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 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 Bad night last night ....Beautiful day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229101 Terrible night last night...I wont go into it. <BR> I canceled my weekend with my sisters. <BR> I dont like being treated with a contending <BR> attitude. enough said. <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day outside. My perfect <BR> weather. Sunny with big beautiful clouds 75 degrees. <BR> I dug up my cane that I used when my other leg <BR> was bad. It will help with distance walking. <BR> Bob wants me to quit working at the church. <BR> He sees me struggling and crying in pain. I'm <BR> not ... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 17:25:00 EST glad today is over. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228591 What a difficult day today was. <BR> I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. <BR> I have to finish up the chruch tomorrow. <BR> My knee was hurting so bad that it seemed <BR> like I sat more that I worked. I finally came <BR> home in tears. I was going to put off the surgery <BR> but I may not. This pain is really doing me in. <BR> I have been so busy that I didnt make the time <BR> to blog yesterday...shopping for the trip. The <BR> usual girl stuff....dye job...lol not my gray up fr... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 20:12:57 EST Feels good to be blogging again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227058 Everyone seems to think its strange that my doctor doesn't have me testing <BR> my blood each day. I am too. I was up and down all night like usual. <BR> Stayed up from 3am to 8am before I finally could sleep more. <BR> I have a lot to do today. I clean a church. Today the basement and <BR> a good half of the upstairs needs done. I have only 2 days of cleaning <BR> this week since I am going away for the weekend. <BR> <BR> All four of my sisters are going to camp. 3 hours from m... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:35:48 EST Health info....yes I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226753 I have just reset my numbers. <BR> The ones I first put in a few days ago was wrong.... <BR> There was no way I was going to start at <BR> 325 when it was really 335. <BR> The passed year and half has been a tough one for me. <BR> All the weight is back. I wasn't able to walk last summer. <BR> My heel was hurting bad every time I walked. So I <BR> stayed off it. My one knee has been getting worse <BR> We switched doctors. More out of shame for me. <BR> I had gained 50 pounds and jus... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:58:57 EST I see changes were made to the site. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193758 I went to the doctors. Actually a new doctor. <BR> After blood work and an x ray of my shoulder <BR> to prove I have arthritis. I finally have a script <BR> for pain. Tramadol 50 mg. She also upped <BR> my requip for my restless legs. They seem to <BR> working well. I just finished cleaning the upstairs <BR> today...and I am not overwhelmed with pain. <BR> I told the dr. about starting back on Sparkpeople. <BR> She liked the idea. So here I am. I need to blog <BR> in the morning. ... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 19:58:18 EST Hate when I write a blog and I am almost done and it dissappears!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135974 <em>39</em> <BR> I gained almost all my weight back. <BR> Can't and don't blame anyone but MYSELF! <BR> Tight clothes....doing ANYTHING exhaust me! <BR> Working at church is a very big struggle. <BR> <BR> I am very thankful that my doctor won't refill my <BR> prescription unless I see him. I was so <BR> embarrassed that I called around to get another <BR> one, Well I finally gave up and called the office. <BR> I deliberately got one for the end of May. That <BR> gives me around eight... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 23:55:35 EST 1:15am. Trying not to eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115670 Trouble not sleeping I'm a terrible sleeper I had a snack of cucumbers And light ranch dressing Two hours later I am so Wanting a tomato sandwich I have been trying to not eat. Wish I could sleep Thu, 10 Mar 2016 01:20:47 EST Day 2. A good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115536 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8d3d369-2c7a-447e-a753-e3f3c3e56f18.jpg"> I stayed within my calorie range. I ate healthy nutritional meals I sat out on my porch with Bob. Laughing at him trying to get our foster cat Slate to stay close. Yesterday hi was scared silly on the porch... today he was a brave warrior seeking out all the hidden areas. Tomorrow Will make the third day of temperatures in the 70's. Sunshine and beautiful. God sure blessed us today! Wed, 9 Mar 2016 21:26:34 EST 10 degrees warmer today....yea. Above 20! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075653 Cold Cold Cold <BR> Everyone is talking about the upcoming storm. <BR> Our area here ....12-18 inches. <BR> Starts Friday afternoon endng Saturday afternoon, <BR> We are to get an inch an hour for the most part. <BR> I don't get excited. It always seems like we get <BR> a lot less they expect all the time. I have been <BR> through blizzards before. 36 inches once and <BR> a month later another one with 24 inches. <BR> <BR> Just cleaning the apartment today. <BR> Tomorrow I will spend th... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:24:22 EST Single digit temps are getting to me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074445 Can't wait till tomorrow...it will be in the 20's. <BR> Friday and Sat. in the 30's. We are expecting <BR> a good amount of snow those two days. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12b6e65a-b094-4a9b-83aa-5c546d7b2c3c.jpg"> <BR> Someone wanted petted bit time this morning. <BR> He woke me up. Bob is on a 36 hour shift. He <BR> gets home tonight. <BR> <BR> Did fine with my eating yesterday. Was hungrier. <BR> I have no choice with going to the church today. <BR> ... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:52:04 EST My 60 Millionth restart.