CAMEY13's SparkPeople Blog CAMEY13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Are we going back to the days when our country was at war? How many of you are old enough to remember the blackouts when you had to keep your shades down and turn off the lights and the sirens went off? Are we coming back to that again? Are invaders trying to destroy our world again? Are we not safe anymore? The days ahead are getting to be scary times once again. We do not know where or when we will be hit. It could be a next door neighbor, a friend you got to like, a couple you go out with, nobody knows. They can act so sweet and catch you off gua... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:11:24 EST Where is Yesterday? Where is Yesterday. <BR> <BR> <BR> Where is yesterday? Where did it go? I remember being small, playing with my friends, going to school, children parties and now that is all gone. Life in the past is gone. I grew up and graduated, college, marriage, children and old age. Grandchildren came and they grew and have children of their own. I don't want to be a great grandmother. I want my life back. Where can I find my past? How can I get back? I do not want to go into the future. I do not want... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 11:56:33 EST Did you ever achieve your dream? Did you ever achieve your dream? What did you want to be? What did you write in your yearbook? Did you do it? If not why? <BR> <BR> I remember I wrote I wanted to be a writer and I succeeded at it. I also sang in a club. <BR> I just found out recently I can draw. You never know what you can do until you explore yourself and your talents. Some say they do not have any talents? Talents come in all forms. Some can sew, knit, make crafts, etc. Finding your talent and working at it can bring you ... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 19:15:16 EST Did you ever think what life would be like? Did you ever think when you wished you would grow up fast what your life would be like? What were you wishing for happiness, love, an important job? Whatever, it didn't happen to some, and others were fortunate to achieve success. <BR> <BR> Today, jobs are hard to come by, important ones. Some people who fall in love quickly fall out of it when the going gets tough. Sometimes, a marriage could last 6 months and then they file for divorce. Yet, again, there are some that go on to 60 years and... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 19:13:57 EST Inches to a new body I am not loosing lbs. right away but inches which go into lbs. How do I do it, well let me tell you. First you need to get up in the morning and do exercise before anything else. Sure you are tired and sure nothing else will get done but if you have weight on nothing is going to get done anyway because you will always be tired from carrying it. <BR> <BR> So lets get to it. Lets get that exercise out of the way. I do my sit down bike for 40 min, my 3 lb. weights for 3 sections of 30, and ba... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:51:41 EST Was yesterday better? Nobody said getting old was going to be fun. After all nobody asked you to stand in the free gift line and take all the aches and pains. Who's fault is it that you did not read the sign before you got in line, when you saw free? Life is wasted on the young for they do not know what the old have learned and do now want to listen. We are old fashion. All we do is complain about this or that or try to tell them what is right or wrong. They do not want to listen to how we had it in the bad years,... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:39:53 EST Why? We often ask ourselves why some people die and some live. Why does a baby not make it out of the womb? Why does a baby making it out of the womb come out with some sort of an illness? Why do some people die young and others old? Why do some people who get cancer die and others live? Why do some people have to suffer through life and others live happy? Why do some people live on the street and others comfortably? Why do we have wars and our sons and daughters have to die? Why do we have hurric... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:26:01 EST You can do it. Don't say you can not lose weight because you can, unless you have some sort of an illness stopping you. Losing weight consists of closing one's mouth to things that bring on the weight. You know what they are. Everyone has them. They are hard to get rid of. If you had someone who was a pain and did not want to be with them, you would find a reason to get away from them, so why not use the same reasons to get away from all that bad food causing you to gain that weight. It is a bad person beca... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:13:38 EST Success doesn't come easy in writing. Who said writing was easy? Writing is a lot of editing, corrections, grammar, plots, etc. <BR> Writing takes time to think of what story you want to write. Writing can be discouraging when a publisher sends you a rejection slip. Success is not an easy road to travel if you want to become a writer. Sure you can go with e books, pay on demand, of self publish, but do you have the money to do it? Amazon has a software you can go by but you have to pay for the cover then they keep the book and yo... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:43:03 EST Your team misses you. What is a team? A team is a group of people who join and become friends through posting. <BR> A team is there to help people with problems, or pray for a loved one to get well. A team is supportive and friendly. A team will post a topic or post to one. Today, a lot of us join a team and we have good intentions to keep posting but there is always something that gets in our way and prevents us. We could have jobs, or many have too many other teams to post to and can not keep up with them. You w... