DMEYER4's SparkPeople Blog DMEYER4's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Monday Happy Monday have a great week Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:33:17 EST Happy Sunday Happy Sunday have a great week Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:42:26 EST Happy Saturday Have a great day and a wonderful weekend <em>593</em> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:54:39 EST Happy Wednesday Happy Hump day half way to Friday <em>381</em> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:19:45 EST Sick been sick with a cold for over a week. hope it goes away soon. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:14:42 EST Healthy Habits so glad I have learned healthy eating and exercise habits. Thu, 7 Sep 2017 19:27:47 EST Anniversary today is my 18th wedding anniversary. Tue, 5 Sep 2017 18:09:22 EST Happy Fourth Of July Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth Of July. Went to my daughters for a barbeque . My son was there who has just moved home from Oklahoma . Great to see all my kids together with my grandchildren. Then my DH and I went to visit a friend who was recently diagnosed with leukemia . She is doing chemo and so far tolerating it well. Just one episode of a bad reaction to a drug. Doing better now. Please keep her in your prayers. <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> Tue, 4 Jul 2017 20:28:11 EST Son Moving Home My son and his family are moving home after being in the Air Force for 24 years. It will be so wonderful having my grandchildren all here now all nine of them. He has 5, my daughter has 2 and my youngest has 2 .6 Girls and 3 boys. <em>224</em> <BR> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 19:17:12 EST Recovering From Contest Had a work place challenge from 3/1-4/2 and I came in second. For the total thirty days I did over 40,000 steps a day and the last weekend I did 60 walking and 60 mile bike riding. I ruined my feet and have been going to a Podiatrist for the last three weeks and have had to take it easy on the walking. Am back to normal and walking between 18,000 & 25,000 per day again. Sat, 27 May 2017 22:08:56 EST Birthday today is my 59th birthday. did not do much Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:34:01 EST Contest At Work We had a steps contest at work and I was first place for the whole month and on the last weekend I starting working out at 4:30 am 1/2 cycling, 1 1/2 hours walking with 1/2 hour rest in between until 9:30 PM at night both days. the second place person came from behind and won first place by 500 points. Some of my team mates believe she put in extra points just to win. they went to the head of the contest and advised they felt I really won. It does not matter if I did not win. What really matt... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 06:44:01 EST Ready For Spring Had enough of the snow two storms over a foot in one week. Another predicted for Wednesday into Thursday. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:19:52 EST Bad Week Monday went for blood work lab made me wait for 1.45 hours so no food for 18 1/2 hours. Got call from hubby after he dropped me off at work had a bad tire blow out and almost wrecked the car. $642 at shop to get fixed( broken tie rod and rocker arm) Got home from work and mom called having double vision. went to eye doctors and they said no blood flow to the eye. running tests. might be a stroke or thyroid disease . Then my daughter called my granddaughter had a bad rash on both legs. My hus... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 19:37:45 EST Vacation Starts Vacation starts at 3:00 pm today and goes until 1/3/17 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 07:36:44 EST Happy Holidays Hope everyone has a safe, happy and healthy Holiday. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:03:55 EST Happy Wednesday Happy Hump day and I hope the rest of the week is a great one for all my Spark friends Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:34:40 EST Week Before Christmas Christmas is fast approaching . I have everything completed. Gifts purchased and wrapped, cookies baked ,house decorated . Next week vacation for 10 days. <em>244</em> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:36:08 EST Staycation This Week this week I am on vacation and just staying home to chill. I just needed a rest to recharge my mind. Feeling rested and ready to go back to work. Wed, 7 Sep 2016 21:10:39 EST Still Pushing To Reach My Goal Down 42 pounds and would like to loose another 24 by Christmas. It is hard but I know I can do it if I keep pushing. <em>521</em> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:42:25 EST Another June Wedding I went to a wedding in October and I was really upset over how big I was in the pictures. Last June I went to my stepsons wedding and I had wanted to lose weight for it but never did. After seeing the pictures from October's wedding I decided to lose weight for an upcoming wedding this June. Since Christmas I am down 20.4 pounds and still loosing. I walk between 14 and 20 miles a day. Eat fruit and vegetable smoothies for breakfast and lunch and eat a normal but small dinner. So far this is r... Thu, 12 May 2016 08:00:37 EST Birthday Today is my birthday but it is also a sad day. I shared a birthday with my dad and he passed away when he was just 48 and today I am 10 years older then he was when he passed away. I miss him very much and still feel sad every birthday even know it has been 35 years since we lost him. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:06:06 EST Family I spent the day with my mom and stepdad for Easter. it was great being with them and we had a great time. happy Easter everyone <em>449</em> <em>450</em> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 21:06:32 EST Happy Easter Hope everyone as a great Easter Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:25:34 EST Happy St Patrick's Day Have a great St Patrick's Day <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:34:53 EST Granddaughters Eighth Birthday today is my granddaughters 8th birthday and I cannot believe where the years have gone. <em>410</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday my little princess. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 06:45:36 EST Son And Granddaughters Home My son brought my granddaughters home this weekend for a mini visit. He lives in Oklahoma and they live in Pennsylvania and I did not think I would be seeing them this Christmas season because he is in the Air Force and did not think he would be able to come home. This would have been the first Christmas in 16 years he would not have come. He might not have made Christmas but at least he came now. I miss him and the girls very much. We had a great visit. He has 18 months left in the service a... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:05:41 EST Lost 6 pounds I am down another 6 pounds. Total loss is now 20 pounds. I have been a yoyo up and down for the last 4 years but with my new diet no gluten I have lost 6 pounds since Christmas. I am feeling better and my clothes are fitting better. I can put on my jeans without unzipping them so I guess this is a great accomplishment. Onward and downward is my new goal for my weight. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 06:42:37 EST Fall Cleaning Sunday I cleaned all three floors in my house from floor to ceiling. It is great to have all the fall cleaning out of the way. time to start on the yard. Putting things away and digging up bulbs. Leaves need raking and furniture put away. Windows need washing. will get it all done on the weekend. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 06:56:37 EST Wedding Anniversary Saturday 9/5 is my 16th wedding anniversary. The years are really passing me by. I have had a really great journey with my DH. I am hoping for a lot more. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 06:45:04 EST Time To Stop Putting Off On Friday at work I did all the little jobs I have been putting off. On Saturday I took summer clothes out of the attic ,cleaned the attic and put winter clothes in the attic. Sunday I cleaned the whole basement getting ready for a remodel. May is the month to get started doing everything I have put off. I am back on track with walking and exercising so maybe the weight will start to come off. May is just the beginning to a great and healthy summer. Mon, 4 May 2015 07:08:28 EST Winter Almost Over So happy winter is almost over. It has been a hard winter because of all the snow and cold. Spring is just around the corner and I love Spring. It is like a new beginning with all the new flowers growing and the birds singing. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:45:59 EST Sad Day this morning on the news there was a story about a five year old boy who was abducted from his home. He was in my granddaughters kindergarten class. The sheriffs found him not far from his home murdered. Now they are saying maybe the family was involved. how can anybody do that to a child. I know it is not for us to question and everything happens for a reason but this is just too sad and wrong. I hope they find what really happened and whoever did this is punished. My prayers are with this l... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:57:39 EST Crazy Day today we are suppose to have a bad storm. I have to have a second mammogram and an ultrasound for a abnormal one already. It is my grandsons birthday .Alot going on. I hope we miss the storm , my tests are fine and my grandson has a wonderful birthday. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 06:41:45 EST Christmas is finally Coming Together Shopping and wrapping done, Cards mailed , house and tree decorated. Just have to bake the cookies and I will be all set. I do not have to stress about things anymore. Just sit back and enjoy the holidays Mon, 8 Dec 2014 07:13:52 EST Sisters Biopsy Today my sister is having a breast biopsy. Just one year ago last month the doctors found another lump and it was cancer. She had the lump removed and had radiation treatments. Now they found another lump in the other breast bigger than the first. I am really scared for her. All we can do is pray and leave it in Gods hands. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:01:55 EST Family Reunion Sunday is our family reunion. we have people coming from Florida , Georgia , Pennsylvania and all across the USA . Some of the people I have not seen in ten years. It will be great seeing everyone again. We have about 150 people coming. It will be busy but fun. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:34:24 EST Prayers For My Granddaughter My granddaughter is having stomach issues and the doctors think it may be the kidneys . The poor little thing is running high fevers ,vomiting, headaches and says her legs hurt when she walks. this has been ongoing for about three months. She is going to a pediatric urologist and I hope they find what is wrong. Please pray for her to get better. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:02:21 EST Before Its Too Late I just lost my closest friend to a massive heart attack. She was only 53 and the best friend anyone could ever ask for. It has made me stop and realize that I need to stay in better contact with my family and friends. I will always remember her beautiful smile and how just knowing her made my life complete. She was the kind of person who could light up a room just by walking in it. Her wonderful kindness will be missed by anyone who knew her. I loved her very much. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 06:55:48 EST Broken Spirit It has been a really bad year for health and wealth for my family this year. I can not wait for the year to be over. I feel like my spirit has been crushed and I do not know how to get it back. I have been through rough patches before and have always bounced back. I will bounce back again stronger than ever. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:55:40 EST Bad Year For Family This year has been a bad year for my family for surgeries. Feburary my niece had foot surgery.March another neice had stomach surgery. In May I had my throid taken out. June my sister had a total hysterectomy, August my mom had two neck surgeries two days in a row and October my sister had breast cancer and the doctor removed the lump. We are so happy this year is almost over. We are all hoping next year will be better. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:07:13 EST Hard Week It has been a very hard week. On Wednesday we had to be at the hospital at 8:30 am for my mom to have cervical surgery They took her to the OR at 12:00 and then surgery was not over until 3:30 and she was in recovery until 6:30 we left the hospital at 7:30 and had to be back in the hospital at 5AM for the second part of her surgery and she was not taken to surgery until 1:30 and her surgery was not over until 3:45 and she was in recovery until 5:30 . She is still in the hospital but doing we... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 23:31:15 EST Third Day Post Surgery Wednesday was surgery day to have a total Thyroidectomy . I have lost 5 lbs since surgery. I hope with the surgery behind me I will be able to start getting healthy. I am feeling good except for a sore throat and pulling in the incision site. I am not able to work out until after my two week post op checkup. I miss my exercising. <BR> Sat, 18 May 2013 19:29:07 EST Surgery Coming Soon I am having my thyroid taken out on Wednesday 5/15 I hope I start feeling better once it is remove. Not worried about the surgery itself because I have a high tolerance for pain and I heal quickly. I will be out of work until the Tuesday after Memorial Day. I won't be able to exercise for a couple of days and eating is going to be hard but I will get right back on track as soon as possible. Fri, 10 May 2013 07:51:57 EST Losing Weight I am really trying to lose weigh but have hit a plateau. I will keep trying because it has to change at some point. I will not give up because I have fought to long to stop trying now. I will change my exercise up some more to see if it will help. I know I will get over this bump in the road like so many other bumps in my life. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:07:38 EST 1 st anniversary on Sparks Today is my 1St spark anniversary. It has become a very important part of my life. Thank you spark people for your encouragement Sun, 3 Feb 2013 19:42:25 EST Baby Shower for Twins today is a baby shower for my nephew 's wife. The twins are due on Christmas day. They are the first babies for them and they are lucky enough to be having a boy and a girl. I crocheted a pink yellow and white sweater hat and booties and a ripple afghan for the girl and a blue ,green and white matching one for the boy. I hope they like them. A lot of work and love went into them. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:26:42 EST Week of Medical Tests I had 2 tests on Wednesday of this week but prep started on Tuesday. The test took a lot out of me and now being Friday, I am not feeling any better. Not doing good on food tracker or exercise. Hope today will be better. Can't wait to be my old self again. Maybe once the results are back I will be more at ease. Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:00:30 EST Not doing to well lately I have been tracking everything I eat and drink but I am gaining weight again. I have put back on 10 pounds. I am still exercising every other day and doing Zumba fitness different dances on opposite days . I walk every day for at least a half hour. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Any ideas? My thyroid antibodies are very high. Could this be the reason? Help! Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:45:05 EST Rainbows in Everybody's Life Good morning, this is my first blog but on my way to work this morning I saw the most beautiful rainbow and I was thinking about all the special things in our lives. We have so much to be thankful for. We have children,grandchildren, spouses and beautiful spark friends. it was a really great way to start my day. Have a great day. <em>437</em> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:13:24 EST