GABY1948's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GABY1948 GABY1948'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/ Day 7!!! BOTH Streaks Going Strong But Considering One Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089414 TODAY, is a SUPER good day! Not for the streaks though they are worthy of praise and how well I feel! NO long want any starlite mints or tic-tacs! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> What makes this SO <em>345</em> today is my Quicken is not DONE and gave me NO trouble though I WORRIED for two days and all morning this morning. SOME of you KNOW what a worrier I can be though so much better than before! BUT, for TWO days I have analyzed this WHOLE situation and FINALLY it came to me....I wasn'... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 16:35:29 EST Day 6....and the NO SWEET is TOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088830 Yes, both streaks are now still going great. And I won't be on here blogging much Iam ready to go to sleep right now. We had to run all over Tawas today. We went and visited our friend that works in a jewelry store over there and has worked for them for YEARS! So we look at ALL their goods and it is SO much FUN! <BR> <BR> But when we got home it was already beginning to become a LOT colder and it is! <BR> <BR> This morning before we left to go eat and see our friend, I started to recon... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 20:20:14 EST Day FIVE! Can You Believe IT????? And PT Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087952 DAY FIVE! BLOWS my mind.....and it is NOT at all as I had thought! I expected to be miserable without my overabundance of veggies! It's actually MUCH better because...I'M IN CONTROL NOW! And that feels better than my OVER-FULL belly! <BR> <BR> More on that in a bit but I do want to share with you that I added something new today....I began it at 9pm last night! I have been basically ADDICTED to starlite mints (green and the ones that look like candy cane red) and tic tacs. I had one in... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 19:36:42 EST WOW - Day Four Already and Surgery Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087036 Day four already of limiting the veggies to a "reasonable" amount! My BODY is loving the "break". Literally, ALL systems are working so much better! <BR> <BR> Now, my surgery has been a total success for me and since my first day the other day with the NEW PT place I am realizing that I can and actually SHOULD use my arm more than I have been. I did more today and can feel that it is strengthening those muscles that need to be strengthened to protect that shoulder from "popping out" as ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 18:27:12 EST DAY 3....DOWN and MOVING Right ALONG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085972 This was the BEST thing I ever did....this streak....and I have SLENDERELLA61 to thank for this as so much else. SO many people truly help me here it boggles my brain! <BR> <BR> As I said last night, I actually got BACK up out of bed to report to you all so glad I am doing it early today. Most of you know me and if I SAY I will do something I will stop at NOTHING to be good for my word. So here I am today. <BR> <BR> This has been truly rewarding. I got up today and was in my "HAPPY weigh... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 14:54:42 EST Day 2 DOWN and INTACT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085214 Quick report on day 2. It's ALL well! SO glad I did this. Without overloading my body with veggies I find all my "systems" are even working better! LOVE it! And it stays EASIER! PTL <BR> <BR> I actually got back out of bed to report this because we were gone for so long today that I went to bed. <BR> <BR> I also went to the new Physical Therapy facility and the therapist evaluated me. He said that I was definitely WAY AHEAD of everyone else. Could not believe all I do on my own! <e... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 20:25:06 EST DAY 1...DOWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084173 I actually LOVE this! And, as much as I feared it, I was afraid I would be RAVENOUS for my beloved VEGGIES! But NOT at all. First, I prayed about it and miraculously it was EASY! PTL <BR> <BR> So, I have day 1 DONE of my FIRST official streak. Let's see how long I can make this deliberate streak for! FOREVER? <BR> <BR> MI was relatively warm today all the way up to 39 but RAIN all day. and getting colder again this week but it is JUST February 1 tomorrow! <BR> <BR> As always, I hope... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 18:50:11 EST Well, You Guys Are Going To Be STUCK With Me For Awhile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083269 First, I cannot thank you all enough for all the GREAT and uplifting and SOOTHING comments on yesterday's blog. A LOT of them REALLY hit home and made me THINK. And TWO months out of a year for such a huge surgery (to me) is not all that much. It still rings in my head the one comment on a little older whiney blog about one person had a TWO YEAR recoup from surgery....I believe I KNOW which one that was and determined right then to keep my BIG YAP shut and stop complaining. Guess I have be... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:41:23 EST Doing GREAT....BUT So Bored....and NO Energy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082577 Just like my title says, I am about going out of my TREE! SO bored...but I just realized, I have not only never had anything LIKE this done before, most times when I had surgery, it was NICE weather....no snow, no bundling up, none of the things that hinder me now. I cannot walk outside because I am "unbalanced"! <em>334</em> no, not mentally, though at times John would definitely argue with me on that! But with my arm in the sling my balance is definitely not the same! But I still do... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:20:36 EST SO SORRY! Bicep Picture! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077587 I woke up this morning and realized I never posted my "muscle" picture! SO, here it is <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e29ffa8-a4b7-4a83-8440-d2a9abd68d7a.JPG"> <BR> <BR> That is pretty bad, or good depending on how one looks at it, that I didn't "forget" totally! Again, have a blessed Sunday and DO IT FOR HEALTH! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 06:56:39 EST Another Day & Much Better But Asking Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077255 I can't believe it, but this coming Tuesday will be WEEK 3 after my surgery. All in All it has been wonderful. Only a FEW complaints. Today were BAD ones....of frustrations mainly. EVERYTHING is SO slow for me to do and I am usually SO quick and driven it is driving me mad. I was BORED beyond words today so John let me walk WITH him down our driveway to get the mail. Our driveway is 300 feel long but I was so nervous on the snow and ugliness, I am not sure I will opt for that again. I ... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:31:57 EST QUICK Blog and ANOTHER Apology http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075163 I don't EVER want surgery again! I mean that! This has totally messed with my mind and body! More on that in a moment. <BR> <BR> Let me explain. Ever since surgery I began GAINING weight...for absolutely NO reason I could see. My really close friends were reassuring me right and left to no avail. Gaye's brain is CRAZY, for sure. I truly thought I had LOST it...ALL that I had learned about health. When I got out of the hospital I weighed for the first time, I believe, after coming hom... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 07:07:54 EST QUICK Update....THINGS Seem To Be Going Faster Than I Had Even Thought! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073981 I'm happy to say that I am no longer crankin'! In fact, as soon as I sent that last blog I felt total relief! SO I have all of you to thank for THAT! I do give a profound <em>304</em> to all of you. You are the <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> First, it's so cold here! It's getting to EVERYONE....has not been over 21 for like a week and mostly below 10 UGH <BR> <BR> BUT, PT came and I am doing SO well she is letting me do MORE....she is ASTOUNDED with the progress....and I keep telling h... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:33:47 EST Time for an Update ~ The Ol' Girl Is Crankin' Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072038 Yep - it's been awhile so thought I would update on this surgery. It has gone beautifully, and I'm very pleased with it but I am BORED to tears (WAH! <em>46</em> ) and Gaye is on a Pity Party today, me thinks! <BR> <BR> Tuesday it will be TWO WEEKS since surgery but I have FOUR weeks left in this sling. I am so slow doing everything, at least what I CAN do and the REST I CAN'T do. So I am frustrated every waking hour! I tell myself multiple times per day think of all the people that ha... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 19:09:16 EST EACH Day Is Different Than the Day Before! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067877 Some GOOD, Some Not SO MUCH! This morning I went to pick up the Phenergan prescription the Doc's PA called in for me that would keep me from being SO nauseous from the Pain Pills. SO, if that doesn't work, will they give me yet ANOTHER pill to take for that!? Think not....I am leary of meds in the BEST of circumstances. But John trekked me out to pick the script up over by the doctor's office. IN near BLIZZARD! UGH! <BR> <BR> That set the tone for the whole day....do you ever have o... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:52:37 EST I Have Wanted to do this for DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066852 Post an update. But could not find the time nor energy, so quickly will relate what has been going on. I am still doing wonderfully....BUT (there's that bug BUTT of LEANJEAN's) I have never before has a broken bone. EVER. NO ONE could believe how great I have been doing but day before yesterday, gradually during the day I had what felt like a "toothache" in the upper Humerus bone that used to be whole....now it is not. Well, I could NOT remember what they had explained to me about post s... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:05:19 EST BACK TO 97% CAPACITY and something to share with you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063826 Thanks, everyone for checking on me and such love and well wishes. I do appreciate it! <BR> <BR> I am doing so much better....yesterday the lady that came turned out to be OT and only set me up....today at 8am the PT lady comes....she will also help me change the huge pressure bandage an I will see what i looks like! Curious but things like that do NOT excite me one bit. <BR> <BR> I am ecstatic today....finally felt better (weight) so wrestled out of this wretched sling and WEIGHED....I ... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:05:06 EST STILL NO Pain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063262 I am truly blessed with my high tolerance for pain...but today I am EXHAUSTED...I mean like I don't ever remember being before! But I WILL be fine when I get some relief from it! <BR> <BR> So, I may be back later and I may not....I just realize that resting my body is as important as ANYTHING! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 7 Jan 2016 15:52:51 EST I AM HOME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062369 I am home and ONE happy camper! Ecstatic! With JOHN! It was the worst hospital stay I have ever had because of ONE aide....I will explain. But my doctor and the whole outcome was <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> I guarantee I there were lights on all night everywhere and I was just so upset because one of the aides of all things told me yesterday there's no way I would go home today and that a replacement is always at least three days but Dr. Davis had told both John and I so I was nervous un... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 17:58:53 EST We are on our WAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060845 In 15 minutes....took so long to get to this day but NOW it seems like the time flew....hurt of course today and it was 2 F when I got up...only 8 F now! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day every ONE of you....I appreciate you SO much...THANK you all for the comments yesterday....and mostly promises of PRAYER...that's where the POWER is! <BR> <BR> I have my mini iPad and iPhone with me so will check in IF and when I can! <BR> <BR> Again <em>304</em> all...you ALL bless me! And, remember, not ... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 08:02:32 EST It Really IS Tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060324 My surgery, that is. I am so relieved...John did take me out today to keep my mind busy and not stressing...and impossible task for sure....but we went even though it was 16F when we went out and went all the way up to 19F UGH. But the whole time we were gone I was nervous because NO call. <em>40</em> The last time I had surgery (most of you remember the bladder correction surgery) the doctor office told me they ALWAYS know by 1pm and to call to find out from them. I thought that was... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 18:26:23 EST Almost LAST day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059184 Today was a really busy prep day of the house and John for the time I am "incapacitated". I had another SORTA bad day but not nearly as bad as yesterday (or whichever day that was). <BR> <BR> I just want to get it over now. I cleaned and did laundry and everything possible I could get done. I did have a "half-brick" in my stomach today but just accepted that it is what it is. But most of what was bothering me I figured out. I vacuumed and dusted and did prep work for food for both of us... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 18:38:32 EST Another Short One Today....BUT I feel MUCH better today and Share Skinny Habits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058295 YOU guys are the absolute <em>285</em> ! I know that I and just about everyone thinks that same thing and is always saying it to you and us. BUT it's TRUE. The comments on yesterday's blog helped me so much! DOGLADY13 and ONEKIDSMOM both came up with the protective undergarments! I had NOT thought of that! THANK you ladies....I WILL get some "in case" and everyone has such WISDOM! I cannot thank you all enough EVER! I know I say that all the time but if you knew me in "real life" y... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 19:47:13 EST OK, WEIRD New Year Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057271 It was weird in the fact that starting this morning, I got up getting terribly NERVOUS over this impending surgery for the shoulder replacement. I THOUGHT I had acclimated myself to the whole thing after talking to nephew (another orthopedic doctor in Ohio). He pretty well explained it but I still have questions or SOMETHING! <BR> <BR> I began thinking FIRST thing how ever since my LAST surgeries for the bladder and rectum, it did correct everything but now when I have to eliminate "water"... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:58:22 EST Happy New Year ~~ It's already started with HUGE promise! And more info on CO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056351 First, I want to wish EVERYONE a Blessed, Happy, and Prosperous New Year! I love Spark and ALL you Sparkies! <BR> <BR> I had a WONDERFUL time today! I wanted to begin this blog way earlier because I had SO much to say but now not sure I can remember it all! SO many people calling and chatting off an ear <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Today John and I went out to eat at our very favorite restaurant. Then to see a good friend at the jewelry story there and chat for quite awhile THEN to two gr... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 20:29:57 EST SNOW, SNOW, beautiful SNOW! NOT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054861 But I did enjoy it today! I woke up to a totally white and glowing outside and yard. No, I DON'T like snow at all. BUT, I thought, "WHY NOT? After all your surgery is one week from today...which was what I was SO excited about. <BR> <BR> With that revelation, I felt like a shut-in so I decided to make a "management decision". I got my warm and snuggly clothes on and SHOVELED. My doc never told me not to do those things BEFORE surgery and after I will be in THE SLING FOR A month! <em... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:49:09 EST Coconut Oil (co) Questions GALORE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053547 I do hope I can answer this well here....so many asked me about my Coconut Oil references in yesterday's blog. I KNOW I blogged the WHOLE UGLY story of my binge-eating (totally uncontrollable). But, I'm not sure HOW long ago it began it, 2012 or 2014 but I also reblogged it in 2014 I'm sure because I remember it was after I joined the At Goal & Maintaining + Transitioning to Maintenance group I believe in 2014 but cannot lay my hands on it right now. It was even a "featured blog" at that ... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:09:26 EST Confession Time and NEW Start of SORTS... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052968 Hope you ALL had a wonderful holiday (if you celebrate Christmas) or just plain WONDERFUL days no matter how you spent them! <BR> <BR> First, let me begin by saying, I have had a REALLY tough time for-I-can't-really-remember-how-long. I did not binge or even go out of my calories for even a day.....BUT.....here's that big BUTT.....I still realized from this ordeal that Gaye's brain CANNOT be trusted on it's own! <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> OK, enough mystery. H... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 15:56:22 EST Just Wanted to Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas IF You Celebrate it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052228 I do Hope and Pray you all have a WONDERFUL Holiday whatever holiday you celebrate. And if you do celebrate Christmas, remember Jesus IS the Reason for the Season so Please give Him all the Glory for it! <BR> <BR> I love Spark and love all of you! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>446</em> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 19:00:34 EST SEEMS Much Better Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048471 My uneasy anticipation of being the "one-armed bandit", that is. Before I even read all yesterday's comments on that blog (and <em>304</em> all yet again for EXCELLENT ideas and just for BEING THERE. <BR> <BR> But I kept thinking about the "predicament" that is coming. And every morning before I sit down at this computer, I have a smaller laptop in the kitchen to use as I do my prep work for for that day. As I work in the kitchen, I am continually going to the computer on the counter t... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:40:55 EST Short Report and Yet ANOTHER Thank You.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048028 Hi, very busy day again today but think it is all slowing down...thankfully! <BR> <BR> I wanted to THANK all of you (you ALL are the <em>285</em> ) for your comments yesterday and for your answers about my shoulder surgery coming January 5. I REALLY appreciate them and I go to MY pcp Thursday to begin the necessary tests FOR the surgery (EKG, blood work, etc.) THE comments were all <em>345</em> and a HUGE help to me! There really is only ONE thing I am worried about. I am totally, ... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:39:27 EST MUCH Better Today - and Figured Out What the Real Problem Was! YAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047227 119.20 this morning...yesterday I was 122.4 (overnight weight) but couldn't even write that down. I had been running 116.2 for 5 days straight before that...feel much better but I FIGURED IT OUT! Riding in the truck....the cabbage does bother me...but whenever I am at the kids' I NEVER walk like at home....NEVER...somehow just don't like to or trust being alone there (neither lives in bad neighborhood but it's how I feel...unfamiliar) and yesterday at the show John wanted to go to for "guy"... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:46:15 EST Stomach Problems???? YIKE....I THINK SO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046762 I know I have not blogged regularly like I had promised myself I would but we have had an unusual year here since summer vacation. We are ALWAYS going and busy. I never thought I would get tired of going (it makes the time go by until spring when we move) but I do want to share a HUGE problem I have run into that a wonderful Spark friend may have given me the remedy for! I BELIEVE that she has. <BR> <BR> I speak here of JEANKNEE, who blogs all the time, and WONDERFULLY, about HEALTHY EATI... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 09:05:34 EST Quick THANK You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6044554 I don't want to let myself SLACK....on blogging....so will write a PROFUSE <em>304</em> to everyone for all your KIND wishes. I read them all and appreciate them all and YOU all (as if you didn't know from me always steeling you!) <BR> <BR> I explained that I need to not miss blogging, because they are for me mostly...they word...and because so many of you that have read my blogs for some time know that my brain is ALL or NOTHING....so I promised myself not to stop even one day unless im... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 22:28:53 EST Second Huge News Today! 2015 is Gong to Go Out With a Huge BANG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043936 Hello everyone! I am excited today for sure! First, cannot thank you all NEARLY enough for all your kind thoughts and posts to me! I think as bad as the colonoscopy "ordeal" went today's news went just as totally <em>345</em> the other way! <BR> <BR> First let me tell you though that I have been STRESS free with NO "brick" nor "cement block" in my tummy at all! STRESS FREE and AMAZING to me....I have WILLED it that way and it is NOT a "fluke". It CAN be done! I shall continue to jus... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 18:36:24 EST Sunday, Sunday! Now Tomorrow is the NEXT Hurtle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043424 I woke up this morning and was more rested but the results of the other day's c-scope rolled incessantly around my mind (NOT good for me!) <BR> <BR> But....and there's always a BIG Butt on that....(thanks, LEANJEAN <em>334</em> ) my mind kept mainly going back. Back to what Dr. S told me about my colon. He said it was "seriously twisted and pockets in it"...basically a MESS! I could not get that OUT of my mind. That is caused from STRESS! For the last year or two...I have been giving... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 20:12:57 EST YESTERDAY...Partial Report....To Be Continued (Explanation IN Blog)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042698 GOOD morning, dear friends! I had you on my mind last night AND today BUT was so late when we FINALLY were sure I would receive the dreaded/anticipated colonoscopy that it was then 8:00 pm! I am going to tell you the short part of a LONG (very long) and LATE day (and you know I am an early person). I want to go home now (have wanted to for days) and just veg DS2 is coming right behind me but for JOHN. I can clean house and then just VEG....have to stop at store first down here then HOME! I... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 10:20:31 EST Made It To Today....SO FAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042129 First, I cannot thank you all enough for the wonderful comments and goodies and prayers from yesterday's blog. No matter how it goes today, I will always have those to cherish and I will. <BR> <BR> I am ashamed to say that I am more stressed today than yesterday but it is my own fault! For last night's prep (Miralax and Powerade) I was to mix half the HUGE bottle of M-lax with half the Powerade (one 64oz bottle) but I bough 4 32 oz bottles instead of the 64s so easier to drink and mixed i... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 07:05:22 EST YIKES! Stress Upon Stress! Lions, and Tigers and Bears, OH MY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6041559 117.0 This morning....my EXACT Goal Weight is why I am so excited and as you will read it has been quite a roller-coaster ride....and NO detox symptoms yesterday...YAY....NO MORE SUGARFREE for this girl!! The reason I said ALL that is because I <BR> <BR> I woke this morning at 2:30 am so got up...today is FIRST prep day for my every 5 year colonoscopy...I begin the prep at 11am....anyone have any idea how to stay from getting "funky" feeling from only liquids.....Gatorade/Powerade Zero? ... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 05:06:12 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038107 Wow! I cannot believe I'm finally doing this. But before I do this I will apologize and warn you this is a long long. I actually have a very full heart today. Those of you who do know me know I have a BIG heart for others! <BR> <BR> Most of my close friends know that I have wanted to blog for probably a month or two but I just did not "have it in me". <BR> <BR> But today, if nothing else I do want to wish everyone whether you celebrate the same Thanksgiving as we in the US do or not I wa... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:40:01 EST Update - and Beck Blue Reboot coming in January - I Think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016651 Today was, as usual, a very busy day around here. I realized though that since I have "changed lifestyles" for HEALTH, I actually STAY busy all the time...and ON PURPOSE. I bet a lot of us do that very thing! It WORKS! <BR> <BR> So, to update you all on my bp this morning we did take it and it is up to 110/68....it's WORKING being off the meds! I was also totally back to my approximate PERFECT weight number too. But BEST news is that my head is even CLEARER today since my bp is being a... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:03:30 EST DOCTOR Appointment Today and MORE of WHY I LOVE Beck so much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015720 I have been waiting for my yearly physical for a few weeks....since before our vacation recently. BUT, when it got close I started getting freakier and freakier! <BR> <BR> It began last night after dinner really. I started freaking out...you KNOW me now and when I freak, I freak! It was only about AGE. I KNOW I have done everything right along the way since learning Beck and "training my brain to think like a thin person"..I know I don't eat sugar, or fatty things or any of it..am mainta... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 22:28:33 EST ANOTHER Short BLOG...but HAD to tell you all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012868 I am sitting in the motel right now...running on PURE coffee to stay awake...John and I am both WORN OUT...but I had to share what happened today at Verizon Wireless! We DO go right back home tomorrow after church and will be RESTING up all WEEK long and I can catch up with all of you! <BR> <BR> It was time for new cell phones and the Verizon store is halfway between home and here so today was the DAY! My phone has not rung in for about 6 weeks for calls...otherwise has been great...Verizo... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 21:27:04 EST DIFFERENT Sort of Blog on Blogs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011792 You have probably noticed that in all my busy-ness of the last two weeks vacation and then getting home and having so much to do that I just have not been "into" blogging Beck this time. I did it the first time diligently but this time my oomph is just not here for the Beck Blogs. I AM working Beck and will always until the day I leave this earth. And there are so many EXCELLENT blogs that I am loving reading and so many of you are also...I just love this community. <BR> <BR> I'm not into... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 19:34:03 EST Contents of the LOST BLOG yesterday (I HOPE)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009929 I have lost that blog from yesterday 3 times! I hope to have this one go...I have done it in an email to post here except for the pictures. <BR> <BR> I do love what my spark friend AQUAGIRL08 said about lost blogs, “they all go to Blog Heaven” and that is where I shall forever think of them being <BR> <BR> John and I are both SO exhausted that we are not functioning well at all....after we got home...I had...NON stop troubles! We got home late Sunday at about 6:30 pm after driving almo... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 18:34:02 EST Lost BLOG! UGH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009283 We are absolutely exhausted from this trip...I am sure I will redo it in the morning and send it then. Was including a few of the pictures from the trip and then LOST it! WHAT a day this has been! Am praying that I am more rested in the morning! <BR> <BR> I will share with you all HOW GREAT BECK is when we work the program! Even for OTHER areas of our lives! <BR> <BR> So keep on doing all you do for HEALTH...whatever you eat or however you move your bodies! It works! I am living proof... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 19:42:34 EST HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008424 I am just checking in...we are going HOME and anxious...so will blog all catch ups later and trip! <BR> <BR> THANK you for all your support! Love all you guys! <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 08:05:28 EST Beck Trek - Day 33 & 34 - But Mostly UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007297 Day 34 and Day 35 are "SOLVE PROBLEMS" and "GET READY TO WEIGH-IN" (Again)! <BR> <BR> I'm not spending a lot of time on these because, again, there are SO many WONDERFUL blogs out there (and, yes, I've been reading all of them) that I could not possibly expound better on them. Our PRECIOUS leader, SLENDERELLA61 (I call her "Queen of Beck") is SO <em>345</em> at blogging and teaching and following Beck that she always has every base covered. <BR> <BR> I wanted to tell you all about where... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:32:27 EST Beck Trek - Day 33 - Eliminate Emotional Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006475 Now, before I even begin this, I know you are probably wondering IF this one still affects me....YES, of course it does...NOT the eating part (so far) but the emotional part...BIG TIME! But, it is something I have been honestly, diligently working on and it has BEEN working! I am truly learning to control the FEELINGS of "urgency" I get inside during those times! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I will share more with you all when I go home this week and have more time...but the "result" of bing... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:24:02 EST Beck Trek - Day 32 - Prepare for Travel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005829 This is an EASY one for me, obviously, since I have been traveling for over a week now...but being a not first time, it's easy! <BR> <BR> Beck starts with: <BR> <BR> Making a Travel Plan <BR> <BR> I actually plan for "unusual happenings" WHENEVER and WHEREVER I go for over an hour. <BR> <BR> Allow ourselves a few hundred extra calories every day, (This is what SHE does - NOT ME) <BR> Follow our usual plan every day but add minor splurges on a few occasions (so far I have never had to do t... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 21:59:05 EST