Monday, November 05, 2012
Just thought since it had been awhile since I have blogged, I would bring all ya'll
up to date on activities.....will be another one next week but that's another
I started on this new program with the help of a nutrionist and a husband who is
backing me, supporting me, this time,,,,,in a way he has never done before...
I began this program on September 3rd, 2012, and that first week, I had one bout
of acid reflux, NOT ONE EPISODE with acid since then. To me, that is nothing short
In case you did not know, David bought us a bed, with a head that would raise me
almost straight up............because I would have to get up and sit in a chair half the
night when one of these would hit......would have been a heck of a lot cheaper if
I had heard of this nutrionist before we bought the bed, but hey, it is very comfy...
so I guess I can't fuss too much................................ha
I have lost just over 25 pounds since September 3rd, and while I know I have a long
way to go yet, to get down to my goal of a really healthy weight, I am satisfied because
I am losing in a regular fashion and not a pound here and maybe next week a half pound,
and so forth.
I think a big key to this is I am not eating any Gluten, no rice, no potatoes, no sweet
potatoes, no bread, no crackers, no pork in any form now, no beans, other than green
beans, and no starchy vegggies like peas.....
I already can tell a major difference in how I feel....this is a lot better than when I lost
the original 37 pounds, then of course, got careless and gained some of that back.....
I feel better physically and mentally.
My bloodwork came back normal, the sugar had been high the last 4 trips in so the dr.
was very upset, and I may add here, he is very nearly doing handstands at the weight
loss and improvement...my cholesterol is down to 160 also.....
So in a few days I will run another one, in the meantime I have to go get busy....
times a wastin'....................
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I got this from someone else on Spark.....so just having some fun here............
Where is your cell phone?
Your favorite thing?
Your dream last night?
What room are you in?
Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Where were you last night?
Something that you aren't?
Wish list item?
Last thing you did?
What are you wearing?
Something you're not wearing?
Your favorite store?
Your favorite color?
When is the last time you cried?
Where do you go over and over?
God in prayer(ok-not one word I know)
Five people who email me regularly?
Favorite place to eat?
Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
Monday, April 16, 2012
(In honor of my husbands' service in the military and 3 tours there)
Vietnam Wall Facts:
SOMETHING to think about - Most of the surviving Parents are now deceased.
There are 58,272 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2011.
The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties.
Beginning at the apex on panel 1E and going out to the end of the East wall, appearing to recede into the earth (numbered 70E - May 25, 1968), then resuming at the end of the West wall, as the wall emerges from the earth (numbered 70W - continuing May 25, 1968) and ending with a date in 1975. Thus the war's beginning and end meet. The war is complete, coming full circle, yet broken by the earth that bounds the angle's open side and contained within the earth itself.
The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth , Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.
There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.
39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.
8,283 were just 19 years old.
The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.
12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.
5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.
One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.
997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam .
1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam ..
31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.
Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.
54 soldiers on attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school.
8 Women are on the Wall. Nursing the wounded.
244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.
Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.
West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.
The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest . And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home.
The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam . In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedyâ€™s assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.
The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415 casualties were incurred.
For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters. There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.
Please pass this on to those who served during this time, and those who DO Care.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
So very sorry to hear of Davy Jones passing away this morning from a heart attack.
Never missed the Monkees on tv and I still sing the Last Train to Clarksville.........
Goodbye old friend..........we will miss you................
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I borrowed this from Bug and she said I could post it .... LOL
Rules for worrying
1. Write down everything you want to worry about.
2. Pick one hour a week, anytime you desire, to do nothing but worry about the things on your list.
(Note: No other time is acceptable once a predetermined time is established-should something prevent you from utilizing that time period for worrying, you must wait until the period arrives the following week.)
3. Never, under any circumstances, worry before noon or after 5 PM, Monday through Friday or before 10 AM or after 8 PM on Saturday, Sunday, or Holidays.
4. Never, under any circumstances worry while at work, or while working on work materials or business related items.
5. If you insist on worrying, this immediately disqualifies your spouse or any other family member in the same household, from worrying…ONE worrier per household is allowed.
If another member of the family wishes to assume the responsibility as the OFFICIAL WORRIER, you may relinquish the position, but immediately you are disqualified from future worrying. In this event, you must adhere to the above schedule and list all of your worries for the appointed WORRIER to worry about for you.
6. You must never put on your list, or entertain worrying about things over which you have absolutely no control.
7. As a WORRIER, upon acceptance and association with any other group, club, association, etc., you must adhere to the above principles and monitor those with whom you associate, that they do also.
Severe penalties for “Not Worrying Properly” will be administered.
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