BYEPOUNDS's SparkPeople Blog BYEPOUNDS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Went to a pumpkin patch last weekend's nice weather made a great background for going with the family to a pumpkin patch and hayride <BR> <BR> it was fun and then came home <BR> <BR> my cell phone isn't working so will choose another one today--I don't know what features to get as my old one had the lid and no voice mail <BR> <BR> guess, I'm in for an adventure Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:13:29 EST yoga this am, exercising this pm a good day so far Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:02:41 EST limited time just writing this because I only have three minutes left on this computer <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:04:53 EST schedule my top priority for the day is to go to the y and complete the Activetrax. 2)Then it is to do the four 1/2 hours of brace stretching. 3) Then shoulder stretching using the cloth and wiping the wall down, with my hand high on the wall as possible...substituting my windows and spray... I'll have clean windows. 4. on Tues and Thur, add TAi chi for 1/2 hour and building stamina. 5. On Tues Eve, Wed morning, Sat morning, add yoga class whenever possible. 6. Swimming on Tues noon, Thur noon... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:15 EST getting healthy again a journey doing research, i learned that sometimes frozen shoulder can happen as a result of a sedentary life style <BR> <BR> it's been almost five weeks since my frozen shoulder surgery and i've been told to move the shoulder <BR> <BR> last week i received a brace that i wear for four half-hour sessions a week that stretches my shoulder in some miraculous way with two little wheels <BR> <BR> along with that i am using the y and adding yoga, tai chi, weights, exercising and swimming throughout the w... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:35:29 EST the brace is helping for my frozen shoulder that I had an operation for in September, it was still tight <BR> <BR> the surgeon ordered a brace and I wear it for four 1/2 hour sessions a day <BR> <BR> After the second day, there was enough of a change that the physical therapist could move my arm <BR> <BR> I'm grateful for the brace Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:18:53 EST where are stink bugs favorite place to hide? stink bugs are everywhere, and they like my closet, especially knit material <BR> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:57:20 EST calling the insurance my doctor has ordered a brace for me that will include doing exercises three times a day for a half hour each <BR> <BR> I'm glad that the technology is there to help me. <BR> <BR> I'm told that shoulders heal slowly, so I have a while to do this <BR> <BR> hope that I'm up to the challenge <BR> <BR> not meeting with the therapist today, so am taking a deep breath and doing some things that I've been procrastinating on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:34:33 EST talked to the therapist I talked to my physical therapist and she is shuffling some of the activities around. <BR> <BR> she says that I do better when I can have more control over my body so has set me up with the weight machines <BR> <BR> then before she stretches me, we both go to the nearby weight room and she monitors some of the machines <BR> <BR> On one or two of them, I don't have the strength to move the machine and she has been helping me <BR> <BR> <BR> I told her today about a move that I wasn't able ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 16:56:21 EST l l Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:03:23 EST fighting my therapist I am scared of the pain from the physical therapist, and I've never been this way before <BR> <BR> I anticipate when she's going to stretch me and I tense up terribly <BR> <BR> I'm at a loss as to what to do Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:30:08 EST yoga went to the Saturday yoga class this morning Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:57:59 EST potato chips, a four year old relative carried in her bag of potato chips and asked me if I wanted one, and I said yes <BR> <BR> so, she dug around her bag and then inspected each one that she pulled out to determine if she wanted to part with it, and most of them she returned to the bag. <BR> <BR> on the sixth try, she pulled one out with a hole in it, and I almost received this one, but at the last moment, she retrieved it and put it back into the bag <BR> <BR> lol, then her attention span was such th... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:31:40 EST yoga flop lots of people at yoga and the first time back after surgery <BR> <BR> someone else got the last mat and I'm out of alignment til my muscles get stronger <BR> <BR> anyway, I left early.....went to the weight room <BR> <BR> not defeated, cause I'll be back next time with my own mat and will get there a few minutes early so I get a spot <BR> <BR> also, I'm way behind in how to move my whole body again...really my arm still needs to stretch out more before I look and feel coordinated Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:58:45 EST getting better Had a frozen shoulder and had it operated on last week. <BR> <BR> Now I have made a chart of the exercises that I need to do, and am in the process of doing them. <BR> <BR> Takes a bit of motivation and determination to do them. <BR> <BR> Luckily, my blood sugar numbers have really been good and in range. <BR> <BR> This is the first day on the computer. <BR> <BR> Best to you, my readers. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:36:07 EST hi hi Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:27:03 EST Eating healthy today but I'm craving carbs...breads and pizza <BR> <BR> usually I want ice cream, not sure why not today <BR> <BR> best to you Mon, 8 Sep 2014 16:31:58 EST seasonal house cleaning I found someone who I think I can work with about helping me clean at least for one time. I've tried to get it organized enough to have someone help me. And I've been patient enough for long enough and I haven't been able to improve it more than what it is today. <BR> <BR> So, I need to bite the bullet and ask for help. Rather like plateaus in weight loss. <BR> <BR> Best to all of you! Sat, 6 Sep 2014 13:48:37 EST saw someone who strongly resembles my dad The moderator at a book club I attended this week looked just like my dad who passed away in the 1990's. Physically, they resembled each other. Differences were in their mannerisms, and age. Also, this moderator was much more verbal than my dad. <BR> <BR> I wasn't freaked out or thinking that there was a ghost here, it was just a nice experience. Both noses were the same, lines of where the whiskers grew, the cheekbones of slight pink, the ears, the intense blue eyes. (Well, my dad's were... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:14:46 EST bummer had some crappy news this am <BR> <BR> now I'm posting cheery things to others til the sting of what I learned doesn't hurt so much <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to me <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> bravo to you <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> making a note to drink more to you Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:46:41 EST Cincinnati Walks On Monday, the rainy day, I realized that these walks--it's not etched in blood or glold that I follow them as printed. I drove the path only I had to improvise a couple of times and backtrack to find the path that the book suggested. It took me three times to complete the path that I tried to walk on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Now I had to take the book back to the library. Someone else has a hold on it. <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:53:05 EST too much energy today stayed to long at a party and didn't go to the fireworks was disappointed in my self....oh well, I'll get over it <BR> <BR> Then I wanted to walk a new route yesterday but thought I was made of too much sugar and that I would melt in the rain, where is my thinking process, not in gear for sure. <BR> <BR> But I did drive the route and came upon a beautiful neighbor hood, and I found the steps and I had to backtrack a couple of times. <BR> <BR> I vegged out on tv last evening and got an ice ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:44:36 EST new schedule focusing on an eating schedule <BR> <BR> so far...omlet at 7am; more at 10 am; continue at 2pm; finish off in the evening--at 6 pm. <BR> <BR> take my food with me Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:21:54 EST making omlets for the second day, I've tried to imitate my sister's omlet that she made for me using cheese, spinach, tomato, mushrooms, egg whites and margarine. Might I add that her's was truly delicious <BR> <BR> Not going to bore you with the details but her omlet on both days were better than my attempts. But I ate at home on both days <BR> <BR> I have many more days to make an omlet to my liking. For two days I have not eaten breakfast away from home. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:31:55 EST At the library The lady at the next computer is homeless and trying to put her life together by going to school. <BR> <BR> I'm not meaning to listen, except she's only a few inches from me. I am inspired by her attitude, assertiveness, and willing to move on. It's a small price for me to listen, or try not to listen to her one sided conversation while she is on her phone. She's in a situation where she needs to use the computer and communicate to those on the other end of her cell phone. <BR> <BR> I wi... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:48:27 EST Grumbly Things that didn't go my way today: <BR> *yoga class did't happen and the y manager didn't know why <BR> *Tuesday's pool is closed for a few weeks cause no lifeguard <BR> *better swimmers kept entering the pool for the lap lanes, so I kept smiling and letting people go ahead <BR> *didn't eat breakfast before I left, so didn't want to walk very far, so postponed my walk <BR> *I was so happy that Subway had a breakfast sandwich that was portion savy and calorie wise, on... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:42:50 EST Masterchef, I have a dream I want to be a home cook like they are on the tv show, only with planning my diabetic meals. You know, chop chop chop, stir and taste, and yum yum yum, how pretty and tasty with complements from the three gentlemen who will enter my kitchen like Mr. Clean does and then let me go to my balcony. <BR> <BR> I noticed that I am chunking on some pounds, and I went through my diabetic guide sheets last evening and realize that I will need to toil, toil, toil, and plan better, then go to the groce... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:25:42 EST Summertime, school starts next week Today, I ate at Subway for breakfast, the first time in a very long time. I had their steak, egg and cheese for breakfast with the server telling me that it was a very small portion. Only it was good for me, and I told him it was ok. Price was nice at $3.25. <BR> <BR> Before my discovery of diabetes, I would have skipped breakfast this am because I'm going to have lunch with friends at noon today. <BR> <BR> My doctors keep asking me if I feel better now that I am on meds, and how that cha... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:28:33 EST today not much new, just wanted to say hi Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:28:07 EST Egg white omlet I visited my sister who has had diabetes a lot longer than I have and she served me a homemade omlet which was simply delicious. I've not had good and tasty egg white omlets with spinach, mushrooms and onions. Hers was simply a real treat and delicious. <BR> <BR> Now I will try it at home again. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:30:32 EST lol, banks, bless them ok, thought the problem was me yesterday <BR> <BR> low and behold--I have a limit on how much daily that I can use of my money Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:33:34 EST walked three miles today not that it was such a gallant thing to do, I had to retrieve my car from the repair shop.....could have called a cab, but walked instead <BR> <BR> then had to reschedule a doctor's appointment <BR> <BR> then I went to another appointment, but becauseI carried a smaller purse this am while walking, I didn't have the right payment card with me, so that involved a red face and a mad dash to get some cash...never ending, lol Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:38:06 EST car repairs etc today, i got my oil changed, one of the dash board lights wouldn't go out, so the technician said I needed a new gas cap, got that, they put it on <BR> <BR> got my tires rotated, they said I had 1 mm left on my brake pads so my garage took the car today as long as they could keep the car overnight...nice I walked to the library where I am now, and then will walk 1 mile more in a little bit <BR> <BR> so I will have new brake pads and rotary cuffs <BR> <BR> then I ate breakfast at j... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:57:13 EST back from vacation, motivated on the beach <BR> in the pool <BR> walking to the convention center <BR> keeping up with an eight year old <BR> good snack food in the room <BR> sunshine <BR> good mattress <BR> <BR> very grateful <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:36:53 EST vegetables cabbage and caltiflower (sp, sorry) <BR> <BR> this week I didn't try to cook a variety of veggies, but more of the ones that I did cook <BR> <BR> and what I didn't eat, I disposed of from the refrig faster, I don't need the guilt <BR> <BR> I like just plain cooked veggies, so all of those neat recipes which look so thanks <BR> <BR> just a plain jane here Sat, 2 Aug 2014 10:39:18 EST walking in the neighborhood This morning I chose one of the neighborhoods with things within walking distance. I had some lab work done at the doctor's office, then I walked and ate breakfast, then I went to the post office, then I went to the bank, then I returned two library books. It was nice <BR> <BR> Then I changed my mode of transportation to driving a car. For, I took a suit that was too large to a consignment shop and picked up a payment for slacks that I took there last time, and then now am working on the c... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:20:57 EST dr scale vs ymca scale would you believe that my doctor's scale is four pounds lower than the y scale? <BR> <BR> Who would have thought. <BR> <BR> Back in gear of testing my blood sugar in the morning and throughtout the day. <BR> <BR> I have some cabbage to cook and some protein to make <BR> <BR> For a snack, I got a plain meatball from a trendy little deli that I pass, ususally. <BR> <BR> Best to you Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:37:23 EST waiting for my a1c test results my nurse practitioner was pleased at how well I have responded to the diet and exercise <BR> <BR> she will be calling me with the scores soon then I can share the numbers with you Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:00:56 EST Reunion wondering if I should attend a family reunion <BR> <BR> about a year ago me and my sister had a falling out and she hasn't spoken to me since. My other sister phoned me about the reunion and said, "I want to warn you that (angry sister) is going to be there" <BR> <BR> ????? <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:19:36 EST lost 30% of me did the math and my weight loss is 30 per cent of me <BR> <BR> not big enough to get on biggest loser, lol, but then who is counting <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:44:25 EST got a plan for my dining room table need to get one of those organizing boxes and put my incoming mail in it <BR> <BR> I will store it in a closet when not in use <BR> <BR> I've been setting my timer, neighbors might get tired of hearing it ding Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:20:02 EST trying to be a past clutterer slowly, I'm getting my routines in place <BR> <BR> what comes I think for many organized home people doesn't happen to me <BR> <BR> and when it does, it's a great ah-ha moment <BR> <BR> I always remember to feed the cats, both morning and evening <BR> <BR> today, an ah-ha moment when I realized that as they eat their morning meal, I can pick up any other of their dishes in the area and wash any dishes in the sink <BR> <BR> and as a bonus, I can make several swipes with the broom and pic... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:15:14 EST Cola chicken Recipe This I want to try: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3 chicken breasts <BR> 1 can (12 oz) diet cola <BR> 1 cup ketchup <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Top-Rated Olive Oil$26.18 by Swoop <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> <BR> Put chicken in a non-stick skillet. <BR> Pour ketchup and diet cola (any kind) over the top. <BR> Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat cook for 45 minutes. <BR> Uncover, turn up the heat and continue to cook until the sauce becomes thick and a... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:21:42 EST to wish you a good day wishing you a good day with motivation, diet and exercise. best to you Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:32:51 EST Slept in, didn't exercise disappointed in myself, Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:27:04 EST Called a radio show to get help with my meal planning We have a lady who has a Saturday talk show and asked for help with meal planning. <BR> <BR> She was able to help me plan a generic menu for three chicken meals, and two fish. <BR> <BR> It was a big help. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:38:54 EST Yoga class Well, went to a yoga class today, felt good. <BR> <BR> Got breakfast waiting for me, as soon as I'm done here. Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:58:21 EST hot summer day I'm being a companion to my eight year old granddaughter this summer, and trying to stay appropriate to the rest of the family. <BR> <BR> I don't always know what's happening and they sort of fly by the seat of their pants. They have a lot going on. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:20:42 EST soy powder for flour when making cookies can you substitute soy powder for flour? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:07:37 EST sausage, saurerkraut, green beans, coleslaw a wintertype meal on the first day of summer <BR> <BR> it was good Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:20:20 EST