away because I was depending on it too much. However, after measuring myself, I saw I had gained a few inches. When I got on the scale, low and behold, I had gained a few pounds too. <BR> <BR> THE REASON <BR> Well I had not been logging my food and I was ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:17:27 EST What am I so worried about... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649355 This whole frig thing is getting out of control. Sometime in the next couple of years I will no longer be living in my big house. I will move closer to my kids and find a Sr. living solution in Seattle. So why am hunting and hunting for the frig. I want instead of just buying a plain frig. Th... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:12:30 EST January 28, 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649354 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Another night of being ready to crash. And again it wasn't a super crazy day. Those will be coming soon enough... <BR> <BR> It was basically a normal morning - workout, get boys up and out the door, shower, breakfast, wash dishes and make the bed. I did end up doing one... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:11:30 EST 1/28/2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649353 Today was a great day! Morning workout went well. Went for a walk in the afternoon and climbed up and down a set of stairs that were part of my walk today. Did some chair yoga this evening. Tomorrow is TOPS and weigh in day. Hope the scale is good to me. Hope everyone had a great day! Keep SPARKI... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:09:10 EST Nothing much but lots of goodies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649352 Hi 👋 Spark ⚡️ Friends 👫- weight stayed about the same this week. My goodies are getting a solid night sleep, able to walk and lift more plus lots of fun friends and support! Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:00:58 EST Day 3 start of mini vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649351 Went to our local mall today and did the circuit I had promised DH I would walk & measure. Walking the mall and the loop thru Target and the loop thru Kohl’s was almost 1-1/2 miles. Just a sqweeje under. I need to figure out how to get that little bit more in to get to that magic amount. He an... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:40:06 EST Restart Jan 26, 2020 - Meal Replacement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649350 Lost track of how many restarts. This time I'm trying a meal replacement. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:28:21 EST Smile of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649349 Mary was having a tough day and had stretched herself out on the couch to do a bit of what she thought to be well deserved complaining and self-pitying. <BR> She moaned to her mom and her younger brother, "Nobody loves me...the whole world hates me!" <BR> Her brother, busily occupied playing a ga... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:20:58 EST Difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649348 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/734f8a80-08c8-4d11-8d2b-9ab8cbc649b8.jpg">There is 2 yrs difference between these 2 pictures <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68bdddfe-24c4-4f72-bf56-7105f1669361.jpg"> Two years and a lot of weight Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:20:42 EST Roll with the Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649347 I have finally come to the realization that while I am trying to lose weight, life is going to happen. There will be obstacles. I'll make plans and then need to change them. I can't wait for life to slow down or for things to get easier. I need to make my stand now. <BR> <BR> I don't mean that ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:15:34 EST Uggghhhh - fibromyalgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649346 When did sleeping become painful? I should wake up feeling refreshed and rested, but instead, I wake up barely able to move without pain throughout my whole body. I've been doing gentle stretching, but my goodness, I don't understand why I hurt everywhere. My neurologist has been trying to get... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:15:29 EST still plateaued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649344 well it is well into week two at 300 lbs. No more weight loss but a reduction in size. I am down to the last hole in my belt which I have not used up to this point. Having issues with my pants staying up. Things are happening but the scale is not showing it. Of course at 6'6" in height very few p... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:10:41 EST Tuesday - Another awesome ending to a long day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649343 Today after jumping through hoops, handling challenges, and dealing with technology idiotsyncracies, etc. (I hope spellchecker doesn't spoil my personally created word - the spelling is intentional), I drove across the street to the Wellness Center and enjoyed a delightful 90 minute massage! What... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:07:16 EST SUGERCOATING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649342 Come on, you know we all do it and for reasons I’ll get into shortly, we feel we must! It’s commonplace; it’s acceptable; and I venture to say that most of the time, people know we’re doing it and they are okay with it! *shaking my head* <BR> <BR> Why is it that being truthful gets put in the sa... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:05:32 EST Homeowners Ins went UP... lawrd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649341 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb2d2a16-b2a0-429d-b3d6-e6028e1e88b5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I got my RENEWAL notice for homeowners insurance.... <BR> <BR> My renewal reflected at $200 INCREASE and I was like what???? <BR> Mind you i had NO claims at all. Clean record. <... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:05:31 EST 40# down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649340 On the last 20! Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:03:53 EST 100 Days - Day 17 – As a (Wo)man Thinketh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649338 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/018b6a9e-c493-4f56-9dc8-4f1c9ffe11cc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> MORNING THOUGHTS <BR> “as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV <BR> <BR> I have already had an understanding of the mind’s effect on the body simply from my church and Bible ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:02:57 EST 2020 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649337 Cold damp foggy and misty all day. Walked, stretching, resistance tubes. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:02:09 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649336 Had another couple of off days due to running errands. But I think we did pretty good. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, we got up early, ate breakfast, walked, and took off for an hour and a half drive into town. Stopped at McDonald's for a quick bite. I got a McChicken and my wife got a McDouble. Went for ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:51:03 EST The answer!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649335 No snow today. Lots and lots of rain. I hope You are all safe and warm!! Luv U!! ((HUGS)) Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:47:01 EST Trying Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649334 I try to make everyone happy. But when I want to do something that makes me happy, I'm not allowed. This is not fair. ☹ Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:46:55 EST The adventure is coming to a end http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649333 A morning at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science , since Tom had to volunteer I was toured the two exhibits one on how Pixar makes its films the exhibit showed how several movies were made. <BR> The second exhibit was on extreme Sports. Both were interesting but I did not ta... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:41:01 EST Graduation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649332 My son is a senior this year and if all goes well will graduate in May. He got his senior ring last year and wears it all the time. Today I filled out forms to get his cap and gown plus all the other items needed or wanted. He really isn't too into all of that. He just wants to be done with s... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:38:03 EST Losing weight sucks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649330 So this is the year. I tell myself that every month. I'm going to lose the weight, keep it off, and be awesome. And yet, month after month I gain weight or barely lose it. It's so hard in the morning to even move let alone get up and exercise and eat a proper meal. On good days (low pain days) I ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:35:30 EST Blew it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649329 So I had an order of cheese sticks from Burger King and I thought they would be ok for keto, but boy was I wrong! Well, not going to let it define my journey! Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:32:56 EST 100+ days #5 ~ No willpower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649328 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1955ba51-f4af-45cf-84db-e4e867c93b34.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <em>381</em> <em>49</em> 100 More Days #5 No Willpower! <BR> I love this lesson & find it very empowering, and realized that this is an essential life skill ~ we can change ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:17:27 EST Exercise snack to fitness opportunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649327 Today was a sunny 70F day perfect for a little gardening. Yes, I live in paradise Southern California. As we pulled into the driveway, I spotted a couple of weeds that were about to go to seed. I told my DH I would break the ground with a shovel if he would pull the weeds. <BR> <BR> As we start... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:07:54 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649326 <em>48</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:07:02 EST Blood sugar readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649325 Improved reading from yesterday by a tad. Great trend Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:06:41 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649324 Fully hydrated Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:06:08 EST Still trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649323 So I have been trying to stick with this, trying to get to a healthy weight and stay there. It so easy to get distracted and not want to exercise. I am going to start again and commit to 15 minutes of exercise a day. I welcome any inspiring ideas from anyone. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:02:34 EST Gym buddy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649322 I missed the gym last week but am glad to report that I made it today. I also have been finding a many gym buddies as I can and went with my.regular tuesday gym budy today. Feelingime a winner. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:59:49 EST thinking of others tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649321 " Kim would you stop taking pictures of yourself? Your sister's going to jail" Kris Jenner <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't think any of us are that self obsessed.!!! <BR> I think it's important to take others along with us on our journey. <BR> Give out some tips and insights , It nice to lead the way an... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:56:13 EST I remember when http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649320 I walked less than a mile today. <BR> <BR> I helped my mom sort through old books. I found an old literature magazine from 1998. I had such big dreams. I wish I would have pursued some of them. But, as long as I am alive...I still have a chance. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:49:10 EST week 107 of therapy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649319 This week in therapy we discussed the fact that the cat was again begging me for food. We also discussed the fact that I like to get away from the cat if possible to be able to relax but since he is like a puppy and follows me around I can't exactly get away from him. We also discussed some other... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:38:14 EST 85 days / 12 weeks of eating healthy / 3 things I am grateful for today (Jan 28 2020) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649318 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b28c4da-5a53-414a-8ee4-9909d36a0167.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thought I would share here a little about where I am at re getting healthy. <BR> <BR> I have been overweight - actually morbidly overweight for some time. I never dreamed that I would ever be ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:36:44 EST 2020, Day 28: Plugging Along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649317 I finally managed to drag my butt out to do some running this morning - I've been trying to get two days of running per week for a while and failing...I'd been doing one, till last week when I fell off the wagon. So, back on the wagon today. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> I'm just never ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:21:10 EST Bad News, Good News & Tightrope Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649316 I’m trying to blog once a week, so here goes. I have good news and bad news. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> The bad news (I’m one of those people who always wants the bad news first - are you like that?) is that I’m struggling some days with nutrition and eating within my calorie range. Some days, I ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:13:49 EST lots of water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649315 woke up not feeling quite right. Nothing worrying, just felling the too many pounds. So I'm drinking a lot of water and trying to focus on that. <BR> Today I'm doing better. Not quite so glum. Helps that I'm not working tonight and that it is 5pm and not pitch black out--though it will be b... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:00:04 EST 5% Winter Challenge, Overall Challenge Badges Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649314 Week 2, Overall Challenge Badges <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6eba9e3-b919-4e59-be96-b75d22bd697f.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f4fc8d8-feeb-4bf5-a4f9-ab66e613886f.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/gui... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:54:29 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649313 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35b8537e-c4c2-4577-a888-bd6409c559f6.jpg"> <BR> Made it to the gym for day 3 this week. Legs are.feeling a.bit tired but here I sit on this bike pedalling along as my stomach growls. I gotta come.in after.work, change.and.head.to the.gym or i.wont... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:54:14 EST Cavemen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649312 Cavemen, based on the GEICO commercials, ran from 2 October to 13 November 2007. Only 6 of the recorded 13 episodes were shown. The premise was cavemen have survived through the years as a subspecies of human, fully integrated into the Homo sapiens (us folks). In the opening montage, cavemen wer... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:36:02 EST The Flu, Teeny Weinies & Refridgerated Dough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649311 The flu has returned to my house. I swear, wasn't it less than a month ago that my daughter got the flu? Now it's her twin brother. At least it seems to be mild for the flu - but he's got another double ear infection, and we're still waiting on a full 24 hour period without a high fever (which... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:29:21 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649310 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2867a1b7-382c-49fa-9bf1-dbd28032d738.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:28:49 EST 1/28- Journaling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649309 Hi Sparkling Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Today, I finally stop making excuses and using my sadness as a reason not to do. I have 2 jobs today with a few hours in between and instead of going home and watching TV, I was guided to pack my computer this morning and to write this afternoon. Well, over... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:27:27 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649308 Getting caught up today. <BR> <BR> Have a great evening Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:01:39 EST 30 day check in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649307 Recap. I gained 5lbs since January 1st. This past week I was able to drop those extra pounds. <BR> 30 day check in...back at square one but I'll take it! I'd rather be back at my starting point than carrying those extra 5lbs. <BR> <BR> so RESET again. I created a reward chart and specific goals ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:24:05 EST Positive Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649306 My last blog was over 7 years ago. My life has changed dramatically since then. I went through relationships, hardships, personal struggles and most importantly, personal growth. <BR> Just over two years ago, I saw an ad on instagram for women in their 20s to work out in a supportive setting in g... