FRANCES-AGAPE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FRANCES%2DAGAPE FRANCES-AGAPE'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/ HEAVEN HELP ME/US !!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763212 <em>39</em> <em>24</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I truly hate being a Debbie Downer <BR> all the time lately. <BR> Last week Jack told me of another <BR> family CRISIS, which he had been <BR> keeping from me for about a month <BR> <BR> LORD, LORD, LORD <BR> PLEASE GIVE ME STRENGTH ! <BR> <BR> I am not going into details, <BR> but when it involves your <BR> beloved, only child........ <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> PLEASE continue keep... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:32:10 EST Dear Oscar is in Heaven Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715339 Yesterday morning Jack found his dear father Oscar. <BR> My first thought was, "Well, Oscar is with Marie. He is happy." <BR> <BR> Matthew is taking it the hardest. <BR> <BR> They are 2 WONDERFUL Christians and people. Their shoes will be very hard - if not impossible - to replace. <BR> <BR> THANKS for all your Prayer, comments, etc. <BR> <BR> They still are needed during the next few months. <BR> <BR> Earlier this evening I was ruminating over the loss. <BR> Then God reminded me of... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:12:18 EST Sorry for the FB problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712430 Posted about today as a reply on yesterday's <BR> <BR> Let's see if I can post Matthew's pic here <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2138376703.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Wonderful Weekend ! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Peace, Love and Blessings Fri, 6 Jun 2014 23:34:38 EST Only 9 Hours Sleep in Last 60 Hours ! But also GOOD NEWS ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711678 <BR> <BR> Absolutely cannot handle things any more. <BR> <BR> Jack finally told his brother that we HAVE to get a regular daytime sitter for Dear Oscar. <BR> One starts tomorrow. She is an NA and will reheat food (still from us) and do light housework. <BR> WHEW ! What a Relief! <BR> IF... I can make it until tomorrow ! <BR> <BR> <BR> Matthew is with Oscar tonight. <BR> <BR> MORE GOOD INFO !!! <BR> <BR> 2) Oscar is walking most of the time with a walker instead of a wheelchair ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:58:21 EST MIXED DAY- FiL had BAD day. BUT Jack and I have a SITTER ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707700 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Hallelujah ! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> for all your Prayers/Good Thoughts <BR> <BR> Jack and I are BOTH at home tonight ! <BR> <BR> Jack's jerk brother's DiL (and her 10 mth old daughter) <BR> are staying with Oscar tonight !!!!!!!!! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I am smiling as I write this. <BR> It feels SO WONDERFUL <BR> as if a HUGE weight is off my shoulders <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Besides horrible sinus trouble, dear son Matthew <BR> is al... Sat, 31 May 2014 21:32:08 EST !! WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707139 First, Oscar started this week with BAD ALLERGY days this week. Lots of sinus drainage and coughing. <BR> UGGGHH ! He had been feeling and doing SO WELL ! <BR> <BR> Jack and Matt have it too. For some reason, mine has just been the usual normal aggravation. <BR> <BR> <BR> Then, Tuesday, Jack’s cousin (who keeps Oscar 730am-3pm) somewhere, somehow got MRSA, that contagious staph bacteria! (She also had it in Dec and was hospitalized for a week on iv antibiotics.) <BR> So she is out of th... Fri, 30 May 2014 22:56:45 EST UPDATE – OSCAR Fri 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702240 <em>244</em> <BR> FiL Oscar has had 3 GREAT days this week. He was feeling so good, he overdid it a bit with sitting up and doing therapy. He can turn over and sit up on the side of the bed without help ! <BR> He is up to daily round trips around the house (indoors) with his walker. Three weeks ago, I/we thought would probably never be mobile again. <BR> The last few mornings, Oscar wakes first. He lays in bed singing! Singing hymns, of course! <BR> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> ... Sat, 24 May 2014 15:43:45 EST UPDATE – OSCAR Wed 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695286 <em>244</em> <BR> Oscar is doing BETTER ! <BR> He is eating and drinking a little more. If he keeps this up, he should regain strength. We are hoping he will eventually be able to get in/out of bed alone and maybe walk with a walker again. <BR> <em>533</em> <em>360</em> <BR> <BR> He and I had a GREAT evening yesterday ! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> He reminisced a lot about growing up dirt poor in Arkansas. His father was a sharecropper and there were 8 kids (4 each boys and... Wed, 14 May 2014 23:12:30 EST Dear Father In Law in bad shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693546 PLEASE PRAY FOR US ALL ! <BR> <BR> Naturally, Jack’s blessed father Oscar does NOT want to go to a nursing home (few do!). The last 4 of his 5 hospital days, all he did was complain about the uncomfortable bed and want to go home. Every day at home he has been remarking at least once, how GOOD HIS BED FEELS and HOW GLAD HE IS TO BE IN IT. <BR> The worst part is: Jack, Matthew, an ex-nurse cousin and I are the ONLY ONES TAKING CARE OF HIM! <BR> How can Jack’s brother and his younger wife NO... Mon, 12 May 2014 16:15:04 EST Quick UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659607 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Still struggling, but had a couple of pretty good days earlier in the month. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> But the last couple of weeks.... <BR> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> Just TOO MUCH ONGOING STRESS <BR> Dad has had some bad days of illness and mental confusion. <BR> Depressing daily calls wondering if it would be the last talking to him. <BR> Worse after visiting, if last time seeing him. <BR> <BR> Father-in-law Oscar (with cancer) progressively weake... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:47:38 EST Mama's bragging about son MATT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591767 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Just HAD to post about Matthew's NATIONAL <BR> sports column. He officially worked yesterday's <BR> basketball game. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/<BR>gametracker/recap/NCAAB_20140111_TEXAM<BR>@TENN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Matt is working, but it is not steady or fulltime <BR> <em>303</em> <BR> keep praying for him to get regular employment <BR> and me ANY employment <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:55:12 EST SLOWLY getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569015 Yesterday I felt 75 percent. For the first time in a couple of weeks, I got in 8 waters and had a mostly-slow 15 min walk. <BR> Today I felt 85 percent and again had 8 waters and had a still-slow-but-faster 15 min walk. <BR> Hope to blog more soon. <BR> <BR> LOVE and BLESSINGS ! <BR> <BR> <BR> F Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:58:53 EST I WANT A N-O-R-M-A-L DAY !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414929 <em>39</em> <em>24</em> <BR> Am tired and feeling a bit sorry for myself. <BR> So far Summer of 2013 has been a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT <BR> <BR> BUT <BR> <BR> There are a LOT of folks who have a much WORSE life <BR> <BR> <BR> Jack’s father Oscar starts his chemo tomorrow. <BR> <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Since the funeral and cancer stress, my eye has been <BR> bothering me more – LOTS more auras, streaks, etc. <BR> I am getting impatient to be WELL AGAIN <BR> I walked 10 mins... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:55:08 EST STARTING OVER - AGAIN - with SPARK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413757 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> CUTENESS ALERT ! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1115902768.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here are all the Dixon men <BR> The pic was taken at our church luncheon after Marie's internment <BR> Left to right, they are <BR> My handsome son Matthew (he needs a full-time job and a girlfriend!) , <BR> my loving soul-mate Jack, <BR> Jack's fabulous father Oscar (see where Matt gets his red hair!), <BR> Jack's brother Rick, Rick's son Ricky, and in fro... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 23:46:05 EST THANK YOU, Dear Ones ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412746 <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> THANKS SOOOOO MUCH <BR> Your kindnesses during the last few weeks have been effective, <BR> felt and much appreciated. I/We would not have made it through <BR> EVERYTHING lately – 2 surgeries and MiL’s passing – without YOU ALL ! <BR> <BR> Spark Friends are <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Between the stress of this week AND the dreary, rainy days, <BR> I have been migraine-y all week. <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> BU... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 22:07:31 EST Dear Spark Friends ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405913 <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <em>382</em> <BR> I HAVE MISSED YOU ALL SOOO MUCHHHHHHH <BR> <BR> My Beloved JACK is doing GREAT ! <BR> Although it did take him about 6 weeks to get over his surgery <BR> Therefore, the first couple of weeks after my retina surgery was pretty rough for both of us. <BR> But even while recovering himself, Jack was and has been a TERRIFIC NURSE! <BR> <em>304</em> Wonderful Hubby ! <BR> <BR> MATT also helped a LOT with mea... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:34:15 EST URGENT ! URGENT ! EXTRA PRAYERS, PLEASE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363817 <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> OH, My WONDERFUL Spark FRIENDS ! <BR> <BR> My Beloved Jack went to the doc today. <BR> He is still VERY SORE, urinating every <BR> 20-30 minutes and with bloody urine. <BR> Slowly but surely improving. