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Blood Test Results

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

My doctor prescribed some blood work and I am very pleased with the results. The last test had been done over 3 years ago.

My Triglycerides stayed the same 76
My Cholesterol dropped 35 points, from 236 to 195
My HDL dropped 16 points, from73 to 57
My LDL dropped 19 points, from 142 to 123
My Glucose/Blood Sugar dropped 6 points, from 86 to 80
My TSH dropped .35 points, from 2.28 to 1.93

All my numbers are either in the normal or below normal range, all good, except for the LDL, which is in the borderline high range. To be in the normal range I need to get it to
100 to 129. I'll work on it.

  
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PMFISH 2/4/2014 8:31PM

    emoticon report. Keep up the good work.

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RORYLYONS 2/4/2014 7:34PM

    Amazing.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRYNAGAIN194 2/4/2014 7:22PM

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WATOGA17 2/4/2014 7:16PM

    Go, Donna!

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WENDENANNIE 2/4/2014 6:35PM

    Good for you my friend! If you aren't taking fish oil, that will bring the LDL down....if you already are, double it....thats what my Doc had me do and it works! Mine went from 152 to 112 in 60 months time.

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GRACEOMALLEY 2/4/2014 6:34PM

    Great news! Keep up the good work!
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KRYS210 2/4/2014 4:12PM

    emoticon news! So glad you got that in range!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 2/4/2014 3:41PM

    woohoo that is awesome!

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Thank you one and ALL

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I want to thank EVERYONE for the birthday wishes. It warms my heart to see all the messages and goodies from everyone.

Today I actually have off from work, I think this is the first time since starting with the bank 10 years ago. I'm going to make up some cookie dough this morning before meeting our daughter-in-law and her mom at Red Lobster at 11:30 for lunch.

It's going to be an AWESOME day. Hugs to everyone!! Make your day just as awesome.

  
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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/13/2013 3:36PM

    HAPPY BELATED!!!!

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PMFISH 12/11/2013 1:45PM

    emoticon Hope it is one of the best ever.

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GRACEOMALLEY 12/11/2013 1:14PM

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ENJOY!!!!

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JERZRN 12/11/2013 8:57AM

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BUSYGRANNY5 12/11/2013 8:49AM

    Enjoy your day!!! Blessings!!!

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The New Start Pledge

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, to forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

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Post the Never Quit Pledge !
To do so, copy and paste and put on your page under blog

  
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WATOGA17 10/15/2013 8:08AM

    Go, Donna!

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FEMISLIM 10/15/2013 7:54AM

    Great!!

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The loss of my KOPS status

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I have been a member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) now for 13 1/2 years, most of that I have been a KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) and this year would have been my 10th consecutive year. In TOPS, once you reach your goal, you have what is called a leeway, which is 7 pounds below goal and 3 pounds above. Tuesday morning I weighed in on my scale and was 146.8, my goal weight is 145, so I was sure that I was back in leeway, even though I knew that the TOPS scale weighs me about a pound heavier, I still should have been safe. WRONG! When I stepped on the scale Tuesday evening it kept teetering between 148 and 148.25. The weight recorder wrote down the higher weight and I said no, I can't be, I'll lose KOPS. So she changed it to the lower weight. Well one of the other officers heard this but didn't say anything right away. She used to be a KOPS too and lost her status a while ago. She told another officer, who in turn told our leader, who then came to me and asked me to re-weigh. I should have said no because I'd already eaten a snack and changed clothes but I obliged and weighed again, out of leeway.

Now you can probably imagine how upset and mad I was but it doesn't stop there. After roll call, another member spoke up and said that she didn't think it was right for me to have had to weigh in again and lose my status over a quarter pound. Several other members agreed. That's when this vindictive person said, and I quote "I was a KOPS for 8 years and I lost my status, whoopee. What's it matter". I lost it!! I grabbed my things and started to walk out but turned around crying and said "you know, I have given a lot of years to this chapter. I've been an officer for many years and it DOES matter!! I'M DONE" And with that I walked out.

I cried all the way home, I cried on my husband's shoulder, I cried myself to sleep, what little sleep I got, and when I woke up, I cried some more. I was still crying some yesterday at work and it was hard to keep the tears back when I ran into our leader at Subway. We had a long talk. No one wants me to quit, except the person that said those hurtful and hateful words. I still don't know what I'm going to do but I may not go back for a week or two if I do decide to go back. I love TOPS and I love my chapter except this one person that thinks the world revolves around her.

Okay enough. Thanks for listening to my rant.

  
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SHARONCOATES 11/30/2013 3:23PM

    I just came across this. I am a member to tops and I am not a Kop yet.. but, I do know this rule. If you are a KOPS and you weigh in over leeway, you have two weeks to take the weight off before you lose your KOPS status. So, there is something wrong with this picture.. Did your club not know this rule??

