100LBLIGHTER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=100LBLIGHTER 100LBLIGHTER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Jacob's Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751654 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l539650507.jpg"> <BR> Jake <BR> <BR> Good Saturday Morning to you all. Just a quick note to tell you that it has been a a busy week......my Grandson, Jake has spent the week. It has rained most of the week but we had a few days where we spent outside. One was when we cleaned the ditch. Grandpa said he would give him $20.00 for cleaning out the ditch that runs up our drive way .... I raked leaves into the ditch on one side and Jake shov... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:05:02 EST Ricochet and the Copperhead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744637 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l746523201.jpg"> Ricochet <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1908568714.jpg"> My Babies (ShihTzus) <BR> <BR> Last Sunday night I sent Hubby outside to get the Shih Tzus out of the play pen because it had gotten dark..... Hubby brought the doggies inside and asked me to take care of them, then rushed back outside......he was gone a while but when he came back inside he had a story to tell......While gi... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:31:36 EST Blinky.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736236 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l950167735.jpg"> Blinky <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1616036760.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I will try to make this story short....but without a bit of background info... it is hard for you to understand what has been happening over the last few days. <BR> <BR> We, my Hubby and I are animal lovers....and living in the country...we are always finding strays somewhere.....and living in the country we have wooded areas all arou... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:22:04 EST INDEPENDENCE DAY .....EARLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731450 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l434702928.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a line here to say I am still alive and kicking... I finally got Internet service ,,we are back with DSL and our phone company. No more $400.00 bills with overages that we have no idea who did them.....and no more counting gigabytes. <em>244</em> But it has its limitations....just as I was ready to send this the crazy thing went out and I lost everything I wrote. The repairman just left. <em>46<... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 17:45:16 EST Happy Mother's Day....again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692086 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2006918406.jpg"> Happy Mother's Day to all. Sat, 10 May 2014 16:50:03 EST Happy Mother's Day to All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685663 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946282120.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the last picture of Mom sent to me by my Sister....taken at Easter. Mom will be 85 this year. She lives in our home town at a Assisted Care Home....she has Alzheimer's Dementia. Her Dad lived and died with Alzheimer's and so did her only brother and her Oldest Sister. Mom is doing well as long as she is talked to regularly and stimulated mentally. It breaks my heart to live so far away from her. . . s... Fri, 2 May 2014 10:30:45 EST Easter Week .......Doggies Diet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672005 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l619619655.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436791759.jpg"> <BR> Following is a copy of a post from Facebook from a little over a week ago...... <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> The first thing Hubby said when he came in last night was boy Bruiser has gotten fat....Scamp, who eats anything that don't eat him first, has been fat for a while. I chalked it up to get... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:05:29 EST Saturday..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670568 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l590508744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to say Hi to all my Spark Friends. I am doing ok for the shape I am in. Hee Hee <BR> <BR> I spent the day yesterday in the kitchen cleaning out my produce drawer and making bone broth....I have been doing some reading and it says that it is good for joints and bones among other things....lots of other good things. So I bought some bony chickens and baked them cleaned the meat off the bones ... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:10:31 EST Good Morning....or Good Afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668248 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1668516374.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to check in today....it has been a few days. I think I am going to have a streak and then something happens. My mouse died. Before you get all tearry on me it was my computer mouse and just needed batteries. The weather has been wet and cold....not like some of you I am sure .....but cold for Texas and for me ...so I chose not to go to town till this weekend when Hubby was home. <BR> <BR> I ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:53:28 EST April Fools Day.....Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661780 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2077387138.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been doctor in my back since Saturday....between the rest, muscle relaxers and some exercises I am now walking upright. That is good since last Saturday I was crawling or walking sorta like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. One hip high and one hip low and hunched over ..scooting my feet because I could not lift my feet. I managed to care for the puppies and myself. Had some food already cooked up and all ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:10:52 EST Research Grapfruit and Medications... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659337 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2030708740.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l96981855.