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Me, on the other hand….. <BR> <BR> I haven’t mentioned it or told anyone because Jack was my FIRST PRIORITY. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <e... Tue, 21 May 2013 19:20:21 EST JACK overdid it Friday - and paid for it today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360673 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> HI, DEAR ONES ! <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> Again for all your prayers for Jack <BR> <BR> Nothing to do for him but to go <BR> to his 7 yo nephews Little League <BR> game yesterday. <BR> So today he has been sore and <BR> feeling bad. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l247523544.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you’re having a Wonderful Weekend <BR> Have a Super Sunday ! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> ! PEACE, LOVE and ... Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:32 EST HORRIBLE NIGHT ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358051 <em>24</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> The longest Jack slept without waking up was 2 hours! Sometimes just 1 hour. <BR> He is TRYING to stick to the Loratab schedule, but sometimes he is just in so much PAIN. My poor, dear Sweetie! Wish it were me instead of him. <BR> <BR> I was afraid to go to sleep. I was afraid I wouldn't wake up if he needed me. <BR> <BR> We took several naps today, but are still EXHAUSTED. <BR> Evidently a person needs a good block of sleep to be refreshed. <BR>... Wed, 15 May 2013 23:54:59 EST JACK is sore, but doing pretty well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356922 <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> THANK YOU SO MUCH for you prayers/good thoughts <BR> and concern for the Jack, the Love Of My Life - It Worked ! <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The surgery was harder and the stone was bigger <BR> than the doc thought. It took more time. <BR> <BR> Jack came home about 4pm, sore, tired and HUNGRY ! <BR> Matt got his pain and ... Wed, 15 May 2013 00:13:24 EST Jack Surgery at 11am EDT Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355806 <BR> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you think of it at the time, <BR> <em>303</em> <BR> pray for Jack's kidney stone surgery <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you had a Marvelous Monday <BR> Have a Terrific Tuesday ! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> ! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS ! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <em>458<... Tue, 14 May 2013 00:02:30 EST Derby Anniversary with Jack ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345786 <em>244</em> <BR> Today Jack and I watched the Ky Derby. It was 35 years ago on a date when we first watched it together. MY! Time sure does fly when you’re having FUN ! <BR> <BR> I want to share this beautiful picture and thought <BR> from BraveHeart.com that inspired me <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2060085379.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and this quote from Tupelo Kenyon <BR> <BR> "You don't have to get it perfect - just get it going." <BR> <BR> The last 3 day... Sat, 4 May 2013 23:46:17 EST WOOHOO !! Perfect Weekend ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331136 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Hope all of you had a Wonderful Weekend ! <BR> <BR> I did after FINALLY calming down a bit from the Boston and Texas tragedies. <BR> Found this quote from Frederick Buechner <BR> <BR> Here is the world. <BR> Beautiful and terrible things will happen. <BR> Don't be afraid. <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> Gave me comfort <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> Mostly GREAT weather in Tennessee this week – a little cooler but SUNNY ! <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:24:34 EST PRAYERS for Boston http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324594 <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> !! Sending up LOVE and PRAYERS to Boston !! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> In spite of everything, <BR> <BR> Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. <BR> Don't be afraid. <BR> Frederick Buechner <BR> <BR> BLESSINGS ! <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <em>459</em> <e... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:10:09 EST SORRY! Still SO BEHIND on emails, thank yous, etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321372 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>245</em> for STILL being behind <BR> <BR> Until today, it had been in the 80s <BR> this week here in Tennessee ! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So I have been taking advantage <BR> and thoroughly ENJOYING IT ! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Being outside as much as possible <BR> and getting a lot of yardwork done <BR> <BR> <BR> Got this link this week <BR> It is worth sharing <BR> <link>www.lifescript.com/soul/self/growth/<BR>3_simple_keys_to_success... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:55:19 EST WHEW ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319047 <em>198</em> <BR> Trying to recover from over-exerting myself working in the yard for 30 minutes in 85 degree heat ! I SHOULD have checked the temp before going out. I did, however, have enough sense to drink a glass of water first. Cut seedlings, pulled up vines. I was beginning to feel weak, light-headed and hot when I came in. (I also didn’t take a watch with me. Used to take my cell phone, BUT…………... See a previous post if you don’t know about THAT.) <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> Well,... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:13:34 EST WELCOME APRIL ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308245 <em>146</em> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> March was good, but am getting in gear to TRY HARDER in April. <BR> Winter with its cold, dreariness is over. <BR> Spring with its warmer, longer days is Finally here <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Setting SPECIFIC Goals this time <BR> * Continue at least 8 waters per day <BR> * Cut back on Colas, even caffeine-free diet <BR> * At least 5 fruits/veggies per day <BR> Was slack in March – LOTS of carbs instead <BR> * ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:31:15 EST TERRIBLE NIGHT = BAD DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304823 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was warm(er) and sunny in Tennessee yesterday and I worked in the yard awhile, trimming shrubs and trees. With all I had handy - rusty hedge shears. <BR> <em>374</em> <em>378</em> <BR> It was harder than I expected, but I felt very proud and accomplished when through. <BR> <em>104</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> BUT <BR> <BR> Later I paid for not letting a neighbor or my FiL show me how to sharpen them. <BR> <BR> By the time I went to ... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:40:51 EST OOOPS ! Tuesday CORRECTION !!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301527 <em>2</em> <BR> Well, I thought only 900 cals was too good to be true - <BR> And it was ! <BR> I had forgotten eating some cheese <BR> So the total cals really came to 1100 <BR> <BR> Still NOT BAD !! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Here's to a GREAT Wednesday <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> ! LOVE and BLESSINGS ! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 02:49:23 EST UNBELIEVABLE DAY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301407 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Since finding out that I had lost (well, RE-lost) those 5 pounds, I have been SO PUMPED ! <BR> <BR> Busy day <BR> I only got in a 20 minute Walk and <BR> only 8 waters (plus 2 Large Green Teas). <BR> <BR> BUT in the EXCITEMENT of <BR> PROVING that I DO HAVE CONTROL <BR> I actually had to MAKE myself eat! <BR> Consequently I ONLY had 900 calories. <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> HOWEVER <BR> <BR> I realize that is not only NOT HEALTHY <BR> BUT <BR> A leve... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:17:48 EST WOOHOO ! I have lost 5 pounds! AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300219 <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> BUT before you all - and I - get TOO excited, <BR> unfortunately it is the same pounds <BR> I have yo-yo-ed a dozen times. <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> PLEASE NEVER COME BACK THIS TIME! <BR> <BR> Do any of you ever go to WomansDay.com ? <BR> I get their free emails, but not the magazine. <BR> Well today’s had a link for <BR> “The Best Beauty Products Under $10”. <BR> Since THAT is about my price range, I clicked. <BR> Usually they have helpful ... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:02:19 EST DAD IS 97 !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298842 <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Younger brother can in from Texas for 36 hours just for Dad’s b-day <BR> <BR> Dad was SO HAPPY ! We all 3 kids were here. <BR> One more year and he will pass his Mother’s longevity. <BR> I look like Mom but HOPE I have Dad’s longevity genes <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So, SORRY but I have been busy this weekend <BR> Am SO BEHIND on emails and THANKing you all <BR> <BR> This was in an email yesterday and it struck a chord with me <BR> <B... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:05:49 EST PERSONAL CRISIS ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290323 <em>40</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <em>46</em> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> You all know that I do not blog regularly, not even to get the extra daily points. Most of the time I just do not take the time to put down my thoughts. Several times when I have begun blogging, it took so long midnight came and went. I either posted on the next day or not at all, copying and saving for another time (which usually doesn’t come to pass). Another good deal of the time, well, I am just plain borin... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:09:25 EST YAY LADY VOLS !