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:17:37 EST The Joy of Technology http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649305 Back 'home' I had two rechargeable electronic toothbrushes - one in the main bathroom, one in the downstairs shower room.  Since leaving I've been using an ordinary 'manual' toothbrush, assuming my electronic ones would turn up sooner or later.  Not to date so the other day I figured what the hec... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:09:18 EST Airport http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649304 I'm at the airport waiting for my flight home. <BR> It was a good visit. <BR> Dad does need an x-ray of his shoulder and a MRI of his lower back to determine what/if further treatment is needed. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:59:09 EST Tuesday 1/28/2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649303 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7710e4c-4787-4a90-a0d1-795c0e5f154f.jpg"> <BR> Ran out of oil yesterday, so we're waiting for the delivery today. House got a little chilly. Hoping to burn the calories freezing. LOL We can do that right?!?! For now it's cuddles with kitties and h... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:55:19 EST 1/28/2020 Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. Alexander Graham Bell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649302 Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. <BR> Alexander Graham Bell <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> Peace is its own reward. <BR> Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we lov... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:41:10 EST Keto, I love you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649301 I've not written in a long, long time. We are at it again. This time, though, it seems to be easier. Keith and I are doing Keto together. I've lost 20 pounds so far, just eating Keto. We're pretty strict. I'm also watching my micro nutrients, so I don't malnourish myself. Really happy with the re... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:33:46 EST Where is your treasure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649299 But God said to him, “Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?” So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. <BR> Luke 12:20-21 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:18:22 EST The day after http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649298 I am always exhausted after a trip to Billings.Left at 7:30 am, got home around 5 pm. Long day with lots of groceryshopping as we were out of a lot of things. Riding in the car also makes my back sore. And, eating out. Oh my did I splurge yesterday at Red Lobster. But it was my only meal of the d... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:14:59 EST And now for something completely different http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649297 Well, not entirely different. The other day, I was lamenting the celebrities who had already passed away this year, and I completely forgot to mention Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame. My favorite moment of his was as the mother in the flick Life of Brian, telling the crowd about Brian, that "He... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:09:58 EST Back and Forth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649296 What I really, really like about this Cameo tune is that it makes the struggle a little more fun. And danceable! <BR> <BR> It's also a reminder to myself that being healthy, like anything we take on in life, is not always a straight line - at least it's not for me. <BR> <BR> In a similar vein... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:05:22 EST Day 1 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649295 Sticking to this for 30 days. Day 1 is tough. I have a cold. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:54:47 EST Special Blessings-January 28, 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649294 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0d241d1-7d11-4641-9e5a-4b1897791ede.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> kathy <BR> Believe Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:53:10 EST Living life healthy fit at 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649293 today I'm on a quest to find the healthy me . I know she is inside me I just have to set her free from procrastination to live the life I'm dreaming of . <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:52:19 EST Sometimes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649292 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a71287e1-9c1d-43a0-8b33-dd3ebc31c08d.jpg"> Sometimes I marvel at my great restraint. I would love to bottle that and pull it out in an emergency but there are those moments when I just fail. Ok, maybe fails a little harsh. Like last night. We (s... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:44:52 EST Therapy Dogs Help Children Learn to Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649291 <link>healthypets.mercola.com/sites/health<BR>ypets/archive/2020/01/23/children-read<BR>ing-with-therapy-dogs.aspx?cid_source=<BR>petsnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=ar<BR>t3HL&cid=20200123Z1&et_cid=DM440962&et_rid=796016886 </link> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:43:32 EST DIY seasoning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649290 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14056ac3-4cf7-4ee9-b60d-409aa211577d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I put these four ingredients into a pot with 2 cups water- boil for an hour. <BR> But what about seasoning? Hey it's fish soup. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2cafef4a-80f... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:42:16 EST January Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649288 January is coming to close soon and all is going well! The truth? I literally haven't lost any weight. (as of this moment) Upside, I've only had two weigh in's since my initial weigh in. Week 1 - I gained 1.6 lbs. Week 2 - I LOST 1.6 lbs. So overall, can I really be mad at that? Hopefully my weig... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:39:44 EST COUNTDOWN TO HOLIDAY.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649287 SO!!!!! <BR> Today is my Wednesday....hump day....and in 2 days..Friday....we leave for holiday....woohoo.... <BR> Part of me is really looking forward to it and the other part is going...."I am not sure I have time for a 4 week holiday".....there is just so much happening in my world I would rat... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:37:24 EST Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649286 Well lets try this again, told me I could not post the log because of profanity . Could not find what was profanity, I am not going to type all that back in so this is all you get . But I will have to say I feel better getting all that off my chest even if you are not going to see it. Stay strong... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:31:37 EST Coach workout and potato soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649285 This was my first strength training session since the ankle / foot / heel / plantar fasciitis reared its ugly head. Coach took it fairly easy on me... we did not do calf raises, instead substituting my stretch hang off the roller bar. And he had me doing shorter sets and slightly lighter weights... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:28:01 EST Tuesday, and for the birds, weather, that is. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649284 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/423dc9f5-e5c4-4825-9e11-09c21c8ff4d9.jpg"> Yep, back to the chickens, lol the kittens were cute, but there is just something about those chickens. So I will let them talk for me again. And yes, still in this blah weather, I really would have t... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:28:00 EST Tuesday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649283 Cold, rainy day...I have another meeting tonight (ugh)...I might leave work a little early so that I can go let my dogs out and change clothes and get comfortable! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day... <BR> <BR> TTYL Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:27:41 EST My Amazing Husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649282 I wanted to take a moment to thank my husband for his amazing love and support. I truly would not have succeed in this journey without him and his quiet, steady presents. He has loved me through a lot of things in our 11 years together and I know he will love through much more in the years to c... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:27:19 EST Getting it together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649281 I feel that I am always starting over and cannot stay consistent in anything. This has been a problem for so long. So this will be a goal for the month of February. Just getting it together. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:18:32 EST Beat Some Nice Into Her http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649280 Today my brother and I were discussing two other relatives were one was nasty to the other.. Everyone knows the one relative that is wrong in this discussion, because of their not so nice attitude. I told my brother I wanted to go over there and beat some NICE into her. <BR> My brother laughed s... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:18:29 EST 28 January http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649279 My Reason to be Healthy... <BR> I want to be healthy and active. It keeps the pain and crippling of osteoarthritis at bay and I have a second chance at happiness with the new love of my life. I met Michel after my husband passed away. We have been together for six years and are hoping for many mo... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:11:45 EST another restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649278 Yes I am starting all over.So today is the first day of my brand new life.I am planning on being more active here.I am kind of depressed,my dad had passed away suddenly little over a year ago. I had been diagnosed with asthma, and I have two inhaler's.I am still doing a lot of decluttering and my... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:52:25 EST The better sleep Challenge--Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649277 What time did you wake up today? 7:00 <BR> What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 9:15 <BR> What, if any, was your bedtime routine? Watch tv with my husband for some alone time after the kids go to sleep <BR> What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? (Include type, amount, and time y... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:47:18 EST Atkins Ads!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649276 Almost every time I open the Sparkpeople app an ad opens for Atkins. It has a picture of Rob Lowe staring at me! <BR> <BR> Has anyone else seen this? And does it seem like Rob Lowe is looking right at you all day?!? Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:38:02 EST Daily Highlight 331 - Diagnosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649275 ✨ Highlight - I should be fine by the end of the week. Thankfully, I am not contagious. The internet is a never ending source of amusement. I looked up the diagnosis and discovered: 1. usually kids get this. 2. it is similar to kennel cough in dogs. Say what?!? Leave it to me to be different. W... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:33:19 EST Day 278 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649274 Writing early but plan on going all green on my Versa, achieve my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps today. Got in a great 8 min warm up on the elliptical then Chest and 20 min turf walk since the mats were being used by a couple of the ABJJ acadamy members for over an hour. Unsure of ho... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:25:02 EST Striving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649273 I had written a bit on words, but my mind has turned to more weighty matters. <BR> Let me lead this off by saying I do not like basketball. I would rather watch curling than basketball. But losing a legend and, more tragically, his daughter, another 13 year old, and the other six members in Kobe ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:18:06 EST My name is Lisa, and I'm a diet FLOOZIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649271 Sigh. <BR> <BR> I am trying really hard to be the child of God that He wants me to be. So this year, instead of dieting on the 1st of January, I decided to commit my life to putting God first in my eating choices. I declared that I would eat foods created by God for my body. I would eat clean. L... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:09:05 EST it's tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649270 a new day is well underway, i am really enjoying the program i am in to help with my anxiety and depression. my daughter had her last final exam yesterday morning. she starts the second semester this thursday. she is looking forward to continuing to learn and the variety of courses she will be ta... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:04:39 EST Flourish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649269 Today during my devotion time I was struck by the comment, "I cannot flourish apart from God". Wow! This ah-ha moment went beyond my daily life, but rather specific to my journey of weight loss. I cannot flourish, make new habits, and better choices on my own (my will). I must depend on my Alm... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:55:50 EST Sometimes the Road is Bumpy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649268 You can do everything in your power to move forward and make progress and sometimes the road has a pot hole no matter how great your vehicle is. I am extremely proud of myself that I have managed to stay the course for 27 days. Eating has remained within my calorie range. I have chosen to jettiso... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:55:34 EST Today's Motivation 1/28/2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649267 Today's Motivation: <BR> <BR> A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38e3dd55-71f8-4cc1-a050-874cd04e1ead.png"> <BR> Appreciation is one of life’s greatest motivators, so when we take the time to let people... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:55:15 EST A Blog For Those Who May Get Discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649266 I have a long-time SparkFriend, SmilingTree, who just published a wonderful and helpful blog about how life circumstances play a huge role in our ability to lose weight. Check it out here: <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649258 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:54:41 EST Time, time, time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649265 I got the Michael Greger book "How Not to Diet", but have only read little bits of it. I do get emails from his web site with nutritional info that I listen to. I struggle to find things to write that aren't complaining or offloading my issues here. <BR> <BR> Positive nuggets: <BR> <BR> I line... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:47:40 EST Time, time, time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649264 I got the Michael Greger book "How Not to Diet", but have only read little bits of it. I do get emails from his web site with nutritional info that I listen to. I struggle to find things to write that aren't complaining or unloading my issues here. <BR> <BR> Positive nuggets: <BR> <BR> I lined... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:47:29 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 179 of Doing the New: Understanding the word FUN (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649263 'Never, ever underestimate the importance of fun!" ~Randy Pauch <BR> <BR> Several months ago, the word FUN came to my mind. I think because of this quote. I remembered having fun as a kid. There was always a smile on my face and a joyfulness in my heart. I would get this excited feeling deep... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:47:06 EST One Day, One Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649261 Today my lovely daughter is visiting and we're going to see a movie in the kind of theater with the big, cushy chairs that lean way back. The kind you can fall asleep in and miss the movie, if you're not careful. <BR> <BR> Everyone has their favorite movie snack. Popcorn has never been mine. ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:32:15 EST Right Direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649260 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d49c977f-f005-4a2b-83cb-ebda4097a83b.jpg"> <BR> Had some ups and downs but the good news is weight is coming down, through my efgorts, not cancer and tumors have shrink. Ill take it. Painting daily and some art opportunities are looming. And no ma... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:18:09 EST I'm Going Streaking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649259 No, no, no. I won't be running naked across a football field any time soon. <BR> <BR> I'm talking about a streak on my Apple Watch, specifically the move ring. <BR> <BR> If you've got an Apple Watch, you know what I'm talking about. If not, I'll explain. <BR> <BR> My Apple Watch has an Acti... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:16:15 EST So Many Years of Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649258 I can't stop thinking about how frustrated I've been and for how long. As always, hindsight is far sharper than foresight. <BR> <BR> I now weigh 1 pound more than I did in 2010 -- ten years ago! During the last decade I gained, and now have lost 40 pounds. And I thought I was overweight in 2010... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:15:29 EST Sis update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649256 She had a second EGD Monday. When she got back to room she was having extreme difficulty breathing. They tried a bipap with no success. She’s in ICU on a ventilator. They haven’t been able to wean her off it yet. Leaving for hospital now. 🙏🏻 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:10:14 EST The little liar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649254 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd76f76e-0fa0-4f0e-93f8-23e2c1975f5c.png"> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:52:22 EST Post wedding recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649253 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be9ed64c-28e6-46a2-96db-1648f58dac21.jpg"> 5 blissful days later and I'm no longer a bride but I have the distinct honor of being his wife and that is flipping phenomenal and awesome!:) Wedding went off without a hitch, so much fun. So many great ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:48:39 EST Gm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649252 All Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:47:02 EST A message to my Sparkfriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649251 I cannot seem to navigate to your spark pages to thank you for the many words of encouragement. <BR> <BR> I work primarily from my iPad and for some reason it does not Give me an active link that works to your spark page. <BR> <BR> Your kind words, goodies, etc. have been such a blessing, a... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:45:43 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for January 28 and 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649250 Daily Inspiration: Call on God when you need a friend to make it through the day. Lord, may we share Your love and beauty so that our lives may not be lonely. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think--When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength.—Shawnee Chief T... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:44:48 EST I can do this!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649249 Often times we set goals for ourselves and when we don't reach then in our time...we quit. As you can see I have been on this journey for a long time and have now realized I can't do it on my own. My goal for this new year is to give it to God and trust Him for the results in His time...NOT MINE!... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:37:18 EST Goals for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649247 I decided to do things differently this time around; so for January my goals are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1st & 2nd week cardio 3x's a week (cardio no more than 30mins) <BR> 3rd & 4th week cardio and weight machines 4x's a week (cardio no more than an hour, 30mins for weights) <BR> 5th week cardio ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:17:45 EST Stress eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649246 Stress got to me yesterday and I really let it affect me. I mopped the kitchen floor, but it didn’t help. I skipped exercising and became a couch potato. Then I went to the donut shop and bought a dozen donuts and ate 4! <BR> <BR> Today I woke up and felt better, so I did my exercises and felt a... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:10:04 EST Watch this magic trick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649245 Last week, on the phone with Mentor, I shared the thought that I generally feel like I struggle to be both seen and celebrated, and simultaneously under the radar. It's an impossible balance - to want to be validated and recognized and engaged with (visible) and, at the same time, to fly under th... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:58:09 EST Casey Jones Meets Casey the Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649244 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad2438af-6e6a-40ec-a1ff-c5b1a4ea0332.png"> <BR> <BR> I warmed up with Casey, getting in our day 126 challenge walk. Then I ran a training 5K. I wore a jacket on the walk, and took it off for the run, but found myself avoiding the shady areas I usu... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:54:32 EST Day 7 Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649243 I think I had too much for my personal 30 days. So, I've taken one thing off. I'm working on sticking to the diet and logging all my food for 30 days. I've got 7 under my belt so far. Now for the rest of the 23! I'm going to add movement instead. I've been able to get my running in all last... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:50:23 EST Small changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649242 We have all heard over and over that small changes lead to big results . As of yesterday I have now been tracking my food for 16 days . My goals are small for now because I know that I am able to achieve them . Some might think I am not challenging myself enough . Trust me for the time being I am... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:48:43 EST Thank God For The Weeknd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649241 No, that was not a typo. The Weeknd's music, along with Post Malone and the always amazing Foo Fighters, have been getting me through the past couple of weeks when it comes to working out. Our special needs son has been having some rougher times, the screening process for the potential internatio... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:43:20 EST 01/28/20 Start doing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649240 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dbc15882-b3a9-441e-8e9c-16a75067bb7d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." Walt Disney <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49f126c6-6cd4-4c10-a275-f27956b35b70.jpg"> <BR> <BR>... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:32:45 EST A Conscious Decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649239 Today I made a conscious decision to quit the 28-Day Bootcamp Challenge. I've been struggling to come up with a weekly exercise routine for the past week. (Information overload is probably my biggest problem.) I've settled on doing a 10-min Cardio and Strength routine 3x/week on alternating d... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:32:25 EST Tuesday I can do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649238 I am still tired from yesterday, I got up late, my fitbit is still on its charger, and the little old cat wanted more food right when I needed to leave. <BR> <BR> Once past all that, I had tasty crustless quiche from the cafeteria for breakfast. That is a nice high protein start to go with coff... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:31:42 EST Started intermittent fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649236 So I started intermittent fasting yesterday. Fast 8pm-12pm Eat 12pm-8pm Everything was good not hungry or anything and I actually hit my water goal and stayed under my calorie limit. However fast forward to 830pm and my 1yr old whose enjoying feeding people. Gave me a snack lol I say gave wh... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:22:31 EST 2020 HEY SPARKERS LIFE IS PRECIOUS ONE DAY YOU HERE NEXT YOU ARE GONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649235 hey sparkers hope all are doing well went to gym this morning great workout just think about it life is so precious one day we are here the next day we are gone tell your love ones you love them while you are here life is so short and show your love ones that you really love them just that one g... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:16:02 EST Still learning every day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649234 Totally sabotaged myself again this weekend...why do all my efforts go sideways on the weekends? Now my husband, who is recently diagnosed with diabetes, is on a new medication that is causing him to lose weight. Better step it up a notch! <BR> <BR> Also, this calcium thing is freaking me out!... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:16:00 EST Terrificacious Tuesday !!! GREAT day yesterday .. I'm actually forming a "list" for my funtimes!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649233 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7fa9678-e1dc-46c4-a361-b23b7096052d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! <BR> <BR> You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:14:14 EST Sweating out a cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649232 I’m in fight mode fighting calories nothing will stop me Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:10:49 EST Jump start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649231 3 lbs down in a week! Long walks, daily walks and no food after 6 pm😀 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:09:38 EST Lunchbox love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649230 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39edf453-cfa9-4caa-8cba-e7fc0ce6bafa.