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/ Today is Hubby's Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033849 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd630b09-0e50-4f21-bbcc-a10dfe65baf9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is before I ever met him... but it is his birthday today. Happy Birthday Honey. I will give you your card when you get home. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 20:07:57 EST Birthday Weekend With the Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009974 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74842e9d-c2ef-4187-b386-ded89c14384d.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ac4a82f-6aaf-4824-86ef-e569702855f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What a weekend! I do not know what I loved more...the time with family or Seeing the Rangers play.. . . <BR> <BR> First of all I always remember my Grandma Grace who loved baseball and watched it on a black and white TV that was a piece of furniture that sat in the living room corner.... its screen ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:10:43 EST I got the Munchies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006192 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/755ce773-14e4-4809-a8ce-39e9882887cc.png"> <BR> <BR> I am not sure how this works! I have pondered it over and again....but when I cheat on my diet....and eat things that I know I should no,t then I start craving more of the same. I wonder if it is a chemical thing...where the simple carbs burn up fast and then need more or.....is it the fact you gave in to the temptation and your will power is now gone. <BR> <BR> What ever the case It r... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:25:04 EST 10lb Lost and Gained ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005750 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63c3b7c8-e921-4c64-926a-7dbd0deaac93.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did anyone see the eclipse last night... too cloudy in this dry parched land. So I could not see it. I did get exercise walking around my yard head held high ...nose pointing up. Which is good! <BR> <BR> I had a Doctors appointment Friday just a checkup. I had a little fever...I am assuming was caused by the hot car ride there. It showed I had lost more than 10 pounds since last Mar... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:32:10 EST Cooking Without Salt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002989 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b7194aa-fc24-4265-9eee-21a769d3ea8b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made homemade Shake 'N Bake today....and baked some pork chops...4 grams of fat per serving. Baked some Sweet Potatoes, Cooked some Kale ... Supper. All without salt and very low in sodium. <BR> <BR> I also make some Homemade Granola . All with very little sodium. I think it had 7 milligrams of sodium in the whole thing.I think probably 6 or more servings. (3 cups plus) Keeping ... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:30:24 EST Mom's Birthday without her. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000231 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64b2617a-bbf0-4a01-b8ad-8239676f0287.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5fd87b02-6b5a-4837-a501-ff45827bc415.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0434cce0-f6d2-4e4c-985e-5679bf27b569.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have lots of pictures of Mom on birthdays past....with cake and ice cream gifts and flowers. This year it was just sad....for me and the ones she left here. I hope there was a big celebration there. Miss yo... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 11:46:21 EST 2 days till her birthday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997330 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75ba8450-5f9b-40b7-8cc2-1c2ad7e43750.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mom would have been 86 years young day after tomorrow. She was twenty when I was born ....I always know how old she was just add twenty years to mine. What do you do to say Happy Birthday to your Mom when she is not here anymore. I love her and miss her so much. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:06:40 EST Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996060 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f85ab0b-9364-4dc4-9505-539a9eb67cbb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a picture of my Mom taken about five years ago. I was going regularly to the Wellness Center and taking Aqua Fit Class..... We went every week day. It snowed that year while she was here.....we had to walk home in the snow after swimming for an hour in class. <BR> <BR> Mom was having symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease then. She had fell at home and broke her ankle....we all decide... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 13:26:11 EST What a Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d8157ad0-a43b-4ff2-8c61-9df4c69aa0db.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope all my Spark People friends have not unfriended me. It has been so long since I have been on here. <BR> Quick recap: January I got sick congestion....in the chest and head. Within a week I was worse and Hubby came home took me to the ER where they discovered pneumonia in my lungs sinus infection....etc I had not slept for 8 days because my airways closed up when I relaxed. My... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:07:21 EST Pneumonia...... Not fun. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867116 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l610768711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to tell you I have spent three days in the hospital..... it is a long story three trips to the Doctor....and a trip to the ER....... 3 days hospital.....2 more trips to the clinic............. then then finally an oxygen monitor....and oxygen at home at night. Prayers from my Facebook friends..... God answering prayers......I am doing better. Still mending......but better. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:57:30 EST Expectations .....Great? or None? That is The Question. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835796 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1113441200.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I spent a little time reading some of my friends blogs and comments last night after i had spent an hour or more writing my own blog. Lately my blogs have been about life... it seems to take precedence over the exercise.... and charting or even blogging or socializing on here lately. I guess living in a reno zone will do that to you. <BR> <BR> In one blog in particular the word expectations was mentioned.... ... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:37:21 EST Not The Christmas I was Expecting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835604 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726865730.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This photo was taken 6 years ago... I do not even have this tree anymore. But I don't have a tree up for the first time in my adult life. No festive decorations inside or outside. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1601721113.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes as a matter of fact I do not have furniture or flooring. <BR> <BR> It all started in the summer when we went to Home Depot... to get a... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:37:02 EST Veterans Day 2014..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815065 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1104540336.jpg"> My Dad <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1434436513.jpg"> My Hubby <BR> <BR> The day that we set aside for our Veterans is almost over..... Facebook is just loaded with pictures of Dads, Grand parents, Sons, Daughters who have served in the Armed Forces through the years. Every one is saying Thank you. <BR> <BR> My hope is that after today is done.....That we not forget ...that guy down... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:10:21 EST Bathroom Completed.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793661 Just a note to tell you the bathroom has been completed....and here is a picture story. All work was done by the Hubby and I. ..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2013039109.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1973151879.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595447065.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2002461958.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 21:27:33 EST What a Morning!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786150 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l484149837.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You all might know that I have been in a three year small renovation of my bathroom....and part of that three years has been nagging my Hubby to start.....even though we had bought all the stuff three years before. I started to tell you all what that involved but for some reason my computer dumped it three fourths of the way through the story..... OK that is a little too much for most people to handle this early ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:12:20 EST Repeat from Six years ago.....What is Exercise Anyway??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781106 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l291006934.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was going through my blog entries hunting a recipe to post on Facebook for my Crock-pot Apple butter......when I ran across this blog posted by me six years ago. It made me laugh so I thought I would share this one again. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.... <BR> <BR> Thursday, June 19, 2008 <BR> <BR> Everyday seems to be full of time consuming tasks...Whose isn't? Today it was the t... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:07:07 EST Howdy from Me in NE Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778098 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l51200994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you all been watching the moon? It has been beautiful this week....my Friend took this picture and I thought I would share it with y'all. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1907526154.jpg"> WE have been redoing our bathroom for several months now....this is a before picture. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l582707657.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is afte... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:28:27 EST 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