day 400 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 10/4/2016
MEWHENRYSMAMA is a SparkPeople Motivator!
REMEMBER..."You are an empowered, competent individual who can cope with difficulties, make plans and solve problems."— Amit Sood, M.D.
My name is Mary and I am a young 64 years old. I have some health issues and need a double knee replacement, but first must lose weight so it is all easier to do and to recuperate. I am attractive and look younger than I am. I am married and want to play a more active role in activities than I can now as a disabled woman! I want to be more active and involved in life!
My goal is to lose 60 more pounds and be able to get successful double knee replacements.
I am keeping A food journal and sometimes a food tracker, cutting back on calories and fat, more fruits and veggies, drink water and increase fiber. And try to make healthy choices in any given situation!
My name is Mary. I live in Michigan. I have been married for going on 22 years! We do not have any children. But love animals/pets.
I love reading, music, crosswords and watching movies. I delight in nature (rain, flowers, trees, animals!).
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 91.8
Thanks for the advice for DH. I'll check the wedge out. I have been piling pillows for him so he wouldn't be flat but I'm not sure how that affects his back. I'm pushing the OTC meds now, especially those marked "night" in hopes that will help him sleep. He got a couple of hours this morning and I'm hoping for more this afternoon.
You didn't miss my birthday. Someone apparently misread a list or something. My birthday is in November. This year it's the same day as Thanksgiving. Does that make me a turkey?
I'm glad I got out for coffee too. I really needed that. I was starting to get anxious.
I hope your day is fabulous!!
3 days ago
My DH is not the best of patients. He has his mobility and back pain problems but he rarely succumbs to illness so I hear lots and lots of complaining. We can't figure out where he could have gotten it since he rarely goes out except to the Clinic (I suppose that's a den of germs). Thankfully I have not also gotten sick and my stepsister is recovered from cataract surgery and can check in on Dad. I think it would help if DH could get some sleep but all his coughing makes that hard. I just keep trying to find a med or situation (like changing pillow configuration) to help that along. He'll get better. I just wish it could be sooner than later.
Thanks for your support and encouragement!!
4 days ago
Shabby Chic Client: Basically the living room is really just the same, a little change here and there. My professional Organizer GF put in a new closet unit so I am helping her with that. Elizabeth Gorek has finished the painting for the dining room so I will take some photos...The nursery is almost done, per her taste, not mine. She really has unusual taste along with her hubby. Speaking of hubby, he fought with me every tooth and nail, even the colors of the towels in the master bathroom. So it hasn't really been a blast working with Him to say the least. We are waiting for area rugs so I can pick out a duvet and shams, same goes in the guest room. Just lots of little things, nothing grand. Oh, great planter outside the front door. I will snap photos of everything when I go there next week.
5 days ago
Comment edited on: 10/16/2016 3:19:54 PM
Mary, thank you for your sweet comment! And for the soup goodie and an earlier one I haven't acknowledged. You are one of the most thoughtful people on SP, and I'm sure I'm just one of many who appreciate your loving kindness. Take care, sweet friend
6 days ago
Mary-- to answer your questions on my blog--YES!
Following the guidelines of The Obesity Code-- is the reason I have not wanted snacks, why I don't crave and why I am finally satisfied with my meals.
Lo carb/ Healthy Fats--is way easier than I thought. If you are interested in learning more--watch some of the peruse the recipes and lectures on DietDoctor.com-- Dr Jason Fung videos or search you tube for Sarah Hallberg videos.
6 days ago