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I just want to start with this appeal.... <BR> <BR> Read the warnings, side effects and information that comes from the pharmacy with your medication. I have been on my medication for years. It works and has not been changed. My medication for blood pressure is a diuretic, as a matter of fact two diuretics. No Channel ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:58:17 EST Grapefruit Lowers Cholesterol.....Spring Wild Flowers at My House http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658799 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l922618425.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l581686089.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1589537177.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recently on Dr. Oz was a segment of the show which he said Citrus fruit lowers cholesterol....he suggested a orange a day for lowering cholesterol.... the things that he surprised me with was. . . he said to peel it and leave as much of the white stuff on the fruit as ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:32:46 EST Spring, Spring We Have Missed You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657181 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1903389066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What a day it has been ....My alarm puppies awoke me at 8:00 this morning. The sun already shinning brightly, the air was brisk....but has climbed to 59° today I do not look for it to climb higher for skies have already clouded up and is lightly raining now. <BR> <BR> My forsythia is lobbing in bloom in my front yard and my daffodils are blooming in a row. My yard is already needing mowing but I have a dilemma.... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:27:22 EST Thank you Spark Family.. What Would I Do Without You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655435 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l251996248.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I do wish there was a like button after your comments, like there is on Facebook so I could tell you I like your comments or appreciate your insights. So I just want to take a moment to thank all of you who read my blog and comment ....it means a lot to be. <BR> <BR> These last few months have been tough on me. I am used to doing what I want to do....without pain, although sometimes I have to find a new way of... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:04:08 EST Winter is Weakening but Not Dead Yet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654008 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l101688671.jpg" <BR> <BR> Yesterday'a temperatures were 81°....with an overcast sky . . . today it is 68° and fixing to rain. Puppies have enjoyed their time in the play pen although it sure lets them get dirty. Soon time for a bath when I feel up to it. <BR> <BR> This past Wednesday I went to the Orthopedic Doctor.....the osteoarthritis in my knee shows a couple bone spurs behind the knee cap that is causing the pain. The first option ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:56:01 EST Spring is Coming..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640598 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595876633.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bits and Pieces (subtitle) <BR> <BR> It is a beautiful day here in Northeast Texas. The temperature here at 2:00 in the afternoon is 53° and the sun is shinning today. It feels like spring after the week of cold with ice and sleet we just lived through. We had no serious accumulation and the power stayed on at my house but just a few miles North of us that had a bunch of ice and power outages. Puppies chose to... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:57:05 EST Garfield... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634003 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l869591227.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to say it is almost 4:00 am and I can't sleep..I am drinking a glass of nonfat milk and am going back to bed to try again. <BR> <BR> before I do I thought I would share those pictures of Garfield that I mentioned in my last blog. Hubby has already changed his name to Stretch.....whether he turns out to be Garfield or Stretch ...time will tell. <BR> <BR> Enjoy my pictures... <BR> <BR> <img s... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:02 EST I am Doing Better........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1968907527.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Spark Friends..... <BR> <BR> Hubby is at PT this morning....this is hopefully the last week....and maybe he'll be able to go back to work. My knee is much better...the pain is almost gone although it feels weak and I fear overdoing it and having a set back. <BR> <BR> I have been having trouble sleeping ...last night I was up loading the washer and drier because I could not sleep. I hav... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:56:57 EST Update..... Time is Now to Take Our Heath Seriously http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624509 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l572027593.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well friends, I am happy to tell y'all that my blood pressure is stable. I have had no morning headaches since I went off the NSAID. I am around 136/86, some times lower. My back is getting better although I had to get down on my hands and knees and scrub my kitchen . . ..Hubby knocked a jar of pickles out of the frig and they broke and went everywhere. He cleaned them up!!! Yea ...when I went to open the frig... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 06:42:11 EST Mystery of the Morning Headache continued... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619544 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1445505056.jpg"> <BR> <BR> By day's end my headache was gone except the no one home feeling I get in my head after one of those headaches. My blood pressure was also normal....so I made the decision not to take my new meds just the vitamins and things I normally take before bed time ..... <BR> <BR> I awoke with the same splitting headache...and when I got on my feet to walk I could not straighten up....my eyes were not as puffy...and my ... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 15:12:36 EST Got Up With a Headache http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618050 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l137586910.