FRAN0426's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FRAN0426 FRAN0426'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/ Catching Up On My Summer And Things Coming Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224652 My goodness, I just realized, I haven't entered a blog for the entire summer. It is 2 AM and I am going to type a blog before I head to bed. <BR> We have now lived through most of the summer here in southern Texas, and both of us have done quite well adjusting to the weather heat increase during the summer months. <BR> We have started finding doctors to replace the ones we liked in Mn., still have a few to find before we need certain specialists yet--but don't need to see those doctors ... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:45:11 EST Settling In Our New Surroundings And Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167278 We have been back now in Texas for about three weeks. Finally fell like the unpacking and arranging and re arranging has come to an end. What I have left is a huge pile of ironing from the clothes I had in boxes for transport here, and my craft cabinet to go through some day. We have had a good time finding the right spot for all the pictures we want to hang, and still have a few more to do yet. <BR> On the way down we came a different way as we stopped to visit new friends we had met here... Sat, 21 May 2016 00:40:50 EST Back Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143178 We spent a good share of Monday afternoon and evening either flying or waiting for the next flight to get back in Mn. Finally after landing in Mn., getting our luggage and rental car we arrived home just shortly before midnight. Tuesday was a day of feeling tired and visiting with others in our co-operative. We also had dinner at our DD home that night. Wednesday was run for groceries and packing for our trip up to see my sister in northern Mn.on Thursday. We are having a nice visit and ... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:54:09 EST New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113603 Time to get a blog done now that it is March already. Time has really gone fast since stating our winter adventure. Jim and I fell i love with this area of Texas in the Rio Grand Valley, so we took o a new adventure which is we bought a place here at the park. We won't be winter Texans, we will become full time Texans on April first. We gave ourselves two months before making this commitment, we didn't take such a move lightly. We will fly back up to Mn. to clear out our place in the coo... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 15:49:12 EST One Month Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087246 We have now been in the south Texas Rio Grand Valley for just over a month. We are liking it here, lots to see since we have never been to this area before. So driving to other towns and checking some things out here. Taking time tho as we are here until the end of April. <BR> Exercise is going well, especially going into the out door pool. Until today, had been in the pool for a five day streak, enjoying both the pool and the hot tub before heading back to shower. some of the days there ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 23:04:13 EST Travel and readjusting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058426 We started our travel on Christmas Day about 5 PM. We had planned to leave the next morning, however, heard storm was moving in in from the west. So we had a lovely Christmas dinner with our daughter and family, and son in law's family then took off. All went well until we got to Wichita, Kansas the next day. We ended up staying there for two nights due to weather moving through. Then we decided to start heading south again. The trip from Wichita through Oklahoma City was miserable, wit... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 22:03:30 EST Rethinking the journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030069 Time for me to get a few changes make with my journey. Two of my doctors I've seen recently are harping about my slow loss of weight ( and actual gains ). My family doctor told me this may be the time to recess just what I need to change, make the changes and get on with it. That was said after I said gee don't know what more I can do. So that is just what I have done, watching what I eat closely, weighing some foods I am not sure of and trying to cut down even more on portions. Revving ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:57:53 EST Rethinking the journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030068 Time for me to get a few changes make with my journey. Two of my doctors I've seen recently are harping about my slow loss of weight ( and actual gains ). My family doctor told me this may be the time to recess just what I need to change, make the changes and get on with it. That was said after I said gee don't know what more I can do. So that is just what I have done, watching what I eat closely, weighing some foods I am not sure of and trying to cut down even more on portions. Revving ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:57:36 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006896 Our vacation started out in Steamboat Springs Co., or as the locals call it just Steamboat. <BR> We had a wonderful week there, touring the downtown area, shopping several times. We went into the Rocky mountains from the east side all the way over to where we had to stop three years ago from the west side. That trip was a bit later in the fall; snow already stopped from going all the way through the road. It was a beautiful drive, got out at the tourist area and tried not to spend to much ... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:59:12 EST Allergy Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979286 Welcome friends and thank you for stopping by my blog, which doesn't have a title yet. <BR> We have been enduring the August heat and high humidity here in the metropolitan area for a while. Tonight we finally are getting relief with a thunderstorm and a drop in both humidity and temp. So tomorrow will feel cooler as high only to be 75. <BR> This weekend hasn't been terrific for me. The fall pollen that I am allergic to has come in with a bumper crop, and earlier than usual. So I have... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:45:00 EST August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973339 Here we are in the month of August and this first full week in moving quickly. Why do summers go so fast, my thought is there is so much we want to do during our short summer season of warm weather here in Mn. <BR> My hubby seems to be doing well, now in his sixth week of recovery from double by-pass surgery. Well enough to be check out places to visit this winter and leave the cold weather behind. So he has narrowed it down to two states, Texas and Az. <BR> This month I think I have f... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 20:59:54 EST July Going Quickly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964650 Holy cow where has July gone. Just looked at my calendar this evening and my goodness this month has been flying by too quickly. <BR> I have been getting back to more exercising now that I don't need to be taking my hubby everywhere he needs to go. He saw the heart group that did his surgery last week, told him he can drive again. He does have a bit of trouble with the seat belt strap rubbing on the large chest wound from the surgery though. Tonight one of the neighbors mentioned gettin... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:05:06 EST Vacation Almost Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932297 Tomorrow is the last full day at our timeshare Branson Woods. We will be leaving Saturday morning heading back up to Mn. Two weeks here and it really only seems like one. We have seen some magnificent shows over the past two weeks, and a wide variety this time. I do think today's show was my favorite. It was a young somewhere about 40, who has a great voice but sings and acts like other singer, dances like the time period he is doing, and is hilarious too. He did gospel, 60's, 70's, 80... Fri, 22 May 2015 00:57:43 EST April Blog One Day Late http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921011 Yup, missed the boat by one day to do a April blog, oh well. <BR> Both my hubby and I are both sporting spark activity trackers for a little over a week now, so far it is going well. Recently I have over walked at a rime( yes, it can happen, I have had a partial knee replacement some years ago), for me continuing to walk too much at a time brings on a very painful knee. Saying that, today I joined the month walk challenge, they say you will get you walking slowly into increasing your walk... Fri, 1 May 2015 21:27:11 EST Last Day OF March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903092 Today the last day of March, getting honest with myself. Time to get moving this weight loss in the right direction. I have been slowing inching up the scale instead of decreasing since the the last quarter of last year. Today is the day for fixing that. It is a beautiful day here in Burnsville, Mn. temp is warm, little wind so got out for a nice walk wearing my new Memory form Sketchers, hubby going along for the walk. I have also dome some strength exercise for the arms today, and a ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:50:47 EST My Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883965 I had my appointment with my Endo doctor today, turned out better than Oi had expected so happy, happy. me. My blood sugar reading have been elevated off and on, and I usually can figure out why. The last several weeks the readings have stayed higher most of the time, I thought she may decide to put me on a medication. Long story short, she didn't do that yet. During this same time frame I have been experiencing discomfort and pain with one of my diseases, so she said she will give me ti... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:27:39 EST First Blog In 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854541 Hi everyone. I just figures=d it was way time to get my first blog of the new year blogged. I am still struggling with weight loss bu keep trying to get some head way going here . I usually do three times at the Y pool each week, but think I may change up for awhile and do two days of pool time and one day up in the gym. Hope that will be enough of a change to get something going in the right direction again. I have started doing some strength exercises at home with using hand held weigh... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:09:32 EST Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800991 For goodness sake I am falling apart, not mentally but physically lately. I have been getting pain when walking , especially uphill and quicker than my slow pace. Last evening , DH and I decided to walk up a couple of blocks to this nice Asian place for dinner and back home again. Wow! I had to stop several times to let my knee and hip rest before continuing on. We each had a wonderful meal ( mine without any hot sauce, his with some), then started walking downhill home. I didn't need t... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:18:02 EST Routine Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768305 We have been home now from vacation since late afternoon last Friday. I am proud to say that I am back to the Y swimming pool two days in a row and plan to go again tomorrow The pools at the time share were just to cold, could not make myself get back in after the first day. My problem now is starting Monday the Y pool will be down for a couple of weeks, while they do the yearly maintenance to the two pools and spa tub. Guess I will have to go to the gym area and do cardio they. This... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:34:01 EST Few Days In On Weeks Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762495 We are having a great time here in Branson, Mo. I was so looking forward to getting into the pool, let me tell you it feels real cold--not heated pool outside. You would think the heat here would heat that pool. Then I got excited when I saw the indoor pool, dumb me , I asked and nope not heated either---so now I' rather bumbed about the pool situation. So today I spoke up when asked about any changes I would like to see, yup mentioned at least have one heated pool. Ya, bet that goes far... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:28:40 EST Getting Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758977 Today is the day that I am washing clothes and will be giving our place a cleaning job. <BR> Hopefully I will have time to do some kitchen packing of things I want to take with us for our week at our time share. Tomorrow I will go to the gym for another round of water exercises and some water jogging. Then it will be time to pack my suitcase to be as ready as possible to get up very early Friday morning for the ten hour drive. Looking forward to having a swimming pool right at the place ... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:14:36 EST Endo Doctor Appointment Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755346 So yesterday I go see my Endo doctor for my type 2 Diabetic check up. She was in the best mood ever since I have been seeing her for the past two years. Any way she was not upset about the blood sugar readings being bit higher, thank goodness for me. She told me to keep checking and if they start going higher to give her a call, not to wait until the next six month check. So I told her I have an ear that is bugging me, so she had a look see and told me it looks like swimmers ear. So she... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 21:11:39 EST Just Rambling A Bit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753796 Hi Spark Friends time I get another blog written, time has been flying by too quickly, as summer has a way of doing. <BR> Today I have been to the Y pool for 60 minutes of fun in the pool. From there we went to Cosco and ended buying way more stuff than we had planned. We both love the dark chocolate covered fruit, so had to buy that, We also found Ghiradelli triple chocolate cookie mix, should a recipe to make biscotti---want to give that a try. I bought some tennis shoes that seemed des... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:21:55 EST Feeling Sorry For Myself And Upset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735581 Ao our 13 year old granddaughter came to stay with us for three days, promised we would go swimming at the Y. Yes I'm taking her and I have to sit on th side line watching her have a great time. It all started a week ago tomorrow. L had corn on the cob in the microwave , and when I went to get it out---yup, some liquid spilled out onto my stomach. That evening and for the next three days the blisters formed, broke and reformed. Last Sunday night the blisters were finally done and the ski... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 20:19:16 EST Since My Last Blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718799 So hello spark friends, it's amazing how quickly the the days go by, has been awhile since I have made a blog, five weeks by my calculations. Several things have happened since then. <BR> First my hubby is back tracking his nutrition and exercise on Spark People, Yes he is losing weight, and does do a lot of walking with golfing( doesn't use a cart often) beside going to the gym with me. Told me "All I'll say is all the walking is sure helping me", Great for him I am proud of him however... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:36:56 EST Since My Last Blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718798 So hello spark friends, it's amazing how quickly the the days go by, has been awhile since I have made a blog, five weeks by my calculations. Several things have happened since then. <BR> First my hubby is back tracking his nutrition and exercise on Spark People, Yes he is losing weight, and does do a lot of walking with golfing( doesn't use a cart often) beside going to the gym with me. Told me "All I'll say is all the walking is sure helping me", Great for him I am proud of him however... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:36:56 EST New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690680 I mentioned on change your status a few days ago that I was making some changes.As much as I love spark People I need to add something new to hopefully see weight loss, and have in the first week joining Weight Watchers. I lost three pounds having completed my first week. I am still doing all my trackers here on S.P. and could not give this site up as I have meet so many wonderful spark friends that have been a terrific help for me. I just can not eat the amount of food upgrades they keep ... Thu, 8 May 2014 16:01:53 EST Stuff and happy celebrations all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673021 The sun is shining today, it feels wonderful shining through the window as I sit Sparking this afternoon. The temp isn't as nice as it had been, but should start climbing again on Easter. <BR> I had to go get my drivers license renewed this morning, needed to be done B/4 the end of the month. I laugh thinking how the renewal card came to Phoenix ( had mail transferred) and nothing could be done until we came back to Mn. Always renewed here every four years the month of your birthday. I ha... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:46:25 EST Last Weekend Of Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659514 We have come to the last weekend of our time here in Phoenix, the two months have gone by too quickly. We have enjoyed our time here and checked out things we haven't seen before. Must also say going home with more stuff than when we arrived, good thing we drove or we would be paying the airlines some good money to bring the treasures home. We have swam in an outdoor pool --something unheard of in Mn. during winter/early spring. We have walked several places, some several times, meet some ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:01:17 EST Update Of Being In Phoenix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650288 My goodness this time has been flying by rather quickly. Its St. Patricks day, and we only have two weeks left here; before starting the drive home to Mn. <BR> We have enjoyed starting in the private home and I am even petting the cat, ya me afraid of cats actually playing with Ms. Minnie. She is about ten years old and very mellow, which make it easy to like her. Since we have never been to Phoenix before we have quite a bit of checking things out---all good days of getting walking in. ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:05:55 EST Hello Phoenix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614540 We arrived in Phoenix earlier than we had planned . We left two days early from home due to winter snowy weather was headed into the area again. So we got up Saturday the 25th of Jan. We had great weather traveling to Az. The winter weather was always a day behind us, but it had turned colder. We arrived in Oklahoma City to 70 degrees ( beautiful ). When we woke up the next morning it was only 22 degrees and windy. It stayed 22 degrees until we were at least half way through New Me... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:34:31 EST Back On Board With Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597419 So hubby and I are back at the Y again starting last week and am happy to say we have managed to go there three times both last week and this week. I have hit the pool and doing water aerobics followed by some time in the hot tub pool after each session. It is helping both the bad knee and shoulder and hip that all have been racking havoc since the cold winter has made its appearance. <BR> One more week here is Mn., then we start our road trip to Phenix for two months. We will be stayi... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:49:41 EST Year End Wrap Up And Start OF 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573917 This year has gone by rather quickly for my hubby and I. With him having eye surgery this past spring and then the Neck artery surgery it has been something, as he says it was his year. <BR> Then the selling of our home to our son ( that worked out nicely as we didn't have to move out the day we signed the papers. Needless to say this all had STRESS related days and some real bummer days of poor eating and little or no exercise. <BR> Christmas eve was spent with daughter and family,... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:25:38 EST Getting Ready For The Holidays And More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562408 That busy time of the year again for many of us. I have most of the gifts made or boughte but not wrapped yet. Will take a day to do that after getting some of the baking done, as most of the baking goes to family and friends. My friend and I made both apple butter and pumpkin butter that will go along with the baking treats. <BR> Our place is decorated both inside and on our deck , We enjoy having the lights of the season outdoors. This year I actually have some things up that have been... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:59:31 EST Yesterday And Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547858 My hubby found out two weeks ago that his right carodid artery was 85% blocked and right one blocked 75% blocked. Yesterday he had surgery to unclog the right one. The surgery got started 2 hours after the original time and lasted three hours. Recovery room was another couple of hours---so didn't get to see until just befor 9 PM last night. This time they actually cut his neck, then the artery to clean it--so no stint. Recovery time will definatly be longer than when he had stints put in... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:12:52 EST Great Month Than A Down Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536156 So this week hasn't been my best efforts with workouts, yet it hasn't been a total busr either. Last month i challenged myself with both the food challenge and the skinny jeans challenge, I got a lot of exercise in, more than many months. Now this month I'm experiencing a few medical problems and am tired from the time I get up in the morning. This always seems to slow down my efforts with exercise that I want to do. I know that my body is telling to slow down, and take it easier for a... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 22:07:39 EST Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515296 I joined the 30 day food challenge and the 30 Skinny jeans challenge on Sparks this month, we're on the last two weeks. I thought I needed a boost up with exercise and figured this just might be something I can so. So far I have done well with the exercises however; not eating all the meals they suggest( some of them are just not things I eat )---but certainly check them out and use the ones I am interested in, and figure what can be usable for the ones I'm not totally willing to follow 100... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:06:09 EST I Am So Tired Like Never Before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488886 I have been experiencing a tiredness I have never had. Sure we all hav days we feel tired, but this is something different. One, my allergy was and still is bothering me maybe less as long as I'm not outdoors a lot. Two, my Gastro doctor put me on a new medication which I need to take the horse size pill twice daily. Today, I finally looked the med. up on the internet. I found out that some people do have tiredness and weakness when on the med. Lucky me, seems like the med. is working, ... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:31:36 EST I Am So Tired Like Never Before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488885 I have been experiencing a tiredness I have never had. Sure we all hav days we feel tired, but this is something different. One, my allergy was and still is bothering me maybe less as long as I'm not outdoors a lot. Two, my Gastro doctor put me on a new medication which I need to take the horse size pill twice daily. Today, I finally looked the med. up on the internet. I found out that some people do have tiredness and weakness when on the med. Lucky me, seems like the med. is working, ... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:31:34 EST My August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469275 Time for another blog before August comes to a close. <BR> It has been very hot and humid here much of last week and all of this week. Nutually it is state fair time in Mn. and it is really hurting attendance this year with dew points up in the 70's. <BR> WE had a walk out doors today up to the pharmacy and woo that took my breath away with being Asmatic and the high dew point. Plan on doing a bit of walking in the hallways here tonight. Granddaught here and she and grandpa walked around a... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:50:48 EST Venting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445729 Let me tell you all that I am still dealing with a fibromyalgia flare since we started packing to move. I can honestly say this is the worst one ever. It has involved my neck, shoulders, arms, hands, lower legs and feet. <BR> Now to add insult I have an internal medical problem that started fpor days ago, between the both of them I am having some rough days and nights. So I put myself on the brat died today( not working yet). Exercise has come to a standstill as well. I did try some exe... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 21:21:42 EST Busy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422534 We have been very busy, but this week is by far the busiest for us. It is down to the wrapping and boxing of the dishes, pots and pans etc. A milestone happened today we closed on the home we have been living in for the past 44 years. The selling of our home was an inside job---our son bought our home. Friday we close on our new adventure in a subburb of Minneapolis; living in a 55+ co-operative. In the meantime with all the hours I have been getting ready to move I'm hoping it will ... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:02:42 EST Nut Shell Of Vacation And A Bit More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380857 Hi Spark friends, it has been a long time since my last blog. <BR> We arrived home last Sunday from our three week vacation that took us to Witchita, Ks., the first night and we visited with DD and family. The next morning we headed southwest and made it to Albaqurqee, N.M. for the night. The third day was a breeze into Sedona, Az. where we stayed for the next ten days. Lots of walking, shopping and good eating. We left Sedona and headed for the Grand Canyon. It was there that I discover... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:59:37 EST This And That http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316220 Time for me to just do a blog, as it has been way to long. <BR> Hubby had his eye surgery, and is doing well. Dr. pulled the stitch after one week, instead of two weeks, and let him go back to his part-time job. Good for both of us. although the golf courses should be opening this week---maybe as we have been having some melting of snow, rain instead which helps. However, they say rain the next couple of days turning to snow and lots of winds again. <BR> I myself have been doing rather w... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:23:49 EST Sad Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277650 We are having a sad day here at our house. During the ealy AM (3:20) our loved fur sheltie baby passed away. DH and I stayed right with her, stoking her head and talking with her. DH then brought Princess to her Vet. clinic for cremation this morning. She had been failing, but since last weekend she was doing better. Well she went her way and it happened with a couple of hours. <BR> My second reason for my sadness is one of my medical problems has decided to show up with a vengence sinc... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 16:00:21 EST Feeling Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233601 My goodness February has arrived, I noticed only one blog done by me for January. <BR> I'm feeling a lot better and have started going back to the Y this week. I got two sessions in the pool this week at 45 minutes each. This is the first week back to the Y since my recent illness that had me sleeping long hours for several days. Then after the illness, my asthma kicked in and with some nasty cold days here I didn't make it outside. I hope within two weeks I will once again exercise f... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 18:16:49 EST My Goals For Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191920 I have taken the time today to get my goals for this year started, some I have been doing, some I need to improve on, and then there is one that will happen now until we move. <BR> I have done well with logging on every day and hopefully this trend will continue for seeing no problems to keep from doing so. <BR> Continue tracking food ---at leat 4/5 times aweek. <BR> Continue tracking water even if I don't make the days quota--shows where imrovement needed. <BR> Continue tracking all exercis... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 17:25:14 EST Food choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167542 I have had two days of bad choices on food that I consumed, two in a row. Now I usually do pretty well and have an off day every so often, but this is not acceptable. Sure I know what happened, two days of over indulging on cookies I baked, plus eating out having some pizza which wasn't completly awful; but add that bottle of root beer (that wasn't diet) holy cow that was three carb. I won't be making that mistake again. Generally I'll have one glass of white wine or iced or hot tea, but... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:12:01 EST This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151877 Wow, this is my second blog this month. This week has had it;s ups and downs. Monday started out with some walking . Twesday hubby anf I went to th Y pool for a nice swimming exercise, the first time he has gone to the pool with me. Wednesday and Thursday wer the down days this week, had all the symptoms of a cold starting for both of us and I was exhausted---got a few light things done around the house. Today we both felt much better so off to the Y pool we went for another great tim... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:08:14 EST Getting Back My Mojo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135398 First of all, I dinn't realize it has been so long (Oct 6th ) since my last blog. Spark friends I have finally gotten the mojo back and have spent some time Monday at the Y in the pool---it felt marvelous, and plan on going again tomorrow. Thought I had better start out slower and wait to get back doing Zumba. In the pool I'm the controller instead of following the Zumba instructor, my body isn't quite ready for that yet. Today I also did strength exercises at home using my 6 pounds wei... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:43:00 EST