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Thursday, October 28, 2010

(It is still Wednesday for me). I met my friend for lunch today before an appointment downtown. Neither of us have the money to go out to eat anywhere, so I made the lunch for us. I know that he and his wife like Indian food a lot, so I made the Butter Chicken recipe that SparkPeople had. My friend claims he can't eat anything with yogurt in it, but he really liked that Butter Chicken and had two large helpings. I also made brown rice to eat it over and asparagus. I know I went over in everything today, but it was good. I am going to have to try more of the recipes from the site and from some of the lower carb and diabetes cookbooks I have.

  
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PARKERB2 10/28/2010 10:10AM

    What a good idea. Meeting with a friend and one of you providing the meal. Thanks for the idea. Have a good day.

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PAMBWS 10/28/2010 6:59AM

    Time with a friend is more important than what it costs. Enjoy it...& besides, your lunch menu sounds better than 'going out'.

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RADBUNNY 10/28/2010 1:15AM

    How nice to have that special time with a friend!

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Nutritionist visit

Thursday, September 09, 2010

This was somewhat like I figured it would be, but she didn't look at my files before recommending some things, like upping my carbs and eating more starchy foods. However, even after she found out I have diabetes she still recommended adding more carbs. She did look at what I wrote down that I have been eating the last couple of weeks, which is in the range of calories that Spark People recommends. She recommends that I raise my minimum to 1400 and do more walking (that hasn't been going on much since I have had a cold for the last month and a half and can't breathe when I am walking, but I will try to do more). Other than that, she just said not to skip meals and gave me some papers and a pedometer. I hope the new one works.

I did go to the Cancer Resource Center to see when the Nutrition classes are going to be there (I think Lisa comes up with more than the hospital dietitians) and got the schedule and the schedule for the Spa days this fall. The next one is a week from today and October's is the day I have my port flush next. They have Reiki, massage, sometimes manicures and different crafts that can be done. It is all for cancer patients, survivors and caretakers and for free. The nutrition classes are to help through cancer treatments and recovery and to keep it at bay after treatments.

  
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MARITAK 9/12/2010 11:59PM

  Reiki and massage are both wonderful!! A massage from a reiki practitioner is awesome!!

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PAMBWS 9/9/2010 9:37PM

    Sounds like an amazing resource centre...I love massages, saving my pennies (literally) for a spa day reward for not cracking under the stress of a plateau.

Hope your next nutritionist visit is more positive.

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CITRUSPINE 9/9/2010 9:36PM

    Sounds like you are on the right tract with going to the nutritionist. The place you go to sounds great and has a lot to offer. Crafts are always a great way to unwind and get your mind off things. Enjoy!

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MOM2ACAT 9/9/2010 9:23PM

    That resource center sounds great! I have heard good things about Reiki, but have never tried it. And the crafts sound like fun!

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nutrition shock

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

I have been trying to keep record of what I eat and have lately been able to get up into my range I am supposed to be in. I got a total shock today, though, when I had ground beef and some guacamole. I thought avocados were supposed to be good, but one avocado has over 300 calories. That added to the extra lean ground beef (all I have been able to afford) put me at well over 600, plus I had some mozarella cheese with it. Over 800 in one meal. YIKES! For supper I opted for one summer squash cooked in garlic flavored olive oil with the canned parmesan cheese like you put on spaghetti. That kept me in my total okay, but it was hard to do that.

Tomorrow I go see a nutritionist since I just can't lose anything. I'm afraid she/he will tell me to eat things that I cannot eat without getting sick. I was already told I should be eating a lot more fiber, but every time I eat that I get sick, so I don't know what to do there. My friend is going with me so she can help me remember things (I will also take a notebook and write them down) and so she can help me relate problems to the nutritionist because nobody there ever listens to anything I say. If my friend isn't with me I am completely ignored.

  
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MOM2ACAT 9/9/2010 8:57PM

    I have to watch it with fiber too; I have IBS, the kind with diarrhea. I can still eat fiber, I just have to watch that it's not all in one meal.

That summer squash sounds good fixed that way!

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MOM2ACAT 9/9/2010 8:56PM

    I have to watch it with fiber too; I have IBS, the kind with diarrhea. I can still eat fiber, I just have to watch that it's not all in one meal.

That summer squash sounds good fixed that way!

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SHERWOODCYCLER 9/9/2010 12:15AM

    You know, some people don't feel well when they eat fiber or bread. So I wouldn't be discouraged if you don't get all the fiber in that you are "supposed" to. Sounds like dinner was a great way to top off your day w/o going over on calories. Yeah, avocadoes are "good" for you. But they are high in calories. Isn't that a bummer?

I think the keys to success are really being aware of the calories you are taking in as well as the way certain foods make you feel. If they make you feel lousy, don't eat 'em. Hope you have a good meeting with your nutritionist.

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Faith

Monday, August 30, 2010

I have never been an outspoken person and wouldn't have any idea how to share my faith with others, but lately I have been questioning why I believe the way I do. Last night I got to remembering things that have gone on. The complete feeling of peace when I have been told that everything is going to be all right. That happened when my parents were driving home in a really bad snow storm, when I was about to have major surgery for cancer, and after I got home from the hospital after that surgery. I got that same feeling when I got my horse so many years ago and she didn't pass the vet check. I knew she would not have the problems they said she would. I also had always gotten the wrong number until after the deadline to return her and then, dialing the same number, got the person I bought her from.

A few months after my surgery I found out that one of my dogs had two large tumors and only two months to live. Prayers went up then and the thought that I would take him by my vet here (he was being fostered at the time) and see what they could do for him. The tumors were gone when we got there. It is four years later and he is healthy and happy as long as his brother stays out of his way.

The main thing I remembered so clearly last night was how I learned a lady from our church had passed away. Not from a human telling me, but through a song on the radio. I can't remember the name, but it talks about don't cry for me when I die because I will be in Heaven with Jesus and walking hand in hand with grand--daddy. I knew why I was hearing it. That was confirmed when the pastor told of her passing.

I don't know the reason all those memories came back. Maybe it was to reassure me as to why I believe. There are so many things in this world that one cannot figure our, and so many questions asked. I think I needed to remember those things and I need to keep them in my mind. Maybe, also, the memories that give me the reasons for my beliefs will help with my weight loss battle. To trust in the Lord to help me through.

  
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HOPE2BE 8/30/2010 8:53AM

    I too have had the same feelings when praying for people and knowing they would be all right which they were. It is such a comforting feeling to know such things when it presents itself. There was also the time I was healed when someone prayed for me and I knew i was well which proved to be true years following. What a blessing for you. emoticon

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NANA2PRINCESSES 8/30/2010 5:49AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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RGDSGAL 8/30/2010 12:35AM

    I enjoyed your blog very much. Everything you said was true; sometimes we do need to be reminded why we believe what do......

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Missing SparkPeople

Thursday, July 08, 2010

I have been missing the SparkPeople messages lately. I haven't received any email from them for 2 weeks. I go onto the site and the teams, but it seems that I am not seeing anything that is going on. I am just wondering what happened. I have checked my email preferences and with the internet provider.

  
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HOPE2BE 7/9/2010 3:51PM

    You might check with membersupport@spark people.com They might be able to answer you or check it.

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NITRO.MOJO 7/9/2010 10:13AM

    Also make sure to add mailer@sparkpeople.com to your Email address book so none of them get caught in the spam filters.

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JAMER123 7/8/2010 11:57PM

    I have had days like that also. Not sure where to go to let the Administrators know there is a problem. But you can go to your email preferences and click on the highlighted "view today's" and get the info and points. Mine came back on shortly after soing this. Good luck.

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