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my Doctor appointment for my knee and back. It was nice to see my old Doctor there with friendly staff. After examination of my knee I was given a shot for pain and three Rx and sent to the hospital anex for ex-rays. Before getting our Rx filled at WalMart we stopped at the Chinese Restaurant to eat Lunch/Supper. We then went to WalMart and refilled our groceries and got our Rx filled then went ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 17:19:17 EST Doc Here I Come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616673 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l324478293.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is the day I go to the Doctor to find out about my knee. I have been having trouble with my left knee since Christmas.....doing only what I have to and trying to rest it. Hanging down hurts it so I prop it up on the couch. It is not getting better....sometimes it is worse. <BR> <BR> I have been active up till now so this is hard on me emotionally. <BR> <BR> The Wellness Center is having a Biggest Loser ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 08:54:11 EST Doggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613943 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l958571831.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1770809745.jpg"> This is Bruiser...a sweet little Shih Tzu. . .2 1/2 years old. A neighbor had him and needed to move....he could not go. Great playmate to Scamp although Scamp is double his weight and height. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1725985427.jpg"> Remember Scamp as a pup...well he has grown up since this pi... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:42:22 EST Not a Good Start To This New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602874 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1543349531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to say Howdy and touch base with everyone. <BR> <BR> My Grandson worked on my computer and got a bunch of ad ware off....and some other things. He set up ad blocker and so now I can type without interruption. <BR> <BR> I have been down in my back and knee since Christmas ...It is better but not perfect. I am going to start back at the pool as soon as I can. I think that will help my back..... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:35:04 EST Hope Everyone had a Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573209 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l939223480.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am having pop-ups every time I make a click....Grandson takes them off and they just come back....... very hard to do anything on here. I miss you all. <BR> <BR> I am having trouble with my left knee and my back right now. I had a great Christmas with Hubby and Grand boys and Daughter and Son-in-law. <BR> <BR> Jake is still here....he and his big brother and Son-in-law stayed...DD had to go home and be at ... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:19:24 EST I Am Still Alive and Kickin' but still having problems with my Computer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509332 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l267757655.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am doing ok friends...untill I can find someone to work on my computer I will not be on here much. Miss you guys and gals. Wed, 9 Oct 2013 21:21:43 EST Whow...Has it Been That Long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478956 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1116760239.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I truly love Spark People and my Spark Friends....but I have been having computer problems....worse that before. I finally got it to work but it comes and goes...lots of pop ups....and if I delete them then my computer crashes. <BR> <BR> Sorry but that is why I have not been on here. <BR> <BR> I went to WV to see my family especially my Mom....she is still in the Nursing Home and is doing ok. Still has is... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:02:06 EST Breakfast today.................sodium ....verses calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447773 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2086791298.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> Calories Fat Carbohydrates Protein Pota<BR>ssium, K Calcium, Ca Sodium, Na Magnesium, Mg Folate, total Cholesterol Vitamin D Fiber, total dietary Selenium, Se Vitamin C <BR> Blueberries, frozen (unsweetened), 1 cup, unthawed 79 1 19 1 84 1 2 2 3 0 0 4 0 6 <BR> Lime Juice, 1 lime yields 10 0 3 0 44 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 <BR> Plums, 1 fruit (2-1/8" dia) 30 0 8 0 104 0 0 1 ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 14:37:40 EST Monday Tuesday.....eye opener.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446911 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l55503329.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just one more reason to chart that food..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1294291751.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Y'all know I have been watching my sodium....made sure I added none to my tomato yesterday....gave up the ham...etc. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l134555742.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I charted my breakfast....of only 198 calories, except for the carrots I forgot. It co... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 21:07:21 EST Weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444430 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l906782905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great weekend.............. <BR> <BR> Yeaaaa! Hubby arrived home yesterday. It had been two weeks. He carried in his laundry like a kid coming home from college. We made planes to go to town... <BR> <BR> I needed to pick up my prescriptions that they did not have last Thursday....we needed dog food that we buy by the 50# bag. He needed a haircut. (badly) <BR> <BR> on the way to t... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 19:31:53 EST Lost Again.....2 in A Row http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443358 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l805464254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a note to tell y'all that I weighed in at 237 this morning..... .4 ths of a pound lighter than yesterday morning. I am watching my sodium closely and drinking a fruit smoothie rich in potassium. Banana, apple, nectarines....plus some fiber foods....like barley. Fresh tomato with breakfast....today was egg beaters, Jimmy Dean Turkey Crumbles and Tomato and Barley. I had my smoothie for lunch. if I see nega... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 14:39:17 EST Yesterday, all My Troubles ...Plus.....my Mouse Died....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442850 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l575385545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It has been a while since I blogged....I am still having computer problems... My Internet Explorer is not working....it will not open pages to the links to my emails so I have to click out and go through my google chrome. It seems to be working most of the time. I wish I knew how to change everything to my google chrome so I could click on my links and go straight to my Spark Pages. I am sure there is a way. ... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 00:04:17 EST Pilates .... Thai Lanna....Fixed Mower...Fixed Dish Washer..and more. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415783 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l626337863.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I do love Pilates... <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a productive day. Hubby left for work early but called to say they had no loads and he was on his way back home. Rare to have him home on a week day....and two days in a row is almost unheard of. He had some business in town so he asked me to get dressed and we both would go to Thai Lanna to have lunch. <BR> We each took a vehicle because I needed to shop for g... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 17:00:08 EST July Holiday....There is a Mouse in my House...Dishwasher broke... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411670 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595959449.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hubby did arrive safe and sound later in the day on Wednesday. Along with his Menu items for his celebration....Independence Day. He had had no supper and was leaving out at noon the next day so we decided to have this for our supper meal. I said on my last blog that Hubby wanted the traditional fixins for a picnic in the comfort of our home. And although hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad are not my nor... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 16:07:46 EST Happy July 4th to all my Spark Friends.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409901 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1154372398.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I finally got to the grocery store yesterday. I was missing the Olive Oil and Apple Cider vinegar which are staples at my house. I had been without for over a week...maybe two (I've slept since then a few times and can't remember). What to my wondering eyes should appear, as I was putting groceries away ?......you guessed it!... Fourth of a bottle of olive oil hiding behind the vinegar bottle. It startled me ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 18:20:29 EST BiG TRACTOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403634 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1714743443.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I just can not believe this is Thursday!!! Where did this week go. <BR> <BR> I kinda know where it went.... <BR> <BR> This weekend was busy...SIL came with the Grandson on Friday night...he had some work to do at his Grandfathers farm...while Jake stayed with me. Hubby came home Saturday morning ready to fix the mower.... I fixed these males breakfast. ...followed by clean up...and laundry. Hubby got... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:19:24 EST Sunday Morning.... Blessings and Cursed Mower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399055 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1152701230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Sunday Morning to you..... <BR> <BR> Things are always changing in my life.... I always pencil in my plans never in ink! <BR> <BR> I went to town Friday with a list of things to accomplish and checked off most of them....and added a manicure when I broke a fingernail. I never had long fingernails...my nails have always been weak and break easily. When I was young I would try to polish and care for the... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 11:39:33 EST What do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397476 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1000892597.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful breakfast of Fiber One 80 Calorie Cereal Honey Squares, Almond Milk Unsweetened Vanilla flavored, strawberries and I added 1 scoop of Whey Protein.... the cereal has only 1 gram of protein...10 grams of fiber. I feel full with 380+ calories. <BR> <BR> Oh I almost forgot....one lovely cup of Chai Latte tea...60 calories included in that total. <BR> <BR> Do you eat the same thing every morning?... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:37:42 EST Gotta Get This off My Chest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392507 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1989792518.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I like to start my blog with a little humor...although this blog is not Humorous at all. <BR> <BR> I heard a man say to his ( I'm assuming) wife...and I quote.... "And I pay you dearly for what you do around here!" <BR> <BR> This woman is a homemaker...so she does not spent hours away from home...and all her substance comes from her husband. He is one of those men who pretty much goes to work... and thinks that... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:55:40 EST Friday...Father's Day.....Fun ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389307 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1407079202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The more points I get the more I sit!! <BR> <BR> Anyone else notice that....Just a quick note to say yesterday I ate three meals and was below my minimum calories...but I was not hungry. I was tired yesterday...no energy. I took a nap and as usual I did not get to sleep till 3:00 a.m. I was hungry by then and drank a glass of milk and ate a banana....still could not sleep so I ate a cookie. I hate when I do t... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:28:19 EST Groceries ....To Make Healthier Choices. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388112 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l747688769.