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 2019-06-17 overcoming "FINE" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598403 <BR> I accidentally (?) found this... and stuck around and watched it... and <BR> had the impulse to share with YOU !! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp7E<BR>973zozc </link> <BR> <BR> I know this was posted in 2011... so not today or even yesterday.. <BR> but there just mi... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:31:56 EST Day 6 = of doing Planks... getting stronger over time :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598402 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a9a8648-1246-4581-bd17-381251f6e840.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e68d2337-add5-4ea0-904d-496853d83ba2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Waves hello to everyone near and far <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to all ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:14:10 EST Weekends are for (fill in the blank) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598401 Weekends haven't always been easy when I've done Sparkpeople in the past because there was usually one weekend that broke my streak of counting calories. It would be followed by disappointment and a sense of failure. It also seemed too much to start again once the streak was broken that I would r... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:13:26 EST Birds Bringing Me Back Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598400 I'm sitting here in what's become my perch: the living room chair. <BR> <BR> Slow, deep breaths. Taking in the cool, fresh morning air. <BR> <BR> Bird song (Mr. Mockingbird) and calls (Nuttall's Woodpecker) aiding me in stepping down the elevated stress. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:13:18 EST Haven’t written in a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598399 Court this Thursday and Friday still in the pre trial stages. Another negative confrontation about my daughter not living back with us and me allowing her to live alone. She offered to have her move in with her and I said great! We can try that if you are serious. Cmh comes by randomly and 2 week... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:11:33 EST Three things I am grateful for ( June 17 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598398 Three things I am grateful for today are <BR> <BR> (1) central air conditioning in the house <BR> <BR> (2) underground sprinkler - makes watering the yard so much easier <BR> <BR> (3) grateful that we are now ready to paint the fence which is long overdue Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:10:18 EST Created to Thrive - Joel and Victoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598397 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10, NIV) <BR> <BR> So many people today are living with a survival mentality instead of a thriving mentality. They have a mentality that says, “If I can just make it throu... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:07:22 EST After the Doctor Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598396 Had a full check up on June 13, 2019, and not great news. Triglycerides, A1C are up. She wants to put me on insulin, but I am resisting. Gave me a new Rx but Medicare probably won't cover it and I'm not paying high prices. So I'm back to Sparkpeople to do some lifestyle changes. In April, I ret... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:53:23 EST My Adventures in Spark Land. ..Day 319 of 365 days. . Walking day 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598395 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48bef20a-c67c-454a-ba8f-c33c78a05f12.jpg"> <BR> Day 40 of walking. I wanted to add a fun photo. Here it is 2 huge rooster at the greenhouse. Reason 40 of exercising is because moving your body feels good. Temperature was 64. Thanks for readi... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:53:20 EST June 17th 4200 yards swim http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598394 At Hutch pool outside Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:50:33 EST June 16 kayak with Savannah paddle board http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598393 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ef25acc-c514-4500-a4a4-626ea9684090.jpg"> <BR> Leisure with Nanny on paddle board, then I solo around lake but made short cuts to avoid storm. Amber joined at end for a little float. 3 Mike's of really paddling and the rest was Leisure with daugh... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:50:01 EST June 15th walk 2 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598392 Amber and I at lake. Lost Amber's phone, and retraced steps to find it. 2 miles. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:47:36 EST June 14th 4400 ( 2.5 Mile's) yards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598391 Back to back for 5 miles in 2 days. Felt great ! Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:46:30 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598390 It's an interesting day here at South End. Our current ministry assistant is preparing to move back home to Missouri, where her husband has found a job. She is training her replacement and waiting to close on their house. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:39:18 EST Taking time for Beauty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598389 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0bba13a2-1ba6-4653-afb0-db2813d49a0e.jpg"> <BR> Oh sooo much to do......thought I would take a moment for some beauty and share it with all of you beautiful souls too. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great one! <BR> <em>524</em> <em>593</em> ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:37:15 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598388 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2fe511ed-a24b-431c-bfad-7220535c80be.jpg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:32:59 EST 06-17-2019 Doctor's appoinment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598387 Saw the doctor today. She said the amount of weight I have lost is "Fantastic" and my A1C is now in normal range. No more pre diabetes. I am never going to be there again. That was really scary. Also my blood pressure is down. That is good too. Although I never have really had a hard time with my... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:30:38 EST GREAT SUNDAY WITH hUBBY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598386 Well, we got up and went to see a lady that picks for me. We then left there and headed toward home. Hubby told me he wanted to have a steak on the grill. Well we stopped at Publix and purchased two beautiful rib eyes. They were expensive but that is what he wanted. He wanted my potatoes wit... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:29:28 EST Carry THAT Around !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598385 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/181d32c9-7f46-4764-82d5-af1cb5abaa33.jpg"> <BR> You've seen these photos. <BR> <BR> X-pounds "is the same as" -- and then it compares it to some number of items that would be an equivalent weight. <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I Googled to lo... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:29:19 EST Twenty three years later and the days of the week line up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598384 At least they do after the 29th of February. 23 years ago was 1996, a leap year. <BR> <BR> This year Father's Day fell on the 16th of June, same as it did in 1996. That was the beginning of what our nuclear family referred to as the Summer from H*ll. It began with the answering machine messag... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:27:30 EST A Week is a Microcosm for Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598383 A friend unkindly commented that I often post sad comments on Facebook, so I have stopped. The posts are often my way to remember someone who's died - their birthday or whatever, I will try not to replicate that here, but, this week is a doozy for me. <BR> The 20th is the anniversary of my cous... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:27:01 EST Hiatis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598382 I've gotten off track the last two weeks and I need to find a way to get back on. I've stayed okay with my food its my exercise I've been bad at. It started with my husband having a perforated bowel from diverticulitis which required a stay in the hospital. Then life has gotten so busy with the w... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:11:30 EST Monday Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598381 We are up early as my wife is now at her doctor's appointment. Hope all goes well. All is going well here as it is another beautiful sunshiny start to the day on the Gulf Coast. I have a lot of work inside and outside to finish today. We are looking at rain for th rest of the week. Keeping f... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:59:46 EST June 17 2019 More is less http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598380 More is less … <BR> More God time .. less everyone else time <BR> More quiet .. less noise <BR> More outside .. less computer and Netflix <BR> More Study .. less socializing <BR> More real nutritious foods .. less processed and Happy Hours <BR> More rest and music .. less run after/chase af... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:55:30 EST Not everyplace is clear of snow - 6-17-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598379 Even though we're green here in the valley, there is still plenty of snow around us at just a little higher elevation. Matthew Wood found the trek to Devil's Causeway in the Flat Tops Wilderness area a snowy one: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e279f0ec-a77c-44e4-9eb7... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:52:12 EST 319.13 workout miles so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598377 This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. <BR> <BR> Walk: 213.11 miles <BR> Run: 97.82 miles <BR> Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) <BR> Bike: 0 miles Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:42:30 EST Week 1-Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598376 Goal weight 135 - 137 pounds <BR> Starting weight 148.5 pounds <BR> <BR> Since I have been in regain since last September, hovering around 142-143 until the last couple of months, I am alarmed at how easy it is to add 10 pounds. I know I need to set a realistic range and manage to that. And I kn... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:35:17 EST DOES TEA OCASSIONALLY MAKE YOU NAUSEATED? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598374 There are so many health benefits to tea. I am avid tea drinker. In fact, I think that is pretty much all I drink on a regular basis. Herbal tea also keeps me hydrated as I don't really like drinking pure water. However, often when I am not hungry, I have a cup of tea and noticed I feel EXTREMELY... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:27:40 EST Restful Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598373 This weekend was spent finishing up getting ready for our camping trip this upcoming weekend. I did a huge grocery trip to Winco by myself. For those who don't know Winco has the best deals on groceries, therefore, you have to bag your own stuff. When I was getting close to done I started loadin... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:27:04 EST Want to join a hot, sizzling, fun, summer challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598372 Do you need to be inspired/motivated? Are you interested in a healthier lifestyle, getting fit, losing weight, making wonderful friends? Then join the 2019 Summer 5%Challenge. I already joined! Sign ups start now. <BR> <BR> The Challenge lasts for 8 weeks. We participate on different teams. The... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:25:08 EST Yes, it certainly has been a while... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598371 Goodness. I can't believe how long it's been since I've been active here. I've been tracking some and checking in but not really maintaining my activity here. I am going to try to be better about it. <BR> <BR> May 7th, I had enough of feeling like CRAP all the time. I started eating on plan ag... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:22:41 EST Holy Cow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598370 Last week I was feeling a little discouraged. My weight loss had been slowing down over the past month and I only lost 0.4lbs last week. I was trying not to let it get me down because as long as I'm still losing something, even if it's just a little, I'm still making progress. <BR> <BR> I buckle... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:22:28 EST Mom Says... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598369 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e5a9a06-5ac7-43a7-9d56-624cb6eb89a1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> National Eat Your Vegetables Day <BR> Today we focus on staying healthy, by making sure to eat plenty of vegetables. The goal of the day is to eat vegetables at every meal, as well as for any sn... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:19:45 EST Monday....again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598368 Its Monday after a great weekend. I didnt even track food..Saturday was haggis and mashers for lunch and way too much excellent scotch with new friends. Sunday relaxed. Today back to tracking ..I got this!! Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:18:53 EST 2019 HARDWORK MONDAYSPARKERS WE GOT THIS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598367 hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had good workout this morning at the gym real humid here this morning i was little clammy thia morning bsl messing with me i was at 94 weather was a factor i was sticky but i got it done what are you all doing today hope all had great fathers day my hubby did w... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:11:45 EST Summer Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598366 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fdb0c94-39c4-4466-8fc7-04b67ca20ead.jpg"> <BR> Kids are in half day Kids at College camp this week. Natalie is learning about 3D printing. Hope she'll share some of what she learns with me even if I don't have the machine. Gwen will do a bunch of ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:03:33 EST Adapt and thrive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598365 I haven't written in a while. Between the cold, gardening season, and the little, I've barely gotten things logged! <BR> <BR> I'm the POA for many elders in our family, and one is in the hospital recently. She's 98. She had a bad cold, then fell and broke her dominant arm, then got pneumonia. T... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:02:27 EST Smiling is infectious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598364 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e5602f6-5293-4a56-98f0-d24b22092aa7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/246f0a98-2d86-4233-83ed-dd0445208e52.jpg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:58:14 EST 06/17/19 Be Nice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598362 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/baf941c3-7cb4-44a3-bda2-669b2008d554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. And don't write it on Facebook either!!" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/461f90c8-818e-44f0-b233-942d730f... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:50:16 EST Monday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598361 My busy weekend is over and it's back to work and to the gym...I am going to switch up my "cardio" this week and try to attack the Stairmaster...may have to start small (15 mins) and build up but it would give my body a "shock" and hopefully trigger some of this weight to "release" itself, LOL...... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:49:25 EST clearing my mind of "can't" ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598360 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b9d938f-67b6-46e8-ab40-a066c2d89dc0.jpg"> <BR> I posted the above , because some days I just don't feel like smiling-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0289a4aa-20c2-4767-b31e-209cc910eddb.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck---I poste... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:49:19 EST I had to kick out my long term goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598359 This morning, my daughter and I were planning the things she needed to complete for the day. <BR> <BR> You need to make 3 cards for Father’s Day, I told her. <BR> <BR> Right away, she was reluctant. It took a little digging to find out why. <BR> <BR> In her head, not only was she finishing 3... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:45:38 EST Father’s Day - Cheney State Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598358 insert stuff later Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:42:22 EST Feel happy, Feel strong, Feel proud.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598357 Feel.... Think of a positive word to put behind the word feel and go for it. If you can't come up with a positive, time to change some stuff in your life. I left my husband in 1998 after 27 years of marriage, divorced in 2002. It wasn't a good marriage so there's that. However, when I left I wa... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:40:20 EST Light bulbs in Ceiling Fan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598356 As I have gotten older, my brain is not truly convinced that I am unable to do certain things. In my mind I believe I can still do all of the things I used to do. I have recently discovered THIS IS NOT TRUE. <BR> <BR> On Saturday I decided change the light bulbs in the ceiling fan in my kitchen.... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:33:42 EST What can I say, I'm old, lol. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598355 Bubba cannot walk in this heat, he really feels it when it hits 90 degrees and we've been hitting 100 degrees. <BR> <BR> So, I got him a stroller! But it is a baby stroller and I couldn't figure how to remove the seat! We couldn't even get the seat to recline. (there's an awesome basket under... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:30:54 EST DAY 4 Back at It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598354 Okay things are going well. Healthy eating is under control. Need to make sure I keep drinking enough water. Need to do at least 15,000 steps daily. Also need to get my butt back to the gym! Not letting people get to me. I am doing this for me! Feeling better and no longer feeling bloated. So her... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:29:51 EST 1st set of Richmond tornado pics. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598352 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d61af1da-bffd-4370-8830-6f53e979da45.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bcf07035-fdc9-4d6c-b405-a8ed9c24a201.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40c49f16-7b05-4cb0-94e9-9ca40f2b1406.jpg"> <img src="http://... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:22:53 EST Grandkids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598351 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/209b31d8-0b68-4e78-9881-7f31524b72f0.jpg"> This is how many I have so far! I think more are on the way. They’re so much fun. 💕💕💕 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:21:12 EST On the lighter side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598350 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cf62429-4da5-4d24-9c60-dd83098cd06e.jpg"> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Sparkers Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:15:06 EST Detoxifying Your Body To Lose Weight With Detox Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598349 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f7d07afe-3d65-4e60-92f0-36d6de53e231.jpg"> <BR> Staying hydrated has lots of benefits to the body. Water makes up a large part of the human body. It flushes the tissues of the liver, assists in removing toxins, and also very helpful to the kidneys ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:14:37 EST It's Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598348 Busy workday today. Got up and started with a power walk and lots of motivational stuff in my ears. The other daily thing I do is a "meeting" with my best friend who is also a COE. We talk about our day, any challenges from the day before, then read from "Voices of Recovery" and talk about tha... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:06:41 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598347 Saturday I went to Penn Station with the BFF, I did not to bad on my diet. Had a nice lunch and we shared the small fries and over half of them went to the trash bin. Did some shopping and bought 3 beach towels for my daughters and my July trip to Sandusky. Got them at a good price cheaper the Am... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:02:28 EST Yummy lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598345 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d687279-34a6-4981-b552-17ac3a9bdaf0.jpg"> <BR> Cheese cucumbers tomatoes olive oil and blueberry vinaigrette Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:59:02 EST Father's Day went great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598344 good morning- Our SIL took Dh to a baseball game. He needed to just get away and forget work. DS called and wished his dad a Happy Father's day. He said he would come down, but we told him that dad was going to a ball game so he says that he will come this next weekend. <BR> Not sure that wo... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:52:00 EST 211.4 15K steps with wife 5 beers with sons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598343 Did an early morning walk with my wife. Son's arrived later and we went to a grand opening of a local brew pub. Tomorrow is another day with regard to goal focus. Wait a minute that is today I will get busy! Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:48:07 EST When God Sends You Help, Don't Ask Questions. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598342 She hurried to the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside. The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground. She looked at it and said: "I don't know how to use this." <BR> She bowed her head and asked God to send her some HE... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:47:59 EST MARVELOUSICIOUS MONDAY !!! Wonderful day yesterday, and stress going nuts today .. handling it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598341 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f463155e-7a83-4a86-b570-872a563ba6f1.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... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:43:28 EST Yikes!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598340 I did a drive by for the office I'm in negotiations with and I was shocked and really taken aback and I don't exactly know what to do about it, if anything! any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> The office is right across the street from this to the east: <BR> <img src="http://p... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:37:23 EST Gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598338 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02f8afdd-01b1-40d3-a0a4-6c8c8f3dfff1.jpg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:33:49 EST Light bulb moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598337 Light bulb moments can often be scary...or, very helpful. Mine was both. <BR> I could not figure out WHY I hated myself so much, and, let myself go... last week I realized that I have been letting others control my life since 1996! No wonder I have been turning to food for comfort. I need to be... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:28:09 EST Getting settled http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598336 Well, the move did not go as smoothly as hoped (does it ever?) We ended up renting a storage unit in Lincoln as we could not fit all the "stuff" from both homes into a 20' U-Haul truck. It was 94 degrees in Lincoln when we loaded the truck (thank goodness for young, strong help) and we were look... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:25:56 EST HaHaHa I love this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598335 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e35e9f8-2fbb-4ec8-bc97-9ba4b44c4975.jpg"> :-) Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:19:31 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598334 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6ea7179-80d2-44a9-9990-1a529e74fa97.jpg"> <BR> Enjoyed your day ! Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:12:51 EST Rapid growth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598333 Less than a month between these two photos: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74d77f48-83d0-44b4-9cfe-39fab954b9ec.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43da8aea-9313-4298-b26d-32e495cad79f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First one taken May 20th, second one... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:10:57 EST Birthday party with hedgehog cake! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598332 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/caf05e37-cc28-4f5b-bcdf-4490671d7c92.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3abab98b-5a1d-4aa0-85bc-660b41604806.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/929abf9f-6bd0-447a-9680-ae673bdb779e.jpg">... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:08:48 EST Sunday Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598331 Back to work, but may need to take bereavement if there’s a service for grandma Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:08:15 EST These Feet Were Made For Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598330 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb05e053-0a5a-490b-ac96-1664bca5dad3.jpg"> <BR> WOW, this even surprised me <em>521</em> <BR> Most of my steps..way over half, were done at work. <BR> My back was still hurting, got a little better after I took advil at work. <BR> Obviously I d... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:07:08 EST Happy Monday🌞🌞🌞 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598329 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69504a2e-e0cb-4bd3-b8ca-cf0abf90e142.jpeg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a86027ac-8b0f-4f1a-8d7a-f950ca906ba2.jpeg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e69c457-db63-474a-9331-d6ced01ad32a.jpeg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:06:12 EST Monday Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598328 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b82dc2c-2cbd-4295-aa27-3b9d5323f1c3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/268f6c47-da03-4b1b-9f43-c7676329b392.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ff0393d-7b66-4fb1-ab6c-9a0aba4aef32.jpg">... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:02:14 EST 6/17/19 It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598327 It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> Man - a being in search of meaning. <BR> Plato <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:50:00 EST NSV: towel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598326 Scale is stuck in low 270s, but I went swimming yesterday. I impulsively decided to take off my suit in the shower at the pool afterwards I usually don't because being larger it's hard to cover up for the trip across the locker room back to my clothing. In the past, when I wrap up with a norm... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:23:58 EST June 17 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598325 Day off focusing on my goals today. I really want to be fit and toned up a bit for vacation in a month. Although I just got myself back on the wagon. Not sure if it’s possible but I know I will a least be stronger and eating better. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:19:23 EST Daily Highlight 107 - Father's Day Fiasco http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598324 Highlight - <BR> Some problems going out for Father's Day. Smokehouse sold out of many of hubby's desired before 5 pm. Plan B - Seafood over an hour wait. Plan C - burger joint. <BR> Didn't look at the calories to make my choices, based my choice on what I wanted. No fries, no milkshake. Just ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:14:37 EST Normalcy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598323 Getting back into the normal swing of things, except that we are living at my son's house waiting for a certificate of occupancy on our new home but what the heck, God is in His Heaven and all is right with the world. (Sort of) Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:08:02 EST Maybe today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598322 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f11d115b-95fb-4057-996e-847357c92175.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just flying by to say Hello... <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> And maybe I'll be hearing this morning that my DH Bob will be coming home. <BR> <BR> Fingers and toes crossed. <em>104</em> <BR> <... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:03:40 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598321 Started week with 2 mile walk. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:03:02 EST One small thought.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598320 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af1b5ce2-0162-4429-952d-95a014bb0a06.jpg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:57:14 EST Back on the miserable point run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598318 I do wish the points weren’t so rigged. Days of 1’s and 2’s...never a stretch of 25’s! Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:52:01 EST Filling the Hollow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598316 Happy Monday morning friends! <BR> <BR> Another weekend in the books, no workout for 3 days which is weird for me.. was glad to get back at it this morning. Yesterday I woke up and felt hollow.. not emotionally, but physically. <BR> <BR> It was definitely hormonal, I could feel the nerve en... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:45:51 EST Happy Monday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598315 Have a great day. <BR> <em>386</em> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:40:02 EST Totally awesome Les Miserables performance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598314 We do love Les Miz-the whole family has been watching <BR> it on Public TV since we saw the 10th Anniversary special <BR> that was filmed in the Royal C Albert Hall. We have the <BR> VCR tape and the CD version and have since seen the <BR> 25th Anniversary special and the movie. Yesterday was <BR... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:32:21 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598313 Good morning and a happy Monday to all. <BR> <BR> I really have to hurry again today. I have the bog move to get ready. <BR> This weekend was a frustrating 2 days. <BR> The squatters are moving about a mile down the road on the same street as us. Plus they rented a truck and left it parked unt... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:25:33 EST Indigo Bunting!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598312 <link>www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Indigo_B<BR>unting/overview </link> <BR> <BR> Last evening while we were enjoying a joint celebration of Father's Day/daughter's birthday, our DD kept mentioning that there was a "blue jay" out in the grass. <BR> <BR> I couldn't see it (the light was fadin... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:21:49 EST Beginning yet again..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598311 Well, I've hit my top weight ever. Yep, no other person to look at but myself for this issue. I've been going to a weight loss specialist (doctor), taking vitamins like crazy, working out 4-5 times a week with a trainer and swimming 2-3 times a week. Yet I gain, almost every day. <BR> I am a com... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:13:11 EST Getting Real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598309 Yes, my weight has crept upwards. <BR> No, I haven't been very vigilant. <BR> I've felt entitled. That's not a new feeling for me. <BR> Good advice all around here has helped. <BR> Rinse, lather, repeat. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:12:06 EST Sabotaging myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598308 This showed up in spark coach today and it got New to thinking about who sabotages my healthy eating habits. <BR> <BR> "Is someone sabotaging your weight-loss efforts? Why do you think that is? What can you do to stay in control and address the situation? Write a blog today about your plan, the... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:01:08 EST New work week ... already tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598307 My just mind and tired head , already in new work week and was up from lolev2:30-4 on in am now tired which is hard for me . So I will need to pray encouraging works ...and I wanted to sign up for race locally did not finish ... afraid and also a lot going on ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:52:18 EST Live & Learn Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598306 Earlier this year I set some solid goals, recognized some shortcomings and made a commitment to be more real with myself and actually be more active in what my mouth and mind were telling me I needed to do. I was feeling great and felt like I had a solid plan in place and it was working for me. ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:51:27 EST I am back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598305 I gained a little over 2 pounds on my trip to Poland. I really didn't have any idea what I was eating most of the time. The people hosting my husband's meeting provided our meals which were always traditional meals with several courses. Dinner alone took over 3 hours each night! <BR> <BR> I tr... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:48:19 EST Chapter 31, Day 65 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598304 Yesterday's eating all day went very well, except for snacking mishap. I must have the self discipline today to kick that habit to the curb. <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> DAY'S POSITIVES <BR> Ate healthy for my meals yesterday. <BR> Early morning rise, and a nice morning for walking. <BR> <BR> C... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:36:45 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 6-17-2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598302 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f9dfe5f-74af-4c5c-a558-0f43f097e772.jpeg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:24:59 EST One inch gone off my waist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598301 None off my hiney though. Oh well. I need to work a little harder at this diet. I'm progressing, but I know I can do better. I have got to stay away from the kids' snacks, and I need to step up the workouts. Almost done with my girl problem, so maybe that was an issue the last few days. Still me... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:21:40 EST oh, the stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598300 My husband and I are flying to Georgia at the end of the month because he has a job interview. I have never been so stressed in my life. I’m anxious all the time. I’m not sleeping well. My stomach has been upset for days. I’m excited at the possibility but also terrified of change. I’m not ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:17:50 EST Monday's Laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598299 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/577e9e80-bf8d-4151-b1c0-61d427c67bbf.jpg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:16:22 EST Thought and Prayer for Monday, June 17, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598297 June 17, 2019 QUIET TIME <BR> <BR> It is really hard to find a quiet place to just sit and be still. There is always something going on around us and it is hard to find that quiet time alone with God. Probably the best time is early in the morning or late at night. A quiet and still heart can he... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:07:01 EST 17th June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598296 Think of three things you are grateful for, and write them down. <BR> <BR> (1) I am grateful to have the rest of the day off - I got home from work at 9.45am today. It's great to be home and I really appreciate my flat. I have to stay in until someone has been to carry out an inspection of fire... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:06:08 EST Monday Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598295 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ad79db7-aa32-40a1-af74-c7589068d576.jpg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:58:55 EST What Day Is Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598293 It's National Veggie day! I will be adding a few extra for this occasion. <BR> Celebrating with a little Veggie Humor. Just for fun! Hope you can read this, its cute. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6989d75-5453-47ce-b761-ec0a7cda8528.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:47:39 EST Know your Numbers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598291 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/686d9ad9-d7fa-4729-84d7-59238e0e9119.JPG"> <BR> Numbers are important. <BR> Knowing your numbers is important! The American Heart Association recommends that you be aware of five key numbers: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Press... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:32:35 EST Growing up with the Absence of Food ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598290 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dea39327-6863-433d-a987-12584a55aac7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Growing up with the Absence of Food ..... <BR> <BR> <BR> I do not ever experience hunger pains due to surgery in 2014. <BR> Yet I have a CONSTANT battle with my obsession with food.... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:31:24 EST WE WILL GO THROUGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598289 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff5a1717-c671-4f9b-b7e8-2064a07590cf.jpg"> <BR> Thy righteousness also, O God, (is) very high, who hast done great things: O God, who (is) like uuto Thee! Psalm 71:19 (KJV) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:28:13 EST Today's Plan 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598287 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab1c1996-0b59-4a83-87d7-0800ff5f56d5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday's Goal: <BR> Walk 30 minutes or more. <BR> Earn 10,000 steps. <BR> Neck/Shoulder PT Exercises <BR> Back exercises & stretches. <BR> No sweets. <BR> Kitchen Closed by 7:30 p.m. <BR... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:53:48 EST Whoa June already 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598286 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ac259f88-6fc3-406f-bc01-5be7bd841b3b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, have not been blogging much; life happens. What can I say, 2019 has really stressful for me to date and it ain't over yet (excuse the pun). <BR> <BR> Let's start with work, in a nutshell... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:44:13 EST Week Ahead... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598285 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l159287901.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a great Monday and week ahead. I encourage you to keep tracking and pushing ahead with all the great work you are doing. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>220... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:36:13 EST Bible Verse for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598284 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. <BR> <BR> 1 John 4:9 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:29:51 EST Quote for Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598283 Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it is true that we have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the Irreparable... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:29:11 EST Who you gonna call? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598282 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2b5f850-aa57-4e58-8546-5abbaca64208.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:09:28 EST Starting Paleo/Midnight Musings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598281 Okay, so it is 0200, not midnight, but I've been up since then, so it counts, lol. <BR> <BR> I'm officially starting Paleo tomorrow/today (Monday). I didn't want try it till I had read an instructional book on it, but I have been eating really close to it for a while. I was doing a lower fat ve... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:03:01 EST THOUGHT OF THE DAY: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598280 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3903cc3c-5c21-44b4-a093-1e1180e6a746.jpg"> <BR> Inspiration Mon, 17 Jun 2019 03:42:19 EST Back from holiday, ready to get Sparking properly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598279 Okay it's time to knuckle down and shift some pounds and get fitter and healthier. No excuses. <BR> <BR> My holiday was good and I've come back from Norway full of a craving to go back and well, I booked again for next year in July 2020 so that is my focus. If I keep on track I could be down t... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 03:28:17 EST Sun 6/16 Happy father's day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598276 Happy father's day to all the spark dads! <BR> <BR> This morning daughter and I attended a shamisen workshop in Waimea. I've never played the shamisen which is a long necked three string musical instrument with thick silk, silk, and plastic strings. The shamisen is heavy at 12.12 pounds. We had ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 03:20:00 EST Say 167: Cherish Every Moment (quotes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598274 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a84559e-6bc9-4c7e-975a-567d0e76fc84.