COWARDLYLION59's SparkPeople Blog COWARDLYLION59's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 Oh What a Night! Gee a catchy title for a song, ha ha. Had a little trouble but not too bad <BR> after straightening, fresh sheets and pillow on the bed, ah nice. I'm in <BR> surprise with the old achy muscules, none! A quick 15 minutes stretch <BR> this morning and Y tomorrow so to build up my stamina again. Got a <BR> letter from Sissy today, boy they keep her so busy but does take time to <BR> write before lights out at nite. Please keep her in your prayers. Wed, 1 Aug 2012 17:42:26 EST HURRAH TIME Yep hurrah for me time okay alittle selfish maybe but very, very <BR> happy in today's progress. I went put up or shut up going back to <BR> the Y this morning! i will have to start all over in paperwork for <BR> the scholarship but don't think it going to be a problem. Been six <BR> long months in real work-out to stay on track and did a short 20 <BR> minutes stretching then alittle legwork in the pool for 15 today i <BR> am sure my muscules will react horribly tonite after work but ya ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:48:08 EST Yep it's Me!! Been a long time here and sorry about that my dear friends i am <BR> finally getting ahead of medicals bills which is terrific! I applied <BR> for SSI and after two months got approved. I 'm trying to stay so <BR> motivated not easy with this heat but still giving it a go. Haven't <BR> stepped on a scale lately and probably gain back a couple but i do <BR> keep to my vow to not eat the grease junk at work. Niece is doing <BR> okay at basic, she has written a couple of times since left. ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:37:10 EST Countdown Time Yep not so much for me but Sissy! Sunday is the big day for her then finally <BR> she can start getting her stuff together for Missouri. Alot was figured and i <BR> think the phone idea will be hard but if all works out with the unit and no <BR> acts up after a while she is allowed to call her mom on weekends then write <BR> to others. Still a big problem with my hip being sore and nothing to ease it <BR> anymore that would last long. A short step to thinking of just retiring but <BR> too y... Tue, 29 May 2012 16:44:54 EST Hey, hey it's Me Yep it's me again posting , i'm so sorry for not keeping up on my progress <BR> lately but this dang hip pain is getting bad and won't let me sit for long <BR> to write. I am doing okay with my weight problem in fact the last time i <BR> went to the dietian i lost over six lbs! haven't been to the Y in a couple mos <BR> and need to really bad to maybe loosen up the sore joints. I tried to ride <BR> Red Rider last month and couldn't move for two hours until pain pill and <BR> walk it off. Lo... Tue, 15 May 2012 16:37:33 EST Nearly a Month! Yep nearly a month since i posted anything at all here and wanted to <BR> catch everyone to speed. Still doing well with the insulin and clinic is <BR> very pleased of my progress, sugar level is way down. A tough time of <BR> candy and cookies time at home but smacking the hand to stay out & <BR> treat when i know of my meal plan for the day and allowing one. I did <BR> make some sugar-free peanut butter cookies today with Splenda and <BR> fat-free peanut butter, yumm. Sissy still working ... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:35:00 EST And Here it's Monday Again! Hello good peeps and how is everyone doing this afternoon, yep me <BR> again and feeling great well alitttle tired but things are doing not <BR> so bad. Sure glad all the feasting is over for awhile. We had 33 of <BR> our relatives coming together for our usual fellowship, no gifts & <BR> big yahoo of buying something for the kiddos just a nice time eating <BR> and talking. We had a rough year with illnesses and love ones who <BR> couldn't make it in because of it, trying to hang on Grand... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:42:52 EST Yuck Friday! Oh how i hate Friday nites! maybe after Thanksgiving it won't be too <BR> busy and get out early, probably fat chance i can only dream right. I <BR> did okay with Sunday's feast and even took a long walk before it. It was <BR> a iffy deal if we could even have it at all, on top of my cousin passing <BR> away mom took sick and was in the hosptial for two days with heart <BR> issues. They found a blockage and still want to do another test where <BR> going to have to lay flat for 24 hrs. Her ... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:17:38 EST Monday, Monday! Weekend was the pits or ended that way, i got alot done accomplished <BR> around the house but on Sunday my dear young cousin who i posted <BR> here about a couple time has lost his fight against Leukemia and has <BR> earn his angel wings. Only 34 yrs old too young man too young. He's <BR> hoping to get on the road driving truck again after awhile but just <BR> too weak to fight anymore. Funeral Wednesday morning. Doing real <BR> good starting fourth week in taking insulin, i still want to... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:41:16 EST A Beautiful Saturday A nice day and what am i doing in side? well catch on my e-mail then a <BR> walk before lunch. Life is going pretty good and feeling great. Every day <BR> i 'm still moving around, no nap during the day and some form of doing <BR> exercise. Yesterday i couldn't get to the Y but a half hour of leg stretch <BR> and working on the abs. Aunt was released from the hospital and in a <BR> nursing home for rehap, going to be a slow recovery. They found a blood <BR> clot near the heart which was... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:13:16 EST Third Week Three weeks on the big changes and doing pretty good here with <BR> it. Everyday i am trying to get in some form of exercise except <BR> yesterday okay no excuse but trying to catch up with laundry <BR> and clean the landfill, lol. Today i am doing my usual running <BR> after payday, going to Best Buy to find a certain dvd, no luck at <BR> it then work-out at the Y for 45 minutes, lunch! some chinese <BR> down the street. Aunt is still in hospital, doing a biopsy then a <BR> course of act... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 15:11:08 EST That Time of Year Again! Yep that time of year again, LAZY MAN at the Y but not going to <BR> sign up for it, no no have the fear i am going lazy far from it now <BR> just doing my personal challenge to myself to track and report a <BR> work out here when-ever possible to see if i can hold self account <BR> without a dumb piece of paper or t- shirt at the end to show for it <BR> okay it was nice but this last set back in health issues i am trying <BR> to step up excerise again, more if can at the Y or walking wh... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 14:04:07 EST A Week Now Okay it's been a week since i started the insulin and doing verily <BR> well with it, hurrah! Sugars level has really good and that don't <BR> make me as tired so more, much more energy again. I ' ve watching <BR> very carefully the stuff that goes in my fat mouth, lol. i did have <BR> one piece of candy at Halloween but no more of those dang things <BR> i hanker for, mallowchremes!! this is my last wake-up call and i'm <BR> going to try hard to keep on track oh know i say that alot but no <B... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 14:34:22 EST