EJHEINRICH1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EJHEINRICH1 EJHEINRICH1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Update on Daughters Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4676161 Thank you for dropping by and thank you for all the prayers and good thoughts. <BR> You all have been very kind! <BR> Yesterday they got her up and wanted her to walk but when she got up she started bleeding from the incision area so the put her back in bed. But she is is good spirits and that is a good thing for her. <BR> Her incision is about 9 inches long they did a longer cut because it was considered exploratory surgery. They weren't sure of where she was bleeding when they cut her o... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:54:45 EST Update on Friends Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4661880 First of all I want to Thank you all for visiting my blog. I don't do them very often. LOL <BR> <BR> I have spoken with Barbara a few times now and she seems to be getting more spark in her voice. <BR> And a tiny little spring in her step. <BR> But knowing her as I do I hope she doesn't start to over do it and hurt herself again. <BR> She can be so stubborn! LOL But I love her. <BR> Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts. <BR> And also thank you for not believing the person... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 12:02:20 EST Prayers are needed for a Dear Friend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4645638 Please anyone reading this blog pray for my friend Barbara (CRAZYGAGRANNY). I got an email from her this evening. <BR> <BR> This is what it said..... <BR> Only a short note. Not allowed up yet. Talked to you Christmas day, then every thing went bad. Had a massive heart attack. Had quadruple bypass. Please alert everyone for me. Not allowed on computer..or phone yet. slipped in here to let you know. <BR> Just got home from hospital today. Love you. <BR> <BR> Now as most of you know, this l... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:29:40 EST A Beautiful Parable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3921490 This was given to me and I just had to share with you all. <BR> I hope this works! <BR> <BR> A beautiful Parable <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l798525533.jpg"> <BR> A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She didn't recognized them. She Said, "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungary. Please come in and have something to eat." <BR> "Is the man of the house home?", they asked, "No", she replie... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:18:43 EST The Clothesline http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3224167 First I would like to Thank you for stopping by my page. <BR> Can anyone be so excited to have the clothesline installed again? Well for me YES! <BR> I have had a clothes line for many years. I dry as much as I can on the line. From bed linens to all clothes. And my towels. I throw the towels in the dryer on air fluff just to soften them a bit. <BR> I look at it this way, if I am using the line and not the dryer I am saving money. I am getting extra exercise by walking the clothes outside ... Wed, 12 May 2010 23:24:13 EST Bird Brain Thief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3163764 Thank you for stopping by my Blog Page. For those of you who know me this is a little different than my usual but I was prompted by a dear friend to blog about this funny story. <BR> So here goes let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> Bill owns a company that manufactures and installs car wash systems. Bill 's company installed a car wash system in Frederick , Md . Now, understand that these are complete systems, including the money changer and money taking machines. <BR> <BR> The proble... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:00:08 EST Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3155805 First and foremost I would like to say thank you for visiting my Blog! <BR> I know that so many of us here on Spark have many friends that we have made along our journey. Some of us are just starting out and some of us have been on spark for several months to some for years. I am still in the month range. MY Spark Anniversary is September 22. So I have a 5 months before I jump to the year range. But in my 7 months here on Spark I have made some pretty fantastic friends along the way. They... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 13:01:26 EST What does it prove? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3126780 First of all I would like to say thank you for stopping by and reading my thoughts. <BR> And there you go these are my thoughts. You can agree or disagree that is your choice. <BR> But, these are my thoughts. <BR> <BR> What does it prove when you say cuss words? How does it make you feel? Does it empower you? Why do we let those words out of our mouths? Now I understand that words slip out of our mouth and we can't get it back, we can say sorry but you can't fix it. When I am typing out w... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:16:04 EST What Appeared in Front of my Eyes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3079608 Picture this: <BR> <BR> I am sitting at the counter in my kitchen. Working on the computer with Spark stuff! I am very involved with giving an answer when I look up from the keyboard to see a County Sheriff vehicle driving down our runway. For those of you who don't know me I live on a private airstrip about 1800 feet long. This is for small aircraft. <BR> I look further ahead of the sheriff and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a horse on the runway. I grabbed my coat and a bag... Sun, 4 Apr 2010 19:00:07 EST Ironing Clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3077358 First of all I would like to say thank you for stopping by my blog. <BR> <BR> This is one job I do not like to do. Although, now that I have said that I don't like to do this job. I Iron all pants, shirts, tops, yes t-shirts get it too! I am one of those people that can't stand to go out in public with wrinkled clothes. I have collected some of the very old time irons that weigh 4+ lbs and you need to set it on a wood stove to heat it. This is just to remind me that my Rowenta Iron isn't a... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 22:03:19 EST A Positive Attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3048135 Hi there my friends, I would like to start this off by saying thank you for dropping by. <BR> Lately I have been doing some soul searching and I have come to the conclusion. That the only one that can make positive changes is me. I can do positive talk to myself and I can make the positive changes for my life. Nobody can make these changes for me. It isn't up to my children to make me happy and it isn't the responsibility of a partner or spouse. It is my responsibility. So, the very first s... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 23:54:54 EST Progress you have to love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3019347 Well, today I got on the scale to see where I was at. I had good feelings about this weigh in but I was nervous. I went to my closet and I turned on the light then I turn on the scale and stepped on. My scale has to beep before you can steep off. Then is tells you where you are at in pounds. <BR> I heard the beep and I looked down at the numbers. I got a jolt like lightening. And I don't drink coffee. But the jolt was real. 199 lbs. I was finally under the 200 lb mark. And that was a loss of... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 13:34:31 EST Time for ME??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3000017 Growing up I was the only girl in my family I had a younger brother and my father. He was a long haul, heavy haul truck driver. I can remember he would hire housekeepers to stay and take care of things at the house. That included us kids. Many times while he was gone on the road the person he hired would just leave and we discovered she left with some of our belongings. So I learned to take care of myself and my brother starting at the age of 9. See dad would call to ask how things were goin... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:23:18 EST I struggle at this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2988280 Thank you for stopping by to read my thoughts. <BR> Well, I am going to try to take the time to do a blog more frequently. I for whatever reason struggle to think of something to write about me. I do so much reading and trying to find the articles to post on my team that I don't find the time to write about what I am thinking, doing, going to do, etc... Some things never change. I am at the bottom of the list. <BR> <BR> But that is going to have to change. See I just joined a team that req... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:01:00 EST I FOUND THE GLOVES!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2906228 <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Well who said persistence didn't pay off. Not I.... I went outside a washed several windows and then I came inside to look for those darn gloves again, This time I went into my sewing room and started opening boxes. I guess what I found with my sewing stuff???? THE GLOVES. Who would have guessed to look in the sewing stuff for Garden gloves. <BR> Anyway, I found them and now I am going out to trim some roses ba... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 17:21:49 EST The Weather Outside is Gorgeous and I Can't Find My Gloves.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2898872 To start this right I must tell you that DH and I just made a BIG move to a new home. <BR> The weather has been cold and rainy for what seems like a very long time now. But, yesterday and today the weather is beautiful. Sunny, right at 60 degrees and I want to go organize my new greenhouse and maybe do a little something in the new yard. <BR> Before the move I had several pairs of garden gloves (I have to have gloves). Do you think I could find ONE pair of my gloves anywhere??? All my gard... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:50:37 EST The Weather Outside is Gorgeous and I Can't Find My Gloves.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2898869 To start this right I must tell you that DH and I just made a BIG move to a new home. <BR> The weather has been cold and rainy for what seems like a very long time now. But, yesterday and today the weather is beautiful. Sunny, right at 60 degrees and I want to go organize my new greenhouse and maybe do a little something in the new yard. <BR> Before the move I had several pairs of garden gloves (I have to have gloves). Do you think I could find ONE pair of my gloves anywhere??? All my gard... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:50:00 EST TODAY I GOT A CALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2570003 Today I got a call from a long time friend. I will call her Deb. She needed someone to talk to. See, she was told a month ago that her cancer was back. She did everything the doctors told her to do the first time around. Now, she has been told that it is back and they want to do a double mastectomy and remove lymph's in one of her arms. They said she would be numb, but she will get used to that. While her head was spinning, She saw another doctor and they wanted to go a little further ... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 21:23:34 EST TODAY I GOT A CALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2570001 Today I got a call from a long time friend. I will call her Deb. She needed someone to talk to. See, she was told a month ago that her cancer was back. She did everything the doctors told her to do the first time around. Now, she has been told that it is back and they want to do a double mastectomy and remove lymph's in one of her arms. They said she would be numb, but she will get used to that. While her head was spinning, She saw another doctor and they wanted to go a little further ... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 21:22:58 EST I won't take this lying down! Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2529247 This is just to let you know, If you know in your heart that it's not in your head follow through and search for another doctor. Don't take it lying down. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you all know that the new doctor was impressed with my determination. <BR> To fill you in here's what happened.... <BR> I was given nothing for pain. When I asked for a muscle relaxer they made me feel like I was a druggie. The nurse proceeded to tell me they don't give prescriptions for muscle relaxer. Wh... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:36:06 EST I won't Take This Lying Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2515825 Back in Early July I took a bad fall. I slammed my head into my van, knocked myself out, gave myself a concussion, cervical strain, Thoracic strain, Lumbar strain, Messed up my left hip, and last but not least messed up my left knee. <BR> I am one of the unfortunate people who don't have medical insurance. Although, fortunately my Personal Injury Protection coverage on my vehicle came into play. <BR> Because I was getting into my car (getting into or out of your vehicle) PIP covered this ... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 16:06:14 EST The Compromised Immune System Recovery Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2495326 In 2003 I was diagnosed with Auto-Immune Hepatitis. NOT Viral. My Immune system was attacking my liver. My LFT's were so high (in the 2000's) the doctors told me I had six months to live if I didn't start taking the prednisone and the Chemotherapy. Etc, Etc... <BR> I treated my Immune system as primary and my liver as secondary. <BR> <BR> This is the basic idea of what I did although I added a few more steps. The person who wrote this is mentioned at the bottom of the article. I hope you e... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 22:25:06 EST From Growing to Canning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2489116 It seems we have lost the art of growing our foods and preserving our foods. I guess it is too easy to expect somebody else to provide you with food and just hope it is not contaminated. <BR> I love to go to the garden and harvest my veggies. Or go to my fruit trees and harvest pears or apples knowing I didn't spray chemicals on them. Pick the cherries right off the tree and eat them. <BR> We don't hear of many people gardening, canning, freezing our own foods. The taste of something out... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 20:56:56 EST Stevia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2486200 Anybody looking for a little sweetness without the calories or the blood sugar swing. Look into stevia. I have grown the plant harvested the leaves. Or you can buy the stevia already to use. <BR> If you have high blood sugar it can help to bring it down. If you are low it will level it off. I swing toward hypergycemia and when my blood sugar level is low I mix 1/2 tsp into 1 cup of water and it levels me off. Stevia comes in packets, bulk, liquid. And now you can get stevia sweetened soda. T... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:23:46 EST New Study of Splenda Reveals Shocking Info About Potential Harmful Effects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2485811 We are hearing more and more about auto-immune diseases and neurological diseases etc..... We need to put the pieces together and take control over our own health. Nobody will do this for us. It is all about the dollar and not about the safety of our health. <BR> This information was found on Dr. Mercola's website, web address is at the end of article. <BR> This is another artificial sweetener I would not touch. READ THOSE LABELS! <BR> <BR> <BR> New Study of Splenda Reveals Shocking Infor... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 11:17:27 EST Sensitivity to Aspartame Probed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2484014 This is another article that I found very interesting on the artificial sweeteners. <BR> Maybe you will find it interesting also. <BR> <BR> Sensitivity to Aspartame Probed <BR> Filed Under Food Toxins, Future of Food <BR> <BR> Scientists are to assess whether the artificial sweetener aspartame causes health problems in people unusually sensitive to it. <BR> <BR> Expert advice is that aspartame - found in more than 4,000 products - is safe to consume. <BR> <BR> However, a number of people... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:31:54 EST The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2484005 I have been a big fan of what Dr. Mercola has to say about all the artificial sweeteners out there available to the people. I found out first hand in the 1980's what nutra-sweet did for me. <BR> I was a mother of two school age children. I had a lot of responsibilities. I was experiencing some major headaches and seizers. I would black out and not remember what had happened. My daughter who was my youngest found me unconsicious on the bathroom floor. I was hopitalized they tested me for hea... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:26:07 EST