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d37292b-a5c1-4c9f-8212-d9b11ca88645.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/734010fa-f3cb-4764-90d9-b95826c3f52b.jpeg"... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:59:44 EST TODAY'S MULTIPLE CHOICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598272 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d48799c4-da25-45bf-a29b-ca52dba4d841.jpg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:53:50 EST Is 2:30 am and I am tired 💤 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598271 I so wish night was over so I could go home and sleep. Five hours to go then free for four days. I normally would be finding something to snack on, but since counting calories, it would be a waste. I would rather save the calories for something yummy. One hour until my lunch break lol. Soup and s... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:45:49 EST God's beautiful creation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598270 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e11e9b40-b537-4ba7-b1d6-647f3b75dbeb.jpg"> <BR> Everyday I thank God for giving me the health and the desire to enjoy walking in nature's wonderland that he created. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:45:07 EST Watched some emotional movie..omg http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598269 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b87e1bd-234d-4727-ab91-e23fcee8611f.jpg"> <BR> so something that you don't know is I was married to a drug addict 15 years ago and he'll be getting out of prison next year we have a son together. Anyways I watch this movie tonight call Ben is back... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:43:28 EST Eating from my pots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598267 Enjoying eating from my pots. I have had gardens in houses I have lived in earlier but this is the first time that I am seeing the results so well. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:17:14 EST 6-16-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598266 Happy Father's Day. Tomorrow is Monday, the start of an annoying week. The only good thing is tomorrow is also Book Club. I have read the book, a little thing by a moving truck driver. I also have to call code enforcement to get Officer "Neverseen'um" to recheck my yard and call off the hearing t... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:59:24 EST Had a great Father's day at my sister's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598265 My BIL came and got me this afternoon. I took my laundry up as I had a pile. My sister (and her hubby) marinated some beef and some pork, My nephew and his 4 kids & wife came, A couple of us cut up veggies, Father and son put the meat on scewers and they bbq'd them. <BR> Sadly my niece was sick... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:57:00 EST BIBLE VERSE FOR MONDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598264 A TRUSTWORTHY SOURCE <BR> For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen <BR> Romans 11:36 <BR> <BR> The best journalists are careful to find trustworthy sources. If a journalist cites incorrect information, their reputation is damaged and the piece is ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:44:00 EST Weekend Flew By & Focused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598262 The weekend flew by. Friday night we had friends over for dinner and music. Saturday Doris and I shopped for birthday cakes and a gift for a friend's birthday. Sunday I took hubby to the Top Of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant for Father's Day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:24:06 EST 6/17/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598261 Praying now for answers. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:08:51 EST GYM and Menu for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598260 the SO picked the food he wants for dinners! His trip away went well and he has Friday off this week since he is back to work in the morning. He has 2 meetings tomorrow to explain to his employees what the plan is for the upcoming year. <BR> <BR> Sun-TnT #3, Upper; Walk, Yoga Chicken---soba nood... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:05:08 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598258 <BR> <BR> <BR> 541. From whom did Jesus learn how to pray? <BR> <BR> Jesus, with his human heart, learned how to pray from his mother and from the Jewish tradition. But his prayer sprang from a more secret source because he is the eternal Son of God who in his holy humanity offers his perfec... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:25:55 EST More Adventures with Amtrak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598257 Yesterday I boarded the Texas Eagle (Fort Worth to San Antonio) Amtrak for my return home after several days with my daughter’s family. Having had an almost seven hour delay in my trip north on Tuesday, I was suspicious when the Amtrak app showed Saturday’s southbound train to be on time, but sur... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:24:31 EST Adjustment is called for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598256 I am at a loss right now as to how I will move forward. Yesterday's challenges have me wondering. I'm just exhausted and hurting today. Every now and then my foot and leg feel okay. I'm hoping that this is just temporary like it has been. I'm also honest with myself that I am not the same as I w... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:19:55 EST Monday's Silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598255 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e90de8ea-398b-4e9b-8c68-de6187e9e4ed.jpg"> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:19:52 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598254 It was a cool overcast day today in the mid 60s. It is 64 outside and 68 inside. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:09:13 EST SUNDAY THOUGHTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598253 Church was awesome this morning with an awesome father's day theme. I was pleased that the music went well and was well received. Not to be outdone by the mother's, the men were also given sweets with a book and magnet. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I came home and watched the Astro game. We l... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:01:47 EST Family day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598252 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1373854-c6d3-416f-ad57-2e7a40252a00.jpg"> <BR> Really fun day. Shopping with my friend this morning and all afternoon with my family. All the kids painted rocks and the dogs ran. Here is a picture of the room on the boat. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:01:20 EST 6/16/19 - Bedtime http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598251 As I type, the temperature is 55 degrees, and it wasn't much warmer for the entire day. I wore a sweatshirt and coat to weed the yard. Brrrr! <BR> <BR> I treated myself to a new pair of slippers. Since my other slippers were falling apart, the purchase was pretty much a necessity. The old pa... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:57:26 EST Happy Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598250 Congratulations to all you Father's! Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:56:02 EST Day 76 - Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598249 Today, is a good day for Father's Day, well I made the best of it! My father passed away 5.5 years ago, and I sorely miss him. <BR> <BR> My husband's father is alive but acting as a caretaker for his very ill wife with dementia (it's bad). We kept asking him to get out (for over a year) and... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:50:14 EST New Danny Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598248 I am still not doing a particularly good job at updating people about Danny. However, I am doing better than I had been, so I am giving myself at least a little credit. <BR> <BR> I left off the last blog (May 18th) with Danny getting one steroid pill per day (down from four), and steadily imp... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:43:35 EST 6-17 Monday's Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598247 Fun Holiday – Eat Your Vegetables Day <BR> Whether you love your veggies or can’t stand them, you should celebrate Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17. Why, you ask? Because the doctor says so, and because vegetables are delicious! <BR> <BR> Two boys enjoying their vegetables on Eat Your Vegetabl... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:41:53 EST A & I W2 -- Nat'l Eat Your Vegetables Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598246 For the A & I team we had a couple of choices for Blog assignments. I chose <BR> "National Eat Your Vegetables Day is observed annually on June 17. How do you get more vegetables into your diet? What are your favorite or least favorite vegetables? Do you have any good vegetable recipes to share?... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:35:04 EST Tour of Parliament http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598245 Went and looked at the Senate and House of Commons setup for the nation of Canada today. Both of the current chambers are temporary, while their usual homes are being renovated. In the case of the House of Commons, while their Center Block digs are being worked on, they took over a formerly open... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:26:07 EST Who’s the Boss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598243 Happy Fathers’ Day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82e5747f-0588-41dc-b61b-c9b0b656857b.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Who’s the Boss?, 1984-92 <BR> Tony Danza starred as a widowed retired baseball player, Tony Micelli. He takes his daughter to Connecticut to be the live-in housek... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:05:06 EST Another Small Victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598242 It's a beautiful Sunday evening, and I'm relaxing before going to bed. My cat Bushi is here with me, I got many things accomplished this weekend, and all is well. <BR> <BR> I had another happy moment today that I wanted to share (this blog in some ways acts as my memory - which is horrible on i... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:02:51 EST June 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598241 I woke up feeling lousy and hurting this morning and it's been that way all day. Weight was up 1.8, bloated, and my ankles, knee, and thumbs really hurt. I feel like I've been eating all day and I'm ravenous! My head is fuzzy and I have no motivation. I have literally spent almost all day pla... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:54:04 EST Saturday Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598238 Drove up to Lady Lake from Stuart, saw grandma, drove up to Pooler, slept. Today, traffic was moving so finished, 12 hour trip glad to be done. And grandma passed shortly after. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:41:08 EST Celebrating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598237 Celebrated having my Dad still with us this Father's Day. <BR> Also, one of my grandson's graduation party was today. <BR> 4 of my children were there as well as 9 of my grandchildren. <BR> Spent time with 2 of my sisters and their husbands. <BR> Reconnected with some friends. <BR> Wished man... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:27:28 EST Update on Dad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598236 cant believe the nurses came by to check dad out and .. told him he was lucky to have me and the next get to the er faster ,, went over his medinice and all his do and donts and says he needs PT to help strengthening so that is what is going on busy Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:20:28 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598235 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/848fabe2-ef8f-4009-972b-0ef8cc82457d.jpg"> <BR> And be sensible! 😉 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:19:53 EST Sunday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598234 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1baf5200-eb8b-42fb-877a-3ab8ab36a539.jpg"> <BR> Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads, stepdad and all the men that mentor and play a valuable role in the life of a child! You rock! Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:05:40 EST Words of Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598233 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/530a58b8-aa7a-411e-a236-85c8dd1f6c4c.jpg"> 🐛"The thing is, you have to really want to change." Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:57:42 EST Mess up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598232 I haven't done well on my diet today. Gave in and ate some of the peanut butter cake my daughter made for my hubby for Father's Day. I didn't get my exercise in for my challenge. I did swim a while at my daughters so did get a little exercise. I did drink 10 cups of water at least. I'm trying to... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:48:12 EST Don't TELL ME NO!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598231 Ever have anyone tell you "You CAN'T DO THAT!" <BR> <BR> How did it make you feel? THINK??? <BR> <BR> Have you ever had a dream ,, even an unattainable one? <BR> <BR> Have you dreamed of flying like a bird? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2940bb5-c126-40a0-8659-b... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:42:51 EST June 16th~ Happy Dad's Dad to all the Dad's out there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598230 Morning chores knocked out...fixed deviled eggs..then over to my son's house for BBQ. <BR> <BR> Finished up and dashed home..bigga storm rolling in. Much thunder, lightening and tiny rock like hail!! Hope my lil garden survived!! <BR> <BR> Gonna shut things down,,keeps thunderbumpers and wind.... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:37:53 EST End of Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598229 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aaa38814-7b2d-436a-afa1-c755bbfb5e36.jpg"> <BR> This week was Sooo much easier, & down another 4.1 lbs (total of 8.7). My body is most definately in ketosis. I eat once a day at 4pm-4:30pm, and fast the other 23.5. I know longer get hungry, no hung... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:29:13 EST Father's Day and Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598228 I am on Day 2 of my diet plan. It is always very hard for me to string together more than a few days of my eating plan because an event will come along and the focus will be on food. Day 2 has fallen on Father's Day. I wanted to go and see my dad, so I planned for a visit. Just relax, sit in my ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:25:19 EST I will succeed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598227 <BR> The other evening I went in search of a trail I had heard of but never quite could find. Turns out since our move it's 2KM up the road from me so I headed out for a run. The trail started out rather boring, a gravel path more of a walking path than a trail but very scenic. After 1.25KM it t... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:17:58 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598226 <em>530</em> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:17:18 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598225 Fully hydrated Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:15:52 EST Happy Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598224 Shout out to all the Father's out there. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:15:13 EST June 16, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598223 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> It's been a better day mood-wise. I'm super tired though. I know that hormones are coming in to play and that just doesn't make things better. <BR> <BR> Anyway, church went well this morning. We had a baptism and it was absolutely adorable. The little girl was probably a... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:01:33 EST Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598222 I did my first workout today! Walked 4.33 miles 😊 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:00:34 EST Daddy's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598221 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e179203-09fb-4d50-8ea4-b67dd378cf24.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another day of indulgence. After church, we ate at Olive Garden, hubby's favorite. Then it was off to see the newest MIB movie, which was awesome. I loved having our son sitting between us an... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:57:11 EST Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598219 I'm off today Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:39:43 EST 6/16/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598217 Just cutting & pasting so I don't forget.... <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> After you update your weight goal and date, and your exercise plan, your daily calorie requirements are automatically updated. <BR> <BR> D) Now in Start/Calories In & Out <BR> <BR> Calorie Goal 1460 – 1810 <BR> Min... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:37:01 EST POSITIVE FEED BACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598216 Does it make you happy when you write a blog and you see that 1, 2 or 5 people have read it and responded? It does me. It makes me feel awesome and I love reading all the positive feed back. It helps me to know that I am really not alone in this. It may be a lot of people I have never met but ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:36:06 EST Some bad, some good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598215 The roommate gods are laughing at me again. The new roommate wakes up several times a night and wants to chat or just talks to herself fairly loudly. I'm being as patient as I can because I know she has mental challenges and she's being treated for heroin addiction, but I'm only human. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:32:05 EST Day 5 = of doing PLANKS, 06/16/19 trembling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598214 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e98f6d2e-b21a-401e-bf00-ea28cb053a4a.jpg"> yep I held this position for a full minute. <BR> <BR> Day 5 = of doing PLANKS, 06/16/19 <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> 06/12/19 = I did a PLANK this a.m. for the ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:28:03 EST National Eat Your Vegetables Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598213 For the Aspire & Inspire Team we had a choice of two topics. I chose to blog about National Eater Your Vegetables Day. National Eat Your Vegetables Day is observed annually on June 17. How do you get more vegetables into your diet? What are your favorite or least favorite vegetables? Do you hav... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:27:11 EST Happy Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598212 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49110057-d24a-4c8e-a324-ee8f2b385860.jpg"> <BR> Happy Father's Day to my sweet dear hubby. He is a great Papaw. I have lost my father 20 years ago. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:27:09 EST Goals & Gratitude 6/16/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598211 Happy Father's Day! <BR> <BR> I called me Dad yesterday and talked to him. He is doing better. He still has a lot of muscle weakness, but he isn't using his walker anymore and is able to get out of chairs and the bed a lot easier. He still might have Parkinson's and needs a referral to a neurolo... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:25:59 EST Only I Can Change My Life, No One Can Do It For Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598210 I find this statement true. I cannot blame anyone but myself for my actions and choices. At the end of the day I am the only one who can control my Life style. If I do not stick to my meal plan and exercise plan it is on me. I have learned to tell my friends and family “NO” when offering me unh... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:21:58 EST Starting week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598208 Last week was difficult to stay on the plan because I spent a lot of time at the hospital with my uncle. Now that he is out of danger, I am focusing on me again. So I can be prepared if something else happens, I have meal prepped today enough for the whole week. Each week I may fail from time to ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:13:29 EST I hope everyone has had a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598207 I hope everyone has had a Great Father's day! We have had a wonderful day!! Luv U Guys!! ((HUGS)) Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:03:43 EST I hope everyone has had a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598206 I hope everyone has had a Great Father's day! We have had a wonderful day!! Luv U Guys!! ((HUGS)) Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:03:42 EST Sunday "happy father's day" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598205 I had no internet Saturday so no blog .. but ... I was out most of the day with my friend.. <BR> Tomorrow we are going up to Goderich to visit my sister .. that will be a whole day too. <BR> <BR> Today for father's day my family went out for breakfast <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeop... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:59:27 EST Puttering Along on One Good Knee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598204 Happy Father's Day! I am currently supposed to be doing my knee exercises but I am procrastinating :) Anyway! <BR> <BR> Quick week recap. <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> I eat out too much <BR> I've known this has been a problem for a long, long time but it got out of hand (again) this week. Somet... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:54:10 EST always remember, never forget http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598203 Be proud of your progress and keep taking steps forward no matter how small. <BR> <BR> You’ll eventually reach your full potential and you’ll look back on the days you thought you’d never make it, and you’ll smile, and be so proud that you never gave up on yourself. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:49:08 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598202 Time to make some changes and put myself first. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:43:53 EST New week, new plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598201 June 16-22 <BR> <BR> Current weight: 154.0 (Thanks, double-party Saturday.) <BR> Goal for Saturday: 152.5 <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Track it all! Plan meals ahead. Use a notebook to list options for each meal and avoid tech excuses. Track meals to check that nutritional requirements are being met. <... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:37:57 EST Today I am 70 Years Old. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598200 Amazing. I remember when we weren't supposed to trust anyone over 30, and 30 sounded so OLD! Now here I am. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my boys threw me a big party here at the house. My husband is aging and doesn't do well around crowds, so being here at home was best. My brother and sister were h... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:31:46 EST Andrea Gibson is such a great poet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598199 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d66f19fd-b52e-45c6-807c-65a1945efde2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh, this is the good stuff! So grateful for the courageous women in my home group meeting today, and all the gut level authenticity about a topic as brave as feelings of inferiority. What is mor... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:23:51 EST Sunday's Laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598198 We took the kids to one of those restaurants where the walls are plastered with movie memorabilia. I went off to see the hostess about reserving a table. When I returned, I found my 10-year-old granddaughter staring at a poster of Superman standing in a phone booth. <BR> <BR> She looked puzzled... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:19:29 EST Day 166: My Father’s Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598197 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3b939b8-a704-43a4-9ff1-aa29c64bc993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." (Albert Einstein) <BR> <BR> Hello, my lovely friends! <BR> <BR> Today is the ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:17:45 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598196 Daily Inspiration: The best thing to let go of is your past. Lord, the goodness of my past is part of whom I am now, but the rest only serves to pull me away from You. Help me to keep my thoughts only on this moment. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think-- God loves you just the way you are, but he refuse... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:13:15 EST 2019 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598195 Hot and humid. Did not get the forecasted rain. Up and down work painting ceilings. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:10:11 EST Weight In Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598193 I loss 13 pound so far Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:08:36 EST Racing, Recovery, and Mental Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598192 Today I ran a 5K race. The Facebook post says my time is slower than I'd expect if I were in good racing shape, but considerably better than I actually expected. There's a bit more to the story than that. <BR> <BR> 3 weeks before the Boston Marathon, I got a stress fracture in the third metata... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:07:49 EST Day 153 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598191 Actually got to relax today! Tried walking like I normally do but couldn't make it that far. But the pain is much better overall so yay. But still not gone. Hopefully it goes Away fully in the next few days. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:54:23 EST Sun - Keep Moving Forward...A New Week Means New Opportunities 06/16/2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598190 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b5cafb2-686e-4f15-b94f-6a9dc469a73a.jpg"> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:53:10 EST day seventeen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598189 Hope everyone had a great Father's Day. I had sent cards early this year (usually am late) and sent an email today. My dad is 93. We don't keep in touch much. Our family has never been very close. Sad but true. <BR> My older son goes for test and physical on Tue. and Wed. so he will hopefull... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:32:30 EST Supermom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598188 A relaxing day from a busy work week Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:30:51 EST They did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598187 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35aefcd0-622b-482f-9ff7-5d8cbb60a738.jpg"> Last year they won two games... total. Today they won their 10u tournament! 🙌🏅❤️💪⚾️ Never underestimate hard work. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:13:08 EST Sent To Me By My Oldest & Dearest Friend............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598186 When everything you know falls apart...……. <BR> <BR> <BR> When everyone you know turns their backs...………. <BR> <BR> <BR> When every last shred of hope abandons you...………. <BR> <BR> <BR> I Will Be Here For You Until I Breathe No More. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:51:23 EST Lunch fixin's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598184 Another solo day at work today, they really know how to get all the blood from this little peon turnip. Just working and walking at work and I did almost 15k steps. I survived the day! One more day then I have some off days. Can't wait. <BR> <BR> I had to do a bit of shopping before I headed h... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:41:15 EST WHY PRAYERS MAY NOT BE ANSWERED (PICS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598183 Do you ever feel that your prayers are not being answered? Do they seem to be bouncing off the ceiling...…….There may be a reason for that. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa1e3454-1ffd-4c40-aadc-1314b32f4cf4.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57ad7... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:41:10 EST determined http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598182 I always achieve every goal I set for myself. Went to WW and am up 1.4. I have been doing this up and down like this for a long time. The scale at the gym is different than WW scale. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:39:35 EST Cutting back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598181 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53187faf-b997-43b8-8065-1a44f8a033ac.jpg"> A foggy morning, and rainy afternoon today, which is actually a good thing for me, because along With the itching/burning pain of shingles I also have the flu-like symptoms. I am exhausted, with a fever, h... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:26:34 EST Weightloss Seems to Require Constant Puzzle-Solving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598180 I could barely do much of a workout this morning (14 minutes!) despite getting a decent amount of sleep and as soon as I returned to my car, I thought, "MUST get cookie at grocery store! I NEED it. My body will have energy with COOKIE." (Apparently, my mind talks like cookie monster). Then the ra... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:23:20 EST Sleepy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598179 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26f6da6d-9e45-4b62-8490-85b27b9ed9f4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tim and I bribed the kids with breakfast after church this morning as we had 15 minutes to get up and out the door. We made it while the first song was still happening. Whew! The messag... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:18:03 EST WHAT NEXT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598178 Will this weather ever settle down? <BR> <BR> There was another round of severe weather again last night. We were under Tornado Warnings! <BR> <BR> About 18miles away is Richmond. In. Awhile after dark something hit the Richmond MALL. THE WEATHER bureau has to check it out. It was either a... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:00:00 EST Yep! I'm on "detox" (again)...! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598177 Hello everyone, I am now on a five-day detox, after which it will be June 21st - the first day of SUMMER! <BR> <BR> I'm going to do something a little different this time. I will report my initial stats on June 21st, but then will not post progress until my birthday (August 18th), which is just ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:54:27 EST Memories of my Dad on Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598176 Here's to my Dad. This is our second Father's Day without you. You're legacy lives on in us and your grandkids and great grandkids. Thank you for your unconditional love and the lessons you taught us about the true meaning of life. I love you Dad. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeopl... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:52:32 EST Three things I am grateful for (June 16 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598175 Three things I am grateful for today are <BR> <BR> (1) that I am alive yet another day <BR> <BR> (2) that I can see <BR> <BR> (3) that I can hear Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:41:40 EST A Wedding Banquet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598174 “Wisdom is the *principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee honor, when thou dost embrace her” (Proverbs 4:7-8). <BR> <BR> When first saved and born again, I heard the following prayer and it has... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:13:58 EST 6/16/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598173 Well Happy Father's Day to all Father figures in everyone's life. So wish mine was still around. We got some good news on Judy last night at church. Apparently his problems are do to problems with her liver. She got good news that there are no new tumors and she got to go home yesterday. She... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:09:20 EST Daily Affirmation for Sunday, June 16, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598172 " I forgive myself for all my angers, resentments, and jealousies." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to jlh@sail7.com Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:03:32 EST Remembering my value http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598170 It's been two years since I've had a full-time job. I've sent out hundreds of resumes and had a few interviews. One hiring manager even told me that they thought I couldn't do the job. Funny that I was doing the same job with clothes and hygiene donations. So when I'm dealing with rejection somet... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:25:05 EST Fathers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598169 Like many of you it’s a surreal holiday. It’s still hard to believe that my Dad has been gone for almost four years, but I especially miss him today. I am thankful for the reunion we will have one day in the presence of our King. Blessings Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:09:01 EST Summer 5% Challenge... starts soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598168 My journey began in June of 2017. I weighed 310 lbs, I was severely overweight, and tired just from basic activity. <BR> <BR> Here is my before pic. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ac7ceb2-627d-4495-b060-2323c353ef40.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I logged onto Spark, and slowly ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:04:27 EST Sunday Chores http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598166 We were up early in preparation for food shopping today. We first stopped by our youngest daughter's home to visit with them at poolside. All is going well. All streaks are still intact. Trivia is still at 100% for the month and at 91% for all time. Keeping focused for more success. Hope al... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:55:36 EST Special Blessings-June 16, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598163 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. I have been volunteering at a bluegrass festival for the past three days. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed working those three 12 hour days. <BR> <BR> 2. Today is Fathers Day and I am very fortunate to still have my Dad. I will ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:49:04 EST Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598162 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4da3711-e872-4062-b490-c53f897f6f0a.jpg"> <BR> A bit chilly for a walk but I am doing anyway hoping not to get caught in the rain Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:44:45 EST Do You Have a Pet First-Aid Kit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598161 <link>healthypets.mercola.com/sites/health<BR>ypets/archive/2019/06/08/pet-first-aid<BR>-kit-list.aspx?utm_source=petsnl&utm_m<BR>edium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campa<BR>ign=20190608Z1&et_cid=DM292276&et_rid=634224492 </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:41:22 EST Where You Need to Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598160 I had the neatest experience yesterday. So in my phone, I have numerous contacts saved from people who have reached out to me who are part of OA. I always save them as "Billy Bob from OA" so I know they are OA family. Well, I have committed to reaching out to at least one person per day. I ju... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:40:00 EST Bringing Up Our Children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598159 One of our jobs is to raise up our children in how they should walk. I try to do mercy ministry in WV so my daughters hear regular bible discussions with families in their homes or join me in shared prayer and fasting for our members needs. Sometimes as I speak with them at night or on a car ride... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:33:41 EST It "moose" be Father's Day - 6-16-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598158 And all the father moose must be having a rest day, since all we've seen locally recently are moms and babies! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2acb78a-3012-4010-82a8-cd4743026716.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Kristin Lile spotted this moose with her calf at nap time, bedded down ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:32:09 EST Vacation before the new job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598157 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2234962a-58f0-4ea5-9fb8-b855ae8b32eb.jpg"> <BR> So. Last week was the last at my old job. It wasn't a great week but it was liberating. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I knee it was time to leave but I never realised ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:22:03 EST Knee Surgery #2--DONE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598156 Such a relief to have that second knee all done and on its way to being re-habbed and useful again. Right now I have a lot of pain, especially during Physical Therapy. but I remember that from the first time (had my right knee done three years ago), so I try not to complain too much. Especially ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:14:03 EST Dear bob the blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598155 I knew this year would be one with many changes but it is going in different directions too, Steve has no choice but he will have to go part time sooner than we thought so it is important now the bungalow needs to be earning for us. <BR> I am in a lot of pain gain with my shoulder ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:12:43 EST Diet Quotes to Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598153 I have had a lower backache during my whole weekend...so I am even to tired and sore to think up a good blog post for today. But I want the extra sparkpoints, so this is it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96d66385-8628-4583-93c3-eaf674662fb2.jpg"> <BR> But what if I h... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:01:22 EST June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598152 So it's been a while on the blog, but I have been doing the Biggest Loser challenges with my amazing Emerald Gems and I have lost 20 pounds so far! <BR> <BR> I haven't been perfect, but I try to be consistent. <BR> <BR> I feel like my kitchen is a disaster right now, so I am trying to take sto... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:52:30 EST TO ALL FATHERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598149 HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL FATHERS. <BR> <em>214</em> <BR> The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: <BR> The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: <BR> The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, an... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:42:13 EST Learning to Recognize Characteristic Fluctuation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598148 Here's a 6-month graph of daily scale weights: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e5e89fb-66ba-494e-9a7c-b4f074e2983c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The two areas circled in red coincide with nutritional tweaks advised by the clinical nutritionist to address the HPA axis dysregulation... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:27:33 EST Daily Highlight 106 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598147 Highlight - <BR> Looking back on my food logs makes it easier to record the calories. I've been using Calorie King to search for the info I don't have, so much easier than flipping though a book. Just over halfway though the study. Still working on the exercise portion, was wiped out from Friday... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:15:43 EST My plans for the week....My I's. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598146 My I's.... <BR> <BR> I will make a goal this week. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I will be happy <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I will be focused and stay motivated <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> I will keep up the good job on tracking my food <em>550</em> <BR> <BR> I will keep push harder doing my ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:14:28 EST Another week goes past. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598145 No weight change this week but it was that curious thing with mechanical scales where the needle is fractionally on the positive ( that means lower) side. Not a measurable amount, just enough to make me feel not too bad. This time around I am not dieting or even specifically trying to lose weight... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:10:01 EST Open your eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598144 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b5b2dbc-5785-4706-bc84-8f969b6f0b49.jpg"> Open your eyes to the beauty of the simple things in life. God has created a wonderful earth for us. Is doesn’t have to be complicated or hidden. 💕🌞 Karen Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:50:51 EST just sayin’ … BAM and the results are in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598143 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c845f61f-49db-4517-bf7c-8dfeef028880.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Chunked 2 more pounds to the curb … recycled pounds … but pounds that aren’t on me any more. I'm within 1/2 pound of what I weighed before our month-long vacation … so you can go on vacation and... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:49:44 EST Life is great 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598142 I am so grateful for my hiking club. I get a great workout and have met the sweetest people. <BR> I am grateful for my husband who helps around the house. <BR> I am grateful for California that has so many hiking trails close by. <BR> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:38:14 EST Weekly Goals - I Am Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598141 <em>524</em> Happy Father's Day! Last week is now behind us. The kids are out of school for the summer which means my part-time work schedule has to change as well. Life of a parent never fails to amaze me. My boys start day camp tomorrow. I don't know who is more excited, me or them. I plan to... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:36:41 EST Fathers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598140 Fathers Day is sometimes a tough day. Dad has been gone for 14 Fathers Days and my stepfather #1 has not been in my life since 1971. (I grew up in his house). My sort of stepfather #2 lives with me since my beloved stepmother died. I bought a cute card for him yesterday. It jumped off the ra... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:36:25 EST Day 52 of year long transformation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598138 Unsure if I'll go all green on my Versa today and came up a few steps shy of achieving my steps per hour goal since I missed an hour while sitting in church this morning. Will however have 13K steps before bedtime. Writing early yet again since it'll be a quick shower and bedtime when I get off a... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:26:53 EST Happy Father's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598137 My Dad (naturally) and my Uncle are celebrating Father's Day. Actually, my Dad is working today--he drives a taxi--and the celebration was part of yesterday BUT for all you Sparker Men who are also fathers, I hope you have an outstanding day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:24:30 EST Beautiful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598136 It’s a beautiful day to be out with my hubby today. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:22:16 EST Beautiful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598135 It’s a beautiful day to be out with my hubby today. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:22:15 EST reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598134 Yesterday my day of fun and work was a perfect balance. Today, I need a reset. Summer and its accompanying activity brings on lots of sweaty clothes and a lot of laundry. Catching up on work from when the remote server went down last week and recharging for the coming week. <BR> <BR> A little ov... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:20:45 EST My Adventures in Spark Land. ..Day 318 of 365 days. ..walking day 39. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598133 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c04a1025-9137-47b6-b7de-13cafab961c9.jpg"> <BR> Day 39 of walking. Happy Father's Day. Reason 39 for exercising is because you are capable of more than you ever imagined . Temperature 63. Thanks for reading my blog and keep sparkling. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:16:01 EST Sunday, and going to be a warm one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598132 Well, Happy Father day to all you dads out there. I have missed mine for 37 Father's Days now, and still think of all the things I would love to tell him and show him. And mom has been gone 43 years, and so many things that will continue to be unsaid. <BR> <BR> The wedding last night was ver... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:10:55 EST Slowly but surely http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598131 Down 20 pounds ! Almost to my goal! Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:05:47 EST Week 10 - Gained 1 pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598130 Nutrition - partial tracking <BR> Exercise - partial tracking <BR> Habits - partial tracking <BR> Still can't read well! <BR> Ate out twice. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:44:53 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598129 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bffe58e-f106-4816-965c-e6966c0aaff6.jpg"> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:41:06 EST TO MY DADDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598128 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/085c2a81-1028-4d2e-96c0-a0ad1ee01356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My dad was not perfect and then, neither am I. We are a lot like.. the things that I once disliked about him I now cherish. To bad that we have to grow up before we can fully appreciate th... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:28:10 EST Fathers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598126 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd50b93d-c605-4cbe-b5d3-61daf14b5ef2.jpg"> <BR> "Happy Fathers Day" to all the fathers in our lives. For me, that is my son and two of his sons .. all excellent Dads! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55a3acaf-4a82-4e2c-8... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:18:25 EST Happy Father’s Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598125 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a6f8d00-af21-4aa1-9729-c092393ce4f2.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/425c85c8-b103-4b54-b663-264027b07164.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fc9e5b7-a8ad-4d50-9c22-7f6a98525688.jpe... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:06:50 EST Well, I'm Trying to Rest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598124 May and June are busy months for me - Lots of things getting ripe in the garden, fruit costs coming down, berries getting ripe - Lots of canning projects. <BR> <BR> My tomatoes are almost done - I've still got a few green ones, but it's getting too hot for the new blossoms to set fruit. I have,... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:58:07 EST Happy Father's Day and Animal Adventure pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598123 Hi my mom and I went to Animal Adventure yesterday which is a local zoo. They have 5 giraffes and one is a baby just born in March. Unfortunately we could not see the baby because he was in the barn and didn't want to come out. But we got to see the 2 year old giraffe, Tajir. Here are some of... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:56:55 EST Dads http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598122 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5c0a8b6-3ab2-4268-8a69-39bddc782d66.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9eb5263-4ffa-4166-a7a6-16d0fdcd475b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Father's Day <BR> Fathers are honored and celebrated each year on Father's Day. Not o... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:56:07 EST Feeling sad and gross http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598121 After yesterday and today feeling down alone sad . I miss my late Dad in heaven . Want to sign up for a run but don’t want to publicize it . Looking for tha challenge setting on this . As far as health and the nutrition I can use help . The money it costs forvtherapu and dieitoon and all is so mu... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:44:49 EST how easy it is, yet hard to execute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598120 It’s so easy to plan my week; my meals and snack and appointments and time for exercise. It’s all laid out on my cute little calendar. And yet, I find it so hard to execute! I have no problem making it to my dentist appointment, but going to my “gym appointment” is another thing. It’s easy to... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:42:23 EST 2019 HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598119 hey sparkers hope you are doing ok we resting in today my hubby enjoying the day took him to longhorn steak house last night he enjoyed kids gave him cards he always took care of us we married at 17 and 18 52 years together my daughter is 51 and my son will be 46 thursday we are truly blessed en... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:41:35 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598118 Decided i have to get back on the ball i did pretty good this week got few walks in rain kinda took one day an had to work ot another but stayed within my cals for 6 days last night i went little over. Those late night munchies hard to stop. But it was only 1 night instead of every n... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:41:23 EST Into my third week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598117 I have had a pretty good few weeks with Spark People. I am a night binger by nature and there were a few nights that were troublesome. I picked myself up with reading about others in their quests to carry on and I am starting to be consistent in actions with exercising and staying within my cal... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:41:12 EST Exciting Updates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598116 Hi Spark friends! You all are so very important to me and have been ever since I started this journey to a healthier me! So I wanted to share the good news with you that I am starting a new job tomorrow! I am excited and a little nervous but this is a wonderful thing! God has blessed this family!... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:39:07 EST 06/16/19 Happy Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598115 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/170f80ea-f567-4594-852c-cf63178409be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY "Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." Barack Obama <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:37:47 EST Day 1 (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598114 Day 1/ 51 Return to Spangle <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57fb3ed9-3a1e-48d5-aafc-ecc89ec9f9ac.jpg"> <BR> I have been on an emotional derailment and I have to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I think facing an empty nest has caused an emotional imbalance similar to a hormon... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:37:26 EST What's your sign? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598112 Happy Father's day dear friends.. Yesterday was a beautiful sunshiny day.. , took a little cat nap in the sun, still not quite warm enough for me to go swimming, but if that is the biggest challenge in my life I lead a pretty charmed life - am I right? <BR> <BR> Went to a 60th surprise birthday ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:31:54 EST And so the journey continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598111 I have lost 36 pounds since February 5 and I am so excited to report that Intermittent Fasting and Healthy Keto is the method for my madness. This is a way of life and I am enjoying every day. Watching myself grow stronger, healthier. Striving toward goal weight by December 2019. However long or ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:29:05 EST But Let's Get Real Here -- What About IE and Weight Maintenance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598110 Yeah, wish I were more relaxed about weight maintenance. <BR> <BR> Wish I did not continue, at least in a corner of my mind, to measure the "success" of the Intuitive Eating experiment in the context of whether I gain or lose weight -- whether I vary a whole lot from the weight I've struggle... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:26:20 EST Making life beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598109 Option 1: National Making Life Beautiful Day is observed annually on June 11. It is a day dedicated to encouraging and celebrating men and women who are making life beautiful. Do you know someone who makes life beautiful? What can you do to make life beautiful for yourself and others? <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:23:22 EST 210.0 biked 26 miles with TW 1 beer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598108 Weekly goal report: <BR> 75 bike miles in the week goal made. <BR> 2x to the gym goal made. <BR> biked or hiked minimum daily goal made <BR> <BR> forget the rest! <BR> <BR> Great ride on the SRT to just past the Schuylkill Highlands area. Crushed it with Tom W. trailing most of the way. G... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:21:54 EST On the lighter side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598107 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/758e9bc8-9d43-44f4-91cc-018ea21540a4.jpg"> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>40</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Sparkers Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:16:14 EST Quick and easy meal ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598106 Tuna salad, whole wheat bread(or toast), raw cut up veggies <BR> Omelet, whole wheat english muffin, veggie. <BR> Grilled chicken breast, microwaved potato, veggie. <BR> <BR> I like to take time and cut up all my veggies when I get them home from the store. THis saves time with meal prep. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:12:03 EST Put Yourself Out There! - with a link to a performance video :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598103 I think a lot while I run. Today, I was thinking about a piano competition I went to a few weeks ago. Long story short, I was cut just before the final round, which was a shock to just about everyone in the audience. I took it in stride, as I've competed enough in my life to know that it doesn... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:59:38 EST Stuck on a Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598100 I been swinging between 198 and 195 for several months. I am frustrated by this. I wish I could find some help Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:46:33 EST Happy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598099 Yesterday I visited our local Farmers Market. I bought lots of yummy fresh vegetables. Tomatoes, onions, potatoes, green beans, peaches etc. now to cook and enjoy!! Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:35:15 EST 16th June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598098 I got up and went for a run - a little more than 8 miles - before breakfast. So that was a good start to my Sunday! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/932673cb-ca47-49f6-9819-875ffa4509f2.jpg"> <BR> <link>https://www.actionforhappiness.org/m<BR>edia/790001/june_2019.jp... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:33:40 EST Feeling good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598097 I'm feeling good today about reaching my goals. Granted, these goals are not the goals of an Olympian :-) but I'm sticking to the old adage of "Slow and steady wins the race." Is that it? I think so, at least something like that... <BR> <BR> I rode my bike yesterday. Amazingly my knee held out a... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:29:38 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598096 So yesterday I didn't do good on water intake. Even with my reminders, I still struggled. This morning I weighed myself and I'm 4# heavier than yesterday. I didn't eat anything bad. My calories were within my goal range, carbs were under... so what gives? And it occurred to me that the less wat... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:25:11 EST Meditating and thinking of Dad.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598095 Since my dad died 19 years ago, I can only spend some time thinking of different things he did for me and with me, what he taught me to do and NOT to do. <BR> Everything he taught me stuck with me, but not my sisters. They never wanted to hear what he had to say, never wanted to learn how ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:23:30 EST Take a walk with me in France-June 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598094 As many of you know, I was lucky enough to go to France for 2 weeks and 1 of those was spent with Claireinparis, and another week was spent in Paris with my hubby. <BR> While I was in France with Claire, we were so lucky to be able to go on so many adventures and see so many beautiful areas. <BR... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:21:37 EST Tracking versus Planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598093 I get so frustrated when I am trying to eat healthy and everyone tells me to track what I am eating. I hate tracking. In the past when a doctor (not mine anymore) insisted I track I did not eat for 3 days because I did not want to write anything down. Then when I did eat according to the nutri... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:15:27 EST Wake up call in a photo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598092 Yes, I've been gaining weight since retiring. I have known this, have seen the number on the scale, have kind of shrugged my shoulders and justified that "it's not that bad"... "it's what I originally set as a goal weight". <BR> <BR> But then one day, a photo shows those extra pounds: <BR> <BR... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:13:47 EST What can I add today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598091 I am addicted to competing with Fitbit.... we will see! Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:09:02 EST This isn't about being perfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598090 Yesterday, I was following links and ended up on Molly Patrick's page <link>https://cleanfooddirtygirl.com/blog/ </link> <BR> <BR> I think somewhere within those pages I found this quote, "This isn't about being perfect. This is about being realistic and naturally gravitating towards nutrien... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:06:30 EST Workouts for June 16 to 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598089 June 16 =HAPPY FATHERS DAY! <BR> <BR> June 17= <BR> <BR> June 18= <BR> <BR> June 19= <BR> <BR> June 20= <BR> <BR> June 21= <BR> <BR> June 22= Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:04:08 EST God bless Dad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598088 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68464e57-ff09-4766-9627-95c7499bce84.JPG"> <BR> Have you ever lost your glasses, and later on, found them on your head?-- <BR> It's a day to celebrate "Father"---his day--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1de01026-7b01-4a30-b7... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:01:59 EST Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598087 Once it was me and my father <BR> <BR> Then I became a father and it was My dad and me and my sons <BR> <BR> Then my father left us and it was just me and my sons <BR> <BR> Now it is Me, my sons, and their children <BR> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:56:59 EST Been a little over 1 year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598086 My life now is wayy better than it was a little over a year ago... <BR> What has changed I am a single women who is once again discovering herself. <BR> I never been happier in my life loving being me!! <BR> I have a awesome job with Enterprise -rent -a - car, I am in remarking I LOVE MY JOB.. <B... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:56:13 EST Im so proud! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598085 I am proud of myself! I started this journey last Sunday, as this mornins weigh-in I have lost 6 lbs. I started at 241 this mornin I'm at 235. When I started last Sunday a half mile walk bout killed me, I didn't think I was gonna make it bck home. Yesterday a week later I walked my half mile in t... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:45:14 EST Happy Father's Day - what my father taught me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598084 good morning; My dad was such a hard working guy. He worked 3 jobs to put food on the table and clothes on his family. He was an immigrate from Italy and spoke no English. He was the oldest of 9 so had to drop out of school at 9th grade to help his brothers and sisters. He learned English an... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:41:08 EST Another Rainy Day - That's OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598083 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e119421-b8c9-43d5-816b-d8378a4950a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On a thundering rainy day, mom went to pick her six year old son from school thinking that he will fear the lightening. When she got there she found him smiling at the sky for every bolt of lig... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:39:24 EST 6/16/19 I have a Father's Day every day. Dennis Banks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598081 Quote of the Day <BR> I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more. <BR> Gordon Brown <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> We looked up to our father. He still is much greater than us. <BR> Wynton Marsalis <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> The man who has no imagination has no... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:36:40 EST Today is Day ONE (again). http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598080 So...this is how yesterday STARTED. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f44324b-be2a-4940-9c78-257cd99a8c4c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is what I wrote on my FB page with that photo: <BR> <BR> "I'm starting DAY 5 of abstinent eating (no processed sugar, no compusive eating, n... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:36:26 EST Small changes ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598079 I thought I had energy. I didn’t until I see me now. Sure, always busy. I am. But the weight kept me seeentary in other ways. I sprinted up my back steps the other day and wasn’t thinking until I got up there that I’d done so. Rather than just walking. And yesterday I was absolutely exhauste... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:35:04 EST HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!❤️❤️ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598078 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6f78ebe-a143-422d-a616-2401e785b150.jpeg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86c7b3dc-0bea-43c2-a632-9f5de4596918.jpeg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f759e73-862b-49e8-82a5-d035e0f54084.jpeg"> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:33:34 EST SUPER SUNDAY ... road trip up north ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598076 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69582aa5-9a03-4001-83e7-5a443cfe59a2.jpg"> <BR> Yoi know the drill ...enjoy ... Went to bed last night sicker than sick and thankfully it was one of those "sleep it off" belly aches that I feel good this morning ... Going to enjoy myself today, ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:29:34 EST Standing room only... lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598075 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8af71b2e-0e40-4e68-a580-b6779a1d3aa3.jpg"> <BR> My old-timer neighbour is always walking around in his PJ pants. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Father's Day at the hospital... we'll have to visit Bob in shifts. <BR> Good thing he has a private room... ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:28:59 EST SWAN GEL COLORING PAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598074 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60499703-d655-4142-b276-57188f2568bc.jpg"> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:18:00 EST Happy Fathers' Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598073 My dear son-in-law left us with a vicious cold after the family's visit last week. Good thing we have 2 Zythromyacin pks left from our trip to New Zealand. DH and I started them last night. My daughter'd family left Friday morning and after a day of laundry and getting the house back together I ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:16:28 EST Happy Father's Day and more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598072 The garden is almost full as we put out more bedding <BR> plants yesterday and hand watered everything 3 times <BR> due to the heat and transplant shock. A great feeling. <BR> We had just a bit of room on the south end <BR> DH had a great market day and sold all of the cakes <BR> and breads, asp... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:06:33 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598071 Happy Father's Day! Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:05:13 EST Going to do the shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598070 Kids are coming over today to cook, so I'm going to rush out and do the shopping before they arrive. I need to replenish my baby carrots, celery, etc. for snacking. Celery must have a lot of fiber in it (google search - 1.6 grams per cup), if you get my drift. <BR> Yesterday, I had a day off fro... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:02:59 EST Happy Father's Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598069 If you can, give your Dad a hug - I wish I could. <BR> Have a great day. <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:37:15 EST Remembering my men on Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598068 There have been some good men in my life! <BR> <BR> My maternal grandfather was 82 when he attended my high school graduation. Still called me "Cup 'o Tea", a name he gave me when I was two. He wore overalls, chewed tobacco, smoked a pipe and laughed a lot. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:14:47 EST 3 ONLINE COLORING PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598067 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f8e2adf-e027-4f45-bf11-845d4d350721.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ec3a8c83-ca77-49cf-ae34-6c2baaaa8d9c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6af76ba0-ba07-4704-a9a4-75a3b0899602.jpg"> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:10:42 EST New week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598066 Wow, the year is almost half over! Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:00:45 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, June 16, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598065 June 16, 2019 GOOD FATHER <BR> <BR> We are so blessed to have a Father who is so good. He blesses us with His gifts and promises. He sent His Son to die for us so we may live. He loves us so much that He forgets our wrongdoing when we repent and takes care of us. Men of God know how great our Go... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 06:54:40 EST Gallloway MM Pictures From Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598064 Here's pictures of us running the Galloway Magic Mile yesterday. <BR> <BR> I'm not in this pix, but you can see the sunrise which I enjoyed. I finished just before this picture: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d6cd431-bff5-4aaa-950c-22b67d3b727d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here I am ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 06:53:15 EST THOUGHT FOR THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598063 <BR> <BR> "A fool gives full vent to his anger, <BR> but a wise person holds it in check." <BR> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 29:11 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 06:53:03 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 6-16-2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598062 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db31224d-bbcb-45ee-9f57-4cb5ed6e0322.jpg"> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 06:52:53 EST Sunday Brilliant Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598061 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d6cc36b-1a5b-4687-a8bb-97f5e662be08.jpg"> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 06:34:01 EST Sunday Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598059 NOT AFRAID <BR> <BR> A few minutes before the church services started, the townspeople were sitting in their pews and talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 06:03:06 EST Saturday Walking (06/15/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6598058 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50eea91f-15a6-4595-9971-516f452acf24.jpg"> Saturday Workouts: Today I did walking and setting up for Fathers Day Luncheon as my workouts. Also I took my measurements/weight/pictures since I am starting my Hybrid Body Beast/Turbo Fire Workouts thi... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 05:59:17 EST