CONNIEDETHOMAS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CONNIEDETHOMAS CONNIEDETHOMAS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Happy Labor Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771032 Happy Labor Day to All! <BR> <BR> I designed a special photo ad for P.U.R.R. West Virginia <BR> I wanted to share it with anyone reading my blog <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1845621389.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I found out just yesterday that Bob was off today. <BR> A nice surprise. He made me a healthy breakfast... <BR> 1 scrambled egg <BR> 1 slice of 15 grain wheat bread <BR> 1/2 teaspoon butter. <BR> Coffee with 1% milk and sweet and low <BR> <BR> Bob and I wei... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:17:06 EST 5 Pounds off!!! What a great start! My first week back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770322 <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> -5 pounds off! <BR> <BR> Oh how good that feels. How very very good that feels! <BR> I had gained so much weight since my Dad died in March. <BR> I am so grateful that I am back on track again. It feels so <BR> good to be back on Sparkpeople. I started the Sparkcoach <BR> which helped me so much the first time. It is helping me now. <BR> <BR> Looks like a rainy Sunday as I drink my coffee and glance out <BR> the wind... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:56:07 EST Feeling Positive...Spirits have Lifted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769889 <em>334</em> There is nothing that feels so good as waking up and <BR> feeling Good about myself. That is something that I will be working on. <BR> When my depression kicks in ....I find getting away from that black cloud <BR> over my head takes days. I hear sayings like...Every day is a new one. <BR> That is so true. But I find it extremely hard to just shake the darkness <BR> off. Let the troubles just roll off your back is another one. So much <BR> easier said than done. I... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:12:02 EST Ole Arthur is acting up BIG TIME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769244 <em>198</em> The pain was expected....just hard to deal with. <BR> Yesterday I harvested 3 large heads of cabbage and tomatoes <BR> from the garden. With them I made a big roaster of stuffed <BR> cabbage. The lifting of the cabbage from the pot of boiling water, <BR> the mixing of the meat mixture ( 8lbs ) of it did a number on my <BR> joints and muscles. My whole upper body...back, shoulders, <BR> arm and fingers are screaming in pain. I didn't sleep well <BR> at all last night. If... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:31:51 EST Two steps to the Positive....One step back....I WILL OVER COME THIS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768550 Hard to believe I started Sparkpeople just over a year ago. <BR> It had to be around this time that I started the group. <BR> Time passes.....we can sit still and let it... <BR> or we can do something positive. <BR> I choose to do the positive. <BR> <BR> I am still struggling to put the mess of the other day behind me. <BR> I just joined a group on here that deals with depression and God. <BR> I am thinking this group may be a help and comfort to me. <BR> <BR> Bob and I went up to the neig... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:47:59 EST Yesterdays Hell...how I handled it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768082 I am writing about yesterday. I was to upset to do it then. <BR> <BR> August 26th. <BR> I slept well and was up early. I have a full day ahead of me. <BR> I am the custodian for my church. It is a job that I can do <BR> on my time schedule. I can rest as long and often as I need to. <BR> This has worked out well for me. When I first started...I did <BR> more sitting the cleaning. The opposite is now true. Yea! <BR> <BR> I was at the church by 8am to get the upstairs cleaning done. <B... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:48:57 EST Ok day 1 of my restart. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766988 I wasn't even going to blog right away. <BR> I was kinda sneaking back in and not going to say much. <BR> But all the love I got from everyone when I signed back <BR> in tonight was amazing. I should nt be surprised with this <BR> group. It has always been a special group with lots of heart. <BR> Thanks for the great welcome. <BR> <BR> I have had a really hard time since my dad died. I just went <BR> into a depression that was hard to shake. I will always struggle <BR> with it. For n... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:15:21 EST Day 284 Woke up sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680031 I woke up sore....But that wasn't a surprise. <BR> The days I don't go to the gym I will be walking <BR> to the park. Yesterday I started doing the <BR> cleaning of the window/blinds at the church. <BR> It will take me two months to do them all. I <BR> have lost enough weight to be able to do more <BR> cleaning that I used to. By the third double <BR> window...my arms were hurting. So glad I <BR> set a schedule that I will only so do many each <BR> week. Today I am glad I am forced ... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:19:22 EST Day 283 Joined a Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679353 I feel like a fraud....283 days since i joined <BR> The passed 6 months I have been away from <BR> this site more than here. And sure enough <BR> I have struggled with my weight during this <BR> time. <BR> <BR> I went into a huge depression a few weeks after <BR> my Dad died. I am one of those people who handle <BR> an emergency fine...then later they lose it. Even <BR> though I dealt with all the craziness during the <BR> funeral and all that goes with it....I got thru it. <BR> E... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:16:03 EST Gotta Love PA (short story) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637943 <BR> Gotta Love Pa (Author unknown)(G rated version) <BR> <BR> August 15 <BR> Moved to a new home in Pennsylvania. <BR> It's so beautiful here. The lake to the <BR> north looks so majestic. I can hardly <BR> wait to see it snow covered. I'm going <BR> to love it here. <BR> <BR> October 14 <BR> Pennsylvania is definitely the most <BR> beautiful place on earth. The leaves <BR> have turned all the color and shades <BR> of red and orange. Went for a ride <BR> through the park and saw so... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 18:44:30 EST Day 256 Headed out of state today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636658 Off I go again to PA. <BR> My niece who's wedding I photographed <BR> is now having a baby shower. New camera <BR> in hand off I go. Other than the w brother-in-laws <BR> (one brought his wife) who came to my Dads <BR> funeral...I haven't seen them for 2 years. I have <BR> been hearing from my sister-in-laws for the <BR> passed month...they were making sure I was <BR> coming. The weather will be in the 40's so it will <BR> be safe to go. So glad we aren't getting Mondays <BR> weat... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 07:39:44 EST Day 253 The funeral is over...I learned a lot. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634578 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1271964968.jpg"> <BR> This is my Dad. The man I lost this week. <BR> I was so blessed to have the Dad that I did. <BR> With all the tears I cried...and they were many. <BR> There were wonderful things that happened. <BR> <BR> I got the call Wed at 2am that my Dad was in <BR> the hospital and not doing good at all. He had <BR> been rushed to the hospital at midnight. <BR> <BR> It seemed that every 2 hours the phone rang <BR> and the ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:32:36 EST Day 235 Feeling Calm and at Peace...Lost 2 Pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618453 I slept really well last night. <BR> Some people take sleep for granted. <BR> At least a good nights sleep. I don't! <BR> Last night I slept very sound. Woke <BR> up feeling Great. Such a good feeling. <BR> Today was weigh in for me. Lost 2 <BR> pounds! That was a surprise. <BR> I have been seeing changes for the <BR> good in my body. Physically I can do <BR> so much more. The hard work the <BR> pasted two weeks I actually did not <BR> struggle. I enjoyed it. Thinking <BR> back no... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 08:57:33 EST Day 234 ...2 weeks of STRESS!! But I'm Alive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618225 Wow did 19 days pass so quickly. <BR> Stress is all I have been dealing with lately. <BR> Oh here is what is going on. <BR> We have a 3 bedroom apartment. <BR> 2 of the rooms I just use for storage. <BR> Actually ....just to lazy to straighten <BR> then up and sort through everything. <BR> In December I did work in the one a lot. <BR> But still It was storage. Well two weeks <BR> ago the rental pain in the butt called. <BR> He was showing the building to someone. <BR> He was giving me my ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 22:48:28 EST Day 215 Weather is effecting my bones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599069 To say I ache is an understatement. <BR> My legs feel like a toothache. <BR> I already sat and soaked in a hot tub once today. <BR> I'm thinking of soaking again. <BR> I wonder if lack of sleep is also effecting me. <BR> I am having a great deal of trouble sleeping <BR> any more. I just lay there. My mind will not <BR> shut off. I have tried all the tricks...but not <BR> working. I am getting so tired. I am making <BR> a point not to lay down during the day. <BR> <BR> Its 2:30 in the... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:56:38 EST Day 214 As of Today I have lost 15% of my Body Weight!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597956 <em>9</em> Lost 1 pound <BR> Lost 15% of my Body Weight <em>248</em> <BR> That 1 pound sure added up to something Big! <BR> I did not expect to lose this week. I just have <BR> been feeling blah. Winter blah's. I need to get <BR> more serious here. Even as I type this I know <BR> I will just put one foot in front of the other. <BR> No Big GunHo....just not feeling it. I'm down <BR> and depressed. I am allowing myself to feel <BR> this. I find that it is best just to go with the <B... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:16:35 EST Day 207... Lost 1 Pound ! Ole Arthur Back BIG Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590266 <em>9</em> Lost 1 pound...Yea!!! <BR> So very sore Today <em>18</em> <BR> Lifted two big bags of garbage into a garbage bin. <BR> So lifting them about shoulder height did a <BR> lot to my shoulders and back. Then I went to the <BR> grocery store around midnight last night. Carrying <BR> in all the heavy bags hurt areas of me that weren't <BR> hurting already. With the rain being 100% today <BR> isn't helping me either. Ok dip me in pain meds <BR> and roll me in Icy Hot. <BR> <B... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:47:27 EST I had the Happiest Person in the Whole World. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588641 My Foster kitten who we were forced to give up to <BR> a really fantastic no kill shelter got adopted just <BR> after Christmas. She was there less than 2 weeks. <BR> Most of that was the regular quarantine period <BR> when a newbie comes in. Here is a Photo they <BR> sent to the shelter... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l973514806.jpg"> <BR> This was Giraffe, but we changed her name to Coco. We love her so much! We adopted her right after Christmas and she has adjuste... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 22:26:02 EST Day 205 Hopefuly the worst of the cold is behind me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587956 It is amazing how we can go from being just fine to <BR> walking into a wall from being sick. I am finally <BR> starting to feel human again. <BR> <BR> I haven't been on the scale since I got sick. With <BR> forgetting to weight in on my usual Saturday I had <BR> no idea where I was. With sitting and laying around <BR> go almost a week I was afraid I may have put on some. <BR> I shuck a peek at the scale today...Its down just a bit. <BR> Not willing to make it official till Saturday. ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:45:35 EST Day 201 So Sick and upset. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583165 Woke up with Migraine and sore throat at 6am. <BR> Got up and turned on the wall gas heater we have. <BR> Was just to cold. Next time I woke up I heard Bob <BR> coming home from work. He was surprised to see <BR> me asleep. Head still hurting and could hardly talk. <BR> Coffee....nice and hot helped my throat. <BR> <BR> Its 3pm. Head still THROBBING. Now have a fever. <BR> Upset stomach. Not sure if that is from to many meds. <BR> Yes Bob has been feeding me. Had scrambled eggs for ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:45:45 EST Day 197 Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577843 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1860118541.jpg"> <BR> My age is showing....I was in bed before the year <BR> came in. The way I figured...it was coming in <BR> whether I was asleep or awake. I did hear a few <BR> gun shots. <BR> <BR> I was so hoping today to be at my one goal of <BR> having 15% of my body weight gone...but no go. <BR> Still have that 1 pound hanging on. That is ok... <BR> teaches me patience. I am so happy the temp is <BR> going into the 40's... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 12:30:21 EST Day 196 Sore muscles wont stop me Photo included. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576382 Woke up to calf's that are extremely tight <BR> and sore. Gave them a rub with Icy Hot <BR> and wearing sweat pants. I haven't put <BR> these pants on since last year. They are <BR> men's sweat pants and very thick and <BR> heavy. Well they fit me exactly as they <BR> should. No pulling or tugging of the <BR> material. WOW!!! I can get used to this. <BR> I like the men's style. There pockets are <BR> deeper, they are a heaver and have a <BR> drawstring. Just a nicer made... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:21:51 EST photo...weightloss generated my computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575774 I like to play with photos... <BR> Here is one I took on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Here is a photo trick.... <BR> If you take a photo with someone <BR> have the other person sit... <BR> you stand behind....lean over the <BR> shoulder of the person...then look <BR> up to the camera. This stretches out <BR> you neck and does wonders for the <BR> weight under the chin. Here are <BR> side by side examples <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l552740938.jpg"> <BR> Now here is one I ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:12:41 EST Day 195 December almost over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575366 <em>12</em> <BR> Time seems to be passing so much faster <BR> as I age. December just flew by. ( so did <BR> this passed summer ) I sure hope the rest <BR> of winter does the same. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was such a rainy day. I felt such <BR> a need to get outside. I was blessed with a <BR> few hours of no rain. 3pm it stopped and I <BR> was outside. I did something that I hadn't <BR> been able to do before. I not only walked to <BR> the park but I walked beyond it to a rail... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:21:33 EST Update Photo 45 Pounds off ( Close up ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574412 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946789128.jpg"> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:03:27 EST Day 194 Nice to see the scale go down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574381 It's exciting to see the scale go down. <BR> I just had to get on the scale to make <BR> sure yesterdays weighloss was real. <BR> When one tries so hard to reach a goal <BR> and finally does it...it doesn't seem real. <BR> So there I stood looking at it and realizing <BR> that it was actually down a bit more. So <BR> my day is starting out a happy one. I <BR> woke up early today 5 am. I didn't get <BR> much sleep. My internet was down most <BR> of yesterday. So I stayed up last night ... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:15:00 EST Day 193 Lost 2 pounds!!! Over Christmas...Total 45 off!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574069 I tried for so long to get to 190. Just seemed <BR> impossible. But I did it!!! <BR> <BR> For Christmas I just decided to coast and <BR> just eat normal portion sizes and the best <BR> choices. <BR> <BR> We ate at the Pastors house. My family is <BR> all out of state. Debbie his wife is a good <BR> friend of mine and she has lost 72 pounds <BR> in the passed 15 months. She know how <BR> important it is for me to eat healthy. Her <BR> husband is a diabetic. I expected healthier <B... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:16:55 EST Day 185 Just plain unhappy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568738 That title explains it all. <BR> I'm trying to fight off the depression that <BR> is wanting to take hold of me. Today is <BR> just a hard day. <BR> <BR> Today would have been my stepsons <BR> birthday. He would have been 26. <BR> He died in 2009 of a heart condition. <BR> <BR> This is Christmas 2008... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1643309463.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is Feb 2009....Just 2 months later <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:52:20 EST Day 184 The Unknows is so Scary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567930 Not know what is going on is scary. I received a <BR> text from my one sister last night. My Mom took a <BR> turn for the worst. My sister and her husband are <BR> traveling to be with Mom. They live two states away. <BR> There was no way of knowing just what was going <BR> on with Mom at the moment. We must wait. <BR> <BR> I have been up most of the night. Praying and <BR> talking to God. If she is to be taken ...then to please <BR> do it quickly and painlessly. I don't want ... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:41:26 EST Day 183 Decenber...going quick...Spring is closer that Yesterday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567318 Had an update from my sister in PA. <BR> All test done. neurologist confirmed <BR> that she had a mild stroke. It has effected <BR> her speech somewhat so she is getting a <BR> speech therapist. Her memory has also <BR> been effected. She is remembering more, <BR> but at times fades out completely where <BR> she doesn't know anything. Neurologist <BR> said this happens. She fell yesterday but <BR> is ok. Physically she's not bad. She wont <BR> be getting out of the hospital for s... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:58:41 EST Day 181 Mom had a mini stroke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565558 I just received a call that my mom had a mini stroke. <BR> Actually she had it Friday. For some reason my sisters <BR> could find my phone number. Facebook to the rescue. <BR> They have my number now. Mom called the youngest <BR> daughter all upset and not making any sense. Dana said <BR> she was calling an ambulance and would be there ASAP. <BR> Mom didn't recognize Dana...or that she even had daughters. <BR> She didn't anything. Since then she now knows who Dana <BR> is but not her hu... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:35:58 EST Day 180 Half a Year Has Passed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564677 It is amazing how much time has passed. <BR> Six months ago I felt it was impossible to <BR> lose an amount of weight to make such a <BR> difference in my life. <BR> <BR> Well I have. Enough for me to be able to <BR> move more easily. To be able to clean my <BR> home and hold down a part time job. So <BR> yes it is more than possible. As one stays <BR> focused and strong. One can attain there <BR> goals. <BR> <BR> I sit here wondering how impossible it seems <BR> lose enough w... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 07:30:56 EST Day 178 If I could only stop crying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563895 This is about the kitten we were fostering. I tried so hard <BR> to find it a home. I took it to the spaghetti dinner fund <BR> raiser at our church. Showing her off ...hoping <BR> someone would fall in love with her. She was so good <BR> there. We were so proud of how she let everyone hold <BR> her and pet her....but no luck. I posted her photo at the <BR> post office and grocery stores. No luck. The landlord <BR> stopped by yesterday morning. Just to tell me some <BR> chang... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:50:47 EST Day 177 A Fridged Day in West Virginia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562794 It is 19 degrees this morning. What a cold morning it is. <BR> I used my rug scrubber for the first time on my tiled floor. <BR> The only time I will use the mop now is where the scrubber <BR> cant reach. I was quite impressed on how well of a job it <BR> did. The bathroom, kitchen hall way and dinning room now <BR> has clean floors. The corners that I couldn't reach will be <BR> be done when I get done after cleaning the church. I cant <BR> put off going over much more. I wanted to... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:06:46 EST Day 176 Cleaning a lot today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562473 My day started out with a meeting at church. <BR> The ladies group who collected many things <BR> and fresh fruit to fill gift bags for special people <BR> who cant get out much. So we spent some time <BR> filling then all. They were taken to the homes and <BR> given out today. They should bring out many smiles <BR> today. We had a good time. Sitting around chatting <BR> was so much fun after we were done with the bags. <BR> <BR> When I came home I decided to get some good cleaning <BR>... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:40:01 EST Day 173 New Photo's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560131 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1471784991.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l664216901.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1649666454.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1376888099.jpg"> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 23:27:52 EST Day 167 Cleaning Apartment Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554963 I have found that if I need to get your job done <BR> and I don't want to. ....Pull out a minute timer. <BR> I will be using the one on my phone. Set it for <BR> 30 minutes. Since todays job is straightening <BR> and cleaning the apartment. ..I will clean till <BR> the timer goes off. Reset it for 15 minutes. Now <BR> Relax...read a book...play candy crush. Rest and <BR> do something you enjoy. Timer goes off....you <BR> stop. Reset for 30 minutes and start cleaning. <BR> Just keep... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:34:56 EST Day 164. Celebrating Thanksgiving Day Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552753 Yesterday I was invited to the pastors home. <BR> Since she didn't have the big gathering then... <BR> We decided to gave a big salad and sandwich. <BR> I had vegetables in it that I had never eaten. <BR> Three different lettuce. ..none that was iceberg. <BR> There were sweet peppers, tomatoes and othere <BR> vegs. I can't remember the last time I ate <BR> lunchmeat. I made sure I only had mustard on <BR> it. I had 12 grain wheat bread...which i <BR> absolutely love. I wont buy it f... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:52:51 EST Day 162. Blaaaaah Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551730 Cold...Wet....Ugly....That's West Virginia today. <BR> Even the pretty snow didn't help much. I cut <BR> my cleaning of the church short today. Couldn't <BR> shake the blaaaaah's. I ask Bob yo make supper. <BR> A healthy one. All done in the steamer/ricer. <BR> 1/2 cup rice <BR> Onions <BR> Cabbage <BR> Can diced tomstoes <BR> Water <BR> raw groundmeat. <BR> ( 93 % lesn ) <BR> And spices. <BR> <BR> He decided in frying the meat first. <BR> Instead of the meat flavoring cooking <BR> Into... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:54:14 EST Day 161....A Rainy Dreary Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550752 It may be a rainy and dreary day... <BR> but it's not snowing. For that I am thankful. <BR> <BR> Today started out with a kitten that would <BR> NOT leave me alone. I woke up to her leaping <BR> on my foot. I must have moved it as I was <BR> sleeping. She thought. ..PLAY TIME. Little <BR> bugger has sharp claws. So it was lose my <BR> foot or get up. She tripped me in the kitchen <BR> as I was making coffee. Sat on the edge of <BR> the tub as I took a bath. Bob came home from <BR... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:06:32 EST Day 160 Glad I Started Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549805 You know your in for a cold time ... <BR> when the high for week is 40 degrees. <BR> I didn't get much sleep. Bob cought <BR> a lot. Thought he was over his cold. <BR> I didn't go to bed till midnight. Laid <BR> there till 2am. Was feeling bad that <BR> Bob would be waking up to such a cold <BR> apartment so I got up and turned on <BR> the gas heater in the kitchen. Its a <BR> wall unit. It was bad enough that he <BR> had to go out in this cold ....he could <BR> at least have a warm ... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:01:23 EST Day 159. FREEZING IN WEST VIRGINIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549238 I woke up to 19 degree weather this morning. <BR> Lets see how fast I can pee and turn on the <BR> extea gas heater we have in the wall of the <BR> kitchen. I don't sleep with it on. So there <BR> I sit under a throw with a kitten sleeping on <BR> me waiting for the coffee to get done. <BR> I sat there and typed in my phone for an <BR> hour working on my blog. I decided to <BR> finish it after church. I found an e-mail <BR> that was sent to me from Peace be with <BR> U Ministries.... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:58:07 EST Day 158...Up 2 Pounds...I'm starting Over. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548385 I have been struggling for such a long time. <BR> Emotionaly. So much has happened. <BR> For the passed month and half I have not <BR> been committed to Sparkpeople or my team. <BR> I must concentrate on myself and work at <BR> feeling better. Emotionaly and Physically. <BR> Bob has been asking me how the team has <BR> been doing. I just gave a vague answer. <BR> I feel I made a positive decision on turning <BR> it over to Kathy. I can't motivate others <BR> when I am struggling with m... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:46:28 EST Day 147. Exhausted ..I'm Back Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539448 Here I sit on a bench in Walmart. Bob is shopping <BR> for a few things we need. The trip home took forever. <BR> I had to stop and use a bathroom. After getting off the <BR> main route ...I don't know who was more confused me <BR> or the phone that I was using to guode me. I finally <BR> called Bob. Luckly he wasn't busy. He knew how to <BR> get me backbon track. He used to work in that area. <BR> I fell into bed as soon as I got home. Slept two hours <BR> then got the call to ... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:19:05 EST Day.146 Photo of Christina...2:06am ...Can't sleep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537871 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l603285960.jpg"> <BR> The viewing's are over. There was a private viewing <BR> For immidate family......open casket. The public viewing <BR> Was closed. I didn'd fibd out till I arrived here that <BR> both of them were shot in the head. Her Mom had to see her ... <BR> that is why they had the private viewing. Mom was <BR> wanting to go....but my older sister talked her out of it.. <BR> Mom even mention to me thst she had wanted to see... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 02:48:23 EST Day 131 Day off Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524921 Didn't sleep good last night. My fault. I had Pepsi for the <BR> first time since June. I have no plans of getting anymore. <BR> So tired this morning. I was trying to talk myself out of <BR> going to church. So glad I went. My neighbors about me <BR> went. Even brought two friends. Was nice seeing them <BR> there. I ate the goodies for the first time between Church <BR> and Sunday School. My body sure knew it. My stomach <BR> has been bothering me all day. I am glad it knows t... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:30:16 EST Day 130 YEA!!!! Reached my October Goal !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523770 YEA!!!! I reach my October Goal !!! <BR> My monthly goal is to lose 5 pounds a month. <BR> It feels so good to have reached it. I haven't <BR> been in this weight for over a year. 295 pounds. <BR> I feel the energy that I haven't felt in a year. It <BR> is so nice to be able to do more. Just thinking of <BR> how much more I will be able to do next summer is <BR> exciting for me. 5 pounds may not seem like a lot... <BR> but it does add up. I will have lost half of my weight <BR> That ... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 10:00:45 EST Day 129 Starting to Feel Better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522982 My cold is finally starting to go away. I still have a cough. <BR> All that sleeping must have helped yesterday. Bob is <BR> picking up grocery's after his shift this morning. I just <BR> text him a list and he shops. <BR> <BR> The pigeon is doing better. Cooing much more. It is also <BR> not falling over and ending up on his back. He wasn't able <BR> to get back on his feet without us putting him there. He <BR> also seems more alert. So things are going well with him. <BR> <BR... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:48:14 EST Day 128 Still Fighting the Cold... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522254 The cold is still raging in me. The cough has deepened. <BR> I did get to the church yesterday and got a good third of <BR> the work done. Thank the Good Lord I could just sit when <BR> I needed to. I woke up for about an hour while Bob was <BR> getting ready for work. Then back to bed. Must of needed <BR> it since it is 11:30 when I woke up. I feel rested. Not much <BR> energy...that has to be the cold. I need to get back to the <BR> church today and do the downstairs. There is a A... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:48:04 EST Day 127 Fostering a....Pigeon...lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520490 My new neighbor has brought me a carrior pigeon. <BR> Why....?? Who knows?? He tried to get it to fly <BR> last night and it flew...right into the church. So he <BR> brought it to me. It now sits in a tall laundry basket, <BR> upon a towel. We placed a container of water and <BR> bird seed with it. It is very calm. I havent seen it <BR> eat or drink ...but since it isn't being stared at 24/7... <BR> who knows. She is used to being handled. What she <BR> wasn't used to was a kitt... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:15:15 EST