SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs November 15th Can't believe it's 4 weeks since my knee op! Things are definitely getting easier and we even managed to go out and see all our friends at the Open Mic Night last evening although we didn't manage to stay till the very end because I began to get quite tired. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spark... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:27:13 EST Momentum You know, the folks who design and maintain the Spark People program are BRILLIANT. There are different things that motivate each of us at any given time. Points, awards, positive feedback. I have just discovered the power of the Streak. Especially when I slacked off for a few days. It makes... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:26:38 EST 2018 BAD WEATHER THIS MORNING STAYED IN hey sparkers hope all are doing ok bad weather this morning high winds rain some places little sleet hubby got up at 4:30 and winds were high and raining so we went back to bed got up around 8:30 and batched cooked three plates put on butter beans they almost done so all is well back to gym in th... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:22:54 EST A little warmer for Thursday Hope you all have a great day! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:19:54 EST Wednesday Thursday Easy evening after another busy short day at work. Lots of QT with kids. Busy evening ahead... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:12:25 EST getting back on track It's been a while since I wrote a blog. I have let myself go and had a couple of health issues along the way. I gained almost 50 lbs back and I do not like myself. <BR> My doctor overdosed me on Synthroid and I went into A-Fib and it took 4 days for my heart get into regular rhythm again.It was ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:58:51 EST Just This. You would think that during the night, the smoke of the sky from our fires in our beautiful state becomes unnoticed, but that is untrue. The moon last night was orange, the dreadful hint that the smoke is upon us no matter what; there is no escaping. It seems like it has been weeks since I have s... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:57:50 EST Say No to Pet Foods Containing This Deadly 'Mash-Up' <link><BR>ypets/archive/2018/11/14/pentobarbital<BR>-in-dog-food.aspx?utm_source=petsnl&ut<BR>m_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_ca<BR>mpaign=20181114Z1_NB&et_cid=DM252111&et_rid=469823583 </link> <BR> <BR> so this is how this poison gets into dog food? <... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:56:47 EST Thursday Morning It is a cold 35 degree start to the day on the Gulf coast. All is well here. We are staying warm with the heat pump. We have to be ready for our annual HOA meeting tonight. I have the check for next years dues ready for them. I try to keep that paid up in advance. Looks like we will be gett... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:55:36 EST Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh My second day back from vacation I saw my surgeon for knee follow up. We were both pleased at the performance I've gotten out of the repair. Not so happy on the standing long jump I did with a grandchild in September that still has a new section of the knee complaining a lot... <BR> <em>28</em>... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:52:33 EST Thursday November 15 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is a hard place to come to, but when we can, it is so freeing. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:52:28 EST Thursday... Woke up this morning and our garage door decided to die...thankfully, my husband parked outside last night so he was able to go to work...but my car is stuck until the garage door folks come to see what is going on...more money, more money...SMH <BR> <BR> Thankfully, we had his moms car parked o... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:51:13 EST And up Up a bit today but that's okay. I know that I don't eat or exercise the same every day so half a pound variance either way is within tolerance. Wouldn't it be nice if my weight could just keep on going down though? Tomorrow is official weekly weigh in so if I'm down from last Friday it's all g... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:42:40 EST I Want To Do More and Blessings Since going back to the church I feel that there is an imbalance. The love of God is not shed abroad among believers as it should be. I want to feel like I am loved and appreciated but I do not get that feeling from everyone. I want to do more than just come and give. I want to help out but am li... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:36:08 EST The Power of Peace - Joel and Victoria The Power of Peace <BR> <BR> "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27, NIV) <BR> <BR> No matter what may be going on around you today, you can still live in peace. Scripture enco... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:31:28 EST Wish <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:28:42 EST 11/15/18 Not perfect <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Remind yourself that it's okay not to be perfect." <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Now, Bingo, we can do... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:28:23 EST food fact <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:26:32 EST Planning my slip ups. I am trying to stay on track! I have started to try to plan when I’m going to have a free meal. A free meal is where I don’t have to think about what I am eating. I can have all the carbs and sugar that I like. I have learned that just because it is a free meal, doesn’t mean I should eat everythi... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:21:21 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 105 of 365 days...40 days until Christmas! <em>425</em> My first favorite Hallmark Movie was 'Let it Snow'. I actually saw it during Hallmark's Christmas in July. One of the many things that caught my attention was at Snow Valley Lodge they celebrated Christmas 40 days before Christmas and 12 days after which equals 52 days they celeb... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:10:00 EST Cold Weather, Gained a Pound... UGH!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is weigh in day, and I'm up a pound! <em>24</em> Needless to say, I'm not real thrilled about that. But, I have a sneaking suspicion it is muscle I've put on. I've been helping my husba... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:02:09 EST RENEW <BR> <em>313</em> <BR> Take time to renew yourself. <BR> Sometimes we get burned out, tired and lose steam. <BR> Take time to reflect, think and release the stresses. <BR> Let go of the past. <BR> Enjoy the present moment. <BR> Rest. Breathe. Go for a walk. <BR> Recharge your mind and body. ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:01:10 EST Healthy Eating, ESSENTIAL oils! <img src=""> <BR> Feeling better! Walked in the snow this morning! Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:58:44 EST 30 Days of Grattitude #15. I am grateful for my daily email from The Universe. Today's told me: <BR> <BR> You don't even have to know what you want, Chris. I'll take care of that. <BR> <BR> Just enjoy that you received another day, and the 10,000 miracles within it. <BR> <BR> It's on me, <BR> The Universe Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:55:38 EST Prayers My daughter is having emergency surgery today I would appreciate the prayers! Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:54:13 EST Anemia, But What Kind?? I went to the doctor around 8 weeks ago for my yearly check-up and my bloodwork showed I was anemic and a hypo-thyroid. The doc said he wanted me to follow up in 8 weeks and have my blood re-checked for the thyroid and anemia before he put me on any thyroid medicine and see if the change in iron ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:50:59 EST Day 2 of reboot Did significantly well yesterday. Went a bit over <em>49</em> my nutritional counts but overall it was a great day <em>334</em> . My glucose numbers were lower <em>55</em> this morning then they have been for the last 6 months. Normal range the last 6 months was 175-189 <em>40</em> thi... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:44:47 EST Thanksgiving Brunch plans <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is my official record weight day. Even though I weigh every day, I only record twice a month. Today, I happened to be down again which is great! <BR> <BR> OTOH, my weight has been bouncin... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:43:30 EST Spoiler...Adversity H. David Burton <BR> Self-reliance is a product of provident living and exercising economic self-discipline. From the beginning the Church has taught that families—to the extent they can—need to assume responsibility for their own temporal welfare. Each generation is required to learn anew the fo... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:34:42 EST Skinny Girl Theory <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of the biggest revelations to me was that skinny people aren't generally skinny by accident. I mean, of course, you always get that one smug string bean here and there who takes great deligh... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:23:47 EST Happy Thursday.. feeling GREAT!! <img src=""> <BR> Short one.. moving day... but will be back later...22034 steps yesterday and felt GREAT!!!! Which made for a fun day!!! Talk later and have a wonderful day!! Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:23:39 EST Destiny <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. <BR> ~Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:19:43 EST Suddenly, a month flies by... I tend to be off and on with SP, especially when I start making progress. I'll feel like "eh, I'm fine, I don't need to focus on tracking anymore" and then, boom, I gain 5 pounds. So, as we're now in the thick of holiday season, I have to be honest with myself--I'm back in it and need to be very ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:19:10 EST Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always November 15th <BR> <BR> Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is today. <BR> <BR> What's that in the back of the refrigerator!? I don't want to find out. Don't open it... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:14:55 EST Keeping Up With My Goals I'm back. I was disconnected from SparkPeople due to an internet outage I experienced a few weeks ago. Once I got the internet back, I did not even try to start tracking again. But here I am....I will be accountable for myself. <BR> <BR> I finished watching an episode of Adam Ruins Everything ab... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:10:52 EST What's in your cup... LoL <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> After that one, I thought it best to skedaddle... <em>106</em> <em>100</em> <em>213</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:05:52 EST Got out of the house. Yes, I lefted the house.. Feeling little bit better.. Can't wait to get to the gym.. Miss working out. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:04:44 EST And so it begins . . . After about 2 weeks of fall-like weather, winter has descended on us. It is cold, icy and snowing and we already have our first SNOW DAY on the 15th of November! <BR> <BR> I made it to my personal training session last night before the sleet started. It was a tough workout as he continues to cha... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:02:52 EST Been on a binge since friday! This is by far my longest and most detrimental binge I've ever been on. I kept making excuses as to why I could eat more and not work out. Cold weather.. I'll only do it this once..which turned into days of overeating. I don't know why after 2 good weeks that I thought I had a handle on it I cle... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:47:29 EST thurs got up early and did what i needed to on bakery orders. did my best to get the frozen solid to the ground bombs out of lucys pen. have tea on. Waiting till 9 to wake her up and hopefully it gets a little warmer. it went below zero last night. <BR> so. today i finish the ornaments i have done..ju... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:43:34 EST On my way <img src=""> <BR> I'm flying down to Florida to see my grandkids Lina and Gabby. I am sure that they are as excited as I am about this visit. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:30:21 EST On my way <img src=""> <BR> I'm flying down to Florida to see my grandkids Lina and Gabby. I am sure that they are as excited as I am about this visit. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:30:14 EST Ive never seen a summer go by so fast in all my life! <img src=""> <BR> Well, I just can't go backwards!- <BR> And it is difficult on lotza days---cold winter days are not fun to go out in-- <BR> I took Tess , the German , as in dog, out on the back road at the crack of d... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:23:51 EST ~Welcome to a LOVEly New Day~ ~THANKfilled THURSDAY~ <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>414</em> <em>465</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>465</em> <em>414</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <em>414</em> ~Waving Hello~ <BR> Wishing You ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:21:24 EST Bison <link><BR><BR>en&utm_medium=click_body&utm_term=2018<BR>-F_winter </link> <BR> <BR> I'm a big fan of Parks Canada and they send me regular updating emails. Loved this clip about the successful reintroduction of native ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:20:36 EST Ready for the weekend. I'm ready for the weekend already! :-) <BR> Hope everyone has a great day. <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:12:21 EST Feeling blessed!! <img src=""> Even with these two cuts on my thumb I am still blessed!! The Lord just keeps on blessing me!!! Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:12:14 EST Recycled <img src=""> I only speak for myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> America Recycles Day educates people about the importance of recycling—to both the environment and the economy. The hope is that after people learn more a... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:08:24 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:05:55 EST Day Eight: 15 Minute Workouts So I got back to working out this morning. I was feeling a lot better, not as sore as I was and didn't have a migraine this morning either. So I did stretches, leg lifts, pushups, crunches, and yoga. This was a 15-minute workout. Later today I'll take a 15-minute walk. It seems that right now all... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:03:05 EST Day 305: Today’s Challenge – Energize Your Day <img src=""> <BR> Share 1 favorite breakfast that fills you up and keeps you energized. <BR> <BR> Share one favorite breakfast that fills you up and keeps your engine revving all morning. <BR> Perhaps you enjoy a h... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:02:42 EST Day 305: Strengthen Your Abs and Hips Without Equipment Strong hips and abs can improve your overall balance. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""’> <BR> <BR> <BR> Balancing Hip Flexion <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=113 </... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:01:41 EST Happy Ending to 3 Nearby Fires Last Night (all within a mile of my home) Yesterday's walk was later in the day, and in the dark. As I walked the last stretch toward home, no fewer than 20 fire trucks sped past me with sirens blasting. As if I weren't anxious enough since last Thursday when all of the fires started north of where I live, these fires were obviously cl... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:01:25 EST Problem Solving I had an opportunity to practice my Beck Diet Solution skills yesterday. <BR> <BR> I’ve been going through a lot of medical tests to try to figure out why I have some issues. They probably stem from polio which I had as an infant. Mostly I am healthy and mobile, but it was time to figure out w... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:51:04 EST And the rains continue Day three. We’re getting 3 inches every day...the roads are flooded. Over 55 inches so far this year! Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:32:51 EST Thursday This week is flying by. I'm still struggling with a routine with the not working thing. I swear I'm spending all day doing school work. Hopefully this gets easier cause I'm not sure how I would work full-time trying to do this. I have a telephone interview for a job on Monday. This could be good�... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:26:38 EST Not feeling it... Last night after our team building/training session ended, I got into a car with my boss and our big boss and set out on a three hour ride so we could wake up this morning near our client's office for a meeting today. During that ride we talked about the previous three days and the big boss look... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:23:40 EST 11/15/18 It's kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney Quote of the Day <BR> Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. <BR> Billy Wilder <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. <BR> Antoine de Saint-Exupery <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> If it can be written, or thought, it can be filme... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:23:17 EST Apple picking in the Cold Yesterday I enjoyed a wonderful experience. My sister invited us to pick apples at one of her freinds house. It seems she has been so busy with work that she had not had time to pick the granny smith apples from her beautiful and healthy tree. It was about 38 degrees with a stiff wind, but hey, f... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:17:49 EST 11/15/18 It was so refreshing this morning to have a happy moment. They seem so scarce these days. But we woke up to 5 inches of snow this morning. Gemini's first major snow! He was so funny watching him plow through the snow. He absolutely loved it. We got up at 4:30 so we could get Margaret's car ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:15:10 EST Always Thankful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am changing.. I do not dwell on the negative in my life so much any more. I choose instead to stay in the moment and enjoy the honor of seeing another day..and focus on the good.... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:10:28 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY-11-15-2018 <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:08:16 EST My Morning Cup Of Solitude <img src=""> <BR> <BR> No matter what happens in life, you can start over. <BR> <BR> The winds were so high all day yesterday I thought for sure my windows were going to blow out. There were some very scary moments, ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:07:01 EST My 100 Days of Why - Day 73 It is very satisfying to go to my high school reunion (50th not too long ago) feeling very good about my weight and fitness. And the looks of astonishment on the faces of those who called me "Moo Cow" and teased me mercilessly about my weight in elementary school and acted like I was invisible in... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:45:39 EST Today's Haiku Haiku #319 (of 365): <BR> She shoved lasagna <BR> into her mouth like a girl <BR> who had been starving. <BR> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:34:45 EST mentality I hopped in the scale this morning and wasn’t happy. I’m stuck at 206.2 and it’s a reminder that I started in January at 203.2 and was down to 193 and then flew off the handle until I hit 211. Man this weight loss thing is such a mental game sometimes. I realized that I have to actively change ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:34:13 EST Thursday Funny A married man, Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after a night out drinking with the boys. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong. Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:20:53 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, November 15, 2018 November 15, 2018 WATCH OUT FOR ENVY <BR> <BR> It is human nature to envy what others have. We all do it but maybe at different degrees. We may think it would nice to have a house like one of our friends. We may envy that our neighbor has a bigger boat than we do. We may envy someone’s lifestyle... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:16:31 EST My Midterm Those of you who have been following along with our recent study of scripture may be pleased to join me in assessing our progress in understanding just how these lessons apply to our own individual lives. <BR> <BR> Have you received of the “fullness” of Christ? <BR> Or even more importan... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:01:17 EST Mercy, Peace and Love – Day 45 Called, sanctified by God the Father and preserved in Christ Jesus <BR> <BR> “Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith. But the Lo... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:48:45 EST Staying on Course... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's Have a Great Thursday Together... <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> We Can as we stay focused, keep tracking our Food and Fitness to keep healthy and fit and finish our journey strong 1 step at... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:47:11 EST Nubyianne's butterfly blog 11.15.18 Hi everybody I hope this message finds you well and wrapped in love. Although it is five thirty am,i am eating left overs from last night. Pork egg rolls in a bowl and brussell sprouts with bacon. I think i will order some more meals when i get my money next week. I may buy some holida... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:44:02 EST Quote for Today <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:43:13 EST Bible Verse for Today.. Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) <BR> <BR> Fear not, for I am with you; <BR> Be not dismayed, for I am your God. <BR> I will strengthen you, <BR> Yes, I will help you, <BR> I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ <BR> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:42:00 EST PSALM OF THE DAY AND MORE=11/15/2018=THIS IS GOD'S BLOG NOT MINE <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">Praise Him, ye heavens o... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:34:30 EST Thursday Down to the treadmill now. Have a 9 and 10 a.m. dentist appt. One at nine to put permanent cap on and one at 10 is to see how well that extraction went last week and to check on the bone marrow in-plant I got at the same time. Antibiotics are gone and still taking Motrin every 6 to 8 hrs. sinc... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:34:03 EST nice mix <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:36:01 EST Oh my gosh! Wow!! LOL! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:03:08 EST Just keep swimming I'm so proud of myself for training today. I could easily have got distracted as I had to bus 🚌 Home to pick up the car to go to the pool, and could easily have allowed myself to become deflected. But DH supported me by saying he needed to swim, too. He did 2 km and I did 1500. This was actually... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:01:06 EST Dogs ;-) 11/14/18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nana the Wonder Dog <BR> <link><BR>pDAnqpt4 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:26:00 EST Day 319: Preparing for Turkey Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Just by giving friendship and love, you keep the people around you from giving up—and each expression of friendship or love may be the one that makes all the difference." (Mary Anne Schwalbe) <... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:16:22 EST A Good Hike Today’s trail has a gradual elevation and I was dead set on making it up a steep section, on my own. It took a full six minutes to ascend that section and half on the decent. The rest of the trail was manageable. Perfect weather and rated moderate but I always carry extra water and first aid ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:27:21 EST Thurs 15 Nov 61,4kgs - restaurant tonight :) Stretch ... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Stretch ... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Stretch ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:23:22 EST Good Night Blessings... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Evening <em>524</em> my Friend's, <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great day....I had a 10++ hour day yesterday and had things to get done today, another ministry day tomorrow... <BR> <BR> Heading to bed shortly but... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:42:39 EST 11-14-18 The sun woke me up this morning. It was lovely and bright. You can forget how nice it can be when it's overcast outside and you have to turn the lights on inside the house just as soon as you get up. The National Weather Agency has given its forecast for the winter. It will be warmer and rain mo... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:37:50 EST Quote for Today <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:36:26 EST Bible Verse for Today.. <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:34:48 EST New exercise Doing some new exercises like new steps in my dancing which I follow by watching musicals Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:23:59 EST Day 4 Day three was a failure. Ate for Britain. <BR> Day 4 is a new dat Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:06:19 EST Thursday's Thought <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:53:32 EST BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY HE MUST BECOME GREATER <BR> <BR> This is the one I meant when I said, "A man who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me." <BR> John 1:30 <BR> <BR> When a baseball player hits a home run, no one celebrates the bat. Hi... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:52:53 EST Veterans Day a little late sorry —Saw this today and thought I would pass it along <BR> <BR> —————————————— <BR> <BR> Veterans Day <BR> "Pro Mundi Vigilans" (Vigilant for the world) <BR> <BR> He was getting old and paunchy <BR> And his hair was falling fast, <BR> And he sat around the Legion, <BR> Telling stories o... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:22:01 EST Is it really me? Yes, it is me! LOL! I haven't been absent all of the last 2 years since I blogged last, but for a pretty good portion of it. <BR> <BR> Many of you may remember that I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension at the beginning of 2015. It really kicked me for a loop as in my head went loopy fo... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:20:10 EST Weather We have been having cool morning in the 50s or low 60s and high during the day in the upper 70s or 80s. It is 65 outside and 70 inside. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:16:34 EST Wednesday 11.14.18 Today was a good day! My workouts are improving, actually felt my mood lift today. Circuit training, cardio and light weight (8pds) strength training broken down into 3 sessions made for an active day. Getting ready for the holiday, my family celebrates with food and I am preparing to scale ba... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:12:12 EST Special Blessings-November 15, 2018 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. I didn't sleep well last night so I did have the luxury of sleeping in this morning. <BR> <BR> 2. My brother called and we had a great talk, as usual. We talked for a long time and then I had a very long talk with a friend. <BR> ... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:04:25 EST My Daughters Worked It Out… / SGG: OTW26D4 I woke feeling rather fluish. Did a bit of homeschooling but headed to bed after my girls worked out how to accomplish everything on their goal sheets without me. D22 read D11 her astronomy lesson on extrasolar planets and D14 acted as D11’s teacher for her spelling lesson. So nice that they work... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:59:14 EST If you see yourself as an emotional eater You may have been here before with little success, but feel this time around you will be successful. I applaud you for your continued effort. You have my full support. One suggestion, you still acknowledge that you are an emotional eater. It doesn't have to be this way. If you feel you have t... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:56:10 EST 11/14/18 Homemade cookies where my down fall today! Lots of nuts in them so not too bad! I did not track as the recipe is one I have not entered in the Spark Recipes! I need to eat some high fiber food! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:49:23 EST A Kinder Place.................. Retired bricklayer and part-time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, who lives in an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, found a tiny penguin, covered in oil and close to death, lying on rocks on his local beach. <BR> <BR> Joao cleaned the oil off the penguin's feathers and fed ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:48:32 EST The stress of the Woolsey fires So this was what happened this past week. <BR> <BR> I went home early from work on Thursday. I just wasn't feeling well. We have a counselling appt on Thursdays but Doug felt that if I left work, I should skip the appt. We also usually go quilting after the appt. I slept from 1:30-4:45. I was p... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:43:56 EST Behold The Beauty in Life and Dismiss the Dismal When I go on my walks, some mornings or evenings, I am so entranced by the stunning colors of fall foliage that I pause and gaze up to admire it all. I even take photos. I got caught the other day and thank goodness this gentlemen didn't think I was stalking his neighborhood! He just knowingly sm... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:38:42 EST #577 Dental humor <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "You may have heard the root canal isn't that bad" if you are having it done on someone else of course. I am using a little dental humor as I am sitting here tonight with a sore mouth and worki... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:24:45 EST November 14th Wow I must have been more tired than I realized last nite..I could have sworn I did my blog..but nope nada guess I did it in a dream!! <BR> <BR> My celebration for my BD was one of chosing to stay home and enjoy a quiet ME day. <BR> I did the chores but other than that just did some r... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:20:41 EST 11/14/18 This was a long day. Work was great, no bad calls and back to training on a new type of calls. Seemed pretty easy. And I found out that the person who gave me a lot of trouble yesterday, gave a lot of grief to the Team Leader on call. He said she ripped into him as soon as he called back. Bu... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:08:25 EST IT'S WEDNESDAY AGAIN It is the middle of the week (or hump day as some like to call it). <BR> <BR> I had a late start today. Went to bed early (10:30 pm); up again at 1; up again at 4; When I went to sleep this time I didn't wake up until after 9:30 a.m. Can't seem to get everything right. I miss out on my goo... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:40:39 EST Off to See the Wizard Off to See the Wizard, from The Wizard of Oz, 1938 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Follow the yellow brick road <BR> Follow the yellow brick road <BR> Follow, follow, follow, follow <BR> Follow the yellow brick road <BR>... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:35:50 EST Day 2: Day off and managed to keep moving all day( which has been hard for me since the weather has turned cold) I engaged in intentional activity and exercise which is a routine I need to develop. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:31:24 EST Baby It's cold inside!! Worked at the village today, some in the main building (getting a new fiber started) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> as well as working in the loom house (clearing off a loom) <BR> <img src=" Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:25:49 EST CHANGE IS ALWAYS BITTERSWEET.... <img src=""> <BR> I'm starting a new chapter of my life's journey. I've relocated back to my home State. It's been 5 yrs. since I've been home. It's uncomfortable at first because for the first 12 days here I had no pl... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:23:03 EST Wednesday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:19:12 EST UP EARLY, OUT WITH FRIEND well I got up early today. I had to clean up my kitchen as I slacked off last night and did not do it all. I had burned some carrots in a pot. This is the first time I can remember burning anything since I married my Hubby 40 years ago. It took my several tries to get it done. <BR> <BR> I ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:09:59 EST Wed 11/14 Cleaning up Today has been a very gloomy day. The sun was out for a little bit, then around lunch time it started getting gloomy. We had a little rain around 1 pm when we were picking up the grandchildren. Now it's 5 pm and getting darker. The days are getting shorter (bummer!) and soon the grands are going ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:07:48 EST Small But Significant Victories Today I had a 60% OFF coupon to Jo-Ann's Craft store, and I did NOT use it! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It may not seem like much to you, but since I spent much of the day throwing out (or finding suitable homes for... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:52:16 EST love pumpkin flavor Today when shopping I found pumpkin flavored Life cereal. I can hardly wait to try it for breakfast tomorrow morning. So many items and although I was tempted to buy a lot more I resisted most of the seasonal pumpkin flavored foods and drinks. It is going to be hard to lose these next few week... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:49:44 EST Falling apart I'm pretty sure I'm falling apart. This morning my doctor called and told me I needed to start coming to the clinic once a week for vitamin B shots besides the 8 weeks of massive vitamin D pills. I don't think I've ever been tested for these things before but from what I read and understand a l... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:46:53 EST San Antonio Texas - snow 2 days now SAN Antonio Texas has had a cold spell for approximately 6 days. The last 2 nights and possibly tonight we have snow showers in. Do not stay long but our high Some days was real feel after heavy northern winds plus high humidity- temperatures high were from 33 - 42 degrees. Unusual plus unfortuna... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:24:31 EST Ab workout attempt. <img src=""> <BR> Been trying to work on some ab and arm exercises along with my cardio since my abdomen is all crazy from pregnancy and child birth. I cannot. Do. A. Pushup. Even a modified push up. I tried for a goo... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:19:44 EST Ugh...I've Overslept So last night I had a really hard time falling asleep and took some sleep aid medication around 2:30 AM. Well it worked, but it worked just a little too well. I normally wake up around 5:00 AM every morning but today I slept until 30 minutes past noon!!! I felt like I had missed half of my entire... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:47 EST Cancer again....Really <img src=""> <BR> Well my husband's cancer has metastasized to his lung now. How brave he is and my love for him grows every day! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:06:29 EST My life <img src=""> My floor workout and weight workout today Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:00:03 EST Wednesday. Aka hump day Time sure does fly by. That is why we are to make the best of all our time on this Earth. Do something every day to make yourself happy. Stay strong and positive. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:50:18 EST Some bad news While I guess it could be argued that this might not be a big deal for me personally ,I just had it confirmed that a relative stage 4 colon cancer. Not great although she had a long life so I suppose in some ways its less tragic than when you hear kids getting it.Only discovered because she was a... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:45:46 EST PRs all around This week and last were max out weeks at the gym. I started like the week before max out week last time, so I wasn't really doing it, so this has been fun and everything's a pr. It's also weird because you think you can will your way to lift something just a little bit heavier and you really ca... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:36:29 EST November 14, 2018 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> So, so tired. It's been a weird day. I ended up sleeping on the couch last night again. This time it was more because Mike was all stuffed up and was just annoying me. Everybody got out the door this morning and I did my workout later than normal. Like Monday, I just h... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:29:19 EST New To Spark People? <img src=""> <BR> Remember this! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:27:24 EST 11/14/18 Wednesday Wednesday 11/14/18 <BR> <BR> GOALS FOR THE DAY: <BR> <BR> CALORIES 1230 – 1580 <BR> ACTUAL 1141 <BR> <BR> CARBS 154 – 198 <BR> ACTUAL 101 <BR> <BR> FAT 41 - 53 <BR> ACTUAL 55 <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 62 – 79 <BR> ACTUAL 59 <BR> <BR> FIBER 25 – 35 <BR> ACTUAL ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:22:57 EST I got me a skull pan I was making loaded potatoes and I thought I would use my new pan. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> Halloween <em>431</em> is my year around holiday <em>422</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:21:40 EST Work it out Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> You might have me call it this a few times a month, but it has been a while. Today could have gone either way but I chose to "Work it this Wednesday. I was up at 6:30, maybe still flying high on th... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:17:46 EST 11/14/18 Not going to go all green or green at all will be lucky to get 10K steps today since my Charge3 is at 19% and needs to be charged. Don't have the battery icon on the screen yet but not taking any chances so going to get 10K steps then put it on the charger. No gym workout today since we went out ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:11:05 EST 2500 mile goal Very cool 20s today, ended with lite snow. Had to put heat lamp on chicken house over water to keep it from freezing, again. Failed to check during cool down, luckily caught it today before disaster could happen. Just finished a 30 on exbike. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:01:34 EST Full enough it is odd to me that i am not hungry even though i am eating slower and eating less. i tell myself that i can get more if hungry, just wait a couple minutes. i don't feel "full" like i did before but i do feel full enough and as a bonus i dont feel stuffed or bloated afterward. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:50:13 EST No errands today! I went and got lunch. I took it back to the office. Then I was going to grocery shop. But NO!! The Ranch Manager called and told Me to call the insurance guy the big sale barn at the companies ranch was on fire. He said He called and the fire department could not come-they were on another fi... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:37:10 EST Hope Our Anchor For A Better Future 11/ 14/18 Today, was a quiet day. It has snowed where we live and the weather is quite cold today. <BR> My desire is to put into practice healthy eating and get back exercising again. <BR> I have thought of getting back on my tread mill and walking again, but I have found myself putting it off for weeks n... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:23:50 EST Liberty "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry <BR> <em>652</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:10:27 EST New picture at 15 lbs down.... Well, I was so excited about the 15 lbs, I decided to go check and see sizes again. Well imagine my surprise when I realized I could wear 1x clothes again! <BR> <BR> Wow 2 shirt sizes and my 24 jeans are starting to be loose on me! <BR> <BR> I have come so far, I am super excited about it! It i... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:10:00 EST Wednesday Please pray for Kathy Rogers and her family as she is coming towards the end of her life on earth. Blessings Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:03:23 EST love the idea of snow <img src=""> <BR> I feel terrible, woke up with headache and here it is night time 7 aspirin later. Despite that I got out and made my appointment, got groceries (5lb bag russet potato * big ones!) and home again bef... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:42:29 EST A & I W2 -- Fall Recipes This weeks' Blog assignment was either about Veteran's Day or recipes. I'm choosing recipes. <BR> <BR> This is my favorite. And my neighbors all seem to like it, too. I always make enough loaves to give to them. <BR> <BR> CRANBERRY ORANGE BREAD <BR> *Flour, white, 2 cup <BR> Granulated Sugar, .... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:41:54 EST 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge 2018: Day 14 - Gratitude for Ordinary Life Gratitude Is many different things within our life. It is an outward expression of our appreciation for this lifetime. It helps us see things with a whole new and fresh perspective. This works not only when things are status quo, or going well, but in our difficult times as well. <BR> <BR> "Grat... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:16:43 EST We can do this! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessed be any awkward courageous movement we can make away from certainty. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:15:41 EST Wednesday November 14 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love this analogy. <em>106</em> <BR> "You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere. <BR> <BR> Why ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:05:03 EST I Can Kick The Migraine - I Am Strong! I had a radio frequency ablation on the back of my head, on August 16th, that went awry for some reason. So for those of you who know me, you may have wondered where I've been for the last three months. I've tried to sign on to SP, visit my various Spark team pages and sign on and comment on my f... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:02:59 EST On a diet OR making healthy lifestyle change <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have been thinking lately on 'Am I on a diet' OR 'Am working on changing my lifestyle in order to be more healthy.' <BR> <BR> So I looked at the word 'diet' and found these 2 definitions: (1) t... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:52:09 EST MY WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE! I know it has been a long time since I last blogged. A lot has happened since. <BR> <BR> As you know, I am a YouTuber. You can me find at THE JOHNSTON’S VIDEO PRODUCTIONS. <BR> <BR> I have started a series called “Kicking It With The Weigh Down”. I am using the Weigh Down Diet by Gwen Sham... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:44:57 EST Satisfied? Maybe that question should take a little more thought. I am a long way from being perfect so should I be satisfied? Oh, I know I will never be perfect but, If I am satisfied now is there anything to look forward to? I have made progress in a few areas of my life including the improvement I ha... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:44:44 EST Crown <img src=""> <BR> Feeling like I need my crown tonight!😊👸 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:44:37 EST Nana Terri 11/14/2018 It has been a so so Day . I have been eating all the wrong food 🥘 today 🙁. Everyone please have a pleasant evening 🌈🤗 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:39:11 EST Wednesday, Nov. 14th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I wasn't sure how this day was going to turn out as Maegann came right back home after she had left with Michael for the school day. Between fatigue from two long & late nights with Honor Choir... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:31:19 EST Thankful It's November and for us in the US that means Thanksgiving. I'm sure quite a few people have been writing down what they're thankful for this month. I have always struggled with doing that but this year I made a point to at least write down in my planner one thing for that day. Today I decided to... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:21:19 EST "If we were to live, we had to be free of anger" "...the grouch and the brainstorm were not for us. They may be the dubious luxury of normal men, but for alcoholics these things are poison." <BR> <BR> Things have been a sh!*storm lately. I messed up bad. I am humiliated with myself. My anger got out of control so fast and I knew I should stop ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:18:00 EST Baby shower pictures! All is well after fires. Thought I would post an update of my baby shower with some pictures. If you'll remember, I blogged about how stressed out I was about it and was very worried. Well, it turned out to be amazing and I worried for nothing lol. More guests showed up than I thought would. I was sure no one would come ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:04:17 EST It's a mystery I'm pretty sure I blogged some months ago about how my kitchen floor was flooded every day. I realised it was coming from the downstairs cloakroom/shower room which is off the kitchen. Ultimately I discovered it was coming from the toilet cistern so I turned the isolator on and hey presto - pro... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:03:20 EST .. Day 14 <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:48:06 EST Need a Time Out! Good Afternoon Fellow Sparkers! I need to take a time out and relax. I am so stressed and cannot wait for thanksgiving break. Gonna get back on my exercise routine and take it easy. Here’s to a great rest of the day Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:45:12 EST Diabetes update wk 14 - results, doc, etc Yesterday wrapped up 14 weeks since I began to focus on improving my health - with respect to diabetes and also with respect to food addiction/binge eating... things are going pretty well. Saw the doctor yesterday and had good results. He was happy and said he felt like giving me a pat on the... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:41:55 EST Tennessee Snow in November? <img src=""> First SLEET & now SNOW in Tennessee! Although it's pretty skimpy so far. Just starting to stick with a layer of ice underneath Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:32:27 EST Wednesday afternoon Our snow is all melted now. I am happy about that, but it is still cold out there. <BR> <BR> I had a lot of little putzy things to do here today, including the laundry and beds, cleaning medical things, paying a bill. I love doing that.(sarcasm). <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:27:54 EST Middle of the week and sunny here Colder than usual, but the sun is out. Have a great day! <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:26:05 EST Feeling better After the last week of mindless eating, it’s nice to be back on track. I feel like I actually have control of my food choices today. I hate when that happens and I give in. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:24:01 EST The Pot and the Kettle <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just call 'em black. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:06:48 EST SNOW MORE EXCUSES! Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL “Snow More Excuses” Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutri... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:06:31 EST CHALLENGE CHECK-IN - Day 3 It’s Day 3 of the Challenge! You all are doing great!!! Keep it up, and remember to keep checking in! Gearing up to hit the treadmill here!!! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:02:31 EST Hump Day.... Beautiful day out...but it is cold...brrrrr...I just want to get on my couch under a blanket...and I will do that when I get off work!! <BR> <BR> Thank God for grocery pickup....cause I did not feel like going in and dealing with a crowd and long lines!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:58:50 EST Day 14 - Are you cheating yourself at the gym? Today's lesson was to make sure you were not overestimating the calories you burn during activities. <BR> <BR> You know what? I don't really use my gym! I pay each month so that I can use the treadmills and indoor walking track during the winter. I do love the outdoor track they have and use it... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:49:48 EST Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 " I Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action <BR> Inspired by Powerful Dreams." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:46:53 EST My Secret Passion! I've been keeping a secret passion. Well, my kids knows of it, and just how deeply. Not everyone else does though. Not even my DH. <BR> <BR> Shortly after April 26th, 1986, my grandpa told me about a nuclear explosion and what a disaster it was. I was 15 at the time. I said, "Is it going to... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:33:36 EST Simple Days Did good yesterday, tracked all my food and drank a lot of water. I forgot how much drinking all that water makes you have to pee, constantly. Not the best feeling when you're in a meeting trying to stay focused. <BR> <BR> This morning I volunteerd at my local food bank. Got a lot of steps in,... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:23:37 EST Update: hikes and miscellaneous I haven’t blogged for a while, so I thought I would write a short update. My friend Tim from Nicaragua left last last week. He succeeded in his plan to purchase land in Montana, where he will construct a home and moved back to the US. Before he left, we enjoyed a couple more hikes. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:16:37 EST Internet Service Is Up Again I have been without internet service for 6 months.... Hubby was off work. Lots of tests, and everything looked good. He is now back to work.... doing what he loves..... Trucking. I am so behind on everything don't know if I'll ever catch up. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:11:28 EST Clean Eating <img src=""> <BR> I'm not eating clean every day, but I'm getting closer. It's been over a year since I've had fast food. Lately I noticed that I'm not even tempted. It's so good not have to battle that demon any more... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:03:26 EST A Perfectionist dealing with Self Image... A high-school classmate of mine posted about the Paralysis of Perfectionism. His post was more about how we post only the best of our lives on social media, and to ask ourselves why, to inform or to boast... <BR> <BR> This got me to think, though, why am I always the photographer instead of i... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:58:15 EST Finding New Ways ! Analyzing myself and my strategies daily instead of weekly keeps me accountable and I decided not to put 1 morsel in my mouth prior to any meal. I gave up soda, completely ! I'm up for any challenge, mentally I'm prepared. <BR> <em>529</em> <em>530</em> <em>529</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:47:29 EST 11/14/18 <img src=""> <BR> I down loaded mobile apt today. I had friends on a team not on mobile. Hope I haven't lost them. Need to learn features here. I was busy sweeping and mopping at new hose found I could log this under e... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:22:11 EST Wednesday 11.14.18 I created my own 10 min circuit this morning: 1st set Arm circles Modified jumping Jack's Modified high knees Hamstring kick backs (March in place 1m) X2 2nd set Jumping Jack's Pulse squats 1min air boxing Squat jump March in place 1min X2 So proud of myself, I would have never thought of this w... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:15:22 EST Wednesday, and really tired. <img src=""> And I am not so sure that is going to happen today. After PT this morning I am pooped. So you all take care and have a GET day for me. lol I wish. Linda Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:12:39 EST 11/14/18 Real riches are the riches possessed inside. B. C. Forbes Quote of the Day <BR> The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. <BR> Paul Valery <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> The ear is the avenue to the heart. <BR> Voltaire <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:08:32 EST Wednesday Walk <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:55:50 EST Mt. Werner from all angles - 11-14-18 As we transition into winter, locals have been out taking photos of Mt. Werner from all angles! Larry Pierce got a shot of the mountain from the Yampa River downtown: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And also caught... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:46:36 EST Day 318: Another Smoky Day I really am trying to get back to daily blogging, but I tried twice to get on the computer yesterday and both times the internet was down, grrrr. I was off yesterday and spent most of the day getting stuff done around the house, and running errands. So nice to finally be catching up on life aft... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:46:36 EST Bring Back the Colour! WATERMELLEN has written a couple of blogs about darkness over the past days and many others have talked about their lack of initiative this time of year. I don't believe we should fight that urge to "hibernate" unless we feel debilitated but instead embrace small changes that will provide contra... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:46:21 EST Wednesday wobblies <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:37:19 EST My 100 Days of Why - Day 72 In follow up to yesterday's why, I asked Natalie (11 year old granddaughter, big sister of the star of yesterday's blog) if she has plans for kids. She said she hopes to get married and she would like to have kids. She, very sensibly, says it is too early to plan when, where, how many, and names.... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:28:51 EST Today I feast tomorrow I starve LOL Well tomorrow I go in for dental surgery for the removal of 12 teeth. <BR> <BR> Reason being trying to clean up an inflammation I still have left in my mouth 2 of the doctors I go to suggested to have dental work done. For me my best option was to have teeth pulled and get dentures made. Though... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:10:11 EST Baby on Board I announced to my family that I am pregnant this weekend. We had three announcements this weekend. My mother's side was the most surprised and asked the most questions. My dads side was the most outwardly happy - my dad immediately called the entire family to share the news, lol. Both my in-laws ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:09:41 EST Wednesday wild, weird, and wonderful Today has been a good day so far. We had our Thanksgiving lunch today since the weather predictions suggest we may get an extended holiday if the ice, freezing rain, snow, and sleet come as they say we should expect. If there is school tomorrow, half the class is going to a movie and the other ha... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:01:57 EST Staying Positive Whew! Ever feel like a "sad sack?" <BR> <BR> I love the delete button. <BR> <BR> On the plus side, I'm doing well with increasing veggies into my diet and most of it is veggies which is exactly what my goal is. I may treat myself to a fruit smoothie for dinner. But it's going to be mango w... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:56:01 EST My Regeneration, My Joy - Part 5 The scripture for today may be found in the book of John Chapter 3 verses 1-6 <BR> The New Birth <BR> <BR> 3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2 this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; fo... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:51:56 EST jogging with baby You will need a jogging stroller when you make your plan to run or traverse dissimilar sidewalks, dirt roads or other surfaces. When walking from day one, in some jogging strollers you can attach infant car seats and be making them usable. Until your child is at least eight months old you can’t u... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:48:12 EST Day??? <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning! I have decided that it really doesn't matter what day it is; it's a day to work on goals. More importantly, a day to put myself in front of all else to be a better person. A better pe... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:46:56 EST Wednesday woohoos <em>339</em> Tonight's choir rehearsal is full of good things for Advent and Christmas. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> My scale has gone up but not much. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I had a reasonably good night's sleep and feel rested after busy Tuesday. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> I'm sore from ye... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:28:07 EST Stabilized I would think being stable is a huge benefit. Finding the path and keeping to it. Oh, I wish it were that easy. And I am finding some days are but I still have those days that I would rather not have. I like where I am in the long view of things. More energy, fewer aches, and pains these days. Mo... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:25:41 EST November 14th Thankfully I had a better nights rest and my knee was a lot easier. <BR> Pete and I are off to the 'Open Mic Night' at the pub and we've got a couple of new songs to sing. Fingers crossed it goes ok. It's funny, the last time we were there was the night before my op! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:16:20 EST Not Sure Well I'm trying but I'm not sure how well it's going. I have tried to cut back on what I eat but I'm not recording it yet. I haven't gotten in any exercise either. I've been sick with the earache and had to go to the doctor yesterday. I just don't feel good, don't really feel like trying to do an... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:13:14 EST Cold day for a walk On weekday/workdays, I plan a walk on my lunch hour. <BR> <BR> It's really cold out today, with really high wind. My jacket is pretty warm, and I think it protects me from the wind, but my hat isn't wind-proof. I think it may be a pretty uncomfortable walk. I'm writing this blog to try to ram... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:02:45 EST Healthy at 66 today is my 66th birthday... I am so blessed I am so grateful.. <BR> <BR> At 66 I walk 6 days a week at least 3 miles, I attend a 30 minute exercise group 3 days a week, I do 3 days of walk away the pounds.. <BR> I have a lot of good friends who bring me great positive energy...who support me wi... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:53:46 EST 11/14/18 Story <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen." <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Don'... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:50:37 EST Day 318: Up in the Air <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "In this world, some people will always throw stones in your path. It depend on you what you make from those stones... A wall or a bridge!" (Author Unknown) <BR> <BR> Hello my lovely friends! <... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:48:41 EST My Adventures in Spark Land ... day 104 of 365 days...what I learned listening to a friend yesterday Yesterday my intentions were to start my daily check list: <BR> *creative <BR> *Journal <BR> *Gratitude <BR> *Positive affirmation <BR> *Set daily intentions <BR> *Mindfulness exercise <BR> *Meditate <BR> *Drink water <BR> *Eat vegetable <BR> *Something that makes you happy <BR> *Smile on purpose... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:47:30 EST Snow More Excuses 2018 Winter BL Challenge The Fall BL Challenge has now finished, December 5th has be set as the start of the *Snow More Excuses Winter 2018 BL Challenge . <BR> <BR> <img src="" <BR> <BR> <BR> I am one of the leaders on the Golden Phoenix w... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:29:45 EST Spoiler...Jesus Christ C. Scott Grow <BR> The Savior tells us that the very best way to know God is to become like Him. Worthiness is essential to becoming like Him. Through our faith in His atoning sacrifice, the Savior cleanses us, heals us, and enables us to know Him by helping us become like Him. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:25:17 EST Romeo Day I am the driver for our retired old men's lunch group today. It is a cold rainy morning on the Gulf Coast. We have to cover up some plants today and put the caps on the outside faucets to prevent any cold weather damage. All is still going very well. All streaks are still intact. Praying for... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:24:10 EST 2018 INSULIN 122.60 WOW hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had good workout went to grocery store then got my insulin 122.60 i am in the Gap with insurance but i got it next month the same then back to 47.00 wow it is hard to just live normal everything done went up groceries utilities this is money world now what are y... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:23:40 EST Snowman talk....Nov. 14th <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:21:01 EST Flourishing- week six Last week was all about resting and recharging. I hope you were able to take some time to recharge your batteries! <BR> <BR> Following along in our theme of FLOURISH and choosing a letter to focus on...the next letter is “I”. So, our word for this week is ”IF.” The word "if" is a tiny two lette... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:19:37 EST Blessings, November 14, 2018 My goal is to list at least three blessings every day. <BR> Here are today's blessings: <BR> <BR> 1. Chicken fajitas for dinner. <BR> <BR> 2. Sunshine. <BR> <BR> 3. Books on my kindle. <BR> <BR> 4. Faith, family and friends. <BR> <BR> Feel free to list your own blessings. <BR> ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:12:03 EST 30 Days of Gratitude #14. I am thankful for the food donation box at my job, that made me look in my cupboard, which led to finding a very old can of mixed fruit that had sprung a leak, leaving a sticky layer over half of the cabinet. Cleaning commenced. I also found several things that were expired to throw away, an... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:11:28 EST Tid Bit Wednesday November 14 is Lighten Up, Loosen Up day! <BR> <BR> Time to let go of what doesn't work, what we can't control and maybe laugh at life's challenges. <BR> <BR> I could use that. I am transitioning to a new team at work which means a day of public transportation into the city once a week, learn... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:04:00 EST Honest It's such a little thing - but I used to be the queen of fooling myself. I would track my meals for the day...but it would seem like those calories were too high! Surely I didn't eat that much - so I'd "adjust" the foods and portion sizes to make it fit with what I "thought" I ate for the day. ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:01:06 EST The Right Music 🎶 If you have the right music, it'll make you e exercise go much faster and more enjoyable. My opinion Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:00:07 EST The New Normal Per my previous blog about my sister's terminal brain tumor, things are developing into what she and I are calling the new normal. She is coming to terms with her situation and loss of some of her independence I am coming to terms with how this has changed the lifestyle in our own home and live... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:53:32 EST This And That... Another day, no clouds, hazy smoky skies and life moves on. Depending on the day, it can be very surreal out there. Days breathing in polluted air can truly get to you but at this point, there is really no escaping although my neighbor did fly to Hawaii to “get away from it all.” <BR> <BR> Berni... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:49:23 EST Creating an Environment <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Each of us is responsible for creating an environment of warmth and consideration for those we love. I have always tried to define a good day not in terms of one in which all things were ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:49:12 EST Urgent Care BLOOD PRESSURE: Went into Urgent Care last night due to Blood Pressure. Convinced them to give me 30 days of meds until I can get to a doctor's office. I knew they normally don't do that at Urgent Care but I took a chance. My b/p last night while there was 178/99 Pulse, 111 (I have had tachyc... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:49:08 EST So excited to see my weight edging down Stepped on the scale this morning and was excited to see another drop. Hopefully I can maintain this for my official Friday weigh in. Eyes were a bit dry last night. Thinking maybe it's the dried chile peppers that I have been using a lot but still trying to narrow this down. I'm still very t... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:39:19 EST Plateau Busting Through the Holidays Up and down the same three pounds. Up and down the scale. The holidays are upon us with all those challenges and I'm sitting here on the dreaded plateau. Part of me is tempted to just try and maintain until January but doggone it I don't want to just settle for that. So today I began the Plateau ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:32:58 EST Week #10 Final Results! Yay...another one bites the dust! Now, onto a much needed 3-week break! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm glad this challenge is over because it was a toughie for me. My mind was just not in it, unfortunately. On my defense though, there were more than the normal of lovely life's stresses. Every w... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:22:49 EST The old fashioned way I can't find my iPhone this morning. <BR> <BR> I go to the Apple website on my MacBook, log in with my apple-id, a little radar map appears, and a pop-up window with a 6 digit code I'm supposed to enter somewhere, but where, on my iPhone? I don't know where it is. <BR> <BR> There are two blips ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:20:37 EST it's wednesday it snowed a bit here this morning. it is very cold outside today. my daughter dressed warmly for school and i dressed warmly to go for my morning walk. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:19:59 EST Exceedingly Abundantly - Joel and Victoria Exceedingly Abundantly <BR> <BR> "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:20-21, NKJV) <BR> <BR> God want... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:14:19 EST 2018-11-14 I started this on a team chat thread but it grew.... just TOO much... thus didn't think it was appropriate.. <BR> probably not for here either.. but HEY, this is my space.. A place to write my joys, AND my fears... my successes,, and my failures as well. although I tend to just sweep up the fai... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:07:21 EST Happy Wednesday ... took control again .... <img src=""> Good morning .... Yesterday you saw my night view from this hotel, so today I present my sunrise view ... Had sore spots yesterday, and was surprised that my wrist buzzed for my 10000 steps before noon .... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:59:33 EST Dentist Dental appointment today Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:58:04 EST Wednesdy Exercise complete. Babysitting until 4. Hope it is a good day. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:52:42 EST weds cakes in the oven. snow shoveled..only about 4-5" so nice light fluffy and i could shovel it. this weeks cakes in the oven.. <BR> cold cold cold..12 degrees F when i woke up..a high of 14 for today..then more zero and about there for the next kinda weather!! <BR> Tea water on..then i got... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:48:19 EST Tuesday Wednesday Quick busy day back at work, going to have short days all week with momma out of town. Getting QT with kids Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:40:54 EST Day Seven: Food Fears One thing I have learned about food is that all food is morally the same. It doesn't make you a better person to eat vegetables instead of cake. Some foods just have a better nutritional profile than others. And one thing I do enjoy doing and I Do believe is helpful when it comes to weight loss i... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:35:47 EST Yesterday... Not Good Yesterday before work, I had to take my mother to an appointment in the city, about an hour away. I left the house at about 6:45 am and didn't get home until almost 1:00 pm. My company isn't doing great and they have been laying people off so I was nervous about being so late for work. I am suppo... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:34:25 EST November 14, 2018 Today's intention: <BR> <BR> Give myself permission to be imperfect. I don't need validation - I am already valid. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:30:14 EST Proven again - you can’t outrun bad eating! The dreaded weigh in day. I had a couple of bad meal choices over the past week. But I really stepped up the fitness. So I was exactly the same as last Wed. It made me think. I was unable to exercise for about three weeks due to inner ear infection and associated vertigo. I was limited to walk... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:04:22 EST Bed Partners... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mother Instinct at it's best... <em>129</em> <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00:33 EST Wednesday weigh in #1 -11/14/18 I haven't blogged in a week, sometimes I don't even know where the time goes! November is a seemingly challenging month with all of it's activities. Work has been bustling, and it's been a challenge to actually get a workout in. And it's the season of birthdays and going away parties and quite ho... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:58:32 EST Protesting in the freezing rain Every Tuesday, downtown Greenville, a group of us meet to protest the government and ask for change. It’s fun! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:43:35 EST Rebooting Rebooting to make a difference. <em>334</em> I hit a plateau and haven't lost much weight in a few months. Had a bad year <em>527</em> from deaths to family drama and made every excuse in the book to not push myself. <em>24</em> Went to the doctor <em>273</em> last week and he sa... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:43:19 EST Day 88 of Keto I cannot believe I have stayed with keto for 88 days. I am really enjoying this lifestyle. This isn't a diet. My eating habits have definitely changed. Since I went out of town and didn't make good decisions, I became determine not to do that again. When in doubt I don't eat it. I look at the ca... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:40:13 EST Your Spartkle has not gone un-noticed! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well, yesterday I took the "Bull by the horns", as my Mom used to say, and drove to the next town, 45 minutes away, with the cat. <BR> You see, she needed her needles and our vet goes to that t... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:35:49 EST Change <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:34:09 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Sparkers Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:32:21 EST Dealing With Setbacks We’ve all hit that bump in the road, the setback, the problem. What sets people apart is how they react to that bump. Are you one to spin out of control, in despair? Or do you grab a hold of that wheel and steer yourself straight? Whether it’s a school assignment, a work project, or a volunteer m... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:31:56 EST ~Welcome to a LOVEly New Day~ ~WooHoo~ ~WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday~ <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>582</em> <em>413</em> <em>582</em> <em>414</em> <em>416</em> <em>582</em> <em>418</em> <em>582</em> <BR> <em>414</em> ~Waving Hello~ & ~Wishing ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:29:17 EST Writing and eye doctor! I always wanted to be a writer. My friend, Diane, suggested that I keep a journal but blogging is the same thing so I guess I already do that. I had to get rid of my diary or not use it anymore because of court. It would have been considered discovery and I would rather burn it first! Court i... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:27:58 EST food fact <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:25:14 EST You Want It Darker I've been listening to this wonderful "last album" song by Leonard Cohen, as we move towards the "darkest evening of the year". <BR> <BR> You want it darker? Well, maybe not so much what I want as what IS. Especially in November. <BR> <BR> And there is value to the dark periods in our liv... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:12:04 EST Day 4 So far, interesting dinners. <BR> sweet potato (mashed) with sour cream <BR> spinach and asiago chicken sausage <BR> sweet potato with turkey bacon and eggs <BR> <BR> tonight is either eggplant parmesan or green bean casserole with chicken. <BR> <BR> did vegetables with spinach artichoke dip an... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:11:41 EST Wed Weigh-In 11/14 11/14 <BR> 203 <BR> -0.8 <BR> <em>386</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:08:42 EST The vacation series, I have fun Self explanatory <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There are so many things I could say <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's all about companionshi... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:05:07 EST Feeling better already! Spark People is such a wonderful thing! Just posting that blog yesterday, about how I needed to re-boot myself, generated just the right amount of positive encouragement and support - thank you so much, Spark Friends! <BR> <BR> Today when I woke up, I checked the time (6am) and decided I wasn't... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:02:23 EST The vacation series food blog Continuing my R&R <BR> <BR> I tried this, billed as the best Bloody Mary in Hawaii <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This, my new favorite Mai Tai <BR> <img src=" Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:58:10 EST Loving Life Always!! <img src=""> I am loving my life beyond measure today and every day that I live. Thank you Lord for my life!! Praise God!! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:57:36 EST Day 304: Today’s Challenge - Enjoy a Good Stretch <img src=""> <BR> Inhale, lift your arms, place your palms together over your head, and look up at your thumbs. <BR> <BR> Stand with your feet together and your arms resting at your sides. <BR> Inhale and slowly sw... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:53:43 EST Day 304: These Push-Ups Challenge Your Abs, Too! Are you ready to take your push-ups to the next level? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""’> <BR> <BR> <BR> Advanced Pushups on the Ball <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/exercises.asp?exercis... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:50:51 EST Day 7 - 100 Days of Weight Loss I can do it because: <BR> I can do hard things <BR> I have done harder things. <BR> I know what I have to do to do it. <BR> I know what it takes to do it. <BR> I can persevere. <BR> I want it. <BR> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:50:12 EST An overdue and brief vacation blog series As vacations go this one was all about R&R, not much on discovery. <BR> <BR> I played here <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Looked at rainbows here <BR> <img src=" Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:48:04 EST Happy Hump Day folks <img src=""> <BR> Try to be happy today! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:47:59 EST Girls <img src=""> <BR> <BR> International Girls Day <BR> Created by Kappa Delta, International Girls Day celebrates girls with all types of interests and abilities and is for helping them build their confidence to reach th... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:46:44 EST World Diabetes Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always November 14th <BR> <BR> Diabetes has two forms. The first is Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes. The second is Adult Onset (Type 2) Diabetes. <BR> <BR> Diabetes is a gro... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:44:53 EST Fake it til you make it I’m feeling good today. Down 17 lbs I got up showered and decided to put something on other than sweats. I actually fit into my jeans. I put on a nice blouse. Then decided to put on a little makeup. I’m not at my goal by any means but I’m gonna get up and feel and look my best now. 🙂 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:43:17 EST Wednesday Reflection 11/14/18 Wednesday Reflection <BR> BLC Round 38 - Week 10 <BR> <BR> 1. Was your weight up, down, or the same and why? Up - I believe this because of stress. So OVERWHELMED <BR> <BR> 2. Did you meet your weekly self goal last week? Nope - Stress is killing me <BR> <BR> 3. What is something you did well... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:37:45 EST Hiking to Rock Gap The primary thing I've learned about doing day hikes on the Appalachian Trail is this: you go up, you go down. Rinse. Repeat. :-) The down parts, at least in my neck of the--ahem--woods, are called 'gaps'--and there's a ton of them. Here was our hike on Sunday to and through Rock Gap. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:37:32 EST Motivation <img src=""> <BR> I liked this one. It shows small goals and they are doable. Keep sparking all! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:35:20 EST Good Make it a good day🙏😍🙏 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:24:06 EST Happy Hump Day...Week 8, only 5 more weeks to go. With clothing (after shower) I weighed: 168.2, I'm DOWN by .6 pound <BR> My naked ‘dry’ weight (before shower) was 165.6 <BR> At least it went in the right direction. <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Not too discouraged…just going to be more watchful of my food choices <BR> Hope you are have a good ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:21:25 EST My Morning Cup Of Solitude <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love them like family or don't get one. Yes, it's that simple. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:06:57 EST Wellness Wednsday : Headed to Shiloh Weight: 156.6 That's a 3-pound loss (I think) from my last weight in 2 weeks ago. <BR> <BR> So we are having January weather in November here in West Tennessee. I guess chilly walks with my neighbor are paying off. <BR> <BR> Monday is the school field trip. It's always a joy to venture out as ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:57:19 EST What a lifestyle change looks and feels like It feels like slogging through a week when I am demotivated <BR> It looks like dragging myself to the gym when I feel like curling up under the covers <BR> It feels like continuing with my healthy nutrition even though the scale is demotivating <BR> It looks like intentionally reading my 100 reas... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:52:43 EST Lord, protect me from my desire to binge I’m tired and sore from walking at mum’s pace all day yesterday. Sure fire need to binge for Britain. Please NO Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:35:47 EST Precious moments Woke up yesterday looking at an 11 hour day with some skepticism and disdain.. Off site training/team building meetings take you away from your every day job which doesn't go away, and looking at a jam packed day with next to no time to check emails, can stress a girl out.. I will spare you the m... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:25:28 EST Yesterday beat me Work was rough yesterday, 12 hrs +, no time for a break, basically grabbed whatever snacks I could eat on the go, put me way over my limit... usually I would feel defeated and more stressed, why??? Because growing up I was always told I would never or could never do things... I lived with that fe... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:23:38 EST If only it was this easy This applies to men as well as women <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:19:50 EST PSALM OF THE DAY AND MORE=11/14/2018=THIS IS GOD'S BLOG NOT MINE <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">I cried unto the LORD [Y... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:16:03 EST WEEK TWO.. CARB COUNTING 11.14.18 nubyianne's butterfly blog Hello all This is the 2nd time i have been up cause i heard quenna making a weird noise in the living room. Ed said last night i kept sleep walking and he would tell me to lay down. The Ambien makes me do that until i go into a deep sleep he has to watch me.... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:11:07 EST Haiku of the Day Haiku #318 (of 365): <BR> She touched the brush to <BR> canvas, hoping to see a <BR> true masterpiece there. <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:08:31 EST are you really listening I’m trying to listen to my body. Push myself when I know I can and rest when my body is asking me too. It’s a tough balance if I’m being honest because it’s so easy to slip into bad habits disguised as physical cues to stop or rest. But I’m learning more about myself and becoming more and mo... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:05:00 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY-11-14-2018 <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:01:51 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 November 14, 2018 DOING WITHOUT <BR> <BR> There are so many things in life we believe we couldn’t do without. However, if we look back just a short 100 years ago, people did without most of the things we hold near and dear to us. People had no cars. They walked everywhere most of the time. There... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:47:45 EST Between belt buckle holes I was alternating between the last and the penultimate hole for awhile, but then was solidly in the penultimate hole in my belt for a good long time. It is too loose (hooray), but not loose enough, really, to go to the next hole. Small victories, though, are nice. I can wear it on the third ho... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:40:58 EST Day Four I decided to try to do a bone broth fast for at least a week. For breakfast and lunch I have a glass of hot beef bone broth with apple cider vinegar drink blended in. For dinner I have a Keto meal. I allow myself a three hour feeding window. I take a multivitamin daily along with MCT oil. I alway... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:40:34 EST Mercy, Peace and Love – Day 44 Called, sanctified by God the Father and preserved in Christ Jesus <BR> <BR> “And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves. Now we exho... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:39:51 EST Cats ;-) 11/13/18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mistakes Cat Owners Make <BR> <link><BR>cat-owners-make?utm_source=feedblitz&u<BR>tm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=Fe<BR>edBlitzRss&utm_content=7+Mistake... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:13:59 EST Coming Home <img src=""> <BR> The smile on your face when I arrive <BR> Makes me feel so alive. <BR> we share a greeting and I realize <BR> I see true love within your eyes. <BR> I'm quite content, no need to roam <BR> because of ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:03:25 EST Pain Is Individual I am saddened by some of the posts I read on here where some Sparkers and their families have so many health problems. All of them different than my pain and health problems. I am amazed at the strength of those that are posting these things. <BR> <BR> This year has been horrible for me.....horr... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:03:02 EST Mandatory Sabotage Blog... Spark Guy is making me do this. I have been "saving myself" by watching the squirmy dietician's coaching with the sound off and now even moving to a new window while she's on because even with the sound off she's like some kind of mindless muppet with exagerated wiggling and finger pointing at t... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:39:52 EST life <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:36:37 EST Sucking my gut in at the vetranarian’s How ridiculous does this sound? It all started out that my dog needed a well dog check up and a prescription renewal. Ok sounds fine so far.......the tests were done, my dog had not peed on the vets floor ,saving me That embarrassment, then in walks the Vet. <BR> <BR> He says “ there’s ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:28:38 EST Decaf? Um...No!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Why is it that this year goes by so fast, but the count down to retirement is crawling like a snail? <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I cannot believe it's so close to Chris... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:11:28 EST Wed 14 Nov 61,3kgs - 4 meals of 400 calories each today Breakfast = 400 cals <BR> 1 Dolce Gusto Cappuccino 84c <BR> Muesli 327cals <BR> [Muesli = <BR> 10g Bjorg organic muesli (dates, red fruits, soy) (380) 38c <BR> 10g oatbran (358c) 35c <BR> 10g cashew nuts (607) 60c <BR> 10g chia seeds (525) 52c <BR> 10g dried apricots (231) 23c <BR> 50g m... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:52:35 EST 11-13-18 Went to Shakespeare and Pizza tonight, even if it was cold. We had several new people. The play tonight is based on the Trojan War. The first two acts, which was all we read tonight, just had people standing around talking. There was very little action, either on stage or off. Not boring, but not... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:36:58 EST Determined to be my best! <img src=""> I just posted a pic. It was so inspiring to do it. I’ve been sparking (again) for a few weeks. I made a commitment to keep a food journal to my med team. Yes I have a team! I’m diabetic (which just doesn’t... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:35:05 EST Determined to be my best! <img src=""> I just posted a pic. It was so inspiring to do it. I’ve been sparking (again) for a few weeks. I made a commitment to keep a food journal to my med team. Yes I have a team! I’m diabetic (which just doesn’t... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:34:12 EST Determined to be my best! <img src=""> I just posted a pic. It was so inspiring to do it. I’ve been sparking (again) for a few weeks. I made a commitment to keep a food journal to my med team. Yes I have a team! I’m diabetic (which just doesn’t... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:32:32 EST Cooking okra Cooking okra with fish so fried some chopped garlic & onions in some oil then added minced ginger, turmeric salt then when its done add fish in the gravy then remove it & add the topped & tailed okra cook till done I added some fenugreek seeds before frying the onions & that is that & chopped gre... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:18:40 EST BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY KNOCKOUT <BR> <BR> Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion, but woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. <BR> ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:10:05 EST Today is WORLD DIABETES DAY Wish SparkPeople would have brought attention to this and posted SOMETHING about it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00:43 EST Day 3 Food planned <BR> To dos organised <BR> Busy day. <BR> Let’s go <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00:01 EST Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 " I live with enthusiasm, and give thanks for my life." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:50:58 EST Tuesday, Nov. 13th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Okay…third time is a charm…hopefully! I got kicked out of my blog twice and I’m getting tired of rebuilding it! I’ve switched to Word now so I can keep it saved. <BR> <BR> The day began with ... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:46:36 EST Hump Day Happy <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:37:20 EST Catechism in a Year <BR> 367. What are the sources of the morality of human acts? <BR> <BR> The morality of human acts depends on three sources: the object chosen, either a true or apparent good: the intention of the subject who acts, that is, the purpose for which the subject performs the act; and the circumstanc... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:36:39 EST Weather The day started out at 63 and raised up to the low 80s. It is 64 outside and 70 inside. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:15:43 EST Special Blessings-November 14, 2018 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. I was up early this morning and took advantage of the time to read. <BR> <BR> 2. I did one load of laundry today. I have another to do tomorrow. I have no idea where it all comes from. <BR> <BR> 3. We are decluttering this week... 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