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday was a good day! <BR> <BR> We had some sun, it was in the 50s, the brain fog lifted, and I wasn't horribly behind in any classes. I also aced my math test last week. Surprising, since I was ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:04:49 EST Whoops... Full stop! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649228 Well, nothing that dramatic. It started yesterday with "do I feel a sore throat developing?" <BR> <BR> And yes, yes I did. It was an actual sore throat by bedtime and there are mild sniffles and milder sneezing today. <BR> <BR> So, I took this is a sign to have a total rest day. The pattern - a... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:55:20 EST Chugging Along - Anxieties http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649227 Diet and exercise. Diet and exercise. Last year my diagnosis of Gout kicked off another discovery - that my cholesterol, more specifically, my triglycerides were incredibly high. The Doctor referred me to a specialist, as my LDL wasn't terribly bad, but my triglycerides were off the hook, and... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:54:00 EST DOes it count? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649226 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f5f977e-30d2-4f64-a7cf-9b1b78ae5240.jpg"> <BR> I realized something on SUnday as I was taking Communion. ALthough I eat and drink Communion, I never put it on my food tracker. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e6f87dc-7e7b-4... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:53:45 EST Small Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649225 I just started/ committed to a lifestyle change at the beginning of this year. Today I reached a weight that I haven’t seen in 3 years. I am below 320! Last year around this time I was about 350 with my weight lingering the whole last year between 338 and 345. This victory made me realize some... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:46:42 EST Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649224 " I choose never to be a prisoner of urgency." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to jlh@sail7.com Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:46:11 EST Vision Collage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649223 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6229b9e-d38b-420e-a918-97c441dfe4b4.jpg"> <BR> So, last night my daughters and I decided to do collages. Mine is about a few things that are important to me...spirituality, health/fitness, and family. Hers is pictures she saw that she liked of ani... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:41:47 EST Libra Must Move http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649222 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> I was up an hour early from anticipation for my deliveries today. They'll probably arrive with the mail. I'm going to hop on the elliptical this morning to release some energy. ...funny, my Libra horoscope said to exercise for this exact reason. :0) <BR> <BR> I liked ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:38:20 EST Allergic to Cantaloupe??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649221 My middle daughter has two favorite foods, watermelon and cantaloupe. I usually hesitate to buy these during the winter months but one of my goals for this week was to have more fruits and veggies with every meal so when she went with me to the store this weekend and begged to get some it seemed... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:36:29 EST Just For Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649220 <BR> I will try to live through this day only <BR> and not tackle my whole life problem at once. <BR> I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me <BR> if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d8cb672-9366-4... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:32:20 EST Choice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649219 “Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all, or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:29:07 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649217 well my grocery trip delayed again till tomorrow. good thing nothing is urgent!! i woke up to a bunch of snow, i have a big maple outside my window and can see it piled on the branches. grabbed my phone and stuck in the local news channel. no mind you when we have bad weather our channel, which g... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:20:09 EST 242 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649216 I need to be honest....my son is getting married in 242 days...Sept 26,2020.He's a great young man and I love his fiancee as well. I hate pix of myself. There were so few growing up but tons of oldest brother and some of next oldest but mine were normally only in an occasional group shot. As long... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:18:55 EST Monday Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649215 Easy evening just so many chores! Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:10:30 EST Night eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649213 STILL waking up in the middle of the night and binge eating. Anyone else? Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:58:33 EST "A Pessimist is a Person who Has Had to Listen to too Many Optimists" Don Marquis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649212 Wishing all a happy, healthy day. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:55:30 EST maybe I shudda been a Nun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649210 VERY cold here this AM--minus 15C--- <BR> The good thing is--it is NOT snowing! <BR> I tried to walk Tess the German (as in dog)-but the back road is very icy--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a0d9ea3-108d-4099-96c2-fab6a8088d04.jpg"> <BR> Yu can see the gate at the end... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:41:00 EST Today's motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649209 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdcfb8ca-c0e3-4d94-a8bd-e1d83d24e1ce.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:39:32 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649205 Treadmill complete. I am parent/teacher helper for the morning pre-school class. Stopping by elementary school after this to get my sick 2nd grade granddaughter's homework as she is day 3 of being off school. She has hand, foot and mouth virus! My husband will watch her until I get back home.... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:16:59 EST sad call from DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649204 good morning - I got a call from my DS around 9:30 pm last night. He asked me to babysit his daughter so he could go to his best man's funeral. This man was my son's BF but when my son joined the Army, they drifted apart. This man did not want my son to go into the Army. He was only 29 years... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:12:57 EST Daisies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649203 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9065f340-d76a-4629-8e6b-91736d886f98.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Daisy Day <BR> Today celebrates the daisy, also known as the common daisy, lawn daisy, or English daisy. In England it is commonly called a bruisewort, because the crushed leaves were traditiona... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:10:28 EST Gentle Exercise and the Don't Wannas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649202 With respect to my intuitive eating and intermittent fasting program, I'd promised myself that if and when I wanted to eat when I wasn't hungry or beyond satiety, I would NOT double down with excessive discipline. No "hunger is not an emergency". No "getting back on track". Instead, I'd ask my... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:08:30 EST One goal at a time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649200 Today is a great day to have a great day. That's what I am going to have today. Everyday is a gift, one that can spark the beginning of a new journey. My goal today is to drink water and log it in my page. If I accomplish one goal that I set I feel great. I am going to set goals that I can ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:06:39 EST Tuesday Morning Sunrise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649199 It is a clear cool sunrise on the Gulf Coast. We got a good night sleep after changing pillows. I have a dental appointment later today. Thanks to all for the encouraging comments. Praying for all affected by recent tragedies. Hope all are enjoying a great winter week day! Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:05:34 EST But look at my .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649198 Good morning friends.. I'm gradually working my way out of my funk and back into my normal positive self. My eyes which were almost swollen shut yesterday have come down considerably. I do need to figure out what keeps causing this to happen.. I was so glad that I had multiple meals pre made ye... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:04:35 EST Today's Fun Fact http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649196 Horses are big fans of water, and will drink a minimum of 25 gallons every single day. In warmer countries, this amount is even higher. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> I need to follow their example <em>334</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:59:34 EST 1/28/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649195 I need to do more of lots of things: <BR> <BR> Exercise of some sort <BR> Listen to my audible book <BR> Manage my food. Will be tougher today as going to a restaurant tonight with no nutritional value available. <BR> Get in some more veggies <BR> Discuss wedding plans with my daughter. Because... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:56:45 EST 214.0 Day 2 13990 steps 0 beer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649194 Hiked in the Conawingo Dam area of MD and hiked the west bank toward a park. (6-7000 steps) overcast day. Was half way there after having lunch with my son in Lancaster PA. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:54:40 EST Mexico, beloved will see his barber http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649193 Time for another haircut from our barber in Cozumel. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:52:51 EST Healthy Choices = Healthy Bodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649192 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6827b84f-5bd9-4982-b124-d13b2a8cb1c8.png"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a Great Day ahead... <BR> <BR> Today, Let's Chose to Eat Healthy & Get enough Exercise and Meet our goals with Raising the Bar to our Pe... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:44:04 EST Blood Labs today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649191 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6fc0dc91-831e-4d31-83ed-e17241e0dc1e.jpg"> I am dressed and ready for another round of blood labs ordered by my primary care. I have been more careful about tracking my food. I am hoping my A1C and cholesterol levels have improved quite a bit. My... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:43:23 EST Art Class, Weigh-in and DaP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649190 Well - the weigh in will be tonight. I haven't lost anything but I am hopeful that I did not gain anything either. The scale looks the same as it did last week. I did eat larger helpings of stuff the first few days of the week and went overboard with the birthday cupcakes. But I had a wonderfu... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:42:48 EST Just Listen to this... LoL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649189 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5451449-eeb3-4459-9be3-4de87949ae9e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Both these gals are Listening to their pets... <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/603b9092-3c19-4eb8-989f-22d9911e573d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My cat 'talks' t... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:42:08 EST Quote for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649188 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a59820c-8218-4926-a05f-c0bc0181aed8.JPG"> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:37:29 EST Bible Verse for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649187 Proverbs 3:5-6 <BR> <BR> Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight <BR> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:37:00 EST On the lighter side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649186 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/823b1788-d739-48e5-9033-aab0c11afd52.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:34:49 EST Another test and more waiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649185 MIL went to the orthopedic surgeon yesterday as she is in <BR> need of a hip replacement. Yes, she needs a new hip but has <BR> to go back to her cardiologist to get his approval first. She was <BR> very disappointed. Hubby is also having a difficult time seeing <BR> her in pain but this is what ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:30:52 EST Diet and Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649184 Diet and Exercise. 2 Peter 1:3-18. January 28 2020. <BR> <BR> “ But speaking the truth in love, may grow up in him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” Ephesians 4:15 <BR> <BR> Proper diet and exercise are two necessary factors for growth and development. We need both not just o... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:24:46 EST Happy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649183 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2674f70d-18c1-42a3-892f-6a2cd7e8f599.jpg"> <BR> Have a happy and healthy day Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:24:38 EST Getting checked out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649182 An update about my brother. He passed away from a brain bleed (stroke) and a week later we had his Memorial service in Minnesota. It was good seeing my other brothers, their wives and also nieces, nephews and cousins. <BR> <BR> You know you're in Minnesota when you check into the hotel for a two... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:17:09 EST Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649181 Be positive and make it a great day 🙏❣️ Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:05:09 EST Tuesday - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649180 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d58376e4-f595-43c7-b59d-006f6a3e1d3d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Love girlfriends, they make life fun and very interesting.... <BR> Love my girlfriends, in person, on line, and memories from the past! <BR> <em>220</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:02:33 EST Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649179 January 28, 2020 A MUST FOR GOAL SETTING <BR> <BR> One great thing about setting goals is we can adjust them as needed. We may find out as we are working toward our goals that the end result we wanted was not at all what we thought. We may realize the goals we set in the beginning needed adjusti... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:53:45 EST Sugar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649178 I am a sugar junkie. Sugar is my nemesis. It feeds on itself and on and on. I struggle with it daily. Today I was reading a SP post and it reminded me that sugar can case triglycerides and cholesterol levels to go up, can cause BP to up which means, I think, lower the body's healing systems. ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:52:29 EST Headed to the Doc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649177 Headed to the Shoulder Doctor today, hope I get good news I'm ready to go back to work. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:48:01 EST FAITH IS THE-GOD'S BLOG-1/28/2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649175 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea2486d8-ef02-4b81-ac86-23478c1e1dcc.jpg"> <BR> HEAR THE right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, five at unto my prayer, (that goeth)not out of feigned lips. Psalm 17:1 (KJV) <BR> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I (am... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:32:26 EST Work and Trail Blazing Badge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649174 Well the scale is fickle. I weighed myself this morning and it read the same amount as on Friday! I guess you are NOT supposed to weigh yourself EVERY day for a reason. LOL. I know I know and I know this. I am thinking I need a rest day but the exercise is making me feel good. <BR> <BR> I was ma... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:25:09 EST Happy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649173 Have a good one. <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:23:54 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 1-28-2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649172 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcf60c60-13ad-41be-8942-e656a55bf855.JPG"> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:22:23 EST Reflection & Projection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649171 Twice in the past 25 years I've lost 30 lbs. I counted calories each time and balanced every thing I ate according to ADA guidelines & Sparkpeople guidelines, respectively. But when I finished counting daily, I steadily gained weight back by disregarding all I had learned and worked toward. It re... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:12:18 EST It's How You Look at Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649170 You walk through a series of arches, do to speak, and then , presently, at the end of a corridor, and a door opens and you see backwards through time, and you feel the flow of time and realize you are only part of a great nameless procession. ...John Houston Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:56:31 EST Tuesday Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649168 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/885f3eb9-9214-44a1-b6db-a0540046ec3a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65402c68-3784-4220-9680-c0f2bb7ba674.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dcc3acac-a5b0-4e54-bfc8-2480807890c0.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:34:41 EST Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649167 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c178c769-8083-4c92-84cd-5ab92811f539.jpg"> <BR> Today is another opportunity to do better than yesterday. May we all have a blessed day and be well! Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:28:00 EST Birthday Girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649166 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5faf558-b617-4a5d-8608-792be2afc5c5.jpg"> <BR> I’m having a birthday, and I feel really good! <BR> I’m figuring out what is important to my life and learning how to best focus on those things. <BR> 1. My health. I am controlling Type 2 Diabet... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:17:55 EST We Can't Just Walk Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649164 I often have commented politically on this site. I have at times expressed frustration, and have temporarily developed a "What's the Point?" mentality. The other side does their darnedest to obfuscate the truth. Even calling into the conversation the point that there are "alternative truths". Thi... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:03:07 EST Week 1: 2701 - 0202 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649163 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/709846b3-87fc-4617-9a71-0b158e6c9e69.png"> <BR> <BR> Have a beautiful week Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:02:02 EST Day3: Blogging 100 days Challenge; Jan goal met http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649162 Too sleepy to do a good job blogging again (4:51 am) <BR> so: <BR> 3 victories: <BR> 1) Jan goal of lose 10 pounds <BR> 2) Worked out (tho no yoga) <BR> 3) Meatless Monday cooking (potato pancakes (a k a latkes) =yum!) <BR> <BR> 3 blessings <BR> 1) potato pancakes <BR> 2) losing 10 pounds <BR> 3... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 04:56:46 EST my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649161 My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be. – Dr Wayne W. Dyer © Source: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 04:51:24 EST Tuesday's Laugh - Switched http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649159 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55beb190-263d-4ed2-9432-bf35c6ef0bc3.jpg"> <BR> Find a reason to laugh each day. 😃 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 04:42:45 EST Data Privacy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649158 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7697613-b6e7-47b8-a558-12138d0644e1.png"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always January 28 <BR> <BR> In our digital and cyberspace world, data privacy is becoming an increasingly important issue. Every day, seems to bring another incident of a... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 04:31:41 EST New "super hero"? LOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649156 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/607a533c-e06b-43eb-8d44-a7ddf2b07d0b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>20</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 04:03:57 EST LOVE YOURSELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649155 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/458fe5f0-f090-4a40-9774-81709d110cf4.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 03:50:32 EST Sunday 1/27/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649154 A good start to the week. Stayed on track w/ food calories; did my PT exercises except my resistance band tore so will get a new one tomorrow @ my appt.; & drank my H2O. Weather decent, nice to have some sun & warmth again. I'm so not a cold weather person. Wish my doctor understood that cuz th... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 03:47:35 EST Happy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649153 This first one is thanks to my friend Jeanne <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QPtFy7OnGE </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=St6jyEFe5WM </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUZpjW7QHGo&<BR>list=RDLUZpjW7QHGo&start_radio=1&t=77 </link> <BR> <BR> <l... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 03:46:48 EST Doubt limits what Jesus will do for us... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649151 Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7). <BR> <BR> Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask i... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 03:08:47 EST To the beat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649150 Consistently doing what I know to reach my goal will be like singing the same song over Tue, 28 Jan 2020 02:41:51 EST Something on the Community Feed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649147 Something on the Community Feed that I read. That if that person was Snow White it could not be an apple to poison her but eclairs or something lie that. Unfortunately its so true for me too. I have to be so much more careful of what I eat. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 01:44:56 EST This Made Me Smile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649146 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7-E3fcYReA </link> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 01:40:17 EST 1-27-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649145 We had measurable snow at the official snow measuring place today, but I only had dampish clouds. It was colder than just the lack of sunshine would require at the temperature point. We no longer have a snowless January at Denver, but the snow was just enough to notice. Book club was interesting.... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 01:39:52 EST Figures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649144 Five days of healthy food choices. Five days of work outs and today, quite suddenly, slammed with "something". In a matter of 2 hours I went from feeling good at work to feeling like I was hit over the head with a brick. This evening, I'm achy along with cold symptoms and hoping that it is only... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 01:20:46 EST Here I Go Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649143 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77eb4f07-13ad-4622-8fb7-427206953952.jpg"> <BR> Starting healthy eating user again. I want to be in the best shape ever by my birthday in July. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 01:19:55 EST Word of the Day: artifice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649141 Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 15, 2020 <BR> <BR> artifice: noun <BR> <BR> Definition: <BR> 1: a: clever or artful skill: ingenuity <BR> b: an ingenious device or expedient <BR> <BR> 2: a: an artful stratagem: trick <BR> b: false or insincere behavior <BR> ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:44:33 EST Word of the Day: lily-livered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649140 Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 14, 2020 <BR> <BR> lily-livered: adjective <BR> <BR> Definition: <BR> lacking courage; cowardly <BR> <BR> <BR> DID YOU KNOW? <BR> The basis of the word lily-livered lies in an old belief. Years ago, people thought that health and temperame... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:34:55 EST Tuesday's Tickle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649139 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44802153-2e05-474f-b053-d9ed043a7192.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:27:11 EST Sick today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6649138 So I have come down with a cold. This means more to me than most, as I have asthma, and an upper respiratory infection can quickly go into bronchitis or even pneumonia if I'm not careful. <BR> This means no exercising until I'm better. :( Mon, 27 Jan 2020 23:58:17 EST