GOWITHTHEFLO50's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GOWITHTHEFLO50 GOWITHTHEFLO50'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/ new exercise routines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835575 Got a great doctors report yesterday after being diagnosed with diabetes 6 weeks ago. She was impressed with how much my labs have improved. I have been doing a lot of walking with while playing tourist but don't feel it is enough. I talked with some women here in the campground and we are going to start a WALK OFF POUNDS group starting next week. There is also a early morning water aerobics that I will join too, Hoping for the best. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:04:11 EST a month on the road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832120 We have been RVing for a month now. We are in Arizona after visiting in New Mexico. We have been busy checking out all the sights and Arizona history. I have been doing lots of walking so the 100 pounds I lost has made a big difference. I am able to climb into Silver mines and mountains to see Cliff Dwellings. We do eat out a lot and I have gained 7 pounds but I am trying to do the best I can. Still have more to lose thought it would be easier with the added exercise but the eating out is kil... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:44:57 EST made it next destination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824006 Hubby wasn't thinking about holidays when he made reservation so we ended up moving to our next destination in Benson Arizona. it took about 4 hours. Campsite looks nice. It does have a pool and hot tub which the last one didn't. We got here around noon and they put on Thanksgiving dinner for guests at 2pm. After a wonderful dinner se sat in the hot tub then watvched a rerun of the parades from this am. It's been a great day. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:42:39 EST hey its warmer here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823538 After digging our way out of the snow we left last week and have been in New Mexico for a week. It is warmer 65 during the day but 25-35 at night. Tomorrow we leave for Arizona. We have seen some amazing things while we have been here. Celebrating my birthday today. We plan to find a good restaurant when we get to our next campground. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:30 EST made it to our first stop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821210 We were finally able to leave on Tuesday but it took us 3 days to get to New Mexico because of weather. Roads were icy in Wyoming and then we had 60 miles an hours winds that stopped us early on our first day. Got thru the mountains in Colorado ok but winds again stopped us when we were trying to make up time. Finally pulled into the campground only to fond out it is so remote that you cant pick up radio, tv, or cell service. Great campground though. No amenities but fun activities to get al... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:16:39 EST maybe tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818545 Was planning on heading south today but the wind yesterday blew all the snow into our driveway causing a big drift so we could not get my car out plus it buried our tow trailer. Hubby spent all day shoveling. If all goes well we leave in am for New Mexico I have 16 more pounds to lose by end of year so plan on doing lots of walking, hiking and exploring when we get south. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:55:30 EST sooooo cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815134 Very cold here only 11 degrees with wind chill -20. Looking forward to warmer weather. Hope to get release from doctor tomorrow and leave on Monday. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:37:45 EST not soon enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814469 Well plan on heading south next Monday and today we got 6 inches of snow and frigid cold is expected all week. Darn hope it warms up so we can get our trailer out to pull car with. Cold air is heading south too. Next well can't get here soon enough. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:41:49 EST kids coming today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812843 my daughter, son-in-law and Katie and zak are coming this weekend. we are having out thankdgiving feast tomorrow and my son and his family will also come. they wanted to give us a send off when we leave next week. it will so different as I always had thanksgiving and Christmas at my house. Will be great to see them since they moved in april. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 23:06:45 EST trying times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812205 didn't get my miracle on day 1. Blood sugars really high but have only been on medication one day. doctor very reassuring that we can get in under control Worried since we plan to leave in 10 days. Don't want to cancel our trip but may have to. keeping fingers crossed. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 21:10:23 EST darn it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810931 Retired Friday and this week I am getting everything done before we leave in two weeks. <BR> Last year I was prediabetic which motivated me to start SP and lose weight. I have lost 100 pounds and was really feeling good about it when I went to my doctors appt. yesterday only to get a phone call to come back today to go over labs. I am now officially diabetic and started on medications. I have lots of appts in the next two weeks with diabetic nurse etc. <BR> Oh well only thing to do is deal ... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 21:07:03 EST MIXED FEELINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809437 Friday was my closing day for my daycare and start of my retirement. it was hard saying goodby to some of the kids and their parents. I received flowers and pictures and lots of hugs and kisses. I will miss the kids but am ready for retirement and start our travels. We leave in 2 weeks and I am ready. Sun, 2 Nov 2014 15:49:20 EST camper is packed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801799 After cleaning out the camper, we packed most of our clothes. it was so cool to put my "skinny clothes" in the camper. of course I now have to wear my fat clothes until we leave. it actually feels good to have to hold up my pants and wear baggy shirts. We leave in 4 weeks. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:23:01 EST getting camper ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800110 hubby has winterized camper and tomorrow we clean it out and take out all the extra stuff in there. We won't need all the grandkids stuff (they want to go but not this time). I couldn't find anyone to take my cat and didn't want to put here down as she is healthy at age 13 so we are going to take her with us. She does not like being in the car going to the vet so I'm not sure how she will do but will get advice tomorrow g=from the vet. Hope she travels well. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:39:41 EST starting the countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799496 WOW. TODAY WAS HUBBYS LAST DAY OF WORK. CAMPER IS HOME. NOW WE ARE CLEANING IT AND GETTING IT PACKED FOR OUR TRIP SOUTH. I OFFICIAL RETIRE END OF THIS MONTH. WE LEAVE FOR NEW MEXICO ON NOVEMBER 17TH. I AM SO CLOSE TO MY WIEGHT LOSS GOAL. I AM AT 78 POUNDS. MY GOAL IS 100 BY END OF THE YEAR. I AM GETTING SOOOOOOOOO EXCITED. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:06:20 EST making plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787029 made our first reservation in New Mexico when we leave in November. getting excited about going south for the winter. Buying summer clothes that are on sale and 2 sizes smaller. Hope I can lose the last 25 pounds. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:56:11 EST getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786400 I have been soooooo bad about tracking and journaling. I can tell by my slower weight loss. I am getting back on track. I have exercised 3 days in a row. (that's more than I have done in past few weeks). I need to get my journal out again and stay on track. I am 75% to my goal. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:31:33 EST back to life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785035 finally went to doctor and had a silent (no symptoms) urinary tract infection that went to my kidneys. I have been on antibiotics since Saturday and am feeling much better. I am also feeling great since I have lost 75 pounds since January. My goal is 100 by end of December. Now that I feel better I can start exercising daily again. I retire end of October and we leave to start our winter RVing in November. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:22:54 EST fell off the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782655 I have not had any motivation to do anything the past few weeks. I will exercise 1 day then can't get motivated for another few days. I'm fighting a cold, fatigue and bad case of the blahs. I'm trying to get motivated again. Maybe when I get rid of this cold i'll have more energy. Don't feel that sick just blah. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:41:34 EST pushing past it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769655 Haven't felt like exercising or doing anything the past few days. I decided to get back it to exercising since was starting to gain again. I did 60 minutes the last 2 days. I'm still tired but getting back into the groove I hope. out at campground for the long weekend so I hope to get some walking in. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:12:27 EST tired lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769004 Don't know why but I have been really tired lately even with getting enough sleep. I haven <BR> t wanted to exercise all week and I gained because of it. Tonight I did 60 minutes after kids left but my heart wasn't in it. May increase my vitamins. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:23:43 EST great movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767638 I went to movies on Sunday and saw If I Stay. it was a great movie, a tear jerker but very good. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:18:53 EST great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766337 After Mass had breakfast with a friend then back to camper to make breakfast for hubby. Helped him at campground for a few hours. after lunch headed home but decided to go to movies. Saw a great movie. home to relax. It was a great weekend. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:50:31 EST beautiful saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765683 today is such a gorgeous day. Slept late, went into town and answered call for blood donation before holiday weekend. Back to camper and took a nap during thunderstorm. We grilled steaks for dinner. Such a relaxing day. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:00:35 EST work week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762501 Where did the weekend go. Kids were soooooo good today. Needed lots of hugging and loving but were in good spirits. Was a good day. Hubby came home to do laundry and yard work. we went out to dinner and did a little shopping. nice evening. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:40:33 EST A little me time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761687 Yesterday was a fun filled but hectic day with the grandkids. Today was going to be a ME day but my husband was up most of the night with low blood sugar symptoms. It took 2 hours to get him regulated. When I got back from church he needed help at the campground so I rode around with him. After I got him caught up I made lunch then came home. I took a little nap then took myself out to a nice dinner. I got a corner booth and had a nice dinner and read my Kindle. Now I'm home, finishing up a f... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:44:40 EST beautiful saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761048 I had my 2 youngest granddaughters (5 and 2) Friday night so we headed to campground after work. We had pizza leftovers for dinner then went swimming. After showers and into pj's we had ice cream treats then watched a movie. This am they heard grandpa go to work at 7 so they both climbed into bed with me to snuggle and watch cartoons. We got up around 9 had a light breakfast and they played miniature golf. I took them to the parade in town and they both got so much candy. they loved it. Met ... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:02:49 EST much better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759932 What a difference a day makes. Back to self. Son had Echocardiogram today and his cardiology appointment was moved up to next week. He has lost 10 pounds of water weight since Sunday and is feeling better. His blood pressure was elevated . Hopefully they will fond the problem and fix it. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:26:54 EST feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759176 starting to perk up after 3rd dose of antibiotics. No wonder babies cry with an ear infection. (I did too) Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:26:11 EST ear infection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758548 went to urgent care and have an ear infection. Started antibiotics. Otherwise day was ok. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:00:43 EST sons health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757879 he can't get into heart drs until sept 4th. I think he will be on light duty until them. he is a police officer and they don't want hin in stressful situations until they can figure out why he has an enlarged heart and all the fluid he is retaining. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:27:08 EST school shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757185 took my 5 year old granddaughter shopping for school clothes. She was so excited but wanted only dresses. We had to do a little negotiating. My son went to doctor today because of 20 pound weight gain and swelling in his legs. They ran a bunch of tests and are sending him to a cardiologist tomorrow. Please pray for him. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:43:11 EST camping in bad weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756610 its 9 pm and we are in a severe thunderstorm warning. The wind is blowing and rocking the camper. May take a good book and hunker down in bed and ride it out. Hubby working keeping other campers safe and warned about the weather. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 22:57:02 EST yeah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756042 I guess tramping all over the Black Hills with my family paid off, I lost 5 pounds this week. Maybe it was from talking and laughing so much. Either way I thank my family. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 23:21:59 EST hubby home for a few hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755344 Hubby came home for a few hours. Working at campground during bike rally. Has to work all weekend so was nice to see him for a few hours. Hopefully things will quiet down and we can have some time together. He has been working overtime since April building 11 new cabins at campground. Hopefully I wont have to wait until November when we become snow birds to see him. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 21:07:42 EST family gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754643 Had my youngest brother, his wife, son and sister in law here for 5 days. Spent a lot of time sight seeing in the Black Hills. Ate a lot, laughed a lot and had a great time. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 20:28:05 EST great Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751999 Took my 2 youngest granddaughter to see dinosaur exhibit at SDSMT and then to dinosaur park. we had a great day except the youngest lost her baby doll. Took visiting family to campgrounds to swim since it was so warm today, then we went out to eat. We had a great day. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 00:20:36 EST busy week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751443 my brother and his family came to visit very last minute. Busy time with rally week and all the traffic and they want to go sightseeing. leaving them to do their thing as I didn't have time to find someone to fill in for my daycare. Spend the evenings cooking and catching up. Busy but fun time. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 01:17:42 EST company coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749310 Got a call today from my brother in Omaha. He decided they all needed a vacation so they are heading my way tomorrow. Will be difficult to do much as the bikers are coming for bike rally but will be nice to visit with him. Looking forward to spending time with him and his family. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:31:28 EST what a Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748537 most of the kids were cranky today. Between teething and diaper rash I had a baby in my arms all day. I love rocking babies but could have used a break. Relaxing in grateful peace and quiet now. I even told the cat to be quiet. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:45:00 EST what a weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747780 Getting ready for retirement and becoming a snow bird this winter. Traded my 2004 jeep Grand Cherokee for a 2013 Kia Rio. We will be able to pull it behind the camper and will more economical for traveling and sightseeing. Also got my eyes examined and got new glasses. Will renew my drivers license next month. I have been buying summer clothes on sale (and 2 sizes smaller). Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:47:53 EST hot hot hot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745942 Two of my kids have been coming early so didn't get exercise in am. Temps in 90's but I have exercised in the evening. Trying to stay in the groove but its hard. Anxious for my weigh in Saturday. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:58:56 EST how easy to slip into old ways http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743822 My stepmoms funeral was last Friday. I was not able to get home for funeral. My computer was in the shop so didn't have a way to log into spark people and be credible so I went back to old eating habits and didn't workout. luckily I squeaked by with a 1/2 weight loss but am sure it will catch up to me. Got computer back yesterday and went back to watching food intake. it sad when you use any excuse to drop off the wagon. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:07:56 EST sad news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735688 Call from my sister letting me know that my step mom is in hospice and not doing well. She has been given 10-14 days. looks like a trip home soon. Hope she doesn't suffer. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:06:52 EST what a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734926 Its a beautiful day today. Kids were good. Went to visit hubby at campground. They hired someone to replace the injured co-worker so he is training him the next two days. So I get to read in bed, something I can't do when he is home. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 22:47:53 EST july 4th weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734107 My daughter and granddaughter came into town for a short visit. unfortunately my hubby had to work all weekend. He worked all day Friday and as we were sitting down for dinner the evening security person got hurt so he had to go back to work. Then he works 18 hour shifts on the weekend so he didn't get to visit with the kids. I came home early Sunday since he was so busy he couldn't even eat meals with me. the weather was gorgeous though. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:13:16 EST beautiful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730878 Finally a nice day = no wind, comfortable temp. kids had fun running around and it wore them out. They took long naps. Took myself out to dinner (hubby out of town) and controlled myself and ate good food with appropriate servings. Did indulge in a strawberry tart. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 21:34:30 EST July already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730159 I can't believe it is July already. Doesn't feel like it as it is windy and cool today. Half way to my time line for my initial weight loss of 98 pounds by December. I am ahead of schedule with a weight loss of 60 pounds. I know the next 40 will be tougher but plan to continue towards my goal. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 22:32:28 EST more bad weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726614 in a severe weather and flood watch again. Forced to relax. Oh man. Getting some good reading and computer time. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:08:42 EST again with severe weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725889 Back to severe weather this evening. Wanted to go to movies but decided to stay home so car does not get any damage from hail. Looking at sewing and craft projects to stay busy. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:42:06 EST