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Sad at my house

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I live on a farm in southern Oklahoma and we have coyotes , bobcats, deer , wild turkey , etc. My 5 yo chihuahua went on walk with me on our farm, as we always do once or twice a day, along with my 2 other dogs ( shih tzu and large chow/lab mix). They all love to go on our walk and that is motivating for me.! On Thursday evening we all took off walking and my chihuahua took off in the pasture away from us. She has been venturing away from me and other 2 dogs lately. She looks for rabbits to chase. I called and called her and she didn't return with us. I did the walk again looking for her to no avail. Didn't sleep well Thursday night thinking she would come home. I started looking for her again when the sun came up on Friday morning and found her body near the barn. I think a coyote probably got her. Yesterday, after finding her and burying her....I felt drained and so sad. Yesterday I did not turn to food for comfort. Over the 40 years on the farm we have had many animals ...it is never easy to lose one. We loved her as she brought such joy to our house. Since I have this weight issue , I noticed I did not turn to food for comfort. I'm so sad ...but , I'm handling my sorrow without food. Love to my sparkfriends for thoughts and prayers.

  
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ANGORA4 4/13/2014 11:57PM

    So sorry to hear the sad news. But I'm so proud of you! You knew the food wouldn't heal the hurt, but only add to it in the long run. Easy to say, hard to do. You are amazing, so well done. As another farmer, I know that death is part of life, but we still miss our babies when they're gone. Sending hugs today.
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SPARKFRAN514 4/13/2014 12:08AM

    Sorry about your families loss pets are family members too. Glad you are dealing and not using food for comfort . praying for to feel better soon. emoticon emoticon

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EMMACORY 4/12/2014 10:27PM

    Sorry for your loss. May your many memories bring you comfort. emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 4/12/2014 8:27PM

    so very sorry about your little dog, if you had been in town, it could have been hit by a car, but sad anyway
glad to hear you are not relying on food, way to go

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ALISONCHRISTIAN 4/12/2014 8:19PM

    So sorry about your little dog. We live in the country in Arkansas and have also lost a couple of dogs to the dangers out here. It never gets any easier. You should be very proud of yourself for coping without turning to food for comfort. Small victories, right? emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 4/12/2014 8:09PM

    So sorry to hear that - and even while you know such things happen, it hurts. Good for you in not turning to food for comfort. Time is a much better healer.
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Saturday night blog

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Today has been a great day even though I didn't go outside. Just too cold and windy for my asthma. I have tried to walk on cold days just to get out of the house, but the cold hurts my lungs and there have been a few times I didn't know if I would make it back to my house. I have my recumbent bike for these cold days.
Be sure and Set your clocks ahead tonight ! emoticon Hugs emoticon
Brenda

  
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EMSSBEARS 3/9/2014 4:52PM

    I would love to have a recumbent bike at my house - that is my plan for the future. I am sorry that you are an asthma sufferer too that is a miserable feeling to not be able to breathe. I applaud you for trying to get outside but when it is cold it is murder on the lungs. I am so glad that you have that recumbent bike. Thanks for the reminder on the Spring Forward. Now if Mother Nature would just let the temperatures Spring Forward. emoticon

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Absolutely Aware

Monday, February 24, 2014

My task today is to write about a change (other than the scale) since beginning SP ... For me, it has to be healthy living awareness ! That covers a lifestyle change for sure !
I may not be losing much weight, but being a Spark People member has brought healthy living to my family through me.
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ANGORA4 2/26/2014 12:20AM

    That is a blessing! emoticon

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MAESTROSHASHA 2/25/2014 6:45AM

    How do you eat an entire elephant? One bite at a time! Small changes will lead to more small changes which over time will lead to bigger changes! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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COOP9002 2/24/2014 12:02PM

    Awesome! Blessings to you on your journey.

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SPARKFRAN514 2/24/2014 11:56AM

    emoticon emoticon I agree that we are not the only ones who benefit from eating a healthy sparky way and not us eating one way and feeding our family another. way to go emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOOD1962 2/24/2014 10:48AM

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READNKNIT 2/24/2014 10:45AM

    Good for you! That's a great change!

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Headcold or what ?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I've got it...some kind of head cold, cough feeling lousy. I don't think it is the flu. I've made it for 3 days...each day has been worse than day before. Mama mia... emoticon

  
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LAURANCE 2/19/2014 7:53AM

  Did you get a flu shot? Sometimes you can still get the flu if you've had a shot, but it's not nearly as totally awful as it would be without the shot.

This sure has been a difficult winter. I hope you'll soon be getting better!
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ANGORA4 2/19/2014 12:14AM

    Hang in there, these darn things seem to be everywhere this winter.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/18/2014 8:34PM

    I hope you get to feeling better soon!

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Regroup

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The time has come...no more denying it..I have had a hard time staying on track the last 3 weeks. I can't believe I made it through the holidays and no problems. I have let the cold weather rule. Okay...gonna go outside and get away from fridge ! I can do this ! emoticon

  
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ANGORA4 2/15/2014 12:14AM

    So proud of you! You've recognized the beast, confronted the beast, and shared the goal to conquer it with the rest of us, way to go! It's hard to make yourself go outside when it's cold, but it feels SO good when you come back in again. The house feels so much warmer and more welcoming after you've been out.

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NYARAMULA 2/14/2014 1:04AM

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