COWARDLYLION59's SparkPeople Blog COWARDLYLION59's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Hello Out There! Guess who, I wonder if anyone does remember me since been so long in posting or tracking on SP for over a year now. Lots of the changes in life. Six months in her follow up sister had a recent check on thyroid and absolutely no Cancer! A big sigh of relief there now can enjoy five month old little sweetheart of a granddaughter named Hayzel. Personally I have fallen off big time on losing the weight which definitely showed in my A1C in Feb. So off to dietian and nurse for refresher and hope h... Fri, 6 Apr 2018 14:34:54 EST Boo I'm back! Hello my peeps , hope no one has forgotten little old me. Lots of changes in life now and such a long story so bare with me okay?. I have fallen off the track so badly and really ashame of myself but no fear not going to beat myself up for it. After and not using this as an excuse but the hip replacements were a success and not in pain like I use to I do have some aches during the winter so don't move around as I should. Dang too cold for the trike and can't wait till next Springtime or eve... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 22:40:03 EST Big Thnaks to Everyone! Want to post a huge thank you to everyone who left birthday greeting here for me it was a quiet day with lunch out with an old high school classmate, hers was a week before so we try to celebrate together. Sami baked her old Aunt Cindy a cake. Been riding the trike some before storing it away for the winter, the last few days have been really nice out after the rains last month so enjoying. Parents will be home for a visit soon then off to Texas before the snow. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 19:45:48 EST A Rotten Start. Hoping things would improve but nope, when Sami and Richie pretty much say the same that divorce is on the horizon when he gets back. Guess they will be agreeing a fair split and call it a day. I can't say very happy about the situation either oh course nothing to do to help, just listen if she want to talk and telling the truth. Okay not a nice to say since I don't believe you give so easy she is taking a quick out and hurting a good kid. He says don't hold no grudge in his post on FB, still... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 00:52:11 EST What a Horrible Month! Being very serious it has not been a good month here in the old homestead. Sami has turned all thoughts of dumping an almost two year marriage for someone we don't know and don't want to! While Carol her mom went to Missouri for a visit with the grandparents she decided a guy who had been coming to the store she works at is so more interesting than her poor husband who is deployed overseas until Oct. 21 years old and she doesn't feel that magic anymore duh the young man has been gone there 4 ... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:06:27 EST What a Week <img src=""> Okay my peeps here's my new wheels. Spiffy huh? I didn't get a chance yesterday since it rained here and hot today so before the storm that's ready to blow thru here again tonight we mowed lawn. Hoping tomorrow after I clean out the car I will ride. I sold the car to a neighbor down the street now jumpstart it to get the trunk open, long story and just glad it's gone soon. Maybe in the fall I can ... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:17:07 EST A Good Week! Finally after almost 2 weeks in wait I got good news from the doctor normal! all free and clear. That's a load off the mind thanks you Lord and all my precious friends who put in a prayer or two for me. Tuesday I got my new trike hee haw if you can guess I am happy you're right lol. after hour and half my sister and niece Sami had it assembled and I am cruising so look out Buffalo me and Blue Streak yep I named it we are terrorizing the streets again. It's not the Schwinn I was looking at but... Fri, 29 May 2015 02:15:58 EST One tired day. Anyone tells me again to do a screening I will kick butt! that vile stuff to clean the system phew never, ever. The colonoscopy didn't take long which is okay but did find a very small polyp there. I have to wait a week maybe to hear results on the biopsy hopefully good news. I will post when I find out. Please forgive so short but so dang tired and need sleep. Mon, 18 May 2015 23:43:15 EST Happy Day! Well I am anxiously await for the 27th when my new trike comes! Red Rider has retired and going to a nephew who wants him. Getting so old but I think he can fix it up for his girls to ride. Count down to weekend and not a pleasant one with the fast I have to do for the colonoscopy Monday, bingo is usually the past time but no way I drink the prep and bounce up and down all night to the bathroom lol. Nice enough to walk yesterday and today Friday was too wet and cold to be out. Niece's dogs ha... Thu, 14 May 2015 01:04:36 EST Lord Help Us Things have been nutso around here the past week, my darling niece Sami came home last Friday with granny yep she drove 26 hours from San Diego California guess no stopping and to Missouri where the folks are working for the summer now love this kid to the moon and back and sure gave us a surprise. She has 3 dogs! a 4 month old husky, Paisley, year old mix of Doberman and husky Paws oh course to top that a 2 year old Chihuahua, Peanut. Now how she managed this is beyond me kiddos Paws is not ... Fri, 8 May 2015 00:24:35 EST Get a Screening! To explain this one my peeps I went to the GP three weeks ago and did a AIC and check other things well knowing I am over 50 now he wanted me to do a colon test to see if anything unusual there. In two days of mailing samples I got a call from office to tell me blood in it and see about a colonoscopy which is scheduled next month on the 18th. First hear this wow hit me with a 2x4 here, my grandfather Buffington had passed away in 1966 from stomach cancer and dad had some kind form of it thr... