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/ 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 Day 4 of this 1200 Calorie diet. March 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331670 4 days ...that's all....It seems like its been so much longer. <BR> I made the best recipe for Chile yesterday. 300 calories. <BR> Give it a look. Under recipes search for <BR> CONNIEDETHOMAS's Recipes for 100+Weight Loss <BR> Connie's Chile. It makes 4 servings and freezes well. <BR> <BR> Bob was home yesterday... <BR> Everything's a little crazy when he is off. <BR> Made the grocery list for him. Yes he does the shopping. <BR> Cleaned the church top to bottom yesterday. <BR> Definitely... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:40:07 EST March 9 2017 Day 2 of this 1200 cal diet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330151 Made it without going off the1200. <BR> I'm hungry all the time. I expected it. <BR> I just have to get used to feeling this way. <BR> <BR> My day goes so much better when I take <BR> the time the day before to plan my meals. <BR> <BR> I went for a walk to my pastors house. <BR> 2 blocks from my apartment. <BR> His wife and I are good friends. <BR> She is so very supportive of my diet. <BR> She is the same size and loosing weight too. <BR> She is on a diet that her husband is on. <BR> ... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 07:57:16 EST March 8 Dr Appt yesterday...special diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329629 Well I had my doctors appt. yesterday. <BR> Would you believe that they didn't test me for my A1C. <BR> That to me is the most important. They tested me in <BR> the office. 8.3 Way to high. Everything else was good. <BR> <BR> He put me on medication and a 1200 calorie diet. <BR> He had 3 things for me to do Daily <BR> * No liquid calories <BR> * 6 meals <BR> * 30 minutes exercise <BR> Here is the break down on the meals.. <BR> Breakfast 300 calories <BR> Snack 100 calories <BR> Lunch 3... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 07:49:57 EST Day 5 Feb 22 2017 Feeling positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319803 It is nice to wake up feeling positive. <BR> I am so looking forward to having more energy. <BR> My energy level at the weight is in the negatives. <BR> I make list and plans and don't follow through. <BR> I can remember being surprised at having energy <BR> when I was 30 pounds lighter. That is what I am <BR> looking to the most. <BR> <BR> Today I need to clean the apartment. <BR> Love the Lord! <BR> Love to all! Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:48:43 EST Day 4 Feb 21 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319377 So glad yesterday is over. <BR> Being constantly hungry is hard. <BR> I'm hungry...but here comes lunch, <BR> Bob made it. Tuna salad and bagel. <BR> <BR> This weather is beyond beautiful. <BR> 67 degrees today. Doors open. <BR> The cats love it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a975214f-33a9-40e6-b053-c72ccf59a0b7.jpg"> <BR> Bob is home today. <BR> I am hoping our glasses come in. <BR> Delivery is around 3pm. Will be nice <BR> to see correctly again. <BR>... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:40:25 EST Feb 20 2017 Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318730 Happy to say I made it through the night without eating. <BR> I haven't don't that in months. Its a beautiful day today. <BR> 62 degrees for the high. I want to take a short walk. <BR> I have some cleaning goals for the apartment. <BR> I am feeling positive today. <BR> I weight myself and have I lost 17 pounds. <BR> I was very swollen....but no longer, It had to <BR> be all water weight, I will take that loss as a blessing. <BR> <BR> I just noticed your comment Lucy. Thank you! <BR> i... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:18:36 EST Feb 19 2017 Only I can do this..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318502 I am so sick and tired of being fat. <BR> Its no magically coming off. I have to do it. <BR> I so hate this. This is the hardest battle ever! <BR> It is so hard having to plan every thing. <BR> Extremely time consuming and overwhelming. <BR> Everything is Hard to do. I mean everything! <BR> Cleaning the church takes everything out of me. <BR> I am so sore for days afterwards. I am no longer <BR> cleaning it as good as I used to. Our Apartment <BR> has never looked so bad. Depression is... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:10:23 EST Day 3 is behind me...Monday Nov 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267419 I had a busy day for me at least. <BR> A project that I have been putting off forever is <BR> half finished. Its a closet that used to be a <BR> stair well. We finally finished emptying it and <BR> has been mopped. A fan is now running in it <BR> to dry everything. Bob picked up this old metal <BR> cupboard that he needs to wash up and we will <BR> be adding it to the closet for his tools. He is in <BR> bed at the moment while supper is cooking. <BR> He didn't get much sleeps at work l... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:08:09 EST Monday Nov 14 Day 2 behind me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266848 It's late afternoon and I am HUNGRY!! <BR> Trying to figure out what to eat. <BR> The weight is still dropping off fast... <BR> 14 1/2 since last Thursday. Probably all <BR> water...I don't care. I am enjoying this while <BR> its happening. It won't last. I eating around <BR> 1000 calories a day. The doctor wants me <BR> under 1500. I know the amount will increase <BR> to the 1500. I have the strength right now to <BR> do the lower and that is what I am doing, <BR> Getting on the sca... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:19:11 EST Day 1 is behind me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266134 Well it blog I was writing has just disapearred again. <BR> Second day of that happening. I am now typing on a <BR> post it note and will copy and past it to the blog. <BR> <BR> The weight is just falling off. I lost 11 pounds since <BR> Thursday doctors appointment. Today is Sunday. <BR> I know that will become much harder as the weeks <BR> go by. For now I am very happy with the nice start. <BR> <BR> Bob just stopped in for breakfast. He just finished a <BR> 24 and is headed back out... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:39:22 EST Sept 11....less pain today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233964 I don't feel so weighted down with pain today. <BR> Church was good...I enjoyed it. My knee hurt <BR> for most of it. Near the end the pain left. I <BR> just sat in my pew for the longest time. I don't <BR> have many times when I am completely pain free. <BR> That was one of them and I was going to enjoy <BR> if for a while. <BR> <BR> Bob left today for his 24 hour shift. I don't <BR> have to think about lunch since we had some <BR> at church. They heated up some hotdogs from <BR> t... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:20:47 EST Another painful day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233568 I woke up sore and I am going to bed sore. <BR> I can't wait for the doctor to up my pain meds. <BR> I helped for a short time at the hotdog sale <BR> at church. I lasted 1 1/2 hours and came home. <BR> My knee was throbing. I ended u going to bed <BR> to get away from the pain. Other that a pain <BR> filled day...nothing else happened. I'm just trying <BR> to get thru them. My upper body was sore today. <BR> While I laid in a very hot tub....I had the two kittens <BR> walking all over ... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 20:09:11 EST Waking up with pain..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232766 As I sit here this morning ...I'm in pain. <BR> That is not the way to start the day. <BR> I had to take my RX meds for pain in the <BR> middle of the night. I like to save those to <BR> take during the day. I washed windows <BR> at the chruch yesterday...only 4. My upper <BR> body is screaming at me. How rude!! <BR> I took my over the counter meds a little <BR> while ago. I'm waiting for them to start <BR> working. <BR> <BR> I had my yearly review last night. I have been <BR> drea... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 09:41:37 EST