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MAYBER 7/18/2013 1:20AM

    Sounds like your chapter officers need a lesson in compassion and caring
One day at a time

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DIDMIS 7/12/2013 1:35AM

    I have had weight recorders who were kind and realized my swelling could cause the gain. When it is a tiny bit everyone should pull for you. emoticon

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WATOGA17 7/11/2013 10:49AM

    Donna,

I'm sorry to hear that you were hurt. People can be very unthinking and uncaring in what they say. Hang in there. You are loved.

Jen

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PURPLESPEDCOW 7/11/2013 7:53AM

    Do NOT let one person do this to you. You know what to do to get back in leeway so go earn that KOPS back! You can do this. The rest of the chapter is there for you. Go, take a week off if you must, but prove yourself stronger than the meany. She is a quitter and you aren't! emoticon emoticon

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DBELLE39 7/11/2013 7:51AM

    Donna --don't let this hurtful person keep you away from what you obviously get some much support & enjoyment from. Seems to me she is just jealous of the success you've had for the past 10 years.
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SPARKCHANTAL 7/11/2013 7:08AM

    i'd rather be tops than kops, if you ask me...

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Reunion and Vacation

Monday, June 17, 2013

We're back!! We left for my 35th high school reunion and vacation around 1am on June 5th from PA and made it as far as Kingsland, GA before stopping for the night. We continued to Fort Pierce, FL. on the 6th where my reunion was. We stopped for lunch at a Steak and Shake and seated near us was one of my classmates. I couldn't believe it. We went out to dinner that night and found out that his mom went to school with my birth mom. Small world.

The next day, Friday, was registration then what was supposed to be Friday Fest downtown. Because of the threat of t-storms, they cancelled it so we all went to a bar/restraint which was very crowded, so we walked down the street to a different one. It was very noisy and expensive but we made the most of it.

Saturday we met at a park for a catered picnic. It didn't take me long to kick off my shoes and head for the water to stick my feet in. Loved it! Saturday night was the banquet. Very nice!! I danced almost every dance and had so much fun. They had an early bird drawing and I won a nice throw blanket with my school name and 35th reunion on it.

Sunday we all met for breakfast then went to church. After that we had to say our goodbyes. It was hard but there are already plans to do a 40th so I'm going to try to go. We stayed at the hotel that night yet then traveled to the keys on Monday.

Tuesday we stayed most of the day in Key West. Took a glass-bottom boat ride. It cost $40 each but was worth it, it lasted 2 hours. They take you out to the coral reefs. Did you know that coral is a living thing? I did but DH did not and I'm betting many of you didn't know it either.

Wednesday we traveled across the everglades and took an airboat ride and a tram ride. Saw a few alligators, we found out it's the wrong time of year for them to be out. Peak time is December through March. We also saw many different birds. We then had some lunch and while there, it started to rain, so we started to make our way back north to where my oldest son and family lives. We found a place to stay and went to eat supper.

Thursday we spent with DS and family. It was good to catch up and see the grandchildren. We went out to eat that night and he picked up the tab.

Friday we started for home and stopped at a flea market to look around. Found a few items then made our way farther north. Stopped for the night just into South Carolina. We left before 4:30am Saturday morning with the intentions of stopping at whatever we saw interesting but at mile 17, traffic came to a stop. We were at an exit so we got off and found a place for breakfast and filled the car with gas. By the time we did that, traffic was moving again. I drove and we stopped at a discount outlet in North Carolina. Found a few things again and traveled on. But when we got to Virginia, traffic was horrible. It would come to a standstill, then move, then another standstill, then move some more. It stayed like that till we got off of I-95 onto 17 then it was bottle-necked on 17. It took us another 1/2 hour to work our way out of that. After that it wasn't too bad.

We made it home about 7pm Saturday evening. God kept us safe and all in all we had a great trip. We are home for 3 days then we're off for camping starting Thursday through the weekend.

  
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MAUITN 6/23/2013 10:41PM

    Glad you had a good reunion and trip on to the keys and got home safely.

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MAYBER 6/18/2013 6:07PM

    Neat reunion and vacation
Thank you for sharing your experience
One day at a time
Love Prayers Peace
Bernice
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DBELLE39 6/18/2013 7:49AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time catching up with old friends & learning new things about friends. How cool that your parents attended school together.
I feel for you on those traffic woes. I'm guessing you stopped at the outlets there at Smithfield, NC??? I'm about 2 hours SE of that area.

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MOM4407 6/17/2013 11:27PM

    Sound like you had a great time.

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ELIZACG9 6/17/2013 7:44PM

    Great news.......I had my 35th last year....sounds fun! emoticon

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 6/17/2013 8:54AM

    Sounded like a great trip and memories. Luckly I don't live very from my school. It would take about a half an hour.

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ELRIDDICK 6/17/2013 7:00AM

  Thanks for sharing

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DMEYER4 6/17/2013 6:54AM

  glad you had such a great time and wonderful trip. have a great day

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