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:44:30 EST Sad Day My darling niece Sami's hubby finally got his orders to Kuwait! damn war, these young people are dragged to a war we do not be involved in no doubt Prayers are so welcomed for his safe return. Wish she was back in Iowa so to be not alone while he is gone. Manage to walk yesterday after our Easter dinner short 10 minutes but hey I thought I am staying on track. Nice today but did our errands and now bedtime soon here. Will keep my peeps updated on Richie. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 22:36:39 EST Don't Faint! So much going on around too lazy to track or post anything, please forgive me my friends. Folks were for two weeks after the winter in Texas, mom had a rough two days with not feeling well but thank goodness doing better now. They left last week for work in Missouri. I had a nasty infection in the right eye so dealing with three visits to clear that up, appointment with specialist who did my hip replacements boy him and sister no it went fine but they seem to think I am not ready to drive sin... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:58:21 EST A great day I want to truly thank you from the bottm of my heart for all the well wishes on my birthday. Had a very nice one with everyone sending greetings, texts, phone calls then top it to go do my favorite pastime bingo! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:13:52 EST A bad weekend I thought after cooling off here and not raining too hard, try to walk down to the store almost a mile away. Got 50 yards to it and my legs stiffen up and I went to the ground. Embarrass but lucky two fellow drove by and help me up and walk to where I was going and got a ride home from a neighbor guy. Geesh not one my age! My poor ankle hurt all day so I stayed off it. Today I tried a short one to the corner which was nice. Poor niece is having a tough time in CA with the heat, hot enough to ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:56:56 EST What's New My Peeps? Been awhile since I posted any blog and thought to catch ya up on things around here well same old same old but doing okay. I finished the 21 Day Fix and doing a second round to stay on track with it. So far I lost over 8 lbs which take me down around 180 or close to it. The exercise is still hard to get in everyday but trying, today we worked on the yard before noon. Going thru a heat spell here and index make it like 105! H2O was the drink for the day until cooled off and lemonade, shower... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:22:45 EST A Good Day Well it's Sunday and time for our annual family reunion for dad's side, we had a great turn-out, 27 relatives! We stop to take something down, chicken, musk melon which happy to say went on the plate with green beans, lots of water. Passed on my aunt's noodles and potatoes. 21 Day is going well, no more weight lost yet but that's ok not done and will succeed in this mission and might go a second round. Will keep you peeps up-dated on progress. Time for snack then quick work-out. <BR> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:50:57 EST Can We Say Yahoo Again! As you know to ramp what I have learned here and added 21 Day Fix to my program it has paid off so far after 5 days on it, 6 lbs! A killer in trying to get in the 30 minutes of work out everyday but the muscles are getting used to it again I feel strong! Coach in the video is a slave driver, lol She's a slim probably size 6 and boy to look like that is no way but I like the idea is getting down to a size 14. Have a sweater dress I bought for Sami's wedding and trying it on later before it I f... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 14:16:32 EST YAHOO 2 Sorry I haven't been blogging the last week or so trying to get the act together here and move it more. Monday I started the 21 DAY FIX and wow tough but fair, I've wake up thinking what to do or eat, every meal is okay how to stick whatever in a cup used in measure? It's easy with a slice of bread or English muffin but a guess or miss on other things. Went to the store to pick up extra stuff such as yogurt, lots of fruits my colon is saying what! yep five pieces of orange slices has passed m... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:57:57 EST Hope not! So far I feel okay and no flu! had breakfast and ready to shower to greet the day. Sis is quiet this morning, she got some medicine last nite to feel better. Hope it works for her, she has an allergy to most pain meds and what have you so illnesses is never easy on her. Will keep you good people up-dated on sis. Weekend coming so slowly I can't wait for Monday to start on my new work-out program! got advice on how to handle the harder one like doing push-ups. I explained to the trainer I co... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:09:21 EST Yuck what a nite! A quiet one I don't think so, my sister came home from her vacation at Missouri and is pretty sick. Asian flu! The doctors figured she caught it from some other guest at a show her and mom went to in Branson who might of sneezed or coughed in her way so poor kid she is miserable and off work the rest of the week. Looks like a bit of a trick or treat time here wearing a mask so hopefully no one can catch it. Now I need to go to the store for anti- bacterial spray and what have ya to kill the ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:25:50 EST Quiet Monday Morning? Well if call my sister wakes me up at 6:30 anything but quiet, lol. She left for her week vacation to Missouri. I said goodbye and sent hugs for the parents then off for a quick walk with Taco to the corner. Back to rest for a half hour, showered and watch my soap. Laundry so up and down the stairs, snack then to the store with other sister I went to bingo which was nice no win but a door prize, it felt terrific to get out to my favorite pastime with my cousin. Tomorrow I mull over what to do... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:24:44 EST A Big YAY For Me Well until my dvd comes from Beach Body I dug out a couple of my old tai chi and Walking with Leslie S, boy sore but felt so good to use those muscles again in a different way. I think I was getting bored of one thing and needed some ump to my routine every day. Last night 35 minutes with tai chi then leg stretches, had a decent sleep which is so necessary for me. Lack of sleep I just don't function all day then I am hungry and want to snack. A nasty cycle and weight is at a stand still which... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:13:19 EST A New Plan Now! Long Monday and glad that is over for the week. Watching a imfoical the other night and peaked my interest since it was Beach Body and Sami is a coach now well they do a plan there called 21 Days Fix. It has a dvd with low impact exercise and containers which counts off your portions on the meals during the day which help because I do need a bit of that, I am still having a problem and these sounds easy enough so in 5 days I will receive it in the mail and check it out. Has anyone ever tried ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:30:12 EST Boy a tense day. Yep it is and don't know I can do, I mean I feel her pain but maybe call it selfish she could reach out. Let me backtrack a bit here. Today is the anniversary of our Bubba (Christopher) passing and it's tough to fathom why and the usual wish he was still here. He had his problem but a good boy and yes old Aunt Cindy does miss the kid a lot. I know she has a hard time talking to me since there is 10 years between us and don't have any common interest but our love for Christopher and Sami. Both... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 12:57:47 EST Phew what a Sunday! They had predicted serious thunderstorms yesterday so we went ahead and got the yard work done Sunday, mowing and trimming then took down two old bushes in front of our garage. Better of four hours to do it boy and was so wore out either one of us wanted to cook so went out to Subway for steak and bacon subs. We have the chance for flooding so today our first two streets are sandbagging the homes and our businesses. The poor postmistress had to stay very late to deal with the waterlogged base... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 15:05:48 EST Humidity Go Away! Can't do much outside with it but i'm keeping up the moviation. The trike will have to wait a few days to enjoy, pretty good shape just air up the tires. Did some yardwork yesterday, pulling weeds and mowing a little before it decide to rain. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:25:13 EST YAHOO A surprise to myself and going to try that again if nice out tomorrow, the last two days I have walk to the store which is over a mile away both ways. As long my cane is with me I keep steady and doesn't hurt doing so. Tomorrow I will get Red Rider out and clean her up and ready to ride by Sunday, we haven't terrorize the streets for a long time in fact over a two years I think but i'm so itching to try it. Hopefully the tires are still good, I changed one before the surgeries. My therapist w... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:43:28 EST Late Sunday Night Too damn quiet around here without kids making a lot of noise. Sister is down to our aunt's visiting why I don't know she didn't ask to go along beat the heck out of me. Okay no more pity party tonite. Week had been good with the last PT and keeping up with my exercises when possible. Hips are getting so much stronger and I can move easy. Everyday is some form of leg stretches, kicks, yesterday it was pushing mower in front for the week. Carol had her surgery and doing okay just waiting for ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:22:19 EST Boo, guess who? Yep I am back after along time in recovery from the hip surgeries in the winter and trying to get my tail feathers shaking again like I should. It hasn't been so easy but now with PT again i'm doing better. Working on strength and balance so I will not be so stiff walking in fact me and my old buddy, Taco are making our way again around the hill in the fresh air. My sleep is getting so much improved now. <BR> Pretty quiet around since March, My niece Sami has gotten married and moved o... Fri, 9 May 2014 20:09:39 EST Second Time Around Yep had the right hip replaced and sure not so much easier this time. Hoped it would have been a great start of fast recovery but just coming home it was pretty rough on me and felt o sorry for sis, dad, aunt trying to get me in. Niece is getting married on Friday <BR> I 'm doing the guest book. With her and fiance is enlisted they going for red and blue he is wearing his dressed blues. Deployment is still looming in the future, Jan 16th next year after 65 days in New Jersey first. <BR> <... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:06:50 EST Well happy it is done! Glad that over with and I can take the time to recover at home. The nurses and doctors couldn't be more loving in the care given to me every day. I had a rough time with my sugar level, boy so out of whack with two days without my meds I take every day. Waiting for a month then I can proceed to getting back on track again. See my GP at the beginning of week to change bandage and check to se if still healing okay. <BR> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:48:17 EST Happy Birthday! Wow I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and everyone who sent a birthday greeting or goodies. A lot of love out there and will never forget you all. I had a tons on FB to catch up on too. Getting nervous about this surgery but putting myself in the capable hands of the Lord and doctor for a speedy recovery. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:46:56 EST It's a date! Yep the 24th of this month, lots of pre-op then surgery. PT has me hopefully on feet the next day and in hospital for 4 days. No driving for a month which really bites big time , grr. I hate it. We had a small but very helpful crowd today for my nephew's benefit, lots of good food and prizes to bid on in fact I won a basket that chock full of goodies to play bingo with. They made enough to pay for the headstone and a good chunk of funeral cost which was so nice. Carol and Sami don't make big ... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 23:25:24 EST Yes I am Well I am going to do the surgery, called Medicare Friday to check and sounds if maybe I will have to pay something but not all of it. Checking with my GP Monday about setting up and hopefully before Thanksgiving we are done and healing. Lots <BR> to get out of the way like help, meds, do I want nursing home care which I know <BR> would not be covered. Have plenty of family who will look out for me, I hate that <BR> idea but not crazy of this pain that won't go away. Time to bite bullet an... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:33:22 EST Surgery or Not? Well seen the doctor and suggested the surgery since PT or a shot would only be a short term fix doing no good later. I am in a quarry do or not? I could handle it & love to be out of pain but over 6 months of recovery I'm not so sure. Have to call Medicare tomorrow to see if they cover the cost, 6,000 dollars is a ballpark start! who knows what else is including after it and PT. Exercise is allowed later like walking, swim no running or probably Zumba! Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:19:36 EST Ouch! Well finally after over a year and half dealing with this joint pain the doctor sending me to a specialist next week! I have a degenerate bone disease since I got TS. 4 ft & 6 inches tall, it has taken it toll on my body. Not crazy about the idea maybe surgery I can't afford it anyway or a shot but hopefully he or she can enlighten on options out there for treatment. It scare the hell out me with this appointment and know I will have to explain a lot of health issues I got. Just hope they und... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:26:10 EST Hey, hey i am back again! <em>41</em> Hello there my dear peeps how is everyone doing? I have done a level best to stay active and feeling really decent these days. a slow but steady in leg stretch some weights workout. Unhappy in no trike riding, no my friends no Red Rider story in fact i'm thinking of giving him up but haven't decided yet. Love it and maybe I will get it out over the weekend. On personal note here, it has calmed down some oh we'll miss that stinker but day by day we try to move on to our lives. La... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:15:33 EST Goodness i think crazy was the word tonite! Now to explain this one my friends here, I have a great friend that I went to high school with and she is really in to Zumba with her daughter, boy i'm crazy or not yep I was tonight. Amy, the daughter teaches the class and Maureen ask me if I would come in for it. She had a high impact which was abit intense but lucky I stayed by a wall encase I fell flat on my face doing this. I like it, oh not I won't in pain tomorrow but felt good to finally get the dang tail feathers shaking. Maureen ask... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:08:23 EST A Kick in the Pants Please! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here is me at I hope mine best, longs ways to still go but trying hard to get back on track again after a bad start and needing a lot of dear friends here ready to kick butt so to not lose the battle. I know I can do it. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:18:41 EST Need a shoulder to cry on Dang computer I had a blog all written out and ready to post but it decided to cut off <BR> and now do another. Sorry to be MIA for so long but this year totally has been rotten for me to say the least. My hip pain has been horrible and exercise not much help in matter with taking something for it later and rest. May (14) I got a text message from <BR> my boss stating I was no longer needed, omg after 15 years I deserve better treatment <BR> than that, you think? We were like family I though... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:59:50 EST Boy What a Week. Well the problem with the bank account has been cleared up and money <BR> safely returned. A big load off mind there. Have a hard start getting a <BR> move on with the excerise but better, still haven't got on scale i know it <BR> not going to be too pretty. The family got very upsetting new this week <BR> my dad's sister Carolyn has lost her battle with cancer. She was 68 yrs <BR> old and one of my favorite aunts. Mom and dad is not driving up with it <BR> just too far for him to handle ... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 13:21:40 EST Still Here! After a long two weeks of fighting with the pain, it's easing up and sleep <BR> at night. Now if the weather would cooperate and warm i can think of a <BR> nice walk or going to the Y at the end of the week. which can be great. I've been too lax since Christmas and time to get off the duff. Personal note i have <BR> to deal a serious one, someone has hacked in to my FB account and made a <BR> way to drain 460 dollars out of the checking , chargeing by playing games <BR> or something. Hopei... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:34:25 EST Not the Week Yep a bad week and hopefully it only get better now. On Wednesday nite I was <BR> doing some finishing up at work and we needed something out the cooler well <BR> one of the cooks had taken his mats out to sweep and mop, without the security <BR> light on I could not see very well there and tripped over the dang things. I did <BR> a good scrape up on the knee then badly bruised chest area trying to crawl to the table by the backdoor since could not pull myself up off the ground. Boss wasn't... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 13:27:44 EST Ug no, scale i hate you Yep it's me and sorry I have not been a good girl in blogging like I should <BR> issues in lots of stuff around here and not tracking or doing a tighter in <BR> portion control oh okay poor excuse. I do hope the new year will bring a <BR> much better sense of myself and try harder, I know I can do it. Update <BR> on things so far, I am still dealing with the hip pain, put on a extra HBP <BR> med since the first one just isn't doing it job. It seem to work, less tired <BR> and alittle more... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:04:48 EST WOW WHAT A DAY! WOW WHAT A FABULOUS DAY HERE TO GET THE LOVE AND WARM SUPPORT FROM MY DEAR FRIENDS AT SPARKS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE B-DAY GREETING AND GOODIES. I LOVE YA ALL. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:28:38 EST A Great Morning! Keeping quiet around the house so my sister can sleep i went up to do <BR> laundry, after i decided to find out if the Y found my lost pass card and <BR> boy hurrah they did! i worked out last week and thought nothing would <BR> happen to lay it down on the table in the weight room because when i <BR> was done someone had picked it up. Really ticked , like who would? ask <BR> the gal at the front desk and no one had seen it. Thought i would have <BR> to get a new one and wasn't in the moo... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:31:27 EST Busy Morning and Afternoon After a not half bad nite of sleep i woke about quarter to eight and <BR> figure what do i do to start out well i already i might go to the Y to <BR> work-out yep. A good 45 minute of stretching and tummy crunches <BR> i started on the elliptical trainer to see if all possible to try and do <BR> 20 minutes nope on that one , my hip was saying not a prayer so i <BR> managed 10 to build up strength again and not over-do. I was unhappy <BR> in this but been so long and wasn't ready. Not givin... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:44:46 EST GREAT WEEKEND oKAY MAYBE TOOTING THE HORN ALITTLE BUT MADE ME FEEL PRETTY GOOD. i WENT TO A FAMILY REUNION SUNDAY OF MY DAD'S SIDE. BOUGHT A NEW OUTFIT THAT SIZE SMALLER THAN USUALLY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND A COUPLE OF THE RELATIVES HAD ASKED IF I HAD LOST WEIGHT AND <BR> WHAT I BEEN TO DO IT! I AM HAPPY TO SAY FINALLY UNDER THE 200 MARK AND STAYING THERE, WHOO WEE! THE JUNK AT WORK IS STILL NOT AN OLD OPTION WITH NO DESIRE, YUCK. MY SUGAR LEVEL HAS STABLIZE SOME AND STILL STAY AWAY FROM THE BROWNIES I W... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:09:05 EST Uh Baby! Well i did added 5 minutes more to stretches then 10 more to the <BR> pool time. I figure by next week i will be able to do a full work-out <BR> like i used to last year, slow and steady to go with my body not to <BR> say what are you doing idiot! The last nites were a bit better in <BR> sleep so not to be wore out during the day, i have a little more in <BR> energy and the pain is really easing up some. Is everyone handling <BR> this heat, yuck please Fall come quickly, we are so dry ar... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 14:11:01 EST