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/ 2nd Aqua Arthritic Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460707 There were more people in this class. Monday it was FRIGID! <BR> Today it was just wet. Lots of rain. Its been 5 hours since class <BR> was over. My knee and leg is in pain but nothing like Monday. <BR> Monday it SCREAMED IN PAIN!!! Today ... its moaning. lol <BR> I made sure I came straight home today. I'm so tired. But if I <BR> take a nap...I will have trouble sleeping tonight. I envy my cats. <BR> They have been asleep for hours. I lost another pound yesterday. <BR> I am just 4... Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:44:55 EST Feb 5th 2018 First Day of my Aqua Arthritic Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459929 I wasn't sure what to expect at the class. <BR> Well I was impressed!! 55 minutes of <BR> movement. She kept a watch on my knee. <BR> Janet who runs the class has been doing it <BR> for 30 years. She is 68 years young. Very <BR> positive person. The classes are Mon/Wed/Fri. <BR> Its a complete body workout. I made sure I was <BR> keeping up and Bending my bad knee as much <BR> as I could. I was disappointed in the temp of the <BR> water. Thought It would be warmer. <BR> <img src=... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 14:51:13 EST January 27 2018. Surgery update and back on track with SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456493 Nov 12th I had a total knee replacement. I was to get a block in my back so I would feel no pain and be more comfortable after surgery. One is wide awake and has no drugs while this is being done. While they did this...They put the needle to high. I was able to tell them something was wrong and I wasn't feeling good. I told them again LOUDER this time, Then I told them I was having trouble breathing. There faces showed shock and fear. Next came <BR> I CAN'T BREATH! A man put his f... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:02:43 EST Day 7 Nov 7 2017 Time flies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429017 Where did the days go... Last time I posted was the 3rd. <BR> So now it is catch up on the blog. <BR> <BR> Saturday was a bad day at work. No one told me they <BR> were painting the kitchen downstairs. Its being remodeled. <BR> He had a big old fan facing out the back door beside the <BR> kitchen but never opened a window on the other side of <BR> the downstairs to suck in fresh air. The whole church smelled <BR> of strong paint. I opened a window downstairs and a few <BR> upstairs ... Tue, 7 Nov 2017 07:43:41 EST Day 3 Nov 3rd Still on track with my eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427863 Can It get any gloomier? We haven't seen the sun for days. <BR> They are calling for rain for the next 3 days. Guess it will be <BR> a while. I'm getting a late start to work today. I work my own <BR> schedule so it doesn't matter when I start. I have been trying <BR> to add my new weight and the site wont let me. I was extremely <BR> swollen when I started on here 3 days ago. My fingers were like <BR> sausages. The swelling is mostly gone now. I lost a total of <BR> 10 pounds, all... Fri, 3 Nov 2017 15:47:11 EST Nov 1 2017 Starting again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427204 This week was all frustration. <BR> I had a extremely painful time with my knee. <BR> Cried hard for 30 minutes sitting in a tub of hot water. <BR> I called my pain doctor...they had me add over the <BR> counter meds to my RX. I called crying to my <BR> orthopedic surgeon begging them to do the surgery. <BR> A flat out no ....had to lose the weight. Well I got MAD. <BR> I spent the next day on the phone calling every orthopedic <BR> surgeon in the area to ask if they did surgery on someo... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:03:10 EST Sept 22 and 23. Crazy but good day yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414133 Was so much going on that I forgot about posting yesterday. <BR> First of all when I moved to this state of West Virginia I didn't <BR> realized all the stuff needed to renew an out of state license. <BR> So mine ran out. It was and still is very easy for me to get <BR> to work since we live beside the church. So I just didn't get <BR> a new one. Well now I am a license driver. We went thru <BR> the DMV fast. 2 1/2 hours total. That's including the written <BR> test and driving on road ... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:31:14 EST Sept 21 2017 No pain today....Yea! Don't get many of them http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413680 How nice to now have pain. <BR> I planned to get a lot of cleaning done at church. <BR> That didn't happen. The landlord stopped in to <BR> let me know she was going shopping for a new <BR> front door for us. She would have the men <BR> who was putting on the porch room do it. <BR> I don't care to have people in our place unless <BR> we are home. So I spend the day waiting. All <BR> the noise upset the cats. Every time I sat down <BR> they were on me. I finally texted the landlord at <... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:58:56 EST Sept 21 Sore Sore Sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413138 No surprise that I am sore. Sadly I only finished half the <BR> outside windows. Was extremely hard to do. I ended up <BR> getting a chair to sit on for breaks. I have been Bio-Freezing <BR> my shoulders and knees like crazy. Already have the first <BR> application of it today. This stuff burns my eyes and clears <BR> my nose. Quite strong. That strong smell will wear off soon. <BR> My plans are to finish the outside windows today. 15 more. <BR> What is nice is 5 are smaller windows ... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:56:36 EST Sept 20..Not much sleep tired and sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412816 Lack of sleep is all my fault. I must get to bed earlier. <BR> Sat up watching movies on You Tube rocking one of <BR> my cats. Pain level quite high. Ole Arthur is causing havoc. <BR> <BR> Was dressed by 9am. Very Positive thing to do. <BR> I suffer from depression and can in a nightgown for days. <BR> I am fighting that. I'm hungry but delaying eating. <BR> <BR> I called my Orthopedic surgeon this morning so they can <BR> arrange another round of gel shots. It takes a good eigh... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:45:53 EST Sept 19 2017 may loose my job come Jan 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412683 Had my yearly review. It was fine. but... <BR> The church isn't doing well. Its so small. <BR> Everyone is elderly. No one new that stayed <BR> since we started 4 yrs ago. The money isn't <BR> there. We cant survive with just Bobs earnings. <BR> We need my income. So now I have no choice. <BR> The weight must come off. There is no way I can <BR> work a regular job on my feet weighting so much. <BR> Yes stressing...but working on putting it to a positive <BR> motion. I made a very har... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:49:51 EST August 23 2017 Sore Big Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402995 No surprise that I am sore. <BR> Washing 8 windows at work yesterday can do that. <BR> I have to get over there (church) and do more. <BR> I have 16 to do today along with the regular cleaning. <BR> At least I don't have to move the furniture from the <BR> windows. I did that yesterday. I found a fantastic <BR> boom box in the storage room. You would think <BR> have a stereo playing it is so good. <BR> <BR> I woke up every 2 hours last night due to soreness. <BR> Pain pills wont touch ... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:01:46 EST August 22 2017 Starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402606 How many times am I going to restart the Healthy Lifestyle. <BR> I am almost at my top weight again. I can hardly move. <BR> Work at church is killing me. I will be having a meeting <BR> soon regarding my cleaning. It has not been what it should <BR> be. I have to force myself to get it done like it should be. <BR> I can't afford to lose this money. I have a free nurse that <BR> I speak to every 2 weeks. She has been helping me set <BR> goals and what I need to talk to the doctor about... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:51:57 EST Day 3 of this 1200 Lifestyle restart....What a Crazy Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363932 Well i was woke up by a raging bear this morning <em>89</em> ....yes Bob. 5:30 he comes stomping into the bedroom yelling that the battery charger isn't working. We need a new battery in the PT Cruiser. He had to get it jumped last night. Well here I come crossed eyed and half asleep crawling out of bed. The power strip he had it plugged into has ONE plug that doesn't work. Yes... he was trying to use that one. Connie to the rescue....so I thought. The cables to the battery are bad. It need... Fri, 19 May 2017 11:06:05 EST Day 2 of this 1200 cal Lifestyle restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363485 I had so much fun painting at the Starving Artist. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ec50921c-a2e8-4ec0-ba20-d44a5359b7cc.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95c10e8a-6b43-491d-8eb3-4330c6197ab9.jpg"> <BR> There were 14 of us. We took snacks and drinks <BR> to have during the break. Everyone enjoyed the <BR> strawberries. I was glad someone brought a <BR> vegetable tray. I ate healthy. Was proud of <BR> myself. It was the first time I painted... