AUNTRENEE's SparkPeople Blog AUNTRENEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Thanksgiving Hope that everyone had great Thanksgiving. We did. We went up to my step cousin's house and it was just me and my dad, step cousin, his wife and daughter. Pretty much all day we watched football and GSN. Sold a set of pot holders. My step cousin's wife forgot to put out the cranberry sauce but I put some in when I was fixing some of the food to bring home. Well, it was good food. Especially the turkey that we bought at Aldi's. I didn't have too bad of headaches. I took some Excedrin while we ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:53:11 EST Feeling somewhat better but still fighting the sinuses I'm feeling better tonight but my sinuses are still bugging me. I had a headache off and on all day long. There were a few times that I almost got dark chocolate but couldn't find what I wanted. <BR> <BR> Got a pair of new boots. They're black with a gold like chain across the front. They have about a 2" chunky heel and ankle high. They were originally $44.99 but got them for $13.48. I'm going to wear my new red dress tomorrow when we go to my step cousin's house. <BR> <BR> The roads were g... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:54:18 EST Can you divorce your sinuses? I'm wishing that I could divorce my sinuses. They are killing me today. This morning around 4am they made me take the last of my sinus medicine and wouldn't let me go back to sleep. I wanted to sleep until around 5 or 6 am but not my sinuses. So I've been up since then. I didn't get any sinus medicine until around 2pm and getting a REALLY nasty sinus headache. I got rid of it about 3 pm but took something about 7pm. Hot tea helps with my sinus headaches too. <BR> <BR> Going to have to wait u... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:45:03 EST Still fighting sinuses I'm still fighting my sinuses but I'm not tired like I was yesterday. I was hoping that my headache would be gone by today but it comes and goes. I'm hoping that I can get rid of it tonight when I'm asleep. I just wish that I could pop my neck so I can get rid of the headache. Its the only way that I can get rid of it. And hot tea. I'm so close in fixing a cup of hot tea. <BR> <BR> I got one of the scarves done. I got the school colors scarf done. I did that one in crochet. I'm doing the NFL... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:45:47 EST Fighting sinuses My sinuses are being a pain today. I've been fighting them off and on all day long. 3 doses of Excedrin and 2 doses of sinuses medicine and I'm hoping that I don't have to put up with them tomorrow. But I am tired. <BR> <BR> I walked to church today. But I didn't walk home because my dad picked me up. It took me 16 minutes to get to church. I would of been there sooner if I didn't have to stop and tie my shoe. I took my umbrella with me because I wanted to be prepared if it rained. It was sp... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:27:17 EST No freezing rain We didn't get any freezing rain last night. Got some rain but it must of been before I got up this morning. That's about it. <BR> <BR> My sinuses are killing me. I hope that they clear up before I have to go to sleep tonight. <BR> <BR> I'm half way done with one of the scarves. I'm doing a school colors scarf right now. The salesman who sold us our van is going to get it. He lives in the other town that we are with in schools and sports. He has a son on the football team. I'm on the other h... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:38:54 EST A smaller homemade Christmas gits list I just have more gifts to go. 2 scarves & 2 no sew fleece throws. I am not sure how many more I'll add to it. The people who receive these gifts better treasure these gifts, <BR> <BR> We're suppose to get freezing rain tonight but I'm hoping that it blows over. We're suppose to get in the 50s this weekend and the 30s & 40s next week. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:53:18 EST Got a good night sleep I got a good night sleep last night. I don't think that I got up at all last night. I was a little groggy this morning after feeding the pets. I tried to fall asleep on the way home from supper tonight but it didn't last long. I didn't want to fall asleep because it was dark and the deer run at night. <BR> <BR> Went to Aldi's today. They opened a new store in the town we go to a lot. We went there to get a turkey. Got a 10.65 pound turkey and took it to my step cousin's house. Plus got some ... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:45:44 EST Dad's colonoscopy Everything went fine for dad's colonoscopy. Nothing serious. That's good. Dad's in his recliner asleep. Don't blame him. He's tired. He slept in his recliner last night so he could be near the bathroom. He brought me a chocolate muffin (not gluten free) from where he had something to eat and it didn't taste great like it use to. It tasted burned. It use to taste really chocolaty but it doesn't now. And now I regret eating it because I was a little light headed and guilty. <BR> <BR> The reaso... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:12:23 EST Slow and crazy day Today was a slow and crazy day. We never left the house because dad had to get prepared for tomorrow. I'm not ready for tomorrow. Still might not be going to go with dad tomorrow because I wasn't feeling well this morning. Had an upset stomach and had to set in the bathroom twice. With my TOM going on, I do have upset stomachs. I felt so bad that I fell asleep in my dad's recliner for a couple of hours. Might be staying up late tonight with the amount of sleep that I had in the recliner. I sh... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:31:25 EST Bored We didn't go anywhere today. It gave me a chance to finish up a scarf for my step cousin. With what I have left is 3 scarves, 3 sets of pot holders, and a no sew fleece throw. I know that one scarf is a ruffle scarf but not sure how I'm going to do the other 2 scarves yet. By the time that I get to those scarves, I will figure it out how I want to do them. <BR> <BR> I don't think that I'm going to go with my dad for when he gets his colonoscopy because I know that my TOM will be heavy and I'... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:39:09 EST Needing to relax I wish that I could relax right now. It would help with my TOM right now. I know that I started it yesterday but its just that I would relax a lot better. I am hoping that I can get rid of it before Wednesday. If not, I'm not going with dad to the hospital when he has his colonoscopy. I don't like doing a lot of movement when I'm on it . It makes it heavier. <BR> <BR> I wanted to do more knitting on my step cousin's scarf but I didn't. I'm hoping that can do some more tonight if I'm not too ... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:52:55 EST Keeping busy with the weather We have a winter storm going on right now but it is just light. But I've seen on Facebook that the roads are slick. I'm glad that I got some more stuff to make more Christmas gifts. I got more stuff to make scarves, pot holders, and a no sew fleece throw. Plus I have leftover yarn to make an afghan and more pot holders. I finished up a set of pot holders (the last of the yarn that I got at Wal-Mart and the last time I'll be getting yarn there) and a camouflage scarf for a 3 year old. I'm work... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:55:08 EST Long and slow day Dad had an appointment today with the lung doctor. They said that we were late. His appointment was at 9:30am. We told them no it was 11:30am. Dad looked at the appointment card that he got and it said 10:30am. But he did get in to see the doctor. Everything is fine and he goes back in March. <BR> <BR> Took a vehicle to another town for the garage here in town. It belongs to the owner of the garage's father-in-law. At first we thought that we might have to bring it back but they got it done.... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:50:53 EST Slow day It was such a slow day. Dad had a chiropractor appointment and we thought that we were going to take a vehicle to another town to get an alignment but we are going to take it tomorrow to get the alignment done. Dad has a appointment with the lung doctor in the morning and then the alignment in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Dad was suppose to have an appointment with the doctor that did his knee replacement got changed. He was suppose to have an appointment on Monday (a follow up from yesterday) ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:55:05 EST Busy week starts tomorrow Busy week for doctors appointments start tomorrow. Dad sees a neurologist about a possible pinch nerve causing his right arm to feel dead even though he can use it. And might be causing the right leg to feel like its sore a lot. Dad saw this neurologist before and this doctor said that if he had a stroke it wouldn't of years ago and not show up in what he had dad do in tests. I'm hoping that the doctor can suggest something else to see what's going on then. Wednesday he goes for his monthly c... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:44:47 EST I don't need this s**t right now Okay at church, I found out that a classmate of mine from high school had a stroke when she was in Colorado. She had double vision and a few others. Her aunt is with her and she's doing this out patient. She's 35 years old. A few weeks ago she was in a marathon. I hope that she gets to feeling better soon. Then in an email I found out hat my uncle in Omaha has cancer in his rectum. Its curable and they found it early. What's next? Sun, 9 Nov 2014 21:33:17 EST A sad end to a good season Our high school football team lost their 2nd round game today to a 13th seat team. We lost 58 to 44. We had great season. We ended our season 10-1. That isn't too bad for the 2nd season since the schools consolidated last year. We got this far last year too. A good majority of the varsity team were seniors. I heard 19 from someone. We are proud of them. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow our church and the Methodist Church is going to have a worship service for our vets. We will be doing it at 11am. Our u... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:47:24 EST Felt like crud today I had such a nasty headache today that I thought that I was going to have my dad take me to the doctor or emergency room. But the worst of it was gone. Just had to put up with the mild headache. The headache made me feel numb, blurred my vision, feel sick to my stomach, and a really nasty headache. But by the time I was going to say something to dad, the feeling went away and I was starting to feel better. I had a snack and I started to feel better. That goes with supper when I still ha a hea... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 21:47:15 EST Figured out the reason for the gain My TOM is getting close in coming and that's a big reason why I gained. But I did get a pound off. I think that I did cheat on what I ate but I'm no sure what though. That happens when I am getting close in having my TOM every month. But I don't usually gain weight. It levels out. Plus my stomach was upset this morning after breakfast. So I had antiacids and Sierra Mist this morning after I got home. That is about how I am when I have an upset stomach. <BR> <BR> My sister-in-law in Minnesota... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 21:48:26 EST WTF with my weight I checked my weight last night before I went to bed and I weighed 212 pounds. This morning when I checked it and I weighed 217 pounds. I know that it can't be the amount of food that I've eaten or me getting close in having my TOM because I don't gain like that. I had my clues in losing weight and I'm regular in the morning when I get up. I am usually regular through the day. I do a lot of walking and drink as much as I can. I need to do my trick with the hot tea. I found out that if I drin... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:35:50 EST Long day Today has been a long day with dad's appointment this morning. He will be having a colonoscopy 2 weeks from tomorrow at 7:30am. His youngest brother will be taking us up. So I'm going to be tired after that day. I'm just glad that his appointments are not going to be all bundled up this month. The doctor told him what and not to eat. Like fruits and veggies that has the letter P in the name and no citrus. He has to cut back on his coffee intake. Well he does drink less than he use to when I w... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 21:24:50 EST Another appointment rescheduled Well, another appointment of my dad's has been rescheduled. This one was suppose of been a week ago today, then rescheduled for Friday and today the doctor's office called this morning and told they want him to come in tomorrow morning at 10:45. Okay, what's going on here? What's next? This doctor will call us on the way up to this appointment and reschedule it back to Friday? So I guess we will be going and see if and when he'll get his colonoscopy tomorrow morning. Getting sick and tired of... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:28:17 EST Not a great day to wear a dress I wore a dress today and it was not a great day to wear one. It was cold and a little windy. It was the only thing that I could grab that was quick to get on this morning. I wore both of my new dresses this weekend. <BR> <BR> Got a new cup today. It was one of those no sweat cups. It was in the clearance Halloween stuff. It clear black skull. If you know me and then you would know that I LOVE NCIS. So the skull is ode to our favorite gal Abby. Last year it was a bracelet that has cobwebs on... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 21:26:55 EST A quiet day Today was a quiet day. We didn't do a whole lot. We got some coffee at Target and few things. I'm glad that we didn't do a whole lot because I wanted to relax. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Another adorable picture of my grandniece Katelynn. She is our little fairy princess. This picture is my background picture on my laptop. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's Katelynn wi... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 21:40:41 EST Happy Halloween!!! Happy Halloween everyone!!! Hope that everyone had a safe and healthy one. Didn't do a whole lot today. Couldn't get online while at home so when we were somewhere that had wifi I did. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's a picture of my grandniece Katelynn as a fairy princess. She is so cute in this picture. She is my little princess. I can't wait to see this little cutie again. <BR> <BR> We didn't hand out any candy this year. W... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:56:57 EST Too cold The temperatures today didn't get out of the 40s today. It was a bad day to wear a maxi dress. But we weren't out in it for long periods of time. Tomorrow is suppose to be the same way. So I'm going to be wearing the same thing as I wore yesterday. My new hoodie and sweatpants. I have the strangest feeling we are going to be outside a lot tomorrow and I better make sure that I'm warm enough for it. <BR> <BR> I might have to give up my winter jacket but I'm not sure yet. Its a little big but ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:05:54 EST More appointments Well, dad has a neurologist next month on the 11th and then back to the doctor he saw today on the 17th of next month. So next month is going to be busy for dad. If we go to Ohio it will be after the 17th. I better post that on Facebook so my brothers know what's happening. Was going to do it earlier but I was working on pot holders at that time. <BR> <BR> Wore my new hoodie today. It was worth the money. It was nice and warm and it didn't ride up in the front like some of y shirts do. Its g... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:45:23 EST Another appointment changed The appointment that dad was suppose to of had on Thursday got moved to tomorrow at 10:10am. I have no idea why though. <BR> <BR> Got my hoodie today and dad his shirt that has the football playoffs for our high school football team who are undefeated. My hoodie fits perfectly Not too tight and not too loose. It fits just right. I'm glad that I got a size large. Our game is on Saturday at 6pm and we're playing against a team who has a record of 5-4. <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:10:02 EST Doctor appointment rescheduled Well dad was suppose to of had a doctor appointment today at 3:45pm but the doctor had surgery to be at and had to reschedule it on November 7th at 4pm. This is the 2nd doctor that had to reschedule due to emergency surgery. But we didn't waste time. We stopped at the dealership that we got the van at and got it serviced. But I should of took something else to do besides the laptop. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:42:27 EST New dresses I will post pictures of my new dresses in the album on here so all of you can see them. I'm having trouble uploading them onto the entry. But if I get anymore pictures I will. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:41:05 EST Too slow of a day Just wish that today went a little faster than it did. Time felt like it went by slow. I'm hoping that tomorrow will go faster. <BR> <BR> I'm going to wear the other new dress tomorrow. I will take a picture of myself in the picture and get the photos onto the laptop so I can post the pics on here. Yesterday I got a lot of compliments on the black and white one. I'm hoping that I can get more compliments on the other one. <BR> <BR> I cannot believe that this month is almost over with. Wher... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:47:57 EST Added B12 into my life I'm adding a B12 pill into my life and I'm glad that I did. My energy is a lot better than it has been. I'm glad that I took it because today we had a lot of driving. We went to the same place that we went to last week in Pekin, IL, to pick up one part this time. I did take a couple of naps but they weren't too long. I don't think that you could count them as naps. They weren't even 10 minutes long. I don't think that they were 5 minutes long. But at least that I didn't take a nap this mornin... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:47:18 EST Losing weight and new clothes Well, I'm down to 210 pounds. This past Saturday I was up to 215 pounds and I'm glad that I'm down at the 30 pound weight loss. I have another 15 to get back down to where I was before the 32 pound weight gain. I've lost 65 pounds since I was a senior in high school. I was 275 pounds in 1997. My mom's brother's sister-in-law and hubby saw me and dad yesterday and she noticed that I've lost weight. I told her that I did how close I was in losing 30 pounds since I started with SparkPeople and s... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:55:27 EST a beautiful day Today was a beautiful day. Got a haircut while we were running errands. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's a new picture of my youngest niece Heather and grandniece Katelynn. Love them both. <BR> <BR> My weight is down to 211 pounds. I didn't get my usual cue that I was going to have some weight loss. <BR> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:42:52 EST Clothes sorted out Well, got my clothes sorted out and I hardly have any clothes left. I had so far 5 shirts and 5 pants. I will add more when I do laundry. At least 1 each. Here's a break down: <BR> <BR> 2 t-shirts <BR> 1 Green Bay Packers jersey <BR> 2 sweatshirts <BR> 2 shorts <BR> 1 pair of jeans <BR> 1 pair of sweatpants <BR> <BR> I will add another pair of sweatpants and a tank top after I do laundry. I had to throw away a few things because they had holes in them. I have a picture of the clothes but n... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:42:35 EST Needing to change my wardrobe A lot of my clothes are needing to be changed. My XL sweatpants are too big. I need to get at least a large. Every once in a while I'm having to pull up my sweatpants because they want to slide down. I need to get new jeans because the two pair that I have are 22W and I need to wear a belt with them. If I don't, they start to slide down on me. I need to sort out my shirts out because they are too big on me. Next week we're going to get some new shirts. I'm getting a size large hoodie that has... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:34:19 EST A boring day Today was a boring day after church and lunch. The only thing that I did was watch Law and Order SVU marathon on USA and I have seen those episodes over and over again since I've started watching them a few months ago. So I decided to turn off my TV and put a music CD in my laptop and listen to it while I was online. I'm getting close in falling asleep while I'm sitting here at the laptop. I better not. Its too early to go asleep. <BR> <BR> No word on my sister-in-law's grandpa here lately.... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:24:39 EST A gloomy day Today has been a gloomy day. Not in mood but in weather wise. We had clouds outside and it was windy. We went up to Target to get a couple of birthday cards for my youngest niece. Her birthday is this coming Tuesday so we got them today. I will get them ready to get mailed out on Monday. <BR> <BR> My sister-in-law's grandpa is doing okay but had to be put back into the hospital yesterday after going to the rehab place, His temperature is down and they're doing everything with medicine. He's ... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:24:29 EST Too long of a day Today was too long of a day. Dad had his xrays this morning. His hemorohoids bled on him most of the time we were there but stopped before we left. We picked up parts and dropped off parts for the garage here in town. Dropped off what we got when we were up there at the garage here in own and then to the house so dad can change his underwear and jean. We went to get some lunch when we got text swap vehicles at an airport in a town south of here. So we did. Then we went back up to Target in ... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:23:20 EST Long and productive day Dad had his appointment with our regular doctor about his hemorrhoids. The doctor wants dad to see another doctor to get a colonoscopy on the 27th. Dad is overdue for one. Tomorrow he has xrays on his right shoulder. <BR> <BR> I mowed the yard and the neighbor's ditch in front of the chain link fence in 81 minutes and 1 tank of gas. So worth it. No Pain No Gain. I had a little pain. I earned 16 point from that mow. I was bored after coming home from dad's appointment. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:55:18 EST Feeling bored while waiting We're at my dad's 2nd appointment of the day in Peoria, IL. He went back to see the doctor about 15 minutes ago and I'm glad that I brought my laptop with me so I can have something to do while I'm waiting for him to come out. <BR> <BR> I can't believe how my energy has stayed up with all the running around that we did after dad's chiropractor appointment. We went to 4 different places to get parts for the garage in the town we live in just to get parts. You would think that I would be crash... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:20:46 EST No energy boost today Didn't get the energy boost. Thought that I had it but didn't. Tomorrow is going to be busy with dad's 2 doctor's appointments in 2 different towns. One in Galesburg, IL, (half an hour to the north) with his chiropractor. The other in Peoria, IL, (an hour to the east) with his heart doctor. So I will be figuring out before, during and after the appointments. <BR> <BR> Still on my TOM now and I'm not liking it with this week being busy. I've been drinking cranberry juice and hot tea to help w... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:16:38 EST Energy has leveled off but wishes that it was higher My energy has gone up and leveled up but wishes that it was higher. I have a lot to do before we go to Ohio (whenever that will be). I have done things that have boosted it but its not boosting it. I'm going to try something tomorrow to see it might work. I haven't figured it out yet but I should be able to figure it out before morning. <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:40:31 EST Energy is coming back My energy is coming back. My TOM is almost over and I've been eating things that have helped before that I pretty much forgot that gave me energy. I'm not as tired as I am usually at night. I'm usually tired right about now. I'm hoping that it keeps on going up by the time we have a busy week since Wednesday through Friday we are being busy. <BR> <BR> I didn't get to walk to church today. I'm kind of glad that I didn't because it was cold and I wasn't dressed warm enough for walking. I don't... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:52:31 EST Slow day We went up to get a couple of dad's medicines at Target and then to another place to get driveway marker since the one got busted when I forgot to put it back when I got done mowing and dad ran it over with the van. <BR> <BR> My energy is down here lately with my TOM being here. Its almost over but still my energy is down. Doesn't anyone have an idea what type of medicine or what to eat to help me boost it beside oatmeal? I know that exercise can help but my TOM flow gets too heavy if I do t... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:52:56 EST Another long and busy day Dad and went to 2 different towns today. We dropped off and picked up one of our neighbors in one town and went to another town to pick up parts for a boat motor in another town for the garage here in town. I didn't get the chance to take a nap. I could of going to get supper tonight but didn't. All of this while my TOM is here. I hate busy days like this because I need to pee lot no matter how much I drink. <BR> <BR> Lost 3 pounds. I was 214 pounds yesterday and today I'm at 211 pounds. I... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:23:41 EST A long and slow day Dad had a doctor's appointment today. We both thought that it was at 2pm but it was at 2:30pm. So while we were waiting for it to get closer, we went to our regular doctor so dad could get his flu shot. There isn't much that they can do for his right knee. Its pretty much scar tissue. But next Friday he's going to get an xray done on his right shoulder. That is still bothering him. But the day before he does that he is going to see our regular doctor about his hemmorhoids because they've bee... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:53:58 EST A day of exercise This morning I did the Walk Away The Pounds 5 miles for 68 minutes and this afternoon I mowed the yard for 73 minutes. I feel so great. I forgot to put my braces on my wrists and knees when I mowed. My left wrist got a little sore when we were eating. I feel so good after I exercise. I was a little sore this morning after the workout DVD but worth it. I should take something for the pain before I go to bed tonight. If I don't, I would be really sore in the morning. I might drink some hot tea... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 21:37:28 EST Got a new modem for internet Got a new modem for the internet. And it also combines with my WiFi router too. So I'm down to one device for my internet instead of 2. We need to take the power cord to the phone company tomorrow. Only thing that we took up was the modem. <BR> <BR> I've been smelling something floral around the house ever since this morning and I cannot figured it out. Just wish that I could figure it out. <BR> <BR> Still enjoying the laptop. I took it with us when we went to supper because I was wanting t... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 21:40:27 EST