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UK Church's Way with Words

Sunday, April 17, 2011


UK Churches have
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ALASKASKY 4/27/2011 8:55PM

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HEALTHIERKEN 4/18/2011 10:12AM

    These are great! Thanks for posting them :)

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FREEINHIM 4/18/2011 5:25AM

    Thanks so much for the laugh! emoticon

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MMICKEYP 4/18/2011 1:38AM

    Thanks, I needed a little uplifting today! I keep looking up..even if I trip..haaa. Thanks! emoticon

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NANNER2121 4/17/2011 7:36PM

    A sense of humor makes a lot of things better.
Thanks for the smile. Loved the first one.

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Making Progress albeit Slowly

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Since my last blog I've experience a few health related setbacks to include a stay in the hospital of the Christmas holidays, and last week ,just when I was beginning to be able to renew my walking program, I broke my right foot and one of the toes. So the walking program is on hold again.
That being stated, I can say my eating plan is working and I've managed to lose the overage I'd gained above my previous high weight and also an additional 5 pounds. It is a much slower process but it gives me the opportunity to explore more variety and continue to refine my eating plan, get a better sense of when I'm thirsty instead of assuming its hunger pangs. I do strength training with dumbbells and elastic band and do my chair yoga daily so I'm definitely exercising and look forward to changing the routines to help keep my interests in exercising and progress in improving my health.
I spend way too much time sitting in front of my laptop playing games on Facebook but I'm gradually weaning myself off by limiting my play time each week by an additional hour. Yes I still spend way to much time enjoying the games. Best wishes to all on their health journey pursuits.

  
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MMICKEYP 4/18/2011 1:42AM

    Broke your foot and toe? Who'd YOU kick! Owie!!!
Well, it's chair aerobics for you, guy! lol

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ELYMWX 4/13/2011 11:16PM

    Good luck, Terry. And yes, Facebook games can certainly suck time...

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TIPPY211 4/13/2011 6:56AM

    Congratulations on your progress! You can do it emoticon

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Back to where I started

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I might as well acknowledge my underwhelming achievement. I've managed to regain all the weight I lost initially in the first couple of months of this journey. I am of course disappointed in myself as I know I'm the one in control of this and sure I've experienced several physical injuries and health issues but I'm sure others have too and at least managed to maintain or continue meeting their small and intermediate goals.
Alas, I'm publically being accountable for my , well I don't want to call it failure, current setback. I also wish to state my renewed determination to not let this temporary setback become an excuse not to keep trying and reassess my program and do better even if its requires me to take what I consider tiny baby steps. I'm struggling but I"ve definitely not given up on myself. I know from reading others blogs and articles that this does work and can work for me. My feet are almost totally healed now so I can soon go buy some new walking shoes and get back to that part of my program. I recently bought some new better quality bands and Spark videos on how to use them effectively. My recumbent bike has gotten a lot of use and is starting to make complaining noises where before it was mostly very quite when I was using it. I guess that's a good thing. I think I'm rambling here.
Bottom line for me is this is blog marks my new beginning. your continued help and positive support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  
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MOTHER-NATURE 8/28/2010 6:48AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonand so will I emoticon

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Niki

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WILD4STARS 8/27/2010 8:20PM

    emoticon!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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SHELYNDA 8/27/2010 6:40PM

    Most of us have done the same thing at one time or another. The important thing is you got back up and started again instead of giving up! Great job. Be proud of that.

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OTTAWABOUND 8/27/2010 4:47PM

    Every day we have dozens of opportunities to make healthy choices. I think that as I long as I stay conscious as to my motivations, it makes it easier to pick health. And then some of the stuff becomes habit. Which is AWESOME. Like drinking water instead of pop and coffee...

YOU can do it.

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55WALKER 8/27/2010 7:33AM

    I want to contribute to this blog going viral on Spark. Awesome attitude. You go!!!
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BUELLRIDER 8/26/2010 11:52PM

    The main thing is to eat healthy foods and the weight will automatically come off. Good luck. emoticon

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MUEHLBBO 8/26/2010 11:11PM

    Good luck to you. It's a struggle, but hitting it again is what is important. emoticon

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CHANCE2B 8/26/2010 10:38PM

    I too, am back to the weight I started with in June 2008. It's frustrating, but we know we can do it.

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CHANCE2B 8/26/2010 10:38PM

    I too, am back to the weight I started with in June 2008. It's frustrating, but we know we can do it.

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MISSG2U 8/26/2010 10:13PM

    Now you are set for a comeback and thats wonderful, I keep starting and stopping but I just keep coming back I know one of these times it will stick and work.

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IAMPURPLE 8/26/2010 10:07PM

    Yay new beginning! So you had a set back, its ok it happens, it's not like you're just calling it quits! You are picking yourself up and dusting yourself off and really thats what matters!

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-Rosa

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Things are changing

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sort of good news in that for the past couple of months I've have frequent visits with my primary physician and even though I've not been having the best control of certain issues, I've finally got better control and now I'm allowed to reduce some of my daily meds. Of course I may have to increase my insulin regime but for now I don't need to take more shots. As for my walking program that my doctor asked me to stop, he's now given me the green light to resume with the caveat that I only go way early in the morning and not for more than 30 minutes and to cease the program if my feet start bleeding again. I'm to avoid getting too hot which pretty much eliminate any outdoor activity (my current meds make it difficult to regulate my body temp once it gets elevated so getting hot could have some serious consequences. So much for kicking up the intensity, not going to happen. Weight has pretty much stabilized, higher than a couple of months ago but at least I'm not gaining any more.
Lots of little challenges to get back to a healthy lifestyle but certainly doable with a bit more planning on my part. Blood pressure was getting a bit low and so now I get to half my meds for it, at least for the next month before I go back and provide him my daily records of insulin shots, blood sugar readings and BP measurements. Its a bit more paperwork than I've been providing him but I'll probably put it on a spreadsheet and graph it for a quick visual reference. That's about it for now. I hope to see some reductions over the next few weeks.

  
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TIPPY211 7/31/2010 4:37PM

    You have had a tough time but you did not give up Do your best and congratulations emoticon

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KIRSTN617 7/31/2010 3:45PM

    you are doing great! I am glad you got the green light again to walk too!

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FERGSGIRL2 7/31/2010 12:11AM

    You are doing a great job! Keep up the good work, with the limitations you have, you deserve a pat on the back! Blessings to you!

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MOOOOW 7/31/2010 12:04AM

    It is hard isn't it? I understand. I keep thinking that I will be able to cut the insulin soon and then little things come along to upset the apple cart - for me a mini=stroke! Never-the-less, we just pick ourselves back up and keep going. My life saver has been water aerobics. The temp in Texas is just too hot for me to do much after 10 a.m. outside.
Pris

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Bumper Sticker Seen Locally

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The ultimate bumper sticker!!!

  
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KIRSTN617 7/12/2010 9:02AM

    hilarious!

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 7/11/2010 10:05PM

    MAXINE RULES!!!

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TIPPY211 7/11/2010 7:09PM

    Very good!! emoticon

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SHERYLP461 7/11/2010 6:28PM

    funny

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LJCANNON 7/11/2010 5:50PM

    Good Advice as usual from Maxine!!

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