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:31:31 EST It is time to lose that weight. Why can't you lose weight? You ask this question to yourself all the time, yet you never get an answer. Reason why, you don't listen to why. You know the reasons but you don't want to give up the cause of it. Maybe you feel you can't do it. You are not strong enough, but you are. Once you get through two weeks, your stomach does not want a lot of food. You have to give up fried food. You have to give up big meals. You have to incorporate smaller meals, stir fried, baked foods or broiled. You ... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:20:06 EST What you are eating can give you cancer. Did you know what you are eating can give you cancer? In a lot of products you will find soy oil. It is in cake mix, pancake mix, breads, cookies, etc. Check your labels. What is so bad about soy oil? It has estrogen. Too much of estrogen causes cancer in women's breast. Women make estrogen in their bodies and they do not need more to increase their risk of cancer. Dr. Oz talks about estrogen in products and how it causes cancer in women. Oncologist talk about it to their patients to stay fr... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:15:35 EST Don't Give up Don't Give Up <BR> <BR> You wanted to lose that weight you put on. You tried and tried but nothing seems to work. You lose a few lbs. and then you stumble backward. You come across a bolder in the road as you start your walk. Behind the bolder lies all the bad foods you have to give up. They do not want to let you pass. They cry out to you not to leave them. Don't give in keep on walking, pass them by. For if you don't you will add more weight to that body that is crying out to you to set it... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:08:10 EST A ghost opened the door. Ah yes, Halloween and all the little ones coming with different costumes. Sure fun to see them but not fun to get up and down a thousand times to go to the door. Who ever said getting old was fun, well let me tell you it isn't. So each year as I get older and try to get up and answer a door bell that rings once, twice and maybe three times before I make it to the door, I wonder if one of these Halloween days there will be no me at the door. Life is a strugle and a lot of pain when you age. We... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 17:47:39 EST Memories stored are remembered. I remember when I loved to send and receive xmas cards. Today, with the arthritic hands it is hard writing them so I decided to send to the ones that send me a card. I find since I have been doing this a lot of people receiving cards after they send have written on the card that they are not sending cards anymore because of the cost of stamps and cards. That is fine with me. I don't have to buy cards they come in the mail free with all the advertisment so I use them. Xmas was fun when I was y... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 17:40:37 EST If we could only turn the clock back. How can you shop in stores anymore? If you think you are getting a bargain on Black Friday, think again. They jack up the prices before the time comes to allow for the discount on Black Friday and they are not loosing a penny. When I worked at Boston Baby, years ago, they used to jack up the prices during the months before a sale and then when the sale came the prices were the same before they started to jack them up. They are full of tricks, that is why a lot of people now buy online. For ex... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 17:33:30 EST The choice is up to you. Did you know when you reach 50 you can join aarp? You get discounts in a lot of stores and restaurants. And as you age you get freebies, like arthritis, hip replacements, knee replacements, canes, walkers, etc. Why does it happen you ask? Lack of exercise. Nobody wants to take the time to do it. They have too many other things on their mind. Nobody wants to eat healthy. They don't have time so they go fast food. Well, you can still eat healthy with fast food. Take Burger King, do you have to ... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:50:05 EST Why do we have to be frightened before we do something? Why is it we are afraid to go for a mamogram? I have tried to tell my friends to go and get checked and they keep saying they are going, but never do. Don't they know they can get breast cancer? Don't they know that sometimes a lump can go undetected at the doctor's office? It happened to me. The doc gave me a clean bill of health. Well, in his mind it was clean because he felt no lumps, but the mamogram didn't lie when it showed cancer at the beginning, starting in the duck. Had I not gone f... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:41:20 EST Don't let life pass you by Ever wonder where the time goes? It goes very slow when you are a child. Time seems to stand still. Yet, as you age it starts to go a little faster. When you get in the 80 range it starts to speed. There is not traffic cop to give it a ticket. We have no way of stopping it. We just deal with it. Why then do we leave our bucket list for another day? Do we think we are going to be here forever to finish it? What sadness when our friends start to pass away. We wonder when our turn will be. We m... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:29:21 EST It is working for me. Small plates with food on it makes it look like you have a lot of food. Eating less and exercise is the key to loosing. Watching the scale go down is the prize and getting rid of medication and becoming healthy is the rewards. We all know it is hard, but nothing good is easy to get. <BR> If you want it you need to suffer through the bad times and tell yourself this is going to be your lifestyle for the rest of your life, that is if you want to continue living on this earth. What is the sense ... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:11:43 EST You can do it. Anyone can lose weight, even though it is hard to do. You have to want to lose. Nobody can make you want to, you have to want it yourself. Loosing weight can be easy, so stop making it hard for yourself. First you need to start to scale down what you eat. You can not do it in a day it takes about two weeks. If you have been eating two hamburgers try scaling down to one, the first week. The second week cut it in half and add more veggies. By cutting your meals in half, to smaller amounts, in a... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:19:44 EST A sure way to lose. We all want to do it but we can't get motivated. Why? What is your reason you can't get started? Exercise is hard to do when you know you have to do it, but if you can make a game out of it, then it will be easy. Start out slow, do 5 min for a week, and then graduated to l0, and before by the end of the month you will be doing 20 min. See how easy that was. Now, you need to expand another 20 min for the next month, just 5 min a week extra and then you will find you are doing 40 min without a ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:27:37 EST Take a min and say a pray for cancer patients. Those of us who never had cancer hit us will never know what we go through. Some of us make it and others don't. As we age we find our friends and some of our family are getting hit with this terrible disease. We hear about not using soy because it can cause cancer and many other substances, but we still continue to use them. We thank our friends who prayed for us and helped us through this moment of terror. But what about others who have nobody to pray for them? People who have to go through... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:54:46 EST Who says yu can't eat what you want? A deck of cards for protein may not seem a lot, but after two weeks, it will seem like too much to eat, especially, if you fill your plate with veggies. You can eat anything as long as you keep it small. That is what a lifestyle is, something you can live with. By eating smaller portions you are not deprived of food you want to eat. Today, I had oatmeal, 3 walnuts broken up in it. Then had a rice krispie bar. <BR> <BR> Lunch was a salad, some semi fried onions and mushrooms in pam, and som... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:46:56 EST Prove me wrong Ok today is a new day, so how are you going to start it? Are you going to start it with excuses? Oh no....I heard that one before. "I am too tired and I need to relax." Or is it I'm stressed from work and I need something sweet?" If you think we don't know you are trying to get out of losing weight, we do. Enough of that stuff "I'm trying." Well, you are not trying hard enough. Try harder. "But it is so hard and I am so tired." Of course, it is hard, nothing you want is going to come easy. Do... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:28:05 EST Treat it as a job. You hate exercising? Who doesn't, but if you treat it as a job you have to go to and do it everyday, you get used to it. You know when you are working you have to get up and go regardless if you like to or not, so why not do the same with the exercise. First thing in the morning, once awake, no coffee yet, I get the weights out of the way. I do more than one exercise of 40 to each count. Then I will go have some breakfast and come back and do 40 min on my sit down bike and do the other 40 a ... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:35:41 EST Time to stop making excuses Losing weight is a challenge. It is like climbing a mountain, some make it, others fall down. <BR> Some will get up and try again and again, while others will just give up. Why is it we don't have the strength to follow through, once we start something? Why do we give up when we fall? If you want something bad enough then you should go for it. Losing weight is beneficial to your health. There are certain medications you can stop once you lose weight. You are not carrying around that load in y... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:09:59 EST Snow I hate it. Snow, I hate it. It is coming again Thursday night into Friday, a Northeaster. We just go rid of the snow with all the rain last night and here we go again with more coming. And it is only January in two more days,which means we have to still go through Feb and March. If the snow isn't enough we have the cold teen to deal with. I am not one for cold weather, hate it. <BR> <BR> Where is that globell warming? I thought we were going to get it. They are always talking about it. Has anyone see i... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:37:28 EST It is that time again. It is that time of the year again. All the rushing to get gifts, decorate and clean the house, start cooking in advance to get caught up, And where does it get us, tired and cranky after we have finished. Tired because of all the parties we have attended and cranky because it is all over until next year. <BR> <BR> And what does next year bring, a year older. Sure if is fine for those of you who are young and can't wait to get old. You will be sorry. LOL If is fine if you like free gifts like... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:44:31 EST Spring is just around the cornor. Cheer up, spring is just 3 months away, around the cornor. One morning you will wake up and it will be here. The snow will be gone and the grass will turn green and leaves will start to bloom on trees and bushes. Oh what a wonderful sight to see and the warm air, instead of the cold chil. <BR> <BR> Winter wonderland for some people is great, but let them keep it on the grass and not in the street. I don't want to have to slide when I drive. I don't want to have to slip and fall. I want the ... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:15:35 EST When did it happen? 80, come on, you're kidding me. When the heck did I turn 80? You just got to be wrong. Ok so I got some wrinkles, my skin gets chapped and my neck is sagging, but I am not. So I walk a little lopsidded, and have to hold on sometimes, and your telling me because I am 80, an old lady. Ya, I know some days I don't have any pep, but so do the younger ones. So what does that prove?' <BR> <BR> I don't remember turning 80. What? You say I will be 8l in 6 months. You got to be kidding. <BR> I want t... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:09:49 EST Two choices. Does anyone know where willpower lives? I have been trying to find him before the xmas parties this week. Seems he is visiting everyone lately and I haven't had my turn yet. <BR> Maybe I should tie my hands back of me so I will not tackle the sweets, but then how can I eat. Oh well, a good friend can spoon feed me. How do I get through this? All those delicious sweets starting at me saying, dare you to eat me. Not that I take dares but in this care I wouldn't mind doing it. But what would I ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:59:50 EST What happened with all this snow? Someone prayed for a White Xmas and we got it. They can stop praying now because we have enough snow. LOL The grass is white, and the streets are slippery. Kind of hard trying to walk a dog, who doesn't like the ice on the paws. Tires do not like to drive the car on icy roads. The only people who love this stuff is the mountains, where people ski, so let the rest of the snow go there. <BR> <BR> And what is it with the cold weather, the weather man said we were going to have a mild winter. I ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:51:34 EST Nothing to fear by fear its'self. Why is it people are afraid of having a colonosophy. There is nothing to fear but fear its'self. <BR> The doc says you need to have one after a certain age, but you are afraid and tell him no. <BR> Well, I can agree with you there as I did the same, until my gyn found blood in the bowl and I had to go for one. I was fortunate and had a plop but it was not cancer. So because of family history of cancer in the bowl in both sides, I am at risk and have to go every 4 years. <BR> <BR> My first on... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:42:26 EST Lucky Grandmother I am fortunate to have grandkids that love their grandmother so much they will come down and clean for her. Of course, grandma gives them some money. But it is so nice to ask and have them not refuse. What a nice feeling to see the house cleaned, after they finish. Today, my gs helped dh with the leaves and then he came in and did some stuff for me. Then we baked muffins and cookies, which I had him take home. I have enough tempting stuff here as it is. It was a beautiful day. Last night we p... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 19:05:42 EST What does it take to hold a marriage together? What does it take to hold a marriage together, a question many have asked themselves? <BR> Is it a lot of give and take? Is it keeping your mouth quiet when you want to lash out at the person you married? Remember, those words can not be taken back once said. So how do you keep a marriage going for many years? Is it love? Do you love the person so much you will do anything they want? Maybe some marriages but not all. Marriages do not work that way in real life, maybe in a fiction love story, ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:03:51 EST Life holds nothing but mystries. Winter is coming and bringing snow. Some of us are fortunate to run to Florida, others have to stay and face the torture of shoveling, heating costs, falling, depression, worrying if they can pay heir bills. When we are born we never know what life is going to lead us into. We grow up in a family, some of us happy, others sad, but we grow up and make a life for ourselves. The life we make can always be changed, if we make bad mistakes. Some of us will spend money as we get it and others will ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:52:53 EST You have to be a sport fan. What a thrill to live in Mass and have the Red Sox win the World Series? You have to be a sox fan to appreciate it. The parade was great but I think they should have done more or a party,had a band, dancing, lots of fun. Now,soon it will be forgotten and they will try again for next year but maybe not with all the same players, so who knows if they will win again. <BR> <BR> Now, we go on to football and God help us if we open our mouth while the Patroits are playing. LOL <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:43:57 EST Will there be no church someday? With priest disappearing, and older ones retiring, the churchs are combining into one, with one pastor going between two. We are losing our pastor, who has been there for 25 years. <BR> He turns 75 in April and his health is not as good as it used to be, but he retires Jan lst. I imagine there will be a retirement party for him and many tears. He was a great pastor and he will be missed. <BR> <BR> Will there be no church someday? Makes you wonder the way things are going? Maybe we will be wa... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:40:44 EST Things to remember to do buying a house. When buying a house some people forget to check to make sure the land is clear,by this I mean the title does not have unpaid bill on it. Second, if I were to buy another house, which I am not, at this age, I would, after having the termite problem causing me to reconstruct parts of the walls of the house, I would have Terminix come in and check the land around the house to make sure there were no termites. Do we ever think of this? No, of course not. Why would we? Who had termites on their la... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:36:27 EST The fear grandparents and parents have these days. I worry like a lot of grandparents and parents do about the shooting in schools. It is getting scary where you have to watch your child and hope he/she makes it home from school safe. <BR> You have to worry about a child being left on a bus and wondering who will come for him. <BR> What is being done about it? The school locks the doors, yet, they still manage to get in. <BR> Kids walk home from school have someone follow them and ask them if they want a ride. <BR> I remember years ago, my so... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:29:08 EST Are you willing to take back your life? We all say we want to lose weight. but who are we trying to impress? We don't want to lose weight because if we really wanted to we would. If the doc told you today you would die in a month if you did not start to lose weight, for sure you would start to lose weight. Knowing you are going to die soon would get you off your rear end and up working with exercising and working that mouth the food goes into. <BR> <BR> Do you really have to have a doc tell you? You know all that weight is holdin... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:54:51 EST You just have to want to. What happened to those days when you could eat anything and not get cholesterol? As we get older our system changes and we can no longer afford the things we used to eat, if we want low cholesterol. Reading labels is part of the game, losing weight is another part, not eating fried food or meat is another. <BR> <BR> Some people can keep their cholesterol down just by eating the right menu. If you like sweets like me, then you LDL will rise. It is ok once in a whie, but you can not make a ha... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 16:11:42 EST Time to stop playing kids games. When is it going to end? I listened this morning to a program with the rep leader and answering questions put to him, he said, he doesn't know when it will end. It is a fight to the finish. Like little kids, if you do not give me what I want I will not give you what you want. <BR> <BR> I worry about my son who is out of work because the gov contracts on his job were cancelled. I worry about my dil who is also out of work because of the gov. What happens to their insurance if one of the kids ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 16:00:58 EST Membrane surgury is dangerous <link><BR>e-consultation/%7B707ef35b-a8a8-4318-a<BR>1ac-380832a82815%7D/how-should-patients-with </link> <BR> <BR> Above is the site of membrane surgury, which I had on the l6th of Sept. It took one and half hours, lying straight, not moving, and seeing everything they did in the eye. They must have medicated me some, but could not put me out as the eye needed to be open and they used a nerve block so I would not feel pain. When I got home I had to put... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:15:29 EST Do you really want this to happen? Have you every wondered why the boards are slow? Why no one is posting? Is it because of the summer, vacations, or is it because they are only reading what you put down for them to read? Boards need excitement. They need posts for members to post to? Every wonder why a post gets started and for a day or two, it goes strong and then it dies? It is because the post is not of an interest to everyone, so only a few answer and unless you keep it going with that person, it dies. So what can we do ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 15:21:01 EST Someone out there is waiting. What does it mean to have friends? It means a lot to me. I have friends I call on the phone, and friends I email, and friends on the board. Some of them have become even greater friends and are there for me when I need them, as I am there for them. Having friends is an asset. You are never lonely. They are someone you can talk to. Anyone without a friend is lonely, or wants to be a hermit. You know who yu are and I am thanking you for all the support you gave me. I feel so lucky to call you a... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:12:14 EST Are you trying to lose weight? Are you trying to lose weight? Lost of fun isn't it? One day you are so excited you lost 5 lbs. and the next week, it is back. Wonder why? We know why don't we? We cheated. We know we shouldn't but we still do. It is not because we want to. No way, it is because we are stressed out, or bored or tired and we crave something to put in our mouth to make us feel better. I know. I have been there and I still go there. So ...What are we going to do about it? <BR> How are we going to cope? Are we go... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:03:51 EST What is a marriage? What is a marriage? A marriage is a partnership. You both do your job in supporting the home. <BR> You each have your own job in the home. When one gets sick the job becomes our job and you take over the whole works. That is where I am at the moment. DH fell off the ladder and had a back fracture. Two weeks ago he had a procedure where they insert a tube with cement, which dries in 5 minutes. Since then, I take out the rubbish to the street, walk the dog, put the groceries in the trunk of t... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:21:38 EST They are trying to keep me healthy, I guess. I hate appointments. Seems the older you get the more they come. Doctors for reg check ups. Doctors for check ups with skin cancer. Mamograms, Gyn doctors, ear and nose and throat doctors, foot doctors, colonosophy doc, eye doc etc. You have heard of them. They want you to have check ups. The prim wants me every 6 months to check BP, Skin cancer doc wants me once a year, Manograms are twice a year, because I had breast cancer, ear, nose and throat every 6 months because of a plop in my nose t... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:12:23 EST