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:05:16 EST Wow its been over a month. Day 1 of this 1200 Lifestyle ...restarted the # http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363071 Hard to believe its been over a month since I was last here. <BR> If I wasn't sick then Bob was. Depression hit hard again <BR> I always have a hard time around Mothers day due to the <BR> bad relationship I have with my daughter. Its sad. We had <BR> our yearly Mother/Daughter dinner at church. Its always hard <BR> on me. I took a photo of my Mom with me. Its always such <BR> a nice gathering...but when your the only one without a Daughter <BR> or Mom sitting with you ....its hard. I ... Wed, 17 May 2017 10:29:25 EST Day 53 of this 1200 Calorie Lifestyle April 3rd. The doctor helped me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356982 <em>9</em> <BR> Well I lost 0.4 at the doctors yesterday. <BR> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <BR> This Morning I lost 2.6 more. <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> So 3 pounds total !! <BR> The doctor increased my paxil. <BR> He said it should help my depression. <BR> He doesn't think I'm bipolar. But if I ever <BR> want to see a head doctor ...just say so. <BR> They are the only ones that can determine <BR> if a person is bipolar. He was surprised when <BR> I... Wed, 3 May 2017 06:57:10 EST Day 51 of this 1200 Calorie Journey Fighting Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356030 Anyone that knows me has probably figured out I hit a bad depression. <BR> I have a doctors appointment tomorrow. We will have a good talk. <BR> The appetite suppressants don't seem to be working anymore. <BR> I will ask him if I can go off them for a week and get back on them. <BR> They should work again them. I have been pigging out big time. <BR> I have been blessed not to have gained any more weight. Don't <BR> know how that happened, I have extremely bloated. Feel like a <BR> stu... Mon, 1 May 2017 09:31:23 EST Day 44 of ths 1200 Calorie Lifestyle April 24th. Charles Stanley's message sure hit home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352836 I am admitting to something that we should have done <BR> years ago and thought we never could afford to do. <BR> We started giving our 10% tithing at church. We gave <BR> but never the full amount. Bob and I did a lot of talking <BR> and we both felt we should start do this. When I placed <BR> that check into the plate at church....I felt a heaviness <BR> that was lifted from my heart. I could not help but smile. <BR> The sermon was a better too. Our pastor has been ill <BR> for a long... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:01:23 EST Day 42 of this 1200 Calorie Journey April 22 * Sore Night, waking to a Sore Morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351914 No surprise that I am sore today. I accomplished tons yesterday! <BR> When I work at the church, I take lots of breaks. So I spend more <BR> time over there due to this. I have to get off my leg 15 minutes <BR> twice and hour. So it takes me so much longer to do things. The <BR> only time I don't do this is when I am vacuuming the sanctuary. <BR> Taking the breaks like that keeps my knee from getting swollen <BR> and sore. Yesterday I worked in the downstairs of the church, <BR> which... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:11:54 EST Day 41 of this 1200 Calorie Lifestyle. April 22nd. What a difference a few hours make. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351706 Woke to a rainy gloomy day. <BR> By afternoon the sun was shinning. <BR> I had a late day walk to the park. <BR> I wrapped up a wheat bagel and <BR> stopped at the little store and bought <BR> a bottle of water and a small jar of <BR> peanut butter. Dinner at the park. <BR> I plan a big salad for tomorrow, <BR> to make up for the low amount of <BR> vegetables I had today. <BR> <BR> I went over to the church at 9am. <BR> Did a lot of cleaning. I just need to <BR> sweep in front of the two ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:33:32 EST Day 40....Sharing photos of the home I grew up in. Animal cruelty New Alex. PA. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351177 My dad sold the family home years ago. <BR> We are a family that love animals. <BR> We are sickened to see that this has happened <BR> in our once beautiful home. <BR> Google Animal Cruelty in New Alexandria PA <BR> The news will come up about it. <BR> Here is photos a neighbor took. <BR> She was kind enough to notify us of this. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d074df29-f5a8-4b9d-94ed-5dd55df81ac5.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb855f50-4... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:27:32 EST 40 Days of this Calorie Lifestyle Journey. April 20th. Up Beat and Happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351001 <em>334</em> <BR> That's me...starting my day with a smile. <BR> I am just ticked pink that the rain will be tomorrow <BR> instead of today. I am in the mood to Walk Walk Walk. <BR> First I need to do a few things at the church, which is <BR> good since there is a chill in the air. I will walk when <BR> the temperatures are in the 70's. Bob is coming home <BR> this morning from a 24 hours shift. <BR> <BR> <BR> I was happy with what I accomplished yesterday. <BR> I polished a few pe... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:51:59 EST Day 39 of this 1200 calorie Lifestyle. April 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350549 <em>9</em> Lost 1 pound at the doctors office. <BR> That sounds good ...Except..... <BR> I had lost 3 pounds and gained 2 back before <BR> this weigh in. Still I was very happy with that, <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I wore jeans for the first time at weight in. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6f97437-d714-45c6-a1bc-08abd47fb79d.jpg"> <BR> Jeans are always heavier, mine are rolled up <BR> at the hem (twice) and tacked with this thread, <BR> so the don't unroll... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:27:33 EST Day 35 of this 1200 Lifestyle. Feeling more positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348792 I am finally feeling more like myself. <BR> I woke with a headache. Took meds and <BR> it is leaving. Yea! Bob has been wonderful <BR> with me the passed few days when I was <BR> so down and struggling. He went shopping <BR> yesterday and picked me up a plant and <BR> card. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eddd4e17-23f8-4c97-ad46-0c1276b36d80.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5c289c3-49c7-422d-a639-cb5a9603b5ab.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http:/... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:34:33 EST Day 33 of this 1200 Lifestyle Journey April 13 Fighting Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347998 I have been fighting depression for two days. <BR> I am thinking of talking to the doctor to get something stronger. <BR> I did nothing yesterday. I did eat more that I should. But a huge <BR> amount. I have 2 pounds on. I believe it is due to retaining water. <BR> I am swollen...tight ring and swollen feet. I had salt with popcorn. <BR> So It is understandable that am swollen,. I am waiting for lunch <BR> to be done then headed for church. Plan to sweep the sanctuary, <BR> entrance an... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:29:55 EST Day 31 of this Lifestyle Journey April 10 Lost 2!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346425 <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> Lost 2 more pounds!!! <BR> Those buggers were just holding on for ever. <BR> I am quite happy on how things are going for me. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I am sitting here sewing the inseam <BR> of another pair of knit dress pants. This time <BR> its not due to worn material. Its due to weight <BR> loss. The other pair I sewed...looks and fits me <BR> so much better. I needed to do the same to this <BR> pair. The waist will be reduced 3 inches. ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:55:23 EST Day 30 of this Lifestyle Journey April 8th Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345620 I was up early with Bob. He left on a 24 hour shift. <BR> I went early to church to clean. I did something I <BR> hadn't done in over a year. I was able to sweep the <BR> whole sanctuary with out taking a break! That is a <BR> really big deal for me. I can feel the difference of <BR> what I lost when I am at work. I don't tire as much <BR> or as fast. It is nice to have energy. I took my <BR> lunch and one of my snacks along with my meds. <BR> Its 3pm now and I'm home. The church ... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 15:08:04 EST Day 29 of this 1200 Lifestyle Journey. April 8th. Caused myself major stress this morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345019 I was up early this morning... thanks to the cats. <BR> I did my usual routine of bathroom, coffee and <BR> feed the cats. I came into the living room and <BR> popped my morning pill. 10 minutes later I started <BR> feeling sick..... dizzy and nauseated, I knew I had <BR> taken the wrong pill. My first pill doesn't do that to <BR> me. All the other ones do if I don't take them with <BR> food. So I get the bottle of appetite suppressants <BR> and check the date filled. I counted the p... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 08:14:12 EST 28 Days of this 1200 Lifestyle Journey. April 6 Doctors appt was today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344335 <em>9</em> Lots 5 more the last to weeks at the doctors office. <BR> 21 pounds lost since I started this 1200 calorie lifestyle. <BR> Grand total ....-32 pounds. I had lost 11 pounds before I started <BR> the 1200 Lifestyle with this doctor. So far I have sewed in my <BR> jean waist 2 inches and leg inseams 3 inches. My knit dress pants <BR> are 3 inches less in their waist and less in their inseams. <BR> <BR> After the doctors appointment I we went out to eat. <BR> We always do. ... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 19:07:00 EST Day 27 of this 1200 Lifestyle April 4th Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343612 I have been struggling the passed three days. <BR> I have been keeping it to myself. I ate more <BR> that the 1200 calories. One day it was 1600. <BR> I so want and need to get back on track. <BR> I have been walking everyday. But I have also <BR> started to use salt again. That is causing me <BR> to bloat. Food taste so different with out it. <BR> <BR> I sat here the passed two days and have sewed <BR> in a two pair of my jeans.2 inches at the waist at the <BR> back seam. Then I gra... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:50:20 EST Day 26 of this 1200 Lifestyle. Apr 3. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343308 <em>311</em> I walked again. 1.1 mile to the park. <BR> After the Doctors appointment I plan to walk farther. <BR> I thought today was Tuesday for most of the day. <BR> I was sitting at the park and looking at the calendar <BR> on my phone and was surprised. I was thinking the <BR> doctors appointment was tomorrow. I am glad I was <BR> wrong. I may be able to get more off before then. <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> My cats at this very moment are chasing each other <BR> ... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 18:57:36 EST Day 25 of this 1200 Lifestyle April 2 Wow did I get sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342566 <em>527</em> Wow did I get sick at 4am. <BR> I woke up and hardly made it to the bathroom. <BR> I was so light headed and dizzy <em>527</em> sitting there. <BR> I am still very weak and it is 8am. <BR> <em>9</em> Lost 2 pounds. I think it was left in the toilet. <BR> I just got done texting a grocery list to Bob. <BR> He is getting off a 24 and wanted to hit the <BR> grocery store on his way home. <BR> I am so happy to have lost those 2 pounds. <BR> I feel like I have lost weight.... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 08:19:42 EST Day 24 of this 1200 Lifestyle. April 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342168 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95f7ea82-4093-4a9f-b73d-9f6c2da7d2ab.gif"> <BR> Yea!!! One day closer to warmer weather. <BR> I smile every April 1st. I actually moved <BR> twice on this date. <BR> I just find it strange that I did that twice. <BR> <em>9</em> Lost another 1/2 pound. <BR> Its headed in the right direction... <BR> just coming off slowly. I can't wait for <BR> the wet weather to leave and warm up. <BR> All this rain is causing me to ache. <BR> I just got o... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:30:56 EST Day 23 of this 1200 cal Lifestyle. March 31 This month went fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341713 I lost another 1/2 pound. Wish they went by half pounds on here. <BR> I am sore, was all night. Took pain meds a few times. I had to I <BR> put Icy Hot on the back of my shin. It feels like it wants to cramp <BR> up on me. <BR> <BR> I will be working at the church today. I want to work four or so <BR> hours and them hopefully I will be up to another walk to the park. <BR> I really want to get more weight off for my I'm at the doctors <BR> office on Wed. <BR> <BR> Bob didn't get ho... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:32:57 EST Day 22 of this 1200 Lifestyle March 30 Much better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341214 The stress of yesterday has left. Yea! <em>334</em> <BR> <em>9</em> Lost 1 pound. <BR> Planning to work at the church today. <BR> Burn some calories off. <BR> Bob is working a daylight shift. <BR> He doesn't do that to often. <BR> He will be home something tonight, <BR> All depends on if he gets a long call. <BR> I plan to make a meat loaf tonight. <BR> I don't make it to often. <BR> <BR> I just sewed the inseam of another pair <BR> of jeans. They are lose enough that I <BR> can se... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:22:02 EST Day 21 of this 1200 Lifestyle March 29th Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340753 <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> I am ranting for a bit. I spent yesterday in a fog. <BR> All I did was worry...worry and worry. <BR> I was to get a shot today. I am not getting that shot today. <BR> Will explain later about the delay. This shot is one <BR> that is a gel shot that goes in my knee to hopefully <BR> cushion it. It is extremely painful!!! The needle is <BR> thick due to the gel. I have to get 3 shots each a <BR> week apart. So yesterday I hid. Fear just took over <BR> and... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:23:35 EST Day 19 of the 1200 Lifestyle. March 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339801 I have been putting off doing my blog today. <BR> There isn't much to say. I did get a lot done <BR> in the apartment. Bob came home early and <BR> is now sleeping on the recliner. He worked <BR> 30 hours and came home early. They had to <BR> many people scheduled so he came home. <BR> <BR> The cats are in my face today. Both of them. <BR> Every time I sit down one is jumping up on me <BR> wanting attention, I am serious its every time. <BR> They were both wanting LOVE. Finally they ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:10:22 EST Day 18 of this 1200 LIfestyle March 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339079 They are calling for rain this afternoon. <BR> I'm not sure what I will do for exercise today. <BR> I have a lot I want to do inside. I will just <BR> have to figure it out. Bob and I went for <BR> a walk yesterday. We went for a 1/2 mile <BR> walking through part of the neighborhood. <BR> I was afraid that walking to the park was <BR> just to far for me right now, and I was right. <BR> I was tired by the time we made it home, <BR> It did fill good to be walking. <BR> <BR> I was sore th... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:59:28 EST Day 17 Love how I handled the baby shower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338864 I did myself proud!!! <BR> They had a healthy spread of food at the baby shower. <BR> I had 1/2 cup pasta with meat sauce, 1 cup of green beans. <BR> There was tons of green beans so I didn't make a dent in it. <BR> A garden salad. I put a tablespoon of ranch off to the side <BR> to dip into. They had no low cal dressing. I was surprised. <BR> A beautiful veg tray. I had carrots, cucumbers and cauliflower, <BR> NO dip. I didn't have any cake either. I had unsweetened tea. <BR> 375 calo... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:23:49 EST Day 17 of this 1200 Lifestyle. Mar 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338747 <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> We opened our doors up at 10am to leave <BR> the beautiful weather in. My two cats are at <BR> the kitchen door watching the birds. <BR> Bob left to get grocery's after I made up a <BR> list. One job I don't enjoy. I need to come <BR> up with some more recipes that I can make <BR> and freeze in bulk.. <BR> <BR> Today is a baby shower at the church, 2pm. <BR> I need to go early to do the bathrooms. There <BR> were ladies down stairs de... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:50:34 EST Day 16 of my 1200 Cal Lifestyle. March 14. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338231 Today is one of those days where I don't have much to say. <BR> I will be cleaning the church today. Late afternoon the temp. <BR> is close to 70 degrees. I want to walk then. I will be trying <BR> to get the whole church cleaned. Tomorrow is a baby shower <BR> at the church that I am attending, It would be nice not to have <BR> to clean tomorrow. Noah my cat pestered us all night. Next <BR> time I will put him out of the bedroom and close the door. <BR> He now thinks he can get petted... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:05 EST Day 15 of this 1200 Lifestyle Mar 23. Warmer weather today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337718 I am so looking forward to the warmer weather coming this weekend. <BR> To me there is nothing I enjoy more that opening up the apartment, <BR> and letting the fresh air in. The cats enjoy it too. I put a chair at the <BR> front door and they sit on it and look out. They are to scared to go <BR> outside...but they love the fresh air and all the different things that <BR> aren't in the apartment. <BR> <BR> I like SparkCoach this morning. She states that a snack should be <BR> between 10... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:57:33 EST Day 14 of this 1200 lifestyle. Mar 22 WOW a week now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337335 My doctor was thrilled with my -5 pounds off. <BR> All he kept pressing me for was EXERCISE. <BR> He was pounding it into my head. I was doing <BR> everything right except exercising. So I just <BR> finished mapping out a walking route. It is just <BR> around the block. <BR> .25 miles. 15 minutes. <BR> He is wanting 30 minutes a day. I am afraid to <BR> walk 30 minutes. I will have to find something <BR> else for the other 15 minutes. He said arm lifts <BR> were a good idea. Anyt... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:06:46 EST Day 13 of 1200 Lifestyle March 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336862 Late blogging today. I went to bed early last night 7pm. <BR> Was up at 3:30 and the cats were thrilled. <BR> We had our Doctors appointments this morning. <BR> My doctor was happy. I had 5 off this week. <BR> According to his scale I have lost 16 pounds in two weeks. <BR> His scale weights me 4 pounds heavier. I talked him into <BR> letting me come every 2 weeks. Having a co-pay every <BR> time I go gets expensive. Bob had his blood testing done. <BR> I did find out more about the appet... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:56:40 EST Day 12 of this 1200 Lifestyle March 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335632 I had a nice surprise this morning at the scale. Down 1/2 pound. <BR> I didn't expect that after game night at the church. With all the <BR> salty food I expected a gain. I have cut out all the salt that I can <BR> from my eating. I am a bit bloated so I may have more come off <BR> tomorrow, My doctors appointment is tomorrow. <BR> Game night was fun. Bob and I played Trouble with pastor Brad <BR> and his wife Debbie. I talk about her often on here. <BR> Everyone had fun. Lots of ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:27:49 EST Day 11 of this 1200 Lifestyle March 19th. Terrible Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335116 I have been up all night. I can't sleep. <BR> My pain level is a good 8. Arthritis pain. <BR> I ate a tomato sandwich to take some the meds. <BR> The good thing about tomato sandwiches is the <BR> calories. There is only 115. <BR> I eat the 35 calorie wheat bread, Light Mirical Whip <BR> and tomatoes. No salt. It seems that with getting <BR> older my stomach is more sensitive. I have to eat <BR> with most of the medication. I took my anti-inflammatory <BR> meds early....hoping it wil... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:18:18 EST Day 10 of this 1200 cal Lifestyle. March 18 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334669 The scale weighing this morning was no surprise. <BR> I felt the weight loss. -2 Yea! Total 24.5... <BR> Ladies you all know what you fat feels like when <BR> you start losing a nice amount. Instead of being <BR> bloated and having it (my belly) FIRM. Has now <BR> become like jello. It jiggles when poked. Mine <BR> hangs more now. That is fine since I wear a high <BR> waisted girdle. Now the high is not an exaggeration. <BR> The waist goes up just under my bra. There is <BR> not... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:29:36 EST Day 9 of 1200 lifestyle March 17 2017 Happy ST Pattys Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334216 Well the new medication has done what it is suppose to do. <BR> How nice to not feel like I am starving. I also have tons <BR> more energy and I sure needed that. Spacing out my <BR> medication has also worked. Not getting the side effects any <BR> more. <BR> <BR> I'm sitting here listening to Michael Burble <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F-a7Ntt<BR>LzQ&t=25s <BR> So enjoy him. He has put his life on hold for his son who <BR> has cancer. Great old music. <BR> <BR> Ok enough w... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:55:41 EST Day 8 of this 1200 cal lifestyle March 16 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333707 Did you notice...., <BR> I changed the 1200 calorie diet to lifestyle. <BR> That is how I am going to have to start thinking. <BR> Diet ....has an ending. <BR> Lifestyle is living ....I need to live it. <BR> Ok the news.... <BR> <BR> Drum roll..... <BR> I lost 11 pounds at the doctors office. <BR> They were beyond happy. <BR> Want to hear one better.... <BR> I told them I didn't like the 4 diet plan options <BR> they gave me. I was going to use Sparkpeople. <BR> They never heard of it a... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:24:25 EST