CAMEY13's SparkPeople Blog CAMEY13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Why give caner a chance to enter your body? Have you had your mammogram yet? Some doctors say after a certain age you don't need one. I think they are wrong. Why you ask? Because I was 79 when the doctor checked me over and found nothing. When I had the mammogram they found cancer in the breast and part of it is now gone. I was lucky the mammogram found it, otherwise, the cancer, which was just starting, would have spread and I might not be here today. I was never one to check myself. That is wrong too, you should. Mammograms are somet... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 10:56:04 EST Why losing weight is healthy? We all say we are going to quit eating the wrong stuff. We all try, some succeed, some not. <BR> We ask ourselves why we can not follow through with a diet. Diets are not easy to follow. If you cut down on your intake, you can have a little of everything. <BR> <BR> I have watched the 600 lb tv show and it is so sad to see a person gain all that weight and struggle. It is so easy to put on and so hard to take off. You would think watching that show would stop you from eating the wrong stuff ... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 10:44:12 EST Wish they were small again. Grandchildren are a blessing. Holding a little hand in yours is something you feel when holding a grandchild. No one can tell you what it is like until they have experienced it. Watching them grow under your watch is like watching your child grow again. The love they give you lasts you a lifetime with the memories. But there comes a day when the grandkids grow up and they have friends. Time is limited with there school work, friends, working, going to the gym, playing on teams, etc. This is t... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:37:14 EST So what are you going to do about it? We all look forward to spring each year, but we don't look forward to adding another year to our age. There is no way of stopping age, just like there is no way of stopping spring from coming each year. We don't realize, when young, how the years can fly and then you wonder where they went. Why do we let life pass us by? There is so much to offer each other, things to do, things to say, places to go, etc. And yet, what do we do? We say we are going to do something and then we forget or are to... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:29:51 EST Nobody said losing weight was easy. Do you find that some certain foods are causing your weight gain? Should you cut them out of eat less of them? Eating less has to be done gradually and not all at once. Cutting down a little less each day helps for the stomach to adjust. Once the stomach reaches a certain point then you will find a full feeling and not want to eat more. Nobody said losing weigh was easy. It is hard. There are so many foods out there tempting you. Then baking and cooking meals high in calories doesn't help the... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:15:13 EST Remembering the good old days What is it like to be old? You can look back and remember the good old days, when life was better. We only had a radio, no television. I remember my girlfriend was the first one on the street to get one, and we were all over her house to watch Howdy Dowdy. I can remember putting the milk out in the snow, because we had only an ice box and you needed to buy ice. <BR> Then there was the milkman who came to the house, some in a cart, others in a truck. What about the rag man, the man who came to... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:07:59 EST Just showing a smile You never know what the future will bring when you marry and move into a neighborhood. <BR> You could have nice neighbors, or bad ones. I happen to have nice ones, which I have knows for over 50 years. I remember going for coffee, with other neighbors when the kids went off to school. Now, two of the 4 are gone. So sad. A neighbor who I used to go visit, when I walked my son in the carriage is now gone too. As I look back I remember all that have passed on and many a tear comes forth, missing... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:57:22 EST Living on the Farm Have you ever lived on a farm? It is so different from city life. It is quiet, sometimes you can even hear a pin drop. You get up early and go pick eggs from the chickens, being careful not to get pecked. You have a garden full of fresh veggies, along with herbs and spices. <BR> You cook at home, fresh meals everyday, never freezing them. <BR> <BR> Neighbors may live a distance but they manage to come and bring you food, if you are sick and help out in whatever they can do, to make things b... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:40:06 EST Valentines Valentine Day.....Ah sweet memories...Do you remember them? In school, you would get excited if a boy you liked sent you one. If you were going with a guy he would bring you chocolates. Valentine Day is still for the young and old. We have stopped giving Valentines and also Easter cards, but we still do Christmas and birthdays. Cards are getting so expensive. Valentine prices at restaurants usually go up at night, so we go for lunch. <BR> I never could understand this, except that the owner s... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:24:56 EST Cherish them and love them, while you still have them. I have always had an animal, dog, cat, bird, fish, etc. When you have a child or children, you tend to have these. Being a dog lover, and even cat lover, I had 8 dogs in my life and 3 cats. <BR> The hardest part is when they leave you. It is like someone in the family leaving. You miss them. You think about the good times you had with them and the happy moments they gave you. <BR> <BR> Some times, we got a puppy and other times a sheltered dog. What is wonderful about a sheltered dog is tha... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:58:18 EST How can we decide? What do you think about the election? It is a funny farm. Today saw on the television that Jeb Bush had an ad with his mother talking about him. Trump came back with something that said he needed his mother. This is so childish. Why are they fighting back and forth. Same with Cruz and Trump. Now you got Sanders and Hillary. What ever happened to them saying what they were planning to do to help the country get better? What about doing something for seniors? What are their plans if they became... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 17:20:30 EST If you want it bad enough you will make it. You say you have always wanted to be a writer, so why are you not writing? I hear these stories all the time. People spark mail me and tell me they want to write but just can't seem to get a handle on it. <BR> <BR> Writing can not be forced. I started writing at the age of l0. I wrote a play. It didn't go anywhere. Then when I turned 40 I started to get published. It was then I decided if I wanted to be a writer and get published. I knew I better get started and start looking for publisher... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:45:11 EST Will we awake and fir full our dreams? <BR> <BR> <BR> Where did the time go? Here we are in 20l6? How did that happen? Did I sleep through it and finally awake? What did I do with my time? Where did I go? When did the grandchildren grow up? What happened to all those years? <BR> <BR> Do you ever wonder where your time goes? Do you spend it the way you want to enjoy it or is it spent doing things you don't want to do, but have to. Life is so very short and we never realize it until something happens to us and we can no longer ... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 16:24:24 EST 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