ANGIEN9's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANGIEN9 ANGIEN9'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 have a SP twin!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170017 I just read a blog and wish I had the link to it. <em>245</em> If I some of my family or friends read it they would think I wrote it!!! <em>230</em> The blog was by AUTIEJ. (I think that is her full spark name.) Anyway, she hit the nail on the head for me. She is a worrier. So am I! Not just about little things, but everything. Things that have never happen or will never happen again. (At least that is what I worry about...and it sounds like she is the same!!) She mentioned cortisol and... Wed, 25 May 2016 09:16:01 EST Fruit Loops and multi grain Cheerios... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168475 Okay. So last night I took two servings of Fruit loops to bed...dry. And then I took a serving of Special K wheat flakes with strawberries with almond milk...unsweetened. I finished the Fruit Loops and got tired while eating the Special K, so set it on the night table. <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning and thought to myself...did I really set that down before I went to sleep?? <BR> It was mush and looked terrible!! But I hadn't eaten much of it, so I figure that is a <em>521</em> for not... Mon, 23 May 2016 01:14:11 EST Sunshine and warmth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166440 I am enjoying the warmer weather. We must have had rain last night or a thunderstorm. I didn't hear it, but saw the rain on my Jeep this morning. They are forecasting more thunderstorms this afternoon. Probably due to the warmer temperatures we are having. <BR> <BR> It is almost the end of May and it could still snow, but maybe only in the mountains. Memorial Day it is known to snow in the mountains. First big holiday of summer. I don't have any plans. Probably hang around the house. Maybe ... Thu, 19 May 2016 17:01:59 EST Has it really been two weeks since I blogged?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165218 I just find it amazing how fast this year is going by!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I went last Wednesday and had x-rays and a cortisone shot in my right knee. My partial knee replacement in my left knee is intact, even after my fall. Guess that was about a month ago. I have a spur on the inside of my replacement, arthritis on the other side of it-- pretty bad. And my right knee is bone on bone. Guess I will have to think about when the right time will be to have them replaced. Not now or in... Tue, 17 May 2016 23:48:43 EST Wow! May 1st, 2016 Already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153947 I can hardly believe it is May 1st today! I thought it was about time for a blog. I haven't written one in awhile. <em>411</em> <em>335</em> <em>449</em> Do you remember May Day baskets? We made them every year at school and then dropped them off at elderly people's homes in our little town. It was fun to ring the bell and run then watch their faces as they saw them on their step. That was a big deal to me. I loved several of the elderly people in our town and my neighborhood. They ... Sun, 1 May 2016 10:38:53 EST Bummer.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145090 I just noticed that I broke my streak of logging in everyday!! And I was over 450 or more. Well, guess I was busy and tried to log in on my phone and for some reason it isn't working. Need to check my password again!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Well, I will start over now. I know I can get another good streak going. <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> We have rain today. Much needed rain!! <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> I also heard today that we are suppose to have a ve... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:37:08 EST Friday is here, finally!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132389 TGIF!! I got a good night's <em>102</em> . I feel refreshed. Friday's are usually a busy day for me. I go to therapy at 8 am , today and from now on I will go to my friend and neighbor's home and get her breakfast. She is 80 years old and her daughter lives with her and is her caregiver. I can walk over to her home. She is a sweet lady and I have known her for 20 years now. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I worked at a senior center as an activity director when she was the President of the Boa... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 09:29:21 EST Log in day 475!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131735 Wow! I have logged in and then spun the spark points wheel for 475 days consecutively. That is definitely a record for me. <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> I also usually do other things once I am on the site. I score spark points and often comment on others progress or comment on wall posts. <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> I am so excited that I am able to continue this streak!! I may not blog or vlog every day anymore, but when I do I make it worthwhile instead of just rambling on about my day to da... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:11:25 EST Sleep is a beautiful thing!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119916 I slept so well last night!! <em>102</em> I feel so good today. Not hypomanic or depressed. Just normal...whatever that means. Guess for me normal means stable mood and getting a lot done. <BR> <BR> Taking a friend for surgery this afternoon. <em>282</em> <BR> <BR> Did a load of laundry and waiting to put it in the dryer. <BR> <BR> Going to get a shower and go. <BR> <BR> Sorry so short. Just thought I would give everyone that wants one an update!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR>... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:35:30 EST Spring ahead... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117958 It is hard to believe tht we are already so close to spring!! We had such a mild winter here in Billings, Montàna. Now they are forecasting some snow for this next week. It has been nice and mild temperature wise most of January and February... Now mother nature wants us to be cold again!! Too bad really. As the trees are starting to bud out and if it freezes again lots of plants, bushes and trees might freeze. <BR> <BR> Still enjoying the quiet at my new place. Think I will stop calling it ... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 07:58:28 EST Finally moved and it is time to blog!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115935 I am finally moved. It is a wonderful apt. I have a bigger space and my niece will finish painting today. Yay!! <BR> <BR> Today is day 454 of logging in and spinning the spark wheel. I make it a habit to get on here first thing in the morning to log in and spin!! <BR> <BR> My move has been amazing. The 4 plex I now live in is so quiet at night and really quiet during the day. Most days I am the only one home when I am home, that is!! I try to leave my apt at least once 6 days a week.. I hav... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:37:03 EST Woke up early and chilly!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087448 I was awake at 4:30 am and my heat has only rose one degree from last night. It had gotten down to 66 degrees in my apartment yesterday. I called the maintenance man and he told me what to try. The heat, we have a boiler in the basement, hot water heat did start to work. The registers were warm last night so I know it had turned back on. Well, it is 67 degrees. <BR> <BR> Not that bad. But it is cold enough that I have a sore throat now. Could have been getting sick already, but when my heat ... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 08:09:51 EST Lost another 4 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080152 I hadn't been to the doctor for weight management for 6 1/2 weeks, since before Christmas. I put on 10 pounds over about 3 weeks at Christmas time. Took that off and another 4 pounds. My next goal is 199. Only 8 pounds to go!! I am not at 207 pounds. I have lost 26 pounds since July 2015. Guess that is not too bad. I am at 37 % body fat. I did lose some lean muscle mass, but dropped my protein needs to 80 grams. That should be easier for me. (She said she lowered it, because I weigh less and ... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:58:07 EST Hello Fresh Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077079 I received my Hello Fresh Box on Thursday. I had to try one of the recipes that night. I chose the Butternut Squash Agnolotti with Apples, Spinach, and Sage-Brown Butter Sauce. I didn't peel the apple like I was suppose to, but I figured more fiber. Right!! It was very tasty. Easy to prepare and only took about 35 minutes to prepare and cook. It is a meatless meal. But that was okay. If I ever make it again I would cook some chicken or fish with it. <BR> <BR> Today I am cooking Sugar-Rubbed... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:55:53 EST Day 403 of logging in and spinning the spark wheel. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073921 I can hardly believe I have been on here consistently for 403 days. Now if I could start a blogging streak that would be awesome!! When things are going well I tend to not blog as much. I feel like I have nothing to share that is full of wisdom or worth reading. Maybe not even full of wisdom. I do share a lot about my depression and mood disorder. I get lots of comments about that. I think people are glad I share that as it is so hard to understand for people that don't experience it. <BR> ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:06:37 EST Finally adding my goals for 2016!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069594 Well, I have been saying for 14 days now that I would add my goals to my blog. A little procrastination and here they are: <BR> <BR> 1. By June 2016 be at 190 pounds or less. (I think I can exceed that!!) <BR> 2. When I want something sweet I will substitute a healthy fruit instead of candy. <BR> 3. Do pool PT at least twice a week. (I have since added a day. Let's see if I can do that!!) <BR> 4. Continue seeing my psychiatrist; taking medications as prescribed and see my therapist <BR> ... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:42:56 EST Thinking of the new year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050235 Today I am thinking about 2016. Thinking of goals and plans I want to accomplish. Dreams to reach for in 2016!! I know I want to be healthy. So far 2015 has been a pretty good year for that. I want to exercise more. Once my toe heals I will work on that. I want to visit my sister in Wyoming more often in 2016. I think that is totally doable. <BR> <BR> That is just a few of the things on my list. I also want to stay out of the hospital and do PT in the pool twice a week regularly. <BR> <BR... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 13:09:23 EST Snow Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047871 We had snow yesterday. Lots of snow. In fact for the first time I can remember since I have lived here they called a snow day. Not just in Billings, but surrounding communities. The kids will have a great day. Hope not too many are on the roads. Teenagers that is. They tend to take more risks than more experienced drivers. And they like to spin around and do circles in the snow. Than is fun to them. Not Me!! Keep me on the straight and narrow path going down the road and don't let me slip too... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:40:50 EST I made it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046435 365 days of logging in and spinning the wheel! <em>244</em> Now let's try for 2 years!! <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> Angie Sat, 12 Dec 2015 14:39:37 EST One more day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046027 Tomorrow is day 365!! I whole year of logging in and spinning the wheel. Thank you all for encouraging me. I might not have done it without the praise and inspiration of others. I wrapped up my shopping today. Feels good!! Working on one other project for my grand nephew. That will done today. Then I need to get my cards out. Some of them should be in the mail today. I am hoping anyway. I don't like to be late with my cards. <BR> <BR> Recovering from having my toe nail removed yesterday. Nev... Fri, 11 Dec 2015 17:46:48 EST The good news is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6044501 I lost 9 pounds in 8 weeks!! <em>244</em> I was so excited when I weighed. The doctor is so encouraging. I am well on my way to One-derland! Now if I can keep losing throughout the Christmas holiday I will be very happy. It is not easy when going to church dinners, parties and having others over. I love to bake and try to give everything away except my energy bites!! Those I can have and they are delicious!! <BR> <em>302</em> no picture to show what they look like. <BR> <BR> I hope ev... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 20:36:37 EST Almost a whole year... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043778 of logging in daily. I am up to day 360, <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't think I could do it. This is much better than Facebook, except I don't see my family pictures that they post. <BR> <BR> I go to the weight management doctor today. I think I am down to 211 pounds. We shall see. I try to use my scale and add 5 pounds as that is usually what her scale says. Maybe it won't be that high today as I haven't eaten much today. <BR> <BR> Plan to go do a load of laundry then do some comput... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 12:10:35 EST December 1st, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040725 December has begun. I went to the post office yesterday and encountered a large line. The Christmas mailing season has begun. I have a few more things to mail, but will wait until I have more time to stand in line. <BR> <BR> I doing better not eating at night or at least not right before I go to bed. Lots of sleep last night and improvement in my weight today. Seems the more sleep I get the better I do. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Remember to eat healthy and get your sleep this Christmas sea... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 15:06:35 EST Going out today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039034 It is cold here. 3 degrees F and wind chill of -5. Burrr!! I am going to venture out today. I have a few errands to run and a friend needs to go to Walmart. I probably won't go in, although I slept on top of my glasses and they could use some adjusting. I know. How did I do that? Well, I fell asleep with them on and during the night must have taken them off and put them on the bed. Never know when I do things in my sleep!! <BR> <BR> It is chilly in my apartment. I had to turn the heat up, bu... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:24:43 EST Day 350 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038569 Here we are at day 350 of logging in to Spark People. Quite a victory for me. It gets me to work towards more points every day and teaches me new things. Love the articles and going to my teams; making comments on others pages and blogs. <em>252</em> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:10:07 EST Day 349 happens to be Thanksgiving Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038114 It is getting to be so close to a year of logging in every day. And I am especially thankful for today. Thanksgiving Day is a day to be thankful for all we have. We may not have much, but the material things are not that important. The family, friends, spark friends and my church family are truly blessings in my life and I am thankful for each and every one of them!! So I am thankful for you!! I have been on SP since 2011. I have had lots of success and some relapses. My mental illness has b... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:54:33 EST 340 days of logging in and going strong!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033626 I get closer and closer to a year of logging in everyday. I also spin the wheel, blog, read articles and visit my teams. I also love to spin the bonus spins for my teams. I am down to five teams. Hoping for some suggestions about some good teams to join. I just joined the Bipolar team and am really glad I did. Wow! People just like me!! Not only trying to lose weight, but dealing with a difficult mental illness at the same time. Considering the medication we must take to remain stable, it is ... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:26:23 EST Beautiful, Sunny Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032517 It is beautiful and sunny today. Amazing for November 15th. Usually we have snow by Halloween or at least it is cold then. The weather is just beautiful. The sun improves my mood and makes me glad I can see it. <em>67</em> Last year at this time I lived in a basement without much light. It contributed to a lot of depression and tears. <BR> <BR> The holidays are tough for me. I hope I can make it through them without major problems. I will have some more days off from my volunteer positi... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:34:05 EST Log in day 337 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032044 Another big achievement. Almost a year of logging in to Spark People everyday. Not sure why that is such a challenge for me, but I used to have a very unreliable laptop. No longer. I purchase a refurb. one through my church. Yeah! It works super. I am so anxious to use it I don't have any problems getting on in the morning to log in to SP. <BR> <BR> It is Saturday and I did my sweeping and mopping yesterday. I am unable to be on my knees as I have osteoarthritis, so the missionaries from my ... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:05:20 EST Skyping..what fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030410 I am going to skype with my sister in Wisconsin today. Her grandson turned one yesterday. What a cutie. And quite the head of hair he has!! He looks so different since we skyped last time. Of course, I haven't seen him when my sister and I skyped for a couple months. He sure has changed!! <BR> <BR> His older brother, who is 4 yo, loves him to pieces. He often hugs him and doesn't want to let go!! They will be close and that is a good thing. <BR> <BR> I have gone down more in weight and actu... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:43:27 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029864 I feel great today!! Sleep does wonders for me. Truly blessed to be getting enough the past few days!! Have a couple errands to run today. And some house cleanimg to do. Rain and snow showers expected today and tomorrow. Sunny the rest of the week. Can hardly believe it is already November 10 and no snow accumulation. Guess we should enjoy it for now. Hope the mountains have snow by Thanksgiving so Red Lodge can open for skiing!! I am not a skier, but know plenty of people who are anx rea... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:41:40 EST Monday...It still a good day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029246 It is a good day even though it is Monday. I slept well and got about 8 hours. I need about 8 hours to feel really good. I don't function well on not enough sleep. <BR> <BR> I am still losing weight. I am currently and have been since July on an appetite suppressant. It is non addictive and helps when I would normally binge. With it getting dark so early and being in an apartment...I eat more at night. This has helped me to eat just the amount that satisfies me and not everything in sight!!... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 10:59:43 EST Go to bed early and get up early. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026475 The earlier I go to bed...the earlier I wake in the morning. Went to bed last night at 9:30 pm and was up at 4:00 am. I tried to go back to sleep, but my arthritis told me to get out of bed!! It can do that some mornings!! It doesn't pay to stay in bed if I hurt. So I get up. I have to be quiet as I live in an apartment complex and have someone above me and someone below me. <BR> <em>2</em> this is how I feel about apartment living sometimes!! If I need a break, I go to my friend Melissa'... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 08:03:45 EST A better day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026079 Today is a beautiful day. I feel better today than yesterday. I was very depressed. That is part of my mood disorder. I hope my mood stays up today. Doing two loads of laundry and watching I Love Lucy. Have a good day! Tue, 3 Nov 2015 14:25:17 EST Log in day 316 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020619 It is so hard to believe I have logged in for 316 days. I get on the Spark People site everyday. Some days I get more points than others. At least I have a goal to log in each day and then I usually get more points. <BR> <BR> I enjoy the mobile app, too. I like chatting and making comments on blogs from my phone. Then when I get to my laptop I add more things to my day and get more points. <BR> <BR> I track my food, but I haven't been doing it on SP. I do it in a little book my doctor gave... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 23:06:14 EST It is finally Friday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019782 So glad it is Friday. It has been a long week. I haven't made it to the gym, but I did make it PT in the pool yesterday. That felt wonderful. Especially the hot tub afterwards. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Hope the weekend goes well for everyone. Enjoy the fall weather and please don't pray for snow. It will come soon enough!! I know some people like to ski...and that's okay. I used to cross country ski and even tried downhill skiing. I am just enjoying this beautiful fall weather. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:00:59 EST Oh what a nice rainy day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018170 I know most people don't find rainy days nice. Today I do!! We really need rain here in Montana. Most people have had their sprinklers blown out already and are no longer watering their yards. I have seen people watering their flowers lately. Until we get some snow, which I personally am not ready for, rain is great!! Have an awesome day!! Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:48:49 EST Better day today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014929 I am having a better day today than yesterday. You see it was the aniversary of my Mom's death. It has been 12 years, but I still have times that it really hits me hard. Now my Mom is looking down and I hope knows I miss her being where I can talk to her in person. Someday I will be reunited with her and we will have perfect bodies and a even better relationship than ever before. She is my guardian angel. Have a good day and remember those that have gone. They are gone but not forgotten. ... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:47:12 EST Happy Sunday Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013141 My day started out very well. It was warm in my apartment despite the wind howling and the temperature not too warm. Forecast says 67 degrees for today. Not sure it is there yet!! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> <em>333</em> <em>275</em> <em>419</em> <em>421</em> <em>420</em> <BR> I went to the Dollar Tree and spent $9 on my great nephew. He had a Christmas tree up with the lights on the other day in his room. I said, "Why do you have a Christmas tree up already? It isn't even Hall... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:44:43 EST I will head home today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011520 I have a conference call today at 10 am. I decided to stay over night two nights instead of one at Paula (my sister) and Terrel's (B-I-L). I have had a great time here. I always do. She is such a good cook and always has so many fresh fruits and veggies at her home. I run out fast and don't restock as often has she does!! Although I should!