HAWTGRANNY2014's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HAWTGRANNY2014 HAWTGRANNY2014'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/ Getting back my feet and energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855228 Well today is day 2 of blc. I did 30 min. of exercise today. It seemed like it wore me up. I have done many times 60 min. of exercise but that was before I got lazy and didn't really have time or room. Trying to get my feet and energy back because right now, I am pooped. <BR> I will get there though... One day at a time. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l919869241.jpg"> I like my nap. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1771565... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:32:57 EST last set of pictures for team icon on sharing the journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852636 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1606653720.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1185989548.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1528087452.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1421904929.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1272552616.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144921983.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:44:08 EST new team icon on sharing the journey? Which one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851907 These were all on free to use on your website. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l196854747.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1817446927.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1864993804.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1117176751.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> or leave the butterfly <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l462877390.jpg"> <BR> ... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:18:42 EST Lets make a change today both for ourselves and our children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851854 America is full of overweight people. We need to change this. Our future generations are being passed on this habit by there parents and grandparent. We try to make our children happy with fast food and sugary treats. Are we making them happy or feeding our own habits which they pass on to their children and grandchildren. How are we taking care of them? Making them sick and getting diseases like diabetes. <BR> I have been overweight my whole life and I have had diabetes, 2 cancers and ... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:13:18 EST took me 30 years to lose 70 pounds. Used to look like this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842031 lWhen we lived In San Antonio Texas, 39 years ago, I looked like this. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l161719644.jpg"> I weighed 340 pounds, which was 70 pounds heavier and the most I have ever weighed in my life. Look at my face! <BR> This is me now, 70 pounds lighter. It took me 30 years to lose those 70 pounds! That is a long time. <BR> this is me now. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l847944892.jpg"> <BR> Still big but a lot thinner face. I w... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:36:04 EST they took my mom to the emergency room last night. I hate 2014. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841087 My mom has had so much trouble with her feet and legs this year. She had both legs 90%blocked. <BR> Blocked and they did surgery to unblock them. They are blocking up again and her toe has been turning black. The foot doctor gave her antibiotics to see if it would make it better. <BR> Tmy opinion, he should have put her in the hospital. That same night her toe turned all the way black, got hard and split open at the underneath and had oozed. <BR> They took her to the emergency room late l... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:44:39 EST to all my friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840193 To all my friends , I hope 2015 brings you the best and blessed new year. This has been a very down year for us and I have let it bring my spirit down but now is the time to hopefully bring 2015 into a positive and great new year. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2142968959.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to you all. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:28:54 EST Meeting Santa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835919 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1499900189.jpg"> Remember when you were a child and met Santa? Was it at the mall or in those Christmas houses that used to be pulled around on a trailer? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1427489697.jpg"> This is my great granddaughter Autumn and she looks at him as if to say " Who are you?" It is so much more fun with little ones at Christmas. Our youngest grandchild is 17. They are all growing so fast. I... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:20:38 EST Light the spark inside, find that Chrismas spirit and love yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832803 I wrote the best blog and lost it all. So now will try and rewrite it. Please bear with me because I really want this to bring about a spirit that grows within and makes you feel the light that you are. ...the shining goodness and miracle that you truly are. I hope it lets you know that you are worth everything good and holy. <BR> I finally found my Christmas spirit this morning. It is slowly bubbling up from inside. We have had a very hard year but we are together, finally at home and Ch... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:19:33 EST Will this nightmare ever end? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830942 I have lost my Christmas spirit, my hope and my way. My hubby had more of his leg amputated and is having so much trouble. We are finally home but everything is just not right. It is like we landed in a nightmare and can't wake up. <BR> Yesterday he could not get off the toilet. He would not even try to use the walker and pull himself up. So he got down on the floor and was going to crawl to the bed. He couldn't, I told him he would have to use his amputated leg too and it is not healed... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:42:39 EST Thanksgiving from the turkeys point of view http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809380 I have been thinking if I were a turkey, what would I feel like? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2109052673.jpg"> Well my friend don't get scared but it is Thanksgiving month again. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l19088355.jpg"> What did I tell you the other day when you were laughing at me and the new look my owners gave me. I said " Don't laugh its your turn next." Now who's laughitng? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 13:58:44 EST A new month, a new plan, time to count your blessings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809369 I can't believe this is already November. The trees are changing into a beautiful array of colors. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l44362210.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My mind is on how fast Christmas will be here but how many of us really see how much we have in our lives and how many blessings? <BR> <BR> Hubby is coming home and we will be able to spend the days and holidays together this year, We had a new great granddaughter in March. We have family around us . So many... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 13:44:54 EST Sparkland, follow the yellow brick road and find your brain, heart and courage to go on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806460 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l486317261.jpg"> I feel like I have been asleep for years instead of days. I am still hurting but maybe part of that is my fault. I need to exercise starting Wednesday again. The land of spark has videos, I can follow. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l214899930.jpg"> I have to journey along with my spark friends and keep to the plan I formulated. I have been eating smaller portions. I have been eating in t... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:04:01 EST An unexpected gift that brought joy to my heart and a knowing that Jesus and God are with me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805722 I was feeling pretty down today. I am still hurting and really tired but most of all, I felt so alone. I know God is with me but I still find in my heart that I am asking why? I know it is not for us to understand his plan. I know this! But sometimes when we get tired of being sick. It seems like it goes from one thing to another. I know it is my fault. I ate the wrong things and gained weight and was overweight all my life. It is me who is to blame. God gave us free will. <BR> <BR... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:32:58 EST The little kidney stones that could. Relief at last. plan for victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805100 Not feeling as good today as yesterday but my kidney stones are like the little engine that could. They are chugging right out and still going. How many can be in there? As many as want to I guess. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l698643139.jpg"> Can you say more fiber? You already know about the constipation issues and my impacted bowel. Boy I bet you just love the subjects of this blog. My body and mind have been saying eat fruit and veggetables and I had... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:28:25 EST no Pain, halloween tricks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804573 I didn't go to sleep til 5 am and did take a pain pill because of hurting in my port, jaw and neck...but not the horrible pain. I probably could have done without the pain pill but it was a reflex action. <BR> <BR> Woke up about 10 and no pain....except back and that Is pretty much every day. That I can live with. Yeah me! Ambulances please pass by and don't stop here. <BR> Got my dishes done. doing laundry and had lunch. Didn't want breakfast. I told you I gained 10 pounds of water ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:05:00 EST Another ambulance ride! I am home tonight though after surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804203 Well I took another ride in the ambulance at 3:00 Thursday morning. I'm beginning to think it is my new mode of transportation. <BR> Lets start from the beginning. first went to hospital, found kidney stones, kept me for 2 days then sent me home to pass them. That night pain really bad, ambulance ride to same hospital. Had impacted bowels, cleaned them out. Not a ride at Disneyland but a nightmare. <BR> <BR> They took an exray and said that the stones were all gone. That night pain twi... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:29:03 EST giving up. I just can't do the exercise right now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802105 I am going to give up on the blc right now. I am hardly eating right now and gained 5 pounds probably from all the fluids they put in me before I came home yesterday. I just took a Norco for pain and waiting for it to kick in so I can go back to sleep. I was up til 3 am. I am in pain but passed about 4 stones now. I feel like a tight band is wound around me and pulling. I have not moved my bowels in 5 days either. They say I night have to go back to the hospital if it doesn't ease up. H... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:29:16 EST To all my spark friends and leaving the kidney stones behind. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801874 I have taken a pain pill and feel pretty good right now. I have dropped 3 stones so far and hope that is all. At least I am home again. I had some bad pain earlier but probably from passing the stones. They look a lot smaller than you would think for causing all the pain. <BR> I did pass the first one in the hospital so they decided to send me home and see if we could avoid surgery and I was all for that. The first night they filled me with 3 morphine shots and a tramadol or something lik... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:58:38 EST My 2 day hospital stay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801629 After being in the hospital for 25 days with hubby, I got to stay home for 2 days then went to the emergency room with bad side pains. I had kidney stones. They gave me a lot of morphine and I slept a lot, then cat scan and stomach scan. I finally passed one this morning and they let me go home to take medicine and pass more. If the pain comes back I have pain pills and need to call the urologist tomorrow to make follow up plans. <BR> While there they took another exray and found a spot... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:00:07 EST More bad news and I don't know how much more that we can take. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799457 I am home and so glad but wish we had better news. Jack's leg is not healing right and they are going to try a wound vac but if it does not work, they will have to amputate more of his leg. We thought this would be the end of a long 5 year fight to save his leg. They said it couldn't be saved so it was done. Now it will be another fight and the leg Is not much there to fight for. How much more is this going to go on? It just seems like we get a glimmer of hope to have it smashed again, I need... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:30:34 EST Better today but in the nursing home for the holidays again this year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797525 Most of you know that hubby had his leg amputated and he fell on it again yesterday. He is doing pretty good today but because he fell twice and there is no way that I will be able to pick him up by myself so they are going to put him back in the nursing home for about 3 months until his leg is shaped and he can get a prosthesis. We are sad but think it is for the best. He was in the nursing home last Thanksgiving and Christmas too. Nest year is our year. We are both going to be healthy .... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:53:06 EST He fell again today...I am so afraid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797100 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1943603721.jpg">Hubby fell again today on his amputated leg. It was bad..pulled the skin apart and staples out. There was a lot of blood. They pulled the skin together and used some kind of sticky glue until the doctor can come in the morning. I was so scared. I pulled the emergency cord out ot the wall. the can was holding him up so he wouldn't fall , the rest of him to the floor. He had one arm on the commode so I was told not to try... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:33:04 EST Pawse 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794778 Plan/Prepare for the coming week! Take stock of your fridge, clear out junk that crept into your pantry, track/plan meals in advance and hit the grocery with a list! Take a look at the calendar to see what obstacles lie ahead, make adjustments and schedule exercise into your days! A prepared person who has planned ahead is far more successful! <BR> <BR> Not at home to do this but will try to make better choices in the hospital menu. You get one choice between 2 meals for each meal. the gu... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 16:47:39 EST pawse.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790755 P lan/Prepare for the coming week! I can't do much about this because in the hospital with hubby . I was sharing a tray with him but his appetite picked up and my aunts and mom stocked me up on food. <BR> 1. I only get a choice from two menus in this hospital. Will try and pick the healthiest one. <BR> <BR> 2. I gave my daughter the puddings and things to take home to my grandkids. <BR> <BR> 3.Will track as good as I can. <BR> <BR> 4. will up my exercise min. to hopefully combat the... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:50:28 EST Don't think I did this right the other day. Pawse part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787413 P lan/Prepare for the coming week! I can't do much about this because in the hospital with hubby . I was sharing a tray with him but his appetite picked up and my aunts and mom stocked me up on food. Trouble is they brought me candy bars, chips, pork rinds,peppermint candy, yogurt covered pretzels, orange pop, cashews, besides the jalapeno bologna, tuna, bread, and canned fruit. I can't blame them because they didn't know I was on a diet. So now I have to be very careful. I already ate ... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:33:21 EST My first blc26 week and plan for the week ahead. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786042 This week I have increased my walking and exercise. I got in 402 fitness minutes , which is a lot for me. I am proud of myself for just doing it. <BR> Many times I have waited for that magical fairy <em>188</em> to wave her wand and make it all disappear but I grew up and fairy's won't do the work for me. I have to put in the time and effort to make it work. <BR> I needed an extra push and the tigers will do that for me. We have each others back and are <BR> supporting each other. <B... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:10:09 EST foot in a bottle? Oh no you don't http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785677 Well I also did 30 min of dancing in the hospital with the doors shut....hoping no doctor came in lol. <BR> Hubby had told me he wanted to keep his leg and foot in a bottle and I told him no. <BR> When the doctor came in I told him," he is going to ask you a question so tell him no. <BR> He asked the doctor and the doctor replied, with his nose all wrinkled uo, one word, " Gross." Then hubby laughed and said he was only kidding anyway. Thank Goodness. <BR> surgery is tomorrow for sure now. ... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:26:09 EST how to exercise in the hospital with hubby. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785571 Unless something happens hubby's leg amputation is tomorrow. I thank everyone for the prayers and well wishes. It has been 5 long years of fighting the infection in his blood from the leg. <BR> I joined the blc 26 so trying to keep up my exercise min. in the hospital. I close the door and do chair exercises because he has been sleeping a lot and I don't want to disturb him but need to keep going for my health. <BR> I do some of Paul eugenes chair exercises...pretty peppy...and lauchpad etc... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:24:14 EST What do I expect from the blc challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783062 I expect to do my best and lose this weight. I am a tiger and they are the best, supportive, friendly team. We are all on this journey and expect to keep on working without leaving any tiger behind. <BR> I expect to lose 20 pounds. <BR> I expect to be able to walk for a longer time. <BR> I expect to learn the way to eat to lose and get healthy. <BR> <BR> I know I can do this. I have become more motivated and inspired by those on the team. Some are in pain and keep on going. I have been ... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:51:05 EST Tigers here me roar...my pawse blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781714 The week in nutshell. I always have a cheat day before I start a new eating plan and learned because of that day , I gained .6 tenths of a pound. Not much, you say. Any gain is not good. I learned that exercise and eating go hand in hand. I did a lot of exercise...yesterday did 120 min. but it didn't keep me from gaining while eating the wrong things. <BR> H ealthy is what I am going to be <BR> E ven though I may have to give up or at least <BR> A ccomplish portion control <BR> L earning a... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:28:31 EST Tigers are here...saving me from the scary food and giving me support. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780521 I am a tiger in blc26. I am ready to prowl the jungle and make it happen. <BR> It is a scary jungle out there....filled with ice cream, cake, lasagna, tacos and all kinds of other dangerous things. I have to walk softly by the candy section so it does not call my name. The ice cream aisle is enchanting and full of sugar and exploding with all kinds of flavor. The little ones are all right for a special treat but the big ones linger in the dark, waiting for you to have more and more. Oh my... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:49:56 EST I did it! walked for one hour straight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779691 Yesterday and today I walke hubbys wheelchair ramp. It is 90 steps for a full round and I did 50 complete rounds or 4500 steps! I did have to take a breather about every 6 rounds but hey it was only for about a min. A mile is 2500 steps so almost did 2 miles at one time. Yeah me. Friday, for the blc, need to do a 5 k so need to get going every day a little more. <BR> I am so proud of myself for doing it 2 days in a row. I was sore but I did it anyway and will do it every day until it get... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:40:48 EST It is my time...I need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778774 I can't believe I let myself gain it back again. I have not weighed for a week and a half and gained again. I am back to 285. I can't seem to focus and need a push....a lot of pushing. <BR> I have quit co leader on 2 teams because I am always focusing on challenges and helping others. I am great at giving advice but not on taking it. <BR> I got down to 279 and then went up again. I sometimes think my head is just crazy. I know I want this so bad and yet...I go along fine and the screw u... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:11:49 EST September 11th, hear from the voice of a little girl who talks to her daddy in heaven. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777622 I can't add words that will justify the loss of this little girls father. I cried as I listened to her talk to her daddy in heaven. I tried to think of how and why this could happen in or country or the world at all. It chills me to my heart to think that some people could be so heartless as to kill so many people for nothing...why? There are so many like this little girl without dads, moms nd siblings because of the jealousy and greed of terrorists who think they are doing Gods work. the... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:44:41 EST What steps do you have to take to make that life a reality? Instead of WISHING, start DOING. Put a p http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776582 Imagine that you are perfectly content with every aspect your life. What does that life look like? What steps do you have to take to make that life a reality? Instead of WISHING, start DOING. Put a plan into action today! <BR> <BR> this is the question or visualization on sp today. This takes a lot of thought. I do wish a lot...win the lottery ... a magic wand to wave and be thin. Oh fairy godmother where are you? <BR> <BR> the steps I need to take. break <BR> 1. break the sugar addicti... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:05:35 EST making choices and being yourself. Watch those large portions. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774091 Well hello gorgeous. You are an amazing person. You know you inside and out. You know when you are doing right and when you are doing a no-no. <BR> Well last night I thought I did a no-no but not really. I went out to eat and it was buffet...a little hard to call ahead for the menu because it changes. I didn't eat as good as I should have. I had shrimp, not too bad, mashed potatoes and gravy, but just a tiny gravy, stuffing, and a roll with butter. Plus 2 chocolate chip cookies. Who a... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 16:11:49 EST Setting mini smart goals for today for a sense of accomplishment and pride. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770516 I had a lazy day yesterday....not proud of it...but being honest. That is not good for me because I felt tired all day and it makes it that much harder to do today. Well up I am going to get up and exercise. I can't let even one day go by losing sight of my smart goals. <BR> <BR> Today I set a goal of 60 min. of exercise. Will blog tomorrow to see if I made it or not. <BR> Going to set small goals each day to keep focus on the prize...a healthier life and a thinner body. <BR> <BR> Still ... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:34:27 EST Hey! Who put me in this fat suit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769999 When I was younger, I was overweight but not enough to care. I joined girl scouts, all the way from brownie to leader. funny thing when I was in high school, I was so shy because I was overweight and kids can be cruel...so I kept to myself except for a few friends. <BR> <BR> My gram used to get all the neighborhood kids to play games and I was comfy with them. So I guess I was shy in school and still have fun at home. <BR> <BR> Then somewhere along the line, I grew out instead of up. It ... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:12:43 EST my smart goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769447 today on spark coach supposed to make my smart goals. What are smart goals? <BR> taken from spark article. <BR> The Acronym SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. By applying each of these principles to your goal-setting, you'll set yourself up for success. <BR> <BR> Say your goal is to lose 20 pounds. <BR> <BR> Is your goal Specific? Does it answer who/what/when/where/why? You have the who (you) and the what (20 pounds), but try to add more detail, like... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:16:01 EST warriror mode granny is still going...come on and join me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767490 I like infused water and you make these in mason jars. You could make 2 or 3 and have them ready for when you want them. Just get the jars with the twist on lids. <BR> <link>gethealthyu.com/make-fruit-and-herb-<BR>infused-water/ </link> <BR> <BR> Today is really hot. I am glad I did some exercise this morning because our air is not working. The bad storm yesterday might have something to do with it. Last storm, it got wet and took 2 days before it came on again. I am praying that... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:29:14 EST warrior mode granny..on a roll. spark coach revamped my motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766155 Well this morning did 2 videos- stronger senior strength workout and linda edler zuma...total of 25 minutes so far and doing more later. I usually do my exercises in the evening but sp coach recommends doing it in the morning to jump start your day. <BR> <BR> I have only been on sp coach for 3 days and loving it...even though I have been here for a very long time. It is giving me tips, motivation and helping me stick to it....because I check in every day...it gives me focus. <BR> <BR> I h... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:30:19 EST senior chair exercises taught by a 99 year old...awesome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765579 I hope I am this limber when I get to 99. I did all 3 and feel really good. <BR> I did not have a stick, ball or ring but just followed along without them. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m0KjKeF_hY </link> part 1 <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkihmmV0Lvc </link> part 2 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOBAe1iF1kE </link> part 3 <BR> <BR> I really enjoyed this...good light workout but just watching this woman was a good motivation. If she can do it....we can! <BR> ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:02 EST today is a day when I start to listen and live. Spark is an amazing chance. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765039 I am great at giving ideas, words of motivation and , I hope, helping others. When it comes to myself, it goes in one ear and out the other. I do criticize myself every time I do not do things as they should be done. I am good at hiding myself. <BR> Today is the day when I am going to begin again. I have never really given spark a full on chance. I have played at this plan and another. I know " here I go again." I will prove myself this time. I have to stop being such a baby and liste... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:01:35 EST A little down today- too much death in the last two years. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763861 Went to my cancer checkup today and the receptiomist wasn't there. She is such a sweet nice person. On the wall by her desk was her picture and it said she died in a car accident in May. I only go every 6 months now. She was 52. <BR> In the last 2 years, I have lost my only 2 uncles, my best friend, 2 friends that were in the nursing home when I was there, our friend Nick that just died about a week ago and now the receptionist at the cancer center, Lori. She was there all the time I had c... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:39:17 EST day two.... what's going on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763053 Well had a breaded fish square sandwich for breakfast....what' up with that? <BR> Lunch was better, baked beans ( 1 cup, not the best but better than the breaded fish and two pieces of bread) celery with peanut butter, cottage cheese and pineapple chunks. <BR> Really need to stay away from dairy but need to get rid of it. <BR> <BR> Really tired today but walking some. Need to get in that 30 min today. I am going to get it in...no excuses. 30 min is just a speck on the hours of the day. <B... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:56:46 EST day one, banana soft serve,blackberry, banana slim down smoothie and others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762454 Make your own fairy tale and keep your dreams alive. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893088442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 1 did pretty good. <BR> Calories <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> carbs- <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 30 min exercise- 10 min. walking, 10 min. dancing. not quite 30. <BR> <BR> 30 min me time on computer and on t.v. more than 30 lol <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> No negatives today. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> How did you do today? I didn't move enough and... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:52:23 EST I dare you! I double dog dare you! Can you handle it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761486 I dare you! I Double Dare you! Can you handle it? <BR> <BR> I am so tired of hearing the negative. I can't do it! I am not worth the time! I will just gain it back anyway. I give up! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1766070033.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a one week challenge for everyone. If you can think and are a human...its for you! <BR> I challenge you to do this every day for 1 week. What' one week in your life... a little speck. <BR> Oh you want to kno... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:41:40 EST lost 7 pounds and hubby comes home tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760580 Hubby is coming home in the morning and I am so excited. I am not going to write much...surprise as I am usually long winded. Keep it up and keep it going. Never give up. You will make it! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896535098.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Even if you wish upon a star...you still have to do the work! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:16:52 EST Our van is possessed...or the weird experience that happened yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757108 My son in law and daughter came to get me and we were going to use our van so we could put hubbys wheelchair in it and pick him up from the nursing hone to go out and eat. He has not been eating much again, about 5 miles down the road it stopped. We were close to a golf course and coasted into their parking lot. <BR> <BR> We sat for almost an hour, trying it again and again, then letting It rest and try again. I guess the fuel pump is going out now. Anyway it started and we got probabl... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:42:22 EST