123ELAINE456's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=123ELAINE456 123ELAINE456'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/ Quote For Today 9/19/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783002 "No victor believes in chance" By Friedrich Nietzsche Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:38:33 EST Quote For Today 9/18/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782335 "A word to the wise is infuriating" By Hunter S Thompson Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:39:05 EST Quote For The Day 9/17/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781480 "Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them" By Leo Tolstoy Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:47:58 EST Quote For Today 9/16/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780745 "Anger manages everything badly" By P. Statios Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:35:01 EST Quote For Today 9/15/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780112 "History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they exhausted all other alternatives" By Abba Eban Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:38:14 EST Quote For Today 9/14/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779467 "You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life" By Albert Camus Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:52:42 EST Quote For Today 9/13/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778930 "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other" By Mother Teresa. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:40:44 EST Quote For Today 9/12/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778336 "Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time" By Steven Wright Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:22:02 EST Quote For Today 9/11/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777675 "Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men" By Kim Hubbard <BR> <BR> "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new" By Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:07:40 EST Quote For Today 9/10/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776983 "Don't cry because it is over. Smile because it happened" By Dr. Seuss Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:19:49 EST THE WAY OF SERENITY QUOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776848 "We seek serenity, and we acknowledge that we cannot find it unless we are willing to accept certain things. because resisting unchangeable realities is not only unproductive but actually destructive" <BR> By Father Jonathan Morris on Facebook. 9/9/2014 Tue, 9 Sep 2014 21:42:18 EST Quote For Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776476 "To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance" By Oscar Wilde Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:08:46 EST Quote For Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775566 "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens" By Jimi Hendrix Mon, 8 Sep 2014 03:44:44 EST Quote 2 For Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774983 QUOTE 2 FOR TODAY <BR> "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" By Winston Churchill Sun, 7 Sep 2014 07:14:29 EST Quote 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774953 "Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day" By Thornton Wilder Sun, 7 Sep 2014 04:18:31 EST Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774362 "The only disability in life is a bad attitude" By Scott Hamilton Sat, 6 Sep 2014 04:46:52 EST Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773730 "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty" By Winston Churchill Fri, 5 Sep 2014 04:35:35 EST quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773243 ' You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take' By Wayne Gretzky. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:16:02 EST Happy Easter Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676210 Have a Very Wonderful Happy Easter and Resurrection Day. Our Lord Has Risen. Spring is Here. A Time for New Beginnings and to Renew Our Goals. May Everyone go Outside and Enjoy the Fresh Air and Sunshine. Time to Enjoy with Family and Friends doing Things Outdoors with Everyone. Going Places and Enjoying all the Fun Things the Outdoors has to offer. Good time for Outdoor Exercises, Bike Rides, Hikes, Jogging, Swimming and Walking to Name a Few. Go to the Coast, Seashore, Theme Parks, and Zoo... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:50:30 EST The Motorized Wheelchair. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634054 I went in last week for the first appointment. They took my measurements and done exercises with me to check my balance. I got 19 points out of 56 points. Which is nut good. I get very lightheaded and dizzy at times for no reason. And it is slowly getting worse. I just fell against the window. I'm not hurt. It is not safe for me to go out at all. I went in for my 4: PM appointment yesterday and it was cancelled. I got to talk to the PT for a few minutes. The paperwork has been sent in. Now t... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:17:54 EST My PT and Gastroenterologist Apointments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628045 My PT Appointment went well. I'm very happy with it. They took my measurements, had me do exercises for the balanced tests. I got 19 Points out of 56 Points. I got to try out a Motorized Wheelchair too. She said did you ever try one out before. I was in one going down a hall once. She said I done Awesome!!! I'm very quick to catch on to things like that. I go back next week to meet with the PT and Vendor. Then it goes to the Insurance Company to get the approval for it. <BR> And now fo... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:46:49 EST My Journey since 7/23/2013. My first Heart Attack and up to Now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622957 I have been losing weight slowly and doing what I can do in the way of exercise. I'm a very close person. I keep most everything to myself. That is my down fall since being on SparkPeople. It is going to be a learning experience because I don't like talking about myself at all. So please be patient with me. I would appreciate it very much. When the paramedics got here my heart rate was 189 beats per minute. Heart Attack time. Was in the hospital 4 days that time. I started having heart heart... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:27:24 EST Happy Easter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306304 TO MY SON, ERNIE, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. JOHN 11:25 JESUS LIVES. LET'S US REFLECT AND CELEBRATE THE TRUE MEANING OF EASTER. GOD BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE. TAKE CARE. I POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK FOR MY SON TO SEE. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:56:12 EST DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280358 DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME IS HERE. DON'T FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD 1 HOUR TONIGHT. GOD BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. TAKE CARE. KEEP ON SPARKING. THIS IS THE WAY TO GO!!! YOU CAN DO IT. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 17:47:28 EST THE NEW YEAR 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185295 WITH EVERYTHING ALL OVER IT IS TIME TO LOOK FORWARD TO A MUCH BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR EVERYONE OF US. IT WILL TAKE COMMIT ON OUR PART TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF HARD WORK IN TRACKING OUR FOOD, EATING HEALTHY FOOD, SAYING NO TO HIGH CALORIE FOODS AND BAD HABITS. WE WILL ALL FALL BUT THEN IS THE TIME TO GET BACK UP AND ON TRACK. WE CAN DO IT. OUR EXERCISE PROGRAM NEEDS OUR COMMIT TO DO IT ON A REGULAR PART OF OUR JOURNEYS. WE CAN MEET NEW FRIENDS AND DEVELOP FUN THINGS WE ENJOY DOIN... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 02:17:41 EST NEW YEARS EVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182777 HAVE A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE. PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU DRINK DON'T DRIVE. AGAIN IF YOU DRINK DON'T DRIVE. THIS IS THE TIME SEEING THE OLD YEAR OUT AND THE NEW YEAR IN. TIME FOR CELEBRATIONS, PARTIES, HORNS, FIREWORKS ETC. WE NEED TO REMEMBER IT IS TIME TO KEEP OURSELVES, FAMLIES, LOVE ONE AND FRIENDS SAFE FROM ALL HARM THAT CAN HAPPEN TO US UNLESS WE KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE OUT AT ALL TIMES. HAVE AN EVENING OF FUN AND ENJOY YOURSELVES WITH THE COMPANY YOU ARE WITH. HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE. GOD BLE... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:26:44 EST It Is my Birthday Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176520 My Mother went into labor Christmas Day in the afternoon. She miss having Christmas Dinner because of it. I heard about it down thur the years. I wasn't born til 6:22 PM the next night. It was a long labor for her. Both my parent were obese. My sister and I were too. My Brother was average weight. I'm glad that I found Spark People on the Internet. It has open doors for me in a lot of ways. I Love the Site. It has so much to offer People needing to lose weight. It is a new Lifestyle too. This... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:24:42 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176246 Merry Christmas to My Family and Friends. Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Happy Birthday Jesus. Have a Wonderful Time with Your Love Ones this Christmas Season. God Bless Everyone. Love To all Of You. Have some Fun Too. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 00:32:24 EST 13 Update On Nephew Kidney Stone Surgery 10/10/2012 And The Complications He Is Going Thur. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115254 Steve had more pain on Wednesday so they went back to the ER for some Pain Meds to help with the Pain. He stayed home as long as he could. Could not handle the Pain anymore. They said the Pieces that the Doctor blasted in surgery are trying to pass. They sent them back home. So back to the Doctor on Thursday. The Doctor did an Ultrasound on the Kidney and it is Not Block which is Good. But He has to go thur this until the Pieces of the Kidney Stones Pass. Not Good. But hopefully will be do... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 02:23:23 EST 12 Update On Nephew Steve Who Had Kidney Stone Surgery 10/10/2012 Has Complications. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111980 He went back to work Monday 10/22/2012 and got taken out by Ambulance 2 Hours later in severe Major Pain. The Pain is due to some pieces of the Kidney Stoes that was lazered during the surgery two weeks ago trying to pass thur. They let him come home so he was resting rest of day. Was suppose to see the Doctor the next day. Have not heard anything more. My Brother Dave is trying to find out more about how Steve is doing now. So will see. Thank You all for All Your Good Thoughts and Prayers. ... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 02:52:22 EST 11 Update For Nephew Steve Who Had Kidney Stone Surgery 10/10/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109358 Thank You All So Very Much for all Your Thoughts and Prayers. Steve got the Stent out on tuesday in the Doctor Office. Ouch!!! Ouch!!! But he was a Tropper thur it all. Also Doctor said when he went into his Kidney to Lazer Blast the other one there was 4-5 more stones in the Kidney just waiting to cause problems. OMG Glad That didn't happen. So he is on the mend. Thanks You All and God Bless You. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:38:42 EST 10 Update On Brother Out Patient Skin Cancer Surgery On Right Arm. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102050 They took out 5 millimeters in all directions along with the growth. Came out in one piece. It was quite large. They are very Pro-Active Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center. At his first vist they froze spots on his neck, ears, forehead and lip that was all <BR> precancerous. They are pretty sure they got all of it. Will check the growth etc, to make sure. Goes back in two weeks to have stitches out. Can not lift anything at all. Hand and arm was numb til midnight. This morning Dave could... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 01:21:55 EST 9 Brother Dave Is Having Out Patient Surgery At 9:30 Am For Melanoma Skin Cancer. 10/15/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099478 He has an dime size mole, 1/8 inch deep on his arm right above the wrist (towards the body) that they are going to take off. Has other little ones around area that they will be watching that does not look good. Our Dad had Cancer for 25 years, 5 Surgeries, Skin Cancer Etc. Our Sister died from Complications of Brain Cancer. Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles died of cancer. Needless to say Im very concern and worried. I hope that they can get it all and there has not been any spreading of it or ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:41:06 EST 8 Update For Nephew Steve Who Had Kidney Stone Surgery Wednesday 10/10/2012. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098710 Steve is resting at home. He still has a lot of pain. They put a stent in before surgery to hold the tube open.The stones that they lazered in surgery are sand and can past thur now. The stent will be taken out tuesday 10/16/2012 at the Doctor office. OUCH! OUCH! We want to Thank All Of You for your Kind Words, Prayers and Good Thoughts. It means so much to Family. Will give you another update when I have more information on him. Thanks again. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 14:28:20 EST 7 Update On Nephew Kidney Stone Surgery. Thank You For Your Prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095115 He went into surgery around 2:00 PM yesterday. The Doctor took one out of the tube and then up into the kidney to lazer the other one so it can break up and come out. The surgery went well and he was allowed to come home around 9PM last night. He is still in a lot of pain and is on pain medication. Is resting at home now. We are very happy and pleased all of it went well. We want to Thank You for All Your Good Thoughts and Prayers For Him. When I get any more information on Steve I will let y... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:36:37 EST 6 Nephew Is Going For His Fourth Kidney Stone Surgery In The Morning. 10/10/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093490 His Wife wrote on Facebook that he has a Stet now. They will remove One Stone and go up inside the Kidney and Laser the other Three Stones. He is in a lot of pain with them. POOR GUY!. Wife is requesting Pray and Good Thoughts for Him. Will let you know when I hear any else about him. Thank You for all Your Prays for Him. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 02:07:54 EST 5 Sister-In-Law In Rehab Center. She Is Sounding And Looking Better Everyday. Feeling Better too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086677 SIL is up walking around in her walker by herself. She enjoys visiting with the Staff and other Patients. Would rather be there than in the hospital. Has bed by the window so she can look out and see the lawn, flowers and trees. Did not like being up on the 4th and 5th floors at the hospital at all. She is very receptive of the care and what they are doing for her.This has really scared her very much with the blood clots in her lungs. She would like to be home but has been willing to wait unt... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 14:08:56 EST 4 Update on Sister-In-Law Was Move From Hospital To Rehab Center Is Doing About The Same. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081545 Brother took her over late this afternoon. Stop by Wendy's and got a Frosty. Rehab had dinner waiting for her. Arrive at 5:00PM. Right after dinner The Nurse came in and done the Accessment on her and Walk her. They had her Pain Medication and most of her other meds there for her. Last month they did not get any of her Medications in til the next day. She was only out from surgery 3 days then. This is an improvement. Later on tonight they came in and ask her if she would move and she ask the... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 04:32:58 EST 3 Update On SISTER-IN-LAW Still very Weak. Has the Broncitis. On Antibotics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080156 SIL is still very weak. She is walking with help. They moved her into a lower care unit 2 bed room at 2:30 AM in the morning. We was not happy with time frame at all. She had more discomfort than the day before. Her B/P is about the same. She is being given Lovex Shots which is a blood thinner medication and we be on them for 3 or 4 weeks if not longer. Had a sore throat so Brother Dave went and got her some cough drops before he left at 10:00 PM. They live around 45 miles from Bakersfeild. ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 02:51:25 EST 2 Update on Sister-IN-Law She is improving everyday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079142 Last night when my Brother left her Blood Pressure was 98/68 which is on the low side. Normally she has High Blood Pressure. They are taking her B/P every two hours around the clock. There will be blood work done twice a week for 9 months. She is not allowed to travel at all now. Her Grand Daughter is married to a Baseball Player. Her birthday was today and she turn 30 years old. She is expecting her first baby in Novemder. They are having her Baby Shower next Weekend in Santa Cruz. It is the... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 02:41:44 EST Update On Sister-In-Law She Is Improving. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076714 She is on the Unit of Care Right Under ICU. She slept good last night. They took five vinals of blood from her Four times today. The level of everything in her blood was very low except for her thyroid which was on the high side when she was admitted tuesday night. The levels in the blood are back to normal and is fine now. They done a EKG also. She had an ultrasound of both legs which took forty minuts to finish. She also had a five hour nap. They have her on Zannex for Anxiety. The bloo... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:25:07 EST Update On Sister-In-Law Admitted to Hospital with Blood Clots in her Lungs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075248 She went to her Doctor appointment and they sent her to have a lot of tests done. Took all afternoon to get the results back and was finally admitted around 7:00 PM. tonight. (tuesday) They have her on Blood Thinners, Medications and IVs. She is still on Pain Medication from the surgery. On her first Knee Replacement (done a little over two years ago) they had her on Comandin Shots Twice A Day for Two Weeks after she came home from the hospital and had no complications at all. I ask my Br... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 03:55:00 EST Sister-In-Law has Pneumonia. Please Pray for her. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069914 Sister-In-Law had her Second Knee Replacement Surgery August 13th 2012. Thing went fairly but there were problems with the Hospital and Rehad Place. She was dong pretty good until last wednesday when she over did it in Therapy. She started going down hill to where she is at now. She has little Energy and is very tired all the time. She also has a Cochlear Implant. So it is very hard to talk with her. I have a Speech Problem and therefore cannot talk to her myself. So please Pray for her. Tha... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 02:53:52 EST Happy 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954619 May Everyone enjoy all the picnics, 4th of July Celebrations, Fireworks on This Day Of Independence. Stay safe above anything else. God Bless America The Land of Freedom. God Bless Everyone and Have a Wonderful Week. Wed, 4 Jul 2012 06:45:29 EST Sparkers Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919684 This is one of my highlights being on SparkPeople hiting the 25,000 mark. I also was able to add another 500 points for buying THE SPARK COOKBOOK. I also bought THE SPARK BOOK but have'nt been able to find code on page and put it on Sparks for the 500 points for that. I hope everyone is feeling good and enjoying the weekend. Need to write a blog just about me where you get to know me . I have not told you hardly anything about me. Very hard to do. I will give you some highlights of it now. I ... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 03:54:12 EST Spark Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4690526 Hi Everyone I hope everyone has gotten off to a good start this year in meet your goals you have set for yourself. I am not doing that well myself right now. But what I need to know is how do you post Goodies on a computer. And also copy and paste on one. I bought my computer 2 years ago and cannot find anyone to help me with it. Have had a lot of problems with bccause Qwest Telephone Company did not set it up right to begin with. Mind you I did not know how to turn on a computer let alone an... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 03:55:36 EST Year 2012 Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4663071 The Year 2012 is here all ready. Time for new goals, new things and to add new friends etc. to our lives. Lets try to make this our best year of our lives yet. I want to wish everyone Happy New Year, God Bless You, Your Families and Friends and have a Wonderful Year. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 23:05:19 EST What A Wonderful Site This Is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4483884 How many teams can you belong to at the same time? Have mulitible health problems so this is why I ask. Im new to the Spark Community.God Bless You and have a wonderful week. Any answer would a lot. Thank You Very Much. Talk to you latter.What a Wonderful Site this is. <em>304</em> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 01:15:51 EST