ELIZACG9's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELIZACG9 ELIZACG9'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/ Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687254 I am supposed to eat 1560 - 1910 calories a day now..... <BR> I try to eat but, I don't do this many calories in a day and, I still cannot lose weight, I know it is the thryoid. <BR> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <BR> I was working at a restaurant for two weeks.. they had too many sweets and, I was just being tempted too much. High sugar and high calorie counts equals weight gain and high sugar levels too.. <em>24</em> Now I am still looking for work, but part time, in... Sun, 4 May 2014 14:34:56 EST Spring and Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674456 In her book Poetry as Prayer: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Maria Lichtmann quotes from his spiritual notes: “All things therefore are charged with love, are charged with God, and if we know how to touch them, give off sparks and take fire, yield drops and flow, ring and tell of him.” <BR> <BR> Hopkins knew “how to touch” them and how to see God’s presence. As a youth, “he loved to climb to the top of tall trees and enjoy the view.” He could spend hours fascinated by an ant hill or studying the ice... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:31 EST Classic Alfredo Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646329 1 jar cheesy RAGU classic Alfredo <BR> Ronzoni healthy harvest thin spaghetti, cook as directed, <BR> Great value reduced fat parmesan <BR> 2 cups cooked chicken <BR> 2 cups spinach pepper and or salt to taste.. <BR> <BR> This is a heart healthy diet recipe I made today.. <BR> Enjoy!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1639510679.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1136666671.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1091570225.jpg"> <BR>... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:20:06 EST "HOW OLD" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641387 “How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?” <BR> <BR> &#8213; Satchel Paige <BR> <BR> Something to think about.. <BR> <em>126</em> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 12:48:04 EST Death and Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627307 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l875522235.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1269530280.jpg"> <BR> This is a picture of Randy my older Brother who passed away 9-13-13..I found this picture of him and put it near the Lady of Guadalupe with a rose, he is resting and please pray for him, the other picture if of my roses growing or blooming this Feb. 16, 2014, spring is not supposed to arrive till March 21, here according to the calendar but, in my yard i... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:30:34 EST Happy New Year!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576806 Happy New Year 2014!! My quote: <BR> One day at a time and, each day will be different, try to pray first, Hail Mary 3 times, <BR> then, remember someone might be sad so be nice to everyone, charity begins at home. <BR> <BR> Try to hug someone or at least send a HUG through the internet, smile in the mirror and, <BR> to everyone you meet, eat healthy and exercise at least 10 minutes a day... <BR> thats all. <BR> <BR> Think about drinking and driving, the driver on the road next to you coul... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:40:58 EST Pumpkin cheesecake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549056 For thanksgiving 2013: <BR> <BR> I used splenda instead of sugar and, added evaporated milk, I had enough to make two pies.. <BR> Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake <BR> <BR> Original recipe makes 8 servings <BR> 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened <BR> 1/2 cup white sugar <BR> 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust <BR> 1/2 cup pumpkin puree <BR> 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon <BR> 1 pinch ground cloves <BR> 1 pinch ground nutmeg ... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 11:56:53 EST Interesting information about aspirin.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464019 When most people experience headaches, joint pain, or other aches in their body, they turn to aspirin or another anti-inflammatory drug. <BR> Aspirin was originally derived from the herbs meadowsweet and willow bark and later synthesized by the pharmaceutical industry to create a patentable product, which they do to increase profits. When natural compounds are synthesized in a laboratory and then marketed as drugs, they typically cause side-effects that the food and herb sources do not usuall... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:11:32 EST He is on our side.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371826 God Is On Our Side <BR> <BR> The poorest image we can have of God is that of a stern, angry judge sitting on a bench high above us with a gavel in hand, reading over our good and bad deeds. That’s called “bench-judgment.” It’s human judgment—which is unreliable. <BR> Make no mistake about it: God is not weak or wishy-washy. God knows what sin is. But God is with us, and he will do whatever he can to help us. The one thing God cannot and will not do is force anyone to love him. <BR> <BR> Lo... Wed, 29 May 2013 19:46:50 EST What is going to happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257591 I have had a job at a dept. store since Oct. 9 2012 but, now I don't know for sure if I can continue working with the dept. manager. She is rude, belittles me and, today I will put in my two week notice. It is difficult but unless they can assign me another area to work in I will have to leave. I just feel I don't have to do anything I don't want too. I have tried to be a good worker and do what I am told all the time and, still do the others jobs. <BR> This is just a small step down the ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:57:51 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168105 I know some have noticed but I have lost 20 pounds....wow! I feel so light now and my clothing is very loose, now to not gain it back is the hard part. <em>381</em> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:37:04 EST I was so scared.