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072719 Well I have regained all but 10 pounds back. <BR> Weight is so easy to put on. <BR> Depression is terrible to deal with. <BR> I am back to having a hard time doing anything. <BR> So today will be the last day I feel this lousy. <BR> Negativity does no good. <BR> <BR> There has been stress lately. <BR> Bobs company making changes. <BR> We are going from weekly pays to biweekly. <BR> Once we finally get the pay check we will <BR> get used to it. My small pays come on the <BR> weeks he doe... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:02:36 EST Excited about today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042666 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ec6a9393-55ab-4435-ac80-44b37a7588ff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another sleepless night.... <BR> Well that's not true...I did get 2 hours. <BR> I took Bob to work so I have the car. <BR> Everything has been organized and ready. <BR> I am painted up and excited. <BR> As you can see above.... <BR> this is what I chose to paint on me today. <BR> I wasn't sure how hard it would be to do, <BR> Wasn't to bad. <BR> <BR> I will be stopping at Subway for a salad... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 09:18:51 EST So far So good...........Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042326 I am proud of what I have been able to do so far <BR> since coming back. I am getting used to being <BR> hungry. The normal feeling people have by not <BR> eating 24/7. I ate a bowl of cereal in the middle <BR> of the night. 2 big shredded wheat and 1 cup <BR> skim milk. It fit in my calorie range. <BR> <BR> Bob ....silly man, We had 2 bags of dried red beans. <BR> He soaked both bags. What was he thinking. He <BR> says it will freeze fine, I hope so, I have no idea. <BR> He is sl... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 13:47:07 EST Made it through the first 24 hours of being back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6041786 Day 2 Yea!!! <BR> I only ate what was on my plan. <BR> I was hungry all day...which I expected. <BR> All I did the last 8 months was EAT. <BR> Any time any amount. No More! <BR> <BR> I am planning my meals a day ahead. <BR> I don't feel bloated and swollen anymore. <BR> I'm back to taking all my vitamins. <BR> Drinking water has always been easy for me. <BR> <BR> I was up all night last night. My nights and <BR> days are flipped. I finally slept at 7am and <BR> was up at 12. I plan... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 13:44:14 EST Back again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6041320 I pretty much gave up in the spring and ate like a pig. <BR> A word I don't use to much. But I was eating junk every day. <BR> So I have gained most of my weight back. I was surprised <BR> that I hadn't gained it all back. I still have 18 off. I feel like <BR> crap and should. Struggling to do everything. It was like <BR> that once before and only lasted while my weight was up. <BR> Get the weight off and I will feel much better. So here I go. <BR> I have a doctors appointment coming u... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 16:55:19 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920100 Still struggling big time. <BR> Heal is still hurting ..a little less but enough that walking <BR> any distance is a no. I am hungry all the time, Eating <BR> all the time., I know better but it doesn't seem to matter. <BR> It took my all to come and do this. I am trying to get <BR> back on track. I may have to just do a bit at a time. <BR> Bob picked me up some Unisom sleep meds. I haven't <BR> been sleeping well. I think this crazy not sleeping right <BR> is having a major effect on... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:29:17 EST What excuse do I have this time for hiding..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917018 Here I was sitting here wondering what excuse <BR> I was going to use for not checking in lately. <BR> Would it be oh my cable is out again.... (Oh that <BR> was true it did happen the first time) <BR> But this time....well there is no excuse. <BR> <BR> I have been hiding again... <BR> The real reason is just before the 5 K walk... <BR> I pulled my back. I felt so guilty about not being able <BR> to walk. I had to give the congregation at church <BR> the monthly parish meeting up... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:38:48 EST My last photo of Aladin/Missy my foster Cat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910381 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l502350796.jpg"> <BR> I know Aladdin is spelled differently. <BR> That is how the shelter spelled it. <BR> I am so proud of how she acted when <BR> we showed up to visit and photograph <BR> her at the pet store. She was curled up <BR> sleeping with another cat. I was thrilled <BR> to see that. We weren't sure how she <BR> be with other cats. She can willing to me. <BR> It was like she never left us. Purring and <BR> rubbing against me.... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:40:31 EST The sun is out and I am Happy!!!! Planing to walk my first 5K on Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909903 I am so excited to walk this 5K. <BR> Saturday April 18th at 8am is sign in. It starts at 9am. <BR> It will benefit Missions. It took some doing to make <BR> this happen. I have been praying a lot. I needed our <BR> car to go and with the way Bob works now I wasn't able <BR> to use it. He road all day with his boss yesterday and <BR> they did tons of talking. He mentioned my wanting to <BR> do the 5K and how much weight I have lost. His boss <BR> told him that he would arrange a way... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:17:16 EST Doing my usual hiding when I am struggling..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909373 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229870681.jpg"> <BR> Little Missy is now at the Purr WV shelter. We found a few things <BR> out about her. She is a HE!!! I didn't feel so bad when the director <BR> took forever checking her out. He was fixed when he way little and <BR> never formed balls. She said most people would have thought that <BR> it was a female. So I left them rename her....Aladdin. He will always <BR> be Missy to me. I was feeling so guilty when they foun... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:17:35 EST Internet is finally back on....has been crazy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905137 We had a major problem with the internet in my area. <BR> 28 homes effected. Took them forever to fix it. Once it <BR> was fixed they cleared all the trouble tickets and thought <BR> all was fine. We didn't know this. But our line had a major <BR> short into our building. It took a few days before I called <BR> them wanting an update. That's when I found out they <BR> thought it was all repaired. The man came out finally and <BR> sure enough found out what the problem was and its f... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 05:24:56 EST Sunny the high is to get to 65. Hope it does! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893943 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l33360994.jpg"> <BR> That was taken at our church's Valentines Day party. <BR> Look at how much I have lost in my face since then. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1032129075.jpg"> <BR> Its not pounds that made that change...I lost only <BR> 2 pounds between the photos. Its all my walking. <BR> The March one was taken as I sat here. So no fancy <BR> hair or makeup. I did add a bit of lipstick...lol. <BR> Everyone... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:16:49 EST Planning a beautiful afternoon outside in the 60 degree weather. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893176 Woke with a bit of a headache. I haven't taken anything for it yet. <BR> I took all my scripts and two of them are hard on the stomach. So <BR> I am waiting an hour before I take anything for my headache. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a very gloomy and rainy day. I woke with a really <BR> bad migraine. I spent most of the day laying down. Late afternoon <BR> I did go for a walk with my umbrella. I only did 1.24 miles instead <BR> of the 2.72 that I have been doing. I did finish the down... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 07:10:33 EST My Arthritis has gotten the best of me...I pick up my new meds for it on in the afternoon when it co http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892026 I have been in hiding trying to deal with the pain. <BR> I had my follow up appointment with the doctor. <BR> He was thrilled that I had lost 4 pounds since he <BR> last saw me. He has up my Paxil like I needed. <BR> I was still not handling stress and anxiety at all. <BR> He also changed my anti-inflammatory meds. <BR> It is a slow release, the pharmacy has to get it in. <BR> They found nothing on my scan. I have red blood <BR> cells in my urine. They are making me an appointment <BR> wi... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:02:23 EST Lots of Snow...Beautiful but dangerous http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887392 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1454282528.jpg"> <BR> Bob left for work an hour early and found the roads <BR> to be good. He did come across a tree blocking part <BR> of the road. He made the trip in the normal amount <BR> of time. That surprised both of us. He said that there <BR> were tons of cancellations which is good. Moving <BR> patients in this deep snow is very difficult. It will be <BR> fun walking to the church today for work. I want to <BR> get as much... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:15:38 EST It's amazing how fast the days pass when your not on Sparkpeople. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886659 I am so sick of the gloomy weather outside. <BR> Another big storm is hitting us again today. <BR> I am so ready for sunshine and spring. <BR> <BR> Bob got his blood results back...not good. <BR> His cholesterol is bad along with his sugar. <BR> He also had protein in his urine. This phone <BR> call shook me up which didn't help my stress. <BR> He is on blood pressure meds and cholesterol <BR> meds. Friday we both have ultra sounds scheduled. <BR> Mine for blood in my urine. Bob also has ... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 05:59:34 EST Working on designing a weekly meal plan.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884204 I have been trying to figure out how to design <BR> a weekly menu to follow. If I am only making <BR> 3 beef/pork meals <BR> 2 chicken meals <BR> 1 no meat meal <BR> 1 meal that is turkey kielbasa or a meat like that. <BR> or for me 1 fish meal....when Bob is working. <BR> <BR> Bob isn't a fan of fish. <BR> That worries me is Bob will be eating chicken <BR> and tuna for lunches. He will get sick of both. <BR> I am thinking a Turkey kielbasa sandwich would <BR> be a good choice for a lunch... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:03:25 EST Lost 2 Pounds! Total off...63! Still dealing with my cold. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883539 <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <BR> I was feeling thinner last night.... <BR> Was excited to get on the scale this morning. <BR> 2 more pounds off! My ray of sunshine during <BR> this cold that I have. Oh it feels so good to have <BR> lost more. After that five week plateau that I had <BR> dealt with .... this feels wonderful. <BR> <BR> The feral cat ...Little Missy is doing well. <BR> She still hides 90% of the day. Under the <BR> couch or under my bed. She ... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:44:30 EST still sick...no energy...not much of a blog today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883054 Slept really well when I finally did go to sleep. <BR> Tired. I expect to not do much today. Dealing <BR> with a headache and cold symptoms. Not much <BR> of a blog. Did the SparkCoach. Have a good day. <BR> <BR> my menu <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> Eggs, toast, and coffee <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1 large egg white <BR> pam <BR> 2 slices rye bread <BR> 1 tsp. margarine <BR> 3 large mugs coffee <BR> 1 cup 1%milk <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST ...WHAT I DID <BR> cals...368-533...396 good <BR> carbs...54... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:35:57 EST