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/ I Had a Great Time Mothers day... Dallas Aquarium lots of steps. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492340 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42b6abde-e61c-4805-8cc8-c8f79d272914.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27fac33e-ec9c-48f0-a49c-f669e7bd89c1.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f326c78-49f0-4964-8e7d-567e13743d0e.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/785eff01-c99d-4c9c-a3bf-7b1697160d1a.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f18aafa1-2692-4609-bda7-9534fdb1f147.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> A good day spent with fa... Thu, 17 May 2018 20:48:33 EST Another Day at the Hospital Pre-op for Colonoscopy Mother's DayTea 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490657 Another long day..... third of running around getting ready for my first colonoscopy. I had no idea that there was so much involved. First was with my Primary Care Provider...... who said I was over due for my first. The Second day was with another Doctor that does the procedure. Today was at the hospital pre op... blood drawn, EKG, lots of paper work and more instructions. Monday we will pick up our cleanse..... to use the day before the procedure and the early morning of the procedu... Fri, 11 May 2018 21:16:39 EST Day Four.... (Day three got lost in the shuffle) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490124 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98b20f9c-abfa-46e4-944d-3f06b5cef771.jpg"> <BR> My first tea party twenty plus years ago. This picture was of me and my five year old friend. It was her birthday party. We dressed with our fancy hats for the occasion. <BR> <BR> <BR> Where does the time go? Monday, my hubby and I had an appointment with the Doctor for consultation to have our colonoscopy, this will be my first. Although we did not have to, as we found out later, we sta... Wed, 9 May 2018 18:19:34 EST Day number two. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489212 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/288cc0fb-59a0-40dd-a27d-3529a86a8310.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db4b0fb2-ea8a-47e1-a5fb-4a960071cf0e.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e9162ea-1950-4ce9-92d3-53275c546185.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26539e63-b3a5-4a61-bb50-68cb0aae6abd.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69102f5b-d53b-4acd-ac56-5f61d4d407a2.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Sun, 6 May 2018 20:45:22 EST I am Back After a Year.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488916 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9481f2eb-5ba3-42f5-9733-3cef4f734946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Time goes so fast as you get older. This past year was my fiftieth class reunion. Hubby and I made the trip back to our home town. We bought a camper to pull with us so we would have a place for our doggies at night. It was a ruff first trip.... although we did not break down till after the first two nights at our hometown where we had family to depend on. Our pickup, sprung a leak some... Sat, 5 May 2018 19:21:41 EST 50° Overcast , Windy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309746 Not a pretty day... cooler and windy. No walking for any length of time... Just walking the dog 4 or 5 times today. I hear the flu is going around.... I do not want to get it. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 15:57:09 EST 79° outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308551 What a nice day to walk. 79° and very windy. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51e19770-f0d3-4b24-99b6-07f25053ba56.jpg"> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:53:30 EST Reformer and I Are Being Introduced http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306837 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d92b9f1a-a4b0-4d28-a9e8-5c25966f4bd2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As strange as it may seem, this time when I tried to use the DVD player to workout with my Pilates Reformer...it worked just fine... went through the whole DVD although I pooped out before the end. I will need to work out for a while to catch up with that girl. She has been working out a lot longer than I have and I have at least 20 years on her. <BR> <BR> I was sore yesterday in my co... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:14:11 EST Elderberries..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306285 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af44a308-3619-4a52-a8e1-aa9b4bf85fa6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have a great memory of me and my cousins who lived in Rural Barbour County, Relatives on my Mother's Mother's side of the family. They lived on the family homestead with a cow or two... sometimes a pig. They always had a garden and put up food to last the winter. We, my sisters and I would spend a week or two (if we could talk Mom into it) with them in the summer time. They had one la... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:29:25 EST Pilates with Rebounder... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305836 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d724ef0-c4fc-4877-8b53-1295ce81c962.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know that you can exercise without expensive equipment... I lost a bunch of weight years ago just walking up and down my country road. Sadly my back now bothers me when I walk for any distance. My thigh from my knee up, either gets numb or has stabbing pains. Osteoarthritis in my back probably caused my an injury in my youth. <BR> <BR> For Christmas, (actually after Christmas) I bo... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:18:43 EST Missing My Ole' Spark People Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305162 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4a40e69-2914-43ac-8cff-aabbe2d63f37.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My computer is full of pictures ...some of them are pictures of my Facebook friends that my computer saved for a reason I don't know. My Screensaver is set so saved pictures are posted to my screen and changes every 5 minutes or so. Hubby loves to sit here on his days off, and watch them. If I lose track of him I usually check here first. <BR> <BR> We moved away from our home town ove... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:01:25 EST Herbal Tea For Blood Pressure? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302643 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a62938c8-5510-4f22-aa94-3387747343d1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mostly every mornin' I sit down to the computer to say hi to my family on Facebook. I usually tell them the weather and what I have planned for my day. My day is not exciting but it is just a way to connect with my family and friends who live afar.. and I see once a year when I make the long trip to my home in West Virginia. In scrolling Facebook I get lots of information.... and a lot of... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:43:52 EST Olive oil.... How Can They Do That... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301518 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/303be638-953c-4278-93ab-6130b7bc3929.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I jokingly tell everyone I get my education from FACEBOOK now. The truth is I do get a lot of information from posts there. It is really hard to figure out what is truth and what is hype. I recently read a post about Olive Oils.... The jest of the article said that as much as 80% of the olive oil is not olive oils at all. I am thinking, "Yea, Right!" At the bottom of this article it s... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:51:03 EST Blood Pressure Is Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300905 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f24d0d2-bad7-48b1-b6b9-258cd68e5d28.png"> <BR> <BR> Just a note to say hi and tell you all that I am back. Too many Christmas Cookies has caused me to gain weight and that in turn has caused my blood pressure to climb. I am back to chart my food and to track my sodium which is key in my blood pressure. <BR> <BR> Say a prayer for me. If I do not get it down by being really good.. then my meds will have to be changed. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:31:10 EST Home with My Babies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234652 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/256ad7f4-b913-43ad-af9e-45fd12b600e4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hubby has a car appointment so I am here with my doggy babies. Hanging out.... the meds have loosened everything. I guess it is productive coughing.... wanted to go with Hubby but did not feel good enough. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:05:48 EST Bronchitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234236 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6fbb041-25c2-4594-8f96-af40a55cbd3f.jpg"> Family trip from days gone by.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to let you know I finally broke down and went to the Clinic yesterday. Xrays show that I have bronchitis...... good news is no pneumonia. I am taking my meds and laying around a lot. I guess I am trying to make up for those nights where I coughed ...most of the night. <BR> <BR> Spent two months in West Virginia with fam... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:05:16 EST My Little Sister Franny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233407 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/813c5610-e45a-4d8d-982b-58e665b680d7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just wanted to take a second to tell my Spark Friends that my Sister Franny passed away one day before her 66th birthday. <BR> <BR> Mom and Dad had three girls, like stair steps not one year between Franny and I and not one year between my sister Liz and her. So every year Franny and I were the same age for 32 days. I would call her and tell her we were now twins. <BR> <BR> I stil... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:10:50 EST Family Love and Support..... Priceless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203665 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f2df5d6-d974-47f1-a362-a00126a86f1b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d6b1822-5fb6-45c9-b4c6-05de5893e97f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is a lovely day in West Virginia. I have been here for over a week with Family. What a blessing. I went to the gym, Planet Fittness with my Sister and Neice this week and walked on the treadmill for 31 minutes counting the cool down. 2.5 mph for a 24 minute mile. Nice to ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:31:21 EST Family Love and Support..... Priceless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203664 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f2df5d6-d974-47f1-a362-a00126a86f1b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d6b1822-5fb6-45c9-b4c6-05de5893e97f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is a lovely day in West Virginia. I have been here for over a week with Family. What a blessing. I went to the gym, Planet Fittness with my Sister and Neice this week and walked on the treadmill for 31 minutes counting the cool down. 2.5 mph for a 24 minute mile. Nice to ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:31:19 EST Another New Day, Another New Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198505 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b78b380b-39ad-4abc-8f41-9b35fd56e6c5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The sunshine is beaming through the closed curtain on my sliding glass doors. Bruiser, my Shih Tzu is looking out the window.... waiting for my first trip outside. He and Scamp are anxious to get started. They will run and jump and whiff 'n sniff till they have worn themselves out. Then, they will rest. <BR> <BR> I need to be more like them full of life .... active and excited for a ne... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:05:26 EST Busy Time with Family and Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198231 Have had a good time with family and friends here in West Virginia ... Love the family and friends. <BR> <BR> A bit tired...but well worth it. Hope you are able to be with the ones who loved you from childhood up.. <BR> <BR> Helps the body and soul. <BR> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:42:59 EST Busy Time with Family and Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198230 Have had a good time with family and friends here in West Virginia ... Love the family and friends. <BR> <BR> A bit tired...but well worth it. Hope you are able to be with the ones who loved you from childhood up.. <BR> <BR> Helps the body and soul. <BR> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:42:59 EST Closer to the Celebration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184168 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5cd9f7ef-dbf1-4387-b667-7748909c4edf.jpg"> <BR> I wanted to share this picture of my Dad when I was a kid.... he built that go cart for us kids when I was around 8 years old. I lost my skirt while driving this thing around the house...when it slid down between the back and seat... into the back axle and wound around till it ripped right off my waist. LOL Everyone who was there got a good laugh. I was a little embarrassed. Dad made so... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:25:44 EST Dad's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183271 Written by my Sister.... Littlest Sister <BR> My Memories of Dad... <BR> He worked 6 days a week when I was little, often returning home after my bedtime, and I usually only saw him on Sundays. I use to take a nap with him on the rare occasions that he did so...actually I use to lay there and watch him sleep. <BR> He wore overalls and I would hang onto the sleeve to help him get out of them. Sometimes he tugged me off my feet... <em>246</em> <BR> When I was 6 he made a wardrobe for the... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:34:13 EST FINISHING THOSE FLOORS TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182867 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63d486d1-898b-47b4-ae85-491e0ec3195d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is a hot 91.6° day today and humid from yesterdays rains. We got 1 7/8 s inches of rain yesterday. I am still waiting on my mower to get fixed so my two acres is growing while I wait.... my other mower will not start either. Very frustrating ...so I am working on my house.... cleaning floors. <BR> <BR> Trying to stay busy and keep the ole body moving. <BR> Happy Flag day!!! <BR... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:05:07 EST Another Cleaning Day.... Exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182287 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/926a3e89-e19a-4fc0-ad02-ac2ef2272098.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just finished cleaning two area rugs. I used a product called Resolve Pet Expert. It is a moist Powder which you sprinkle on the rug in small areas...then using a soft bristled brush till soil, pet hair, etc come out of the carpet/rug. Allow to sit and dry for 20 to 30 minutes... Then vacuum the rug. Pleasant lemon scent and the rug looks beautiful. But I do not have enough energy to e... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:17:53 EST Getting out the Exercise Equipment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181780 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0bff6ab-9962-43c0-82c8-b9be13ef46d0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been out of the loop of exercise for over a year. I was in a renovation and then I got sick and Hubby had to take a leave of absence to care for me. I had to quit the wellness center. My fitness equipment went to the out building when we were working on the house. Last April Mom fell and broke her hip....then had a heart attack.... So I spent the months of April and May with Mom.... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:54:54 EST What is Exercise Anyway??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178604 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1281460 </link> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 21:40:44 EST March 21 and 22, Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126027 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a40493de-fca5-4da1-8c0b-aa637c52be51.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Photo of a cardinal riding a branch with oak bloom on the background branches. Photo taken a few years back....but beautifully, that scene repeats itself every year. Soon the cardinals will not be hanging around waiting for the handout of seeds because they will have an abundant supply of food everywhere. I have tried to take pictures of the flock of cardinals that are here everyday eati... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:21:17 EST Cool but Dry.... Walked today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123270 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8dfd4fbb-2293-4508-b6d8-f48a41cb35ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Spring time is in the air....and winter is holding on not wanting to let go. Frogs, Birds, Flowers, and Trees ....all are waking up to say Hi... to all who will listen. <BR> <BR> My little lavender flowers that carpeted my whole yard are about gone.... the honey bees that worked them daily have gone somewhere else to find more flowers. The birds are fussing in the bushes on the West s... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:17:01 EST Stormy March... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122434 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25d1b5d4-20fc-4aa9-b908-8f0acc422f9e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been hearing the frogs in the evening. The stormy weather we have been experiencing has been good weather for them and ducks. Bruiser, Scamp and I managed to get a couple days walking in this week ...not like I wanted but I will take what I can get. Spring storms have came through here several times this week. I did try to dance with the radio but did not hold out for one song. ... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:26:53 EST Another Day of Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116969 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86d0b8a4-6e12-4091-a5fe-f83bb92c8fd4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was awakened this morning about 7:00 by pounding rain on the roof and skylights. Sadly another day of rain and cold temperatures. I only walked halfway yesterday when we were stopped by rains..... today I have not even tried. I do not want to get sick. I will get my minutes puddle jumping in my yard. Doggies are sleeping .... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:48:16 EST Walking In between The Storms. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115468 img=81453] <BR> <BR> At 3 o'clock this afternoon Scamp, Bruiser and I managed to get our walk in between storms. We have gotten four inches of rain in the last two days.. sounds like a lot till I hear the numbers like 11 and 12 inches of rain....happening just miles from us. I just have to make sure that my Doggies and I get our walk in and our potty breaks without getting too wet. <BR> <BR> Y'all be safe. <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>54</em> <em>257</em> <em>27</em> ... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 20:08:11 EST Walking in The Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114350 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/864d8f4c-7492-408d-9293-e2ff6bb6f833.jpg"> <BR> Weather people have been warning us for a week that today was a day for Springtime storms. For those of you that don't live here that can mean flooding, flash flooding, high winds, hail, and even tornados. I was truly expecting it to come in the night. I was totally surprised when I awoke this morning to find grey skies but not a drip of rain, or a rumble of thunder nor a flash of lightnin... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 13:34:44 EST Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113858 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de0a1976-9858-400c-9842-79c650cfd8f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hubby brought home my favorite cookie. I ate 3 servings. I will do better tomorrow. <BR> <em>198</em> <em>234</em> <em>245</em> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 22:25:33 EST Eating for Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111942 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5de5b54-3801-45a0-8fe1-0f3369a28335.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am working on eating mindfully. It is very hard... with allergies, and health issues. In the last year I have given up eating dairy, anything with added sodium, and several things that bothers my thyroid. I need a chemist . <em>234</em> Sat, 5 Mar 2016 14:21:26 EST Texas Springtime Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6109532 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0942003c-9397-490d-93e5-d9b7d197cfe4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This weekend it was lovely with temperatures up around 75° ...night time temperature was close to 60°. <BR> <BR> The flowers are blooming, trees are budding. Pollen will soon be sending yellow snow down to cover everything below these gigantic Oaks that flank the back of my house and one that shades the front. I love those trees where birds are nesting and singing.... those little honey ... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 13:58:44 EST Test Results Are In... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105618 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/713e02a0-0b4a-49a4-acdf-636c334fce77.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just received a phone call from the Doctors Office...to tell me my triglycerides and cholesterol is high. Will receive another call later... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:53:54 EST Internet Service Is Up Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104963 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/511be82c-d3c0-4cc1-acaf-0ed3230af954.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The repairman was back today....internet keeps going down. So I did not get to chart or log in to Spark people yesterday. <BR> <BR> I had a Doctor's appointment yesterday.... and they were going to take blood so I could not eat or drink... my appointment time was 3:00 in the afternoon. My oxygen levels were down to 94 still after two weeks with Breo inhaler. I did not eat till I had ... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:36:29 EST Rainy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103071 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34d59eef-c145-4976-9d5e-ebc3e66a8718.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cool and rainy day here today.... doggies do not want to go outside to even pee... Have not walked today. Hope you are having a great day.... <em>252</em> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:44:20 EST Just a Joke.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101499 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1e80881-5fc3-46e9-b50f-d797a8239a99.jpg"> Spark People tell us this: Regular exercise can help prevent chronic illness, boost your mood and lengthen your lifespan, among a host of other benefits. But while consistent sweat sessions are great for you, they can also trigger head pain if you've increased your workout intensity quickly, worked very intensely or become dehydrated. Overall, regular exercise has been shown to help diminish recurrent... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:58:52 EST Walking is More Fun With a Friend or Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100653 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8409c1f3-7685-41a7-b1bd-9d899410307f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just wanted to share a picture of my walking partners.... Scamp and Bruiser. They walk pretty fast in spite of their short legs. <em>338</em> <em>185</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 15:29:09 EST Long Hard Year.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100139 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a8dd3c3-d9ed-4bba-b665-02fe229c8d16.gif">The year 2015 and the end of 2014 was a hard one. With a renovation project that went on way too long....and me getting sick with pneumonia ..... to me making a fast trip to see Mom after she had broken her hip, helping with her care ..till she passed the last of May. My world was turned upside down. Through it all I lost 39 lbs.... was on oxygen through the night.... It was tough and I only m... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21:49:43 EST Spring is Just Around the Corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6099189 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99992a47-cc92-4ea0-9f29-e91bf2996fee.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a reminder that these spring flowers will be at your place soon. My yard is full of them. and will be until I mow the lawn. ... <em>126</em> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 17:03:32 EST Two Days After Valentines Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6097502 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e306884-d817-4c99-8474-4860456037bd.jpg">I did not get any roses from my Valentine.... nor did I get any candy, pie or cake. I did not sleep in and have breakfast in bed......instead, I made him a special omelet and waffles. <em>490</em> And my Sweetheart vacuumed the whole house without me mentioning it. And he drove three hours to see our daughter and her family. We all went out to eat sushi ...I did not count calories either. And ... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:17:12 EST 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