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> It will be another 2 hour drive home. Not a bad one, though. It is flat and the road is good, if you don't get behind a semi-t... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:34:07 EST Took a two hour drive yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010914 <em>213</em> decided to drive to my sister and bil yesterday. Took today off from volunteering today. Wednesday's are not usually very busy anyway. <BR> <BR> TOM started. Good. <BR> Lost my place, so that is all I will blog for now. Maybe I will edit it. <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! <BR> <BR> Angie <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:49:20 EST Great day in my neighborhood! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009669 How about you? How are you doing this morning?? I feel great. Another good night's sleep and get to go do PT in the pool and sit in the hot tub at Noon. I am also going to JCPenney's this morning. I ordered some sports bras on line and they have come in and I also have a coupon for $10 off so going to get a new bath sheet for the pool. I haven't gotten a new one for years. Mine are getting old. They are only $11.88, so will only have to pay $1.88 for it. What a deal!! I ordered two different ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:50:03 EST No Rain now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009062 Not sure, but it isn't raining now, so maybe it has past. It is cool in my apartment. Had to put on a sweat shirt. <BR> <BR> Watching General Conference again today. Sessions from 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm. Very good talks yesterday!! Looking forward to the talks today from learned men in the church. <BR> <BR> Might go out in between sessions today. Hard to sit for that long. At least for me anyway. <BR> <BR> I got almost 9 hours of sleep last night and feel much better today. My ri... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 11:37:16 EST Here it is day 295... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008799 I just keep that streak going!! It gets me on the site everyday to log in and keep my streak going. It also helps me contact my spark friends and read their blogs. <BR> <BR> It is a rainy day here. We really need it so much. If there were any fires burning, they will be out soon. The cooler temperatures are great!! <BR> <BR> Ran errands today and watched General Conference on BYU TV. <BR> <BR> Have an awesome Sunday!! Might watch the packers tomorrow or at least listen on SiriusXM internet... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 22:00:56 EST Log in day 290... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005884 yes, it is day 290 of logging in to SP. I try to make sure if I don't get many points I at least log in to SP. That is a big accomplishment for me. 2 years ago I got out of the hospital and hadn't used a computer in 8 weeks. It took a long time to start tracking food, exercise or even look at the website. <BR> <BR> What a change in the last 2 years!! <em>521</em> <em>211</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I am feeling really good. I am very stable on my medications. I hope to get off an... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:52:18 EST Productive day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002436 I had a busy day. It was very productive. Yesterday was, too. I have gotten errands run both days. Today I got 2 three way light bulbs for my lamps my friend gave me a few weeks ago. I also got some more bulbs so I don't have to go to LED or CFL bulbs any time soon. They are so much more expensive. Since I can still get the others, that is what I choose to do. <BR> <BR> I have lost 10 pounds since July. It is coming off slow, but I still eat what I want and if I do go over calories I usuall... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:56:31 EST Not sure...but I think it is day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999057 280 of logging in to SP. I received a spark trophy a few days ago for logging in 275 days!! <em>244</em> I haven't blogged lately. Just been way to busy. I have something to do every day to get me out of the house. I really like it that way. I told the manager and my friend at the distribution center that if it was really cold this winter and I didn't want to come in I wasn't going to come. She said that is fine. I don't have the excuse of not being able to get there as I have a 4x4 <em>... Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:24:55 EST Day 263 of logging in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989239 Wow! That is all I can say. I lost another 2.5 pounds in 4 weeks. Doing better and hope to lose more over the next 6 weeks before I see the doctor again. Getting my protein and more steps 5 out of 7 days a week. I tend to get less on Saturday and Sunday. Usually only PT exercises those days. <BR> <BR> Great PT session today. She showed me a corrective move if my SI joint is out. It is easy and I can do it by myself. Woo Hoo!! <BR> <BR> Hot here today. Smoke not bad at all. Looking forward... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:16:17 EST By the way... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982959 today is day 253 of logging in to the Spark People site!! Woo Hoo!!! <BR> Angie Sun, 23 Aug 2015 01:44:00 EST Thunderstorm woke me up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982955 I woke up. Not really sure if it was the thunderstorm or needing to use the bathroom. Anyway, I hate thunderstorms. I grew up in Wisconsin and we had bad thunderstorms and tornadoes. I was very afraid of them and still am. I know. Feel like a little kid when we have the lightening and thunder. The rain is okay. It doesn't rain much here, but without it being a thunderstorm I don't mind rain. <BR> <BR> Had a good day despite getting up at 3:11 am. It is really smokey from all the fives in 5 ... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 01:24:13 EST