COWARDLYLION59's SparkPeople Blog COWARDLYLION59's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 GRR! No fault but my own doing i have started those dang shots yep <BR> insulin! My sugars level has been really out of whack for over <BR> two months and finally got in to see the doctor to get blood test <BR> done, a1c, etc. not good my peeps. 10 units of LANTUS every nite <BR> before bedtime along with my med, so far it is doing it job and <BR> i've had a low one the last two days which is great. Now it's crack <BR> down more on the snacks and doing more of excerise again then <BR> back to the... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 12:50:56 EST Saturday Morning, yuck Not so the day and everything going wrong yet but tonite is one <BR> thing i do not look forward to. I have to deal with a huge mess <BR> there and taking over a hour to clean up. Sleep is alittle better <BR> with not trying taking no nap during the day and tired at nite <BR> when hitting the sheets. Visit with brother okay, he looks good <BR> and ornery as usual, sister-in-law not feeling good with the back <BR> door trots. Sugars is still so bad, ugh wish in the heck the doctor <BR> coul... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 11:57:23 EST Next Day, Something Special? Well maybe i feel like crap today, didn't sleep much at all last <BR> nite. Kept tossing and turning waking up. It's not excitement <BR> from my birthday, stressed out i guess with the sugars not at <BR> a down like they should so that wear me out, trying to eat no <BR> snacks and be sensible, no cake!! hopefully that will help. I <BR> did get the pleasant surprise in getting so many well wishes <BR> here and FB today and want to thank you so much my friends <BR> you still stand behind me a... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:18:52 EST Okay Day I Guess Scary day to begin with, suppose to see the doctor at 9 but <BR> mine was not in and wanted me to be looked over by one i <BR> did not know. Yeah probably should of , i wasn't comfortable <BR> with this fella so rescheduled next month for my usual dr <BR> then. He understands my case history and has a great bed <BR> side manner. My sugar level was 312! yeck boy not good & <BR> got me worried. My blood pressure was 159/98 meds aren't <BR> doing their job. Can't afford but want a complete wo... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:38:38 EST Hello Monday Nite Well not bad day and a few things accomplished after <BR> getting done at the post office this morning. Money in <BR> pocket i got some laundry washed, three loads at the <BR> laundermat. Now relaxing here at the library posting <BR> until time to run over to bingo. Haven't any more of <BR> pain in neck but going out to see the doctor anyway to <BR> talk to him about somethings, hopefully has answers <BR> to them. I don't remember if i blogged this or not but <BR> i have T.S or better know... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:49:58 EST Yuck Right i feel like a mess, i get rid of one problem and start of another <BR> here. My hip pain is almost a distant memory and liveable but damn <BR> i got a new thing i am taking to the doctor on the 20th. Having a nasty <BR> deep down pain back of my neck, first thought okay i'm just sleeping <BR> in a bad way and try something else but it's getting worrisome and i <BR> want him to check it out then sugar level is totally out out whack again <BR> no matter with the meds i take for it. Hat... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:53:38 EST Yeah!!! <em>244</em> Finally after two weeks i got the letter in the <BR> mail of my scholorship to the Y !! now here i come people don't <BR> stand in my way. Only 18.50 monthly not bad yuh? just hope <BR> i can get in to the pool once before the p.e swim classes start in <BR> soon. Hot today phew! we got a nasty humid one going and let <BR> the school kids out early who doesn't have a.c in the building <BR> Sissy's was one of them poor kid. Not much more to blog right <BR> now until next week ... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:30:28 EST Ouch!! Dang rain, feel so good and we sure needed it so badly but the <BR> pain in the old joints today ouch!! i'm almost temped to call <BR> in sick but took a pillkiller and hope it will help pretty quick <BR> to move around some. Nothing yet back from the Y on my <BR> scholorship so in limbo in getting to go up again, they allowed <BR> ten days free on trial. Went to see uncle and looks abit tired <BR> and might come home in a couple days if feels up to it. Had a <BR> nice visit. Thanks for th... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:25:34 EST I'm Still Around <em>334</em> Yep still here and fighting the long battle but getting <BR> easier to stay put , trying hard. I stepped on scale boy no friend of mine <BR> 192 not to be discouraged last week it was 196! Still a problem yep the <BR> mellocremes candy is back to haunt me , tell I am going to shoot the guy <BR> who invented them, lol ok not funny when I know they're around and not <BR> to grab a bag of the stuff I am weak. Have to be strong and stay out of <BR> the candy aisle right now. Upd... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:52:14 EST Still a Big Yahoo! Had a rough Monday with my sugar level boy i hate that <BR> crap but better now, it's alittle better and watching my <BR> food intake & snacking. I think sleep or the lack of it does <BR> not help any either, that is getting better now i'm back <BR> at exercising more stable again at the Y that a thing of <BR> the past and easing of the hip pain. Those muscules did <BR> the stretching and moving alot during the winter so i do <BR> hope i can continue to keep it going so don't happen ever <BR>... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:49:23 EST