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059496 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l756623770.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l659028565.jpg">My dogs were with me one day and, I decided to go down the street that I never walk on, my own street. I regret it. Just 6 houses down out of nowhere a dog attacked my dog. I picked up the little one and, then the dog bite my german pointer on her ear and behind it. It was so scary for me...she was just whining and, crying. She had gone around me with the ... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:41:44 EST Look how much.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960344 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l869660868.jpg"> I have lost some inches so here is the picture for you to see...I can't believe it either. <em>381</em> <em>207</em> Sun, 8 Jul 2012 10:36:23 EST WE are done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4953699 Homeschooling officially finished 6-29-12...just waiting for his final report card and diploma!! Thank God and, I wanted you all to know.. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:27:38 EST Almost Done with Homeschooling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935138 Today he finished his last American Government Test, while I on the other hand is busy making the soup I eat. I use fresh chicken, remove the fat, add white onion, garlic, celery, carrots, corn, peas, cabbage and, squash, bayleaf,salt, pepper. I make enough for 3 but, they don't like it. I eat it everyday - I know I am getting my serving of veggies. He needs just one more book analysis{english class} and, his 4th quarter visual basic class,{computer class.} We began 8-21-11 till now.....6-2... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:59:31 EST Reunion 6-9-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920500 <em>58</em> I helped organize the mass for your class and, what is important is God and the reason why I am still here.This is the church (chapel) at <BR> my High School where we met to pray... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l568921192.jpg"> We had a mass on Saturday because <BR> the priests are all too busy on Sunday.....it was great to be blessed before we went on to eat, chat, and catch up with each other. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l747892704.jp... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 18:35:40 EST High School Graduate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881290 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269188418.jpg">My only Son graduated May 12, 2012, it is a happy day for everyone. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l589114767.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l719245641.jpg"> Inside the church... <BR> third picture is me,(shaking hands with the speaker) my husband and Son, we gave him his diploma. Mon, 14 May 2012 17:01:06 EST Jelly Belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869224 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956986671.jpg">I got some jelly belly and, they are pretty good. I am not supposed to eat candy being a diabetic. It is so hard sometimes especially at Easter time to avoid it all. I love the colors and, they are really good too! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l66056285.jpg"> Sun, 6 May 2012 18:11:28 EST Happy May Day - Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861457 Saint Joseph Day...prayer: <BR> O glorious Saint Joseph, thou who hast the power to render possible even things which are condsidered impossible, <BR> Come to our aid in our present trouble and distress* Take this important and difficult affair under thy particular protection, *that it may end happily. <BR> O dear St. Joseph, <BR> All our confidence is in thee. *Let it not be said that we would invoke thee in vain; *and since thou art so powerful with Jesus and Mary, *show that thy goodness... Tue, 1 May 2012 14:56:03 EST Prom 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4845352 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l681368741.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l541553126.jpg"> My little boy {to me he will always be} my little boy, my skirt is loose and, almost fell off my waist, I noticed I have lost inches he danced from 7 till almost midnight.. he graduates soon from Seton Catholic High School (homeschool). <BR> <BR> I am so happy for him. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:32:30 EST Spring is Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4813568 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l167437518.jpg">My first tulip is here today 3-31-12, a new flower and I love this time of year. God makes such beautiful flowers this time of year. Each one unique. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:26:30 EST End of winter cold or is it spring fever? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4771615 I have been sick for about 7 days now, funny how it is happening now, trees are blooming. It is still chilly in the mornings maybe 35 degrees then it <BR> warms up to 70 degrees. I don't go walk because it is windy too! Maybe it is just a sign to stay inside. I hope to get well this week! Walking inside the house, is what I plan to try. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:35:06 EST The 10 commandments of Health by Dr. George W. Calver http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671914 Eat Wisely <BR> Drink Plentifully (of water) <BR> Eliminate Throughly <BR> Bathe Cleanly <BR> Exercise Rationally <BR> Accept Inevitables (don't worry) <BR> Play enthusiastically <BR> Relax Completely <BR> Sleep Sufficiently <BR> Check up Occasionally, <BR> <BR> P.S. Give 5% of your time to keeping well. <BR> You won't have to give 100% get... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:25:58 EST The year is coming to an end. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4639972 I think that when a year comes to an end, we all have accomplished so much. Take time and list all the accomplishments you have done. It is so nice that we all have lots of time on our hands and, we have so much freedom to do what we want with the time. It is great to be alive and, <BR> I wish you all a very Happy New Year! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l537965106.jpg"> <BR> God Made Human <BR> <BR> The invisible God whom no eye has seen was seen in the humanity of J... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 11:25:28 EST Doctor check up today went perfect... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4606486 I went to get results of my tests today and, sugar is normal, A1C is good too, thyroid is great. <BR> I lost 5 pounds, yes it has taken me 8 months but, I am a turtle, I like to eat and, trying to cut back on the calories is not that easy but "I did it" so you can too.... <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:38:09 EST "Get a workout doing housework" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4589094 From: www.caloriesperhour.com do 30 minutes solid of everyday chores these are calories <BR> burned per half hour: <BR> doing laundry 73 <BR> making the bed: 68 <BR> cooking: 85 <BR> washing the dishes: 78 <BR> ironing: 78 <BR> dusting: 85 <BR> sweeping: 112 <BR> vacuuming: 119 <BR> scrubbing the floors: 129 We ALL do some of these probably everyday. <em>306</em> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:17:02 EST "Get a workout doing housework" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4589093 From: www.caloriesperhour.com do 30 minutes solid of everyday chores these are calories <BR> burned per half hour: <BR> doing laundry 73 <BR> making the bed: 68 <BR> cooking: 85 <BR> washing the dishes: 78 <BR> ironing: 78 <BR> dusting: 85 <BR> sweeping: 112 <BR> vacuuming: 119 <BR> scrubbing the floors: 129 We ALL do some of these probably everyday. <em>306</em> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:17:01 EST I like to Bake, do you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585582 I started baking last week and, I made gingerbread cookies, pumpkin-oatmeal cookies with walnuts, then I made <BR> oatmeal - raisin cookies. I also made a banana bread for my Mother in Law who is in Mexico. I put it in the freezer and, I hope she comes soon. <BR> I plan to gift them(cookies) to our Priest, my Mother, and to a older lady <BR> that is a widow. I feel good about giving them out to people that way I don't eat too <BR> many. I don't know why during this ti... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:12:11 EST Walking Shoes -vs- Running Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4552626 I have some old but comfortable walking shoes, they are about 5 years or more, but still are in very good condition. I ordered some new 'Nike' "livewire" - Live strong it says on the box, the <BR> problem is I don't want to wear them, they are too 'pretty' and the pink color is what I wanted when I ordered them. I don't want them to get dirty - LOL. My question is should I use them now or save them and, gift myself for Christmas?? I can start the 'New year' with some "NEW" <BR>... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:41:38 EST Get your mammogram to Live.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4545035 I went for my mammogram a month late but, better late than never. I am lucky I have not had <BR> cancer but, for the people reading this I think, men and women. It is important to live a healthy <BR> life and, have peace of mind too. <em>465</em> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:49:40 EST Husbands Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4507160 Saturday I really tried to plan a surprise a party for my Husbands birthday, but, since he did not go to work, he found out when we started to decorate with banners and, balloons. He was happy anyway and surprised. His family lives in Mexico and, they were not going to come, but called and they were able to find a ride. I was trying to watch the calories, so he wanted a sugar free cake, and it turned out really yummy, everybody loved it, and I bought small ice-cream cups that have only ... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:50:02 EST Back to school 8-21-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439839 I am beginning a new day tomorrow (I HOPE) with teaching 12th grade, we will begin with study skills classes, english and going to review lesson plans for: American Government, religion, health, computers. I hope this year will be better than last. My school is a private catholic homeschool. I am happy because I know I am doing the right thing - helping a young mind to learn and prepare for life. <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 12:23:14 EST It is strange.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4385490 It is strange how time flys..my only child will be 18 on August 6th. I still see him as my 'little' boy, he is taller than me, bigger, and has really grown up "TOO Fast". <BR> <BR> I need to be happy and, realize we all are just getting old but not getting older. <BR> It is all in the mind, take care of what God gave you and, move it, don't sit too much and don't eat too much either. <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> drink lots of water too! <BR> SMILE! Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:31:06 EST