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267922 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> to the Lady Vols ! <BR> <BR> They just won Women's SEC b-ball ! <BR> Jack and I had a double date to it <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> job, Holly Warwick, <BR> on winning in your 1st year <BR> as head coach. You learned well <BR> from Pat Summit ! <BR> What a way to end February <BR> <BR> Good-bye, February ! Glad to see you GO! <BR> You were MEAN TO ME ! <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Hello, March ! Welcome ! <BR> Am looking forward to ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:58:28 EST EPIPHANY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265413 <em>213</em> <BR> Today my Dear Friend PeppyPatti had this quote on her blog <BR> “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.” by Sarah Dessen <BR> It really struck home. Eating my feelings has been my health/weight downfall. <BR> I am doing a LOT better lately. <BR> But I have decided that it is not because of me myself. I have been taking generic Wellbutrin regularly. My insurance does not pay ANY of it, so I hadn’t been taking it. In fact... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:59:48 EST 2 More TERRIFIC Days ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248425 <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> 9-hours sleep, so another <BR> GREAT day <BR> <BR> Yesterday I didn’t get to post status <BR> Then and today are very similar <BR> <BR> ---------------Monday-----------Tuesday <BR> Cals----------1100---------------1100 <BR> Exercse------30 mins----------30 mins <BR> Water--------8-------------------9 <BR> Cola----------4 : 150 cals-------5 : 400 cals <BR> Green Tea---24 oz--------------24 oz <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:09:55 EST BEST day in quite a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244592 <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> After 12-hours sleep, today started well. <BR> I had a hamburger patty for breakfast. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> But by the afternoon had the blahs. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Jack was taking a nap so I couldn't talk <BR> it out with him and had to be quiet. <BR> My BF was keeping her grandson <BR> <BR> Last time Jack brought home a <BR> bag of cookies, he only had 3 <BR> of them and I ate the rest - <BR> in 2 days. When he ... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 23:58:32 EST STILL A BAD WEEK ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229565 <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> But like the bad weather, <BR> things cannot stay this bad <BR> forever ! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's TOTAL STRESS was: <BR> <BR> Jack and I had been planning to <BR> go to the Tenn Lady Vols b-ball <BR> game with a friend and her daughter <BR> There were MORE accolades for our <BR> WONDERFUL Pat Summit. <BR> <BR> But the mom got sick. I was looking <BR> forward to talking with her, as we <BR> haven't talked much lately. <BR> Luckily another friend went with u... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:57:14 EST Another GOOD Day - WOOHOO ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195938 <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> WHEW ! On a 2-day streak <BR> One day at a time, One hour at a time <BR> It's 10pm EST here in Tennessee <BR> So far, ONLY 1600 cals, 8 waters <BR> a 15 min Walk & 5 min 3lb dumbbells <BR> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> There is a LOT of good feedback going <BR> around about that FitBit thingie. <BR> A computer update email had the <BR> following article about it <BR> Just wanted to pass it along <BR> FITBIT ANNOUNCES FLEX WRISTBAND <BR> <lin... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:14:05 EST FINALLY - a GREAT day ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194128 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <BR> WHEW ! <BR> After doing so TERRIBLY so far <BR> I Finally had a DECENT day ! <BR> <BR> <em>230</em> <BR> WARNING ! <BR> Do NOT be like I was. <BR> After my illness in early Dec, <BR> I thought, "Well, I've been off Spark <BR> for a whole week. Now is a good time <BR> to just relax and enjoy Christmas. <BR> I will get back on next week." <BR> So I took off another week. <BR> No Exercise. Eating whatever. <BR> <BR> Th... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:01:47 EST LOVE and BLESSINGS for the New Year ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182926 <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> A HUMONGOUS <em>304</em> <BR> For You All, my Dear, Wonderful Spark Friends <BR> <BR> I could not have stayed on track as much as I did <BR> If not for your inspiration and support <BR> <BR> MOST of December I was off track. <BR> I am back up to the same weight as LAST December <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> But, I am slowly getting back to basics – <BR> Daily waters and exerci... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:41:17 EST Feel Like Am Back at Square One ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179384 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> UGH! Still struggling to get back on track. <BR> After 2 weeks, it feels like I am starting over from square 1 ! <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> Poor, Jack ! <BR> He has caught my cold. Mine was Bad, but his is TERRIBLE ! <BR> Tonight his coughing sounded like it is trying to get into his chest. <BR> <BR> AND <BR> On HIS BIRTHDAY ! <BR> <BR> Matthew and I took him to dinner. Probably not wise in this cold, <BR> rainy weather but ... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:25:13 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS, Dear FRIENDS ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175537 ! MERRY CHRISTMAS ! <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>500</em> <BR> <BR> and <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> to ALL You WONDERFUL <BR> Spark Friends - <BR> You are a BLESSING to me <BR> <BR> <BR> LOVE ! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <BR> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 23:47:00 EST Today was National Cookie Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156512 <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> My inspiring friend FERRETLOVER1’s blog today <BR> clued me in that Today was National Cookie Day. <BR> (I didn't read it until 30 mins ago at 10 pm) <BR> <BR> <BR> !! I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT !! <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday, Dad said, "You know what I haven't had in years? <BR> Molasses cookies." So yesterday I bought a bag of Archway <BR> Iced Molasses cookies at the store to take to him today..... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 22:47:42 EST Recommit To Yourself – Goodbye November, Hello December! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152112 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> WOW! November certainly was a roller-coaster! <BR> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <BR> Thankfully I am ending it on an up cycle. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> One thing that helped was this link was in a non-Spark email last week. Since it inspired me, maybe it will help some of you too <BR> <BR> <link>www.lifescript.com/diet-fitness/tips<BR>/a/are_you_cheating_on_yourself.aspx?u<BR>tm_campaign=2012-11-22-128527&utm_sour<BR>ce=diet-fitness&utm_medium=email&... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:49:52 EST Chuckle to Share With You All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150070 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Now you all know that I do not blog just to get extra points. <BR> I realize that you all are too busy just for fluff. <BR> I got this in an email for diet shakes <BR> !! NOTE !! I AM N-O-T ENDORSEING !!! <BR> <BR> I just thought the message was CUTE/FUNNY <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1328217766.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Thrilling Thursday <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> LOVE and BLESSINGS! <BR>... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:54:00 EST MISTAKES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146627 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday my Good Friend Patti2255’s blog was <BR> about mistakes titled MAKING MISTAKES IS OK! . <BR> Here is the link <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145805 </link> <BR> <BR> That brought back memories <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I TOTALLY understood her mistake quote. <BR> My Dad was always so NEGATIVE. I vividly <BR> remember one instance of making a mistake <BR> and being yelled at and told not to even try be... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:31:05 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143023 <BR> Have a Wonderful Turkey-Day ! <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> LOVE and BLESSINGS! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:50:17 EST Bad Side Effects of Recent Carb/Fat Overload http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141009 <em>234</em> <em>29</em> <em>46</em> <em>39</em> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Well, I took a cumulative look at my food lately. It wasn’t QUITE as horrible as I thought. The 8 day calorie average was 2100. But, boy oh boy, that 2990 Sunday was OBSCENE! <BR> <BR> Is it normal that overloading on food – especially bad carbs – brings on a bad case of The Lazies ? And MORE carb CRAVING ?!!! Plus I have just felt like crap all along. <BR> <BR> SO N-O-T WORTH IT ! <BR> I have a ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:07:56 EST UGGHH !! accidentally deleted my blog ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140996 <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> UGHH ! <BR> Just spend the last 20 minutes writing a blog <BR> Was 90% through and accidentally DELETED IT ! <BR> <BR> From now on am going to write it first Word and THEN copy here <BR> <BR> Please give me a few minutes to reconstruct it. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:52:37 EST