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good to get to the grocery store yesterday and stock up on my healthy produce and lean meats. I find if I do not have fresh produce to satisfy the crunch urge...I will find something less healthy to crunch. <BR> <BR> Things I try to keep on hand.... <BR> <BR> Almonds or Walnuts (limit to one ounce daily) <BR> <BR> Celery sticks (they come already cleaned and packaged by Biggest Loser..at WalMart) <BR> <BR> S... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:28:29 EST Home Again...Home Again Rigg-A-Gigg Gigg http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386008 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l358115539.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a short blog to say I am back from a road trip to Tennessee where we celebrated with Hubby's Sister and Brother-in-law for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. The 12 hour ride in the car and lack of water really messed with my digestive system. I gained weight and was miserable when I got home. Just now getting back to normal...now to lose the extra pounds...gone to take more time. <BR> <BR> On the positive ... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:56:45 EST Sugar Week 2 Coming to an End... Protein Powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377059 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l80466784.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A success or not ...I do not know. <BR> <BR> Hubby had a few extra hours this week and was close enough to stop by the house. Of course stopping by the house does not mean he sits and chats...he is always on the go. <BR> <BR> Our weedeater went out last time he was home...he does the weedeating when he is home because he has one of those big gasoline powered ones and I can't use it. I use up too much string wh... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 17:44:28 EST Oklahoma Be Safe...I Am Tired Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374151 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l252466008.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did not sleep again yesterday... so I was tired today. I am trying to figure what is going on with my body...I got some bad news last evening right before bed time...that had something to do with not sleeping. <BR> <BR> But I discovered my fiber has chromium in it and I took fiber late in the evening so no fiber <BR> tonight. <BR> <BR> Goodnight Spark Friends...especially the ones in Oklahoma....hope you all... Fri, 31 May 2013 23:43:04 EST Opps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372886 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1029597364.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1684138133.jpg"> <BR> Lunch today <BR> <BR> Today I took the quiz for the second week Sugar Cravings challenge...I missed 3 and got 7 right....I knew a lot about sugar. <BR> <BR> The one thing I really know is that I can not have sweets around the house... <BR> <BR> I know if I eat well I do not want sweets.... <BR> <BR> I know I do not want to drink my ca... Thu, 30 May 2013 19:04:14 EST Sugar Cravings Challenge week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371610 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l378655570.jpg"> <BR> Mother's ring I got her for Mother's Day. Family just got it to her and sent me pictures. <BR> <BR> Well it has been a full week... <BR> <BR> I got my new washer and dryer this weekend. I have had my old washer for almost 30 years...that is a long time. No wonder the Magtag repairman is the loneliest man in the world. I finally settled on the top loader rather than the front...because Hubby, who still likes to co... Wed, 29 May 2013 14:56:55 EST Day Three of Challenge...Sugar Cravings. Storms. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364913 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1789481744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was very stressed yesterday...we had 60% chance of Tornadoes yesterday morning...at least that is what had been reported on the Weather Channel. I have lived here almost 30 years and our little town has been hit more than once by small Tornadoes ...one person was killed just miles from my then home...while I was giving my neighbor a perm. <BR> the elder Lady's (who died) daughter had came over to be with her ... Wed, 22 May 2013 19:04:17 EST Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge...Week 1 Storm Warnings Here Now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363698 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1386080419.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I should have found this challenge last week...this week I am suppose to chart my sweet eating.... I have eaten all my sweets. So I am charting my cravings. <BR> <BR> Today I ate a good breakfast....egg beaters, lean ham and a Flax, Oat Bran Whole Wheat Lavash Bread...only 50 calories and 3 grams of fiber. 5 protein. I made a roll up...for sugar I drank a cup of Chai Latte' with 60 calories ... <BR> <BR> I a... Tue, 21 May 2013 16:39:52 EST Monday....my favorite day. New Beginnings and Second Chance to Get It Right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362531 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l823683261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got on the scale yesterday for the first time in over a month.....it told me what I already knew. I had gained...4 more pounds. Another...yes I had gained the last time I stepped on the scale too. I am not going to moan and cry ...I know what I did wrong. <BR> <BR> <BR> I had two holidays in that time period ...and I made desserts that when everyone leaves....I eat!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Mon, 20 May 2013 16:47:29 EST Reprint of my blog...Ode to Grandmas Everywhere. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361252 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1486639902.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, July 08, 2008 <BR> Healthy Reflections here on Sparks, has opened my mind and heart, remembering my grandmothers. My Grandmothers on my Dad's and Mom's side were both remarkable people, each one very different from the other, both special. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1726075667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have had to water my flower garden the past couple weeks because th... Sun, 19 May 2013 15:45:59 EST