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/ 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 Day four..yesterday...treat day..not cheat day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756318 Well I decided to give myself one day a week as my treat day...not calling it cheat day because it is planned. It is not a reward...even though I lost 4 pounds this week. You should never reward yourself with food because then food becomes something as a gift and that is not good thinking. <BR> <BR> So once a week whether I do good or not so good...I will have one day to eat whatever I want. I don't mean a gallon of ice cream or a whole pie...it could be one piece of pie. <BR> Yesterday w... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:07:04 EST day three part 2...the bean burger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755293 Got this recipe out of womens world magazine. <BR> <BR> Combine 1/4 cup chopped sunflower seeds ( didn't have any) <BR> 2 cups kidney beans ( rinsed and mashed) <BR> 1/2 cup minced onion <BR> 2 Tbs. low sodium ketchup <BR> 1 Tbs. old fashioned oats <BR> 1/2 tsp. chili powder <BR> <BR> form into 6 patties. Bake on a lightly oiled sheet at 350 for 25 min. flip, press flat, then bake another 10 min. <BR> <BR> I couldn't mash the beans so I put them in a food processor so came out a little mu... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 19:14:42 EST Day three...making it happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755108 I have planned my food for the whole day and it is in my tracker. <BR> I am going to walk three times around the trailer every hour. <BR> I am going to meditate 3 times a day. <BR> Going to take a nap at 3:oo because my mind is tired from not enough sleep <BR> <BR> I am feeling upbeat this morning, after a slow start. Woke up at 7 and was a little queasy but having trouble with constipation again, Not a good topic but we all need to listen to our bodies...so I did lol. Went back to slee... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 12:30:08 EST day two...going bananas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754618 I was so tired today.. I know it was due partly to boredom. I do need to get out more. Going to go with my mom and two aunts to play cards tomorrow. My Mom looks really bad. Her legs hurt all the time and we usually have to wake her up when it is her turn but she wants to play. My aunt and I are so scared that she is just steadily getting worse. <BR> <BR> At the family reunion she went home early and you could see the tears in her eyes. The wound clinic and the doctor don't seem to be ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 19:35:10 EST Day one ,.. the beginning of sucess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754375 I am a warrior in time, fighting for my life <BR> Learning from my mistakes, rising above my strife <BR> Head turning forward, never looking back <BR> Food is for energy, not a stuffing attack <BR> I am going to win this battle, no more backing down <BR> Not hurting on the inside, while smiling like a clown <BR> I am a lifestyle warrior, changing the bad habits in me. <BR> I will go forward, wait and you will see. <BR> Join me in this battle, lets make this the day <BR> We will do what we pro... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:31:09 EST I am a warrior...hear me roar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751056 I am a lifestyle warrior and I am out for change...with a Capital C. I am starting to eat better today even without getting groceries yet...so be a big change then. I have been in the hospital with hubby for 2 days but had to come home because they are building his ramp...so I need to move it! <BR> <BR> I will be honest though...our family reunion is Sunday and I will eat but by the time the holidays come...I will be ready. going to find new recipes, new ways and more action. <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:15:04 EST Lifestyle warriors...keeping it real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748946 I am tired of excuses...tired of the old me and tired of my lifestyle. Changed a team and am going to make every effort to take responsibility for my life. This team has weekly weigh in...monthly measurements...hunger fix way of eating or your own, Fit to live by same author and just doing instead of saying <BR> It is a new start and a new ...no more..." I'll start tomorrow because tomorrow may never come. <BR> I have restarted my life...restarted my way of eating and come to the realizat... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:34:44 EST I am forcing myself to look within and find the whys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744409 Ever since I had all those health problems hit me at once..I am afraid. It is silly. It was about 4 years ago now but I limit myself instead of pushing through. I am careful about telling hubby, I am going after the mail so if I don't come back, come get me...even though he couldn't. <BR> I am so afraid of every little thing that I need to stop it. Part of my overeating is from that too. On the outside...I took it well but inside it scared the heck out of me. They must have told me severa... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:32:29 EST life is an adventure...live it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737856 This is a small team that I am trying to get more members and keep it going. I already lost one small team and can't bear to lose another. When you get together and get to know people and then have to drop the team...it is like losing friends. <BR> I am co-leader on two big teams and they are going strong but this little one needs a shot in the arm. <BR> <BR> I started a thread...life is a bowl of cherries...so why did I get the pits lol. The way it sounds like a pitiful, negative thread ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:36:05 EST I am back to myself..I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728398 The air went out yesterday and it is so hot in here even with the windows opened. Tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter. He is coming to take a look at the water heater and tell me how much to put it in so hope he will look at the air too. <BR> <BR> I do feel better today. I look at it this way, once they are fixed, 2 less things to worry about. <BR> I am playing the lottery this week lol. If I hit it rich I will fix everything at one time and pay all my families bills and if there is en... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:39:31 EST Again and again and again. Is life laughing at me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728004 I am not tryig to be negative and I don't know how bad it is...but every time things work out, like getting the money to fix the water heater...something else goes wrong. What am I supposed to be learning from all this? Please tell me so I can stop going through it over and over again. <BR> the power went off for a few minutes and then back on. It started to get cold and I noticed the air was not turning off. I went and turned it off but it didn't. It kept going and no matter what we di... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:19:36 EST I will live my life without holding my breath, waiting for something to happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727834 I will live my life without holding my breath, waiting for something to happen <BR> I will never give up on myself or my goals <BR> I know that I am worth every minute of my starting again <BR> I will hold my spark friends in highest regards <BR> I will hold in my heart, all those who have come and gone <BR> Though I will wonder how they are and if they made it. <BR> <BR> H ope is a word that rings true in our hearts <BR> O bjects are not worth 1/10 as much as a true friend <BR> P us... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:48:11 EST my new hair do and tea tree shampoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726638 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1682469525.jpg"> It doesn't look much different than before but my hair was all whacked up in lengths and they straightened it out. They moved the part to the other side and layered it for thickness. It was getting pretty thin. The other one I picked they said would make it look even thinner. <BR> I am going to get it colored probably next month....a red shade with a darker reddish brown streaks. It is awesome and they said it would give d... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:43:47 EST my new hair do and tea tree shampoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726634 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1682469525.jpg"> It doesn't look much different than before but my hair was all whacked up in lengths and they straightened it out. They moved the part to the other side and layered it for thickness. It was getting pretty thin. The other one I picked they said would make it look even thinner. <BR> I am going to get it colored probably next month....a red shade with a darker reddish brown streaks. It is awesome and they said it would give d... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:37:19 EST my new hair do and tea tree shampoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726632 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1682469525.jpg"> It doesn't look much different than before but my hair was all whacked up in lengths and they straightened it out. They moved the part to the other side and layered it for thickness. It was getting pretty thin. The other one I picked they said would make it look even thinner. <BR> I am going to get it colored probably next month....a red shade with a darker reddish brown streaks. It is awesome and they said it would give d... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:36:06 EST four letter words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724247 There are positive four letter words too. <BR> <BR> H ave a positive day with positive words <BR> O wn your choices...you made them <BR> P ut a smile on your face and love in your heart <BR> E very day is a brand new start. <BR> <BR> Y ou can be down or you can make life fun <BR> O nly you can eat right and move that body <BR> U nderstand it is your choices you face <BR> R emember to make the right ones <BR> <BR> L ittle steps can make your life better <BR> I know that sitting all day make... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:38:11 EST My plan, I I LOST 2 POUNDS, going for more...it feels like the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723453 What a difference a week can make. <BR> 1. I have upped my exercise min. <BR> 2. I broke the habit of jumping on the scale every morning <BR> 3. I lost 2 pounds <BR> <BR> I LOST 2 POUNDS....true they are some that I had gained...but they came off and even though I wanted to lose 4....I LOST 2! Yippee, yahoo. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1961006856.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am woman....Hear me roar! I can do it! I am going to post only positive today. I... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 14:44:15 EST The scale was on hold til now...vote in photo contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723369 I started a one week stay off the scale challenge and did good at first but then I could not stand it and got on. I lost 2 pounds. Was it from not getting on the scale and feeling the freedom or was it because I upped my exercise or a little of both. <BR> I thought I would have less stress not getting on the scale but it was the opposite. I wanted to get on and see what was going on. It was a habit. Get up, get undressed and step on the scale on the way to my shower. It was hard not just ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:41:36 EST the new old...for 55+ team challenge...who you calling old? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720768 Today many men and woman are staying younger than ever before. Age is jus a number and even if you have a disability or sickness...you can still move your way. <BR> <BR> This is a spark article: It is about a senior Olympics and how many inspiarational people there were. <BR> " <BR> Later that morning we found out that Mo was battling brain cancer and her prognosis was not promising. Nevertheless, she was eager to participate in her 12th year of Senior Olympics. She won a gold medal and our... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:14:20 EST Exercise? Is that me...an exercise mover? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720678 We are just getting over a team on team challenge and of course there is things to learn, articles to read, fun, meditation, motivation and a fun bunch of ladies doing there best to support each other. Oops I forgot there is exercise too. <BR> <BR> I did 63 min. 2 days ago, 73 min yesterday and going for 100 min. today. The more I do the more energized and better I feel. I have arthritis but the movement makes me feel more flexible. Of course I didn't start out wih 66 min....but I got t... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:04:54 EST see a glimpse of the light....but darn its confusing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720038 I am surrounded by choices like a forest full of trees. Which are right for me? Darned if I know. Meat? No meat? fruits and veggies only? Gluten free? Dairy free? Oh me, oh my. <BR> I run around all day trying to do this and trying to do that. You would think I was a chicken with my head cut off. Where is my brain? <BR> I am listening to my soul but gosh it is hard to do. I am starting to see the light through the trees for exercise. I did 66 min and thought I would be so sore but I fel... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:44:22 EST the universe spoke to me....tut, tut, tut....today I am ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719215 I don't know if you get messages from the universe for the tut website but today I got my first since starting again. It is so right for today after yesterdays staring truth in the face. <BR> Here it is: <BR> " <BR> It's like, all those really good thoughts of yours, pam, that have NEVER become things, are simply gathering, mingling, and growing like compound interest, until there are just enough to burst into your life, connection to my soul to find magic in my lifes and flowers and ponies ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:22:36 EST My life could be slipping away, my heart is being crushed and my lungs sufficating. Time to face th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719015 ok, I really am scared. After that dream that I am going to die in 3 or 4 weeks, I admit it prays on my mind. My daughter and sil took us out to eat after hubby got down the stairs and we both ate too much and I felt like a beached whale. <BR> I just lose and gain and every time I gain I feel it so bad. I did lose some with the hungry girl diet but put it back on and more. I have not moved my weight tracker because I just hate to keep moving it. I know I can do this! In my heart...I k... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:23:53 EST Fathers day hubby finally got to go out of the house and not in an ambulance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718737 Most of you know my hubby is in a wheelchair because of the huge hole in his foot from diabetes. He can not put any pressure on it. He is also a stage 4 kidney patient . An ambulance takes him to dialysis 3 days a week and to his doctor appointments. <BR> Today my daughter and sil came over and we were outside waiting for them. My daughter was very surprised. They were going to help him down the stairs. While I was in the garage, he took his walker, walked on one whole foot and the toe... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:36:47 EST A breakthrough-----connected to my soul and really listening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716903 Tonight, I had just eaten but hunger for something sweet hit me. As normal, I started to go and get something. No! Plain as day, I heard this in my mind. You are not hungry you just want something you don't need right now. I stayed down and thought..." you are right...I don't need it. <BR> <BR> Then it hit me. I heard but never stopped before. There is help if I listen. I don't know if we are connected to spirit by our soul. I thought it was always by our heart but now I think it... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:56:58 EST What painful life issues started me to want to lose weight. challenge 55+ females http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716587 Quite a few years ago people were different and made fun of overweight people, a lot more than now. Now there are a lot more overweight people in the U.S. It is like an epidemic. <BR> When I went to school, I was overweight...not like now but enough. When I walked down the halls, people would either stare or they would out and out laugh. When you are walking down a crowded hall and really shy, the last thing you want is attention. It happened many time and I would go home and cry. My s... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:04:50 EST soul and day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715939 Ok soul didn't make it all day but did a pretty good job. I did have small pizza with just sauce, cheese and green onions. I know that cheese and sauce and of course the crust are not veggies or fruit. I think I am probably going to go back to Just eating fish for meat but throw in plenty of fruit and veggies. I did that for almost 2 years. I also ate bread but I eat hungry girl foldout flatbread which is really good and only 100 calories for the whole sandwich, not counting the filling ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:23:06 EST A little daily motivation---55+females team challenge post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715937 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9I5V5A23HY </link> tragedy that made one woman start losing. <BR> <BR> I remember my Mom being overweight and I was embarrassed. I am ashamed now, but when I was younger, It bothered me. I didn't want her to die but I also didn't want others to think bad of her. Now I am that Mom and Grandmom. My daughter is 43 and overweight too and I think maybe I made her that way. She was so tiny when she was young and even as a teen. She wore a size 1 when she was 16 b... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:13:33 EST fruits and veggies day one...help and Patrick too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715241 I did good most of the day but did eat pancakes tonight which reminds me I have to change my food tracker because I didn't eat some of the food either. <BR> <BR> It is so hard not to grab a piece of hg foldout flat bread or a piece of meat. Except for the pancakes I did good. I was going to quit but read some of your comments that said it is hard at first but easier as you go and I did promise my soul. <BR> <BR> Dear Soul: <BR> You had better be right about my feeling better because this ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:35:44 EST A one week challenge to my soul. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714504 Ok you keep telling me fruits and veggies. I tried it before but did not make it. I will take one week to see if you are telling me something or if it is my imagination. <BR> <BR> 1. I will eat fruit and veggies for one week and only fruit and veggies. <BR> 2. I will move for at least 30 min. every day <BR> 3. I will meditate so that I can really listen. <BR> 4. I will add yogurt and peanut butter for protein. <BR> <BR> Ok everyone wish me luck . I will blog it each day for one week. <B... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 21:15:18 EST stop shoulding yourself..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714395 I read an article a little while ago called " you should stop shoulding yourself." It is about how your soul tells you things you should do but you don't always listen. <BR> <BR> For years now something keeps telling to eat only fruit and vegetables...sometimes I listen....I did only eat fish as meat for almost two years and then back to all meat. Did it hurt...yes because I feel worse. I have a hard time giving up bread...not either a fruit or vegetable...what else do we need to stop. <B... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 17:46:52 EST What would I say if you or I wanted to give up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713551 What would I say if you or I wanted to give up? <BR> I would say are you kidding. Get yourself up and get moving! Are you not alive? Has your body quit moving? Do you want to occupy a place on that couch with your name embroidered on top? Can you say lazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy? If you don't have a disability where you can not move, or your shoes are embedded in cement, get up! <BR> <BR> I am here to kick your can and tell you....that if you sit around all day...someone might think you are a... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 16:56:03 EST Believe in yourself. Little phrase with a powerful meaning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710991 B ecause you can do it and so can <BR> E veryone else <BR> L ive the life you really want <BR> I f you just take that first step ! <BR> E verything depends on you making it happen <BR> V erify it right now by <BR> E scaping all the negative thoughts <BR> <BR> You can do this! Believe is a powerful word that when combining yourself is a beginning in taking that step. but you have to do it....every day...just take another step. Take a leap of faith and think positive thoughts. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 02:58:42 EST booty shake and tai chi....whoo hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709914 Well I am upping my exercise and on day 2 of the hungry girl diet of week 2. Actually I should have started over because it had been 2 weeks off before getting groceries. <BR> <BR> I did tai chi for the first time in a long time. I love it and it feels so soothing. I had to wait until I got my new computer because the old one, the browser was too old. This is tai chi for beginners but I love to do it. I hope you try it. It also helps to relieve stress. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 17:31:16 EST Not down and out...just a little bent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706780 Instead of sitting and second guessing if we are doing it right, we just need to do it. Trying is what we need to keep on doing. No matter if we feel so down, we can't get up again, We can feel that energy from just doing and the pride that comes with it. <BR> We can live our life, instead of letting it pass us by. We can open those wings and learn to fly, no matter our age. Playing with children , makes us feel younger. Using our brain keeps it from letting it fog up. Moving our body gives ... Fri, 30 May 2014 12:11:43 EST Exercise boring, becoming down...get that body moving! You can't let your body body just mold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701389 Ok ladies and gentleman ( just us team) some of these things are things you do everyday. I have been dragging and so I know how many of you feel about exercising...but there is something for everyone. Isn't it time to do instead of say? Isn't it time to get moving? Our bodies just get older, tireder and stiffer without movement. I know its hard and it is easier to just sit down and fritter the day away, but what is that doing to your health. Here is a chance to even just do a little each day.... Fri, 23 May 2014 10:25:12 EST do it. do it...oh heck Just do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700891 Who put the bop in the bop she bop she bop? Who what? Do I have a bop? I guess I can shake my bootie but the bop? Boy have the lyrics and words changed since then....but have I? <BR> You bet. I am a grandma with the will to beat the beat into the bop. <BR> <BR> I am "Greased lightning " granny today with the will to walk through that dark forrest, climb that highest mountain and dance to the end of the world. I want my health back. I want to shake my booty until it is smaller to shake... Thu, 22 May 2014 15:54:03 EST Hungry girl diet team and fans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699349 I love this diet and do make substitutions now because it can get expensive. the recipes are great and you get three choices for each meal except week one. The three are the smae everyday. I lost 4 pounds in 3 days. The team is small but hope to grow..So if you are on the diet or just a hungry girl fan give us a try. <BR> I would love to share my experience and tips as well as hers and would like to hear about your tips and experiences. Come in and give us a peek. <BR> <BR> <link>www.spa... Tue, 20 May 2014 16:06:58 EST I have nothing to look forward too...are you kidding me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699346 Hubby has been in a big funk because he can't go outside and get fresh air or watch the cars go by (his favorite pastime but he wasn't eating either and it scared me. So I took him aside an asked him why is he not eating. He floored me. " I don't have anything to look forward too." <BR> He woke me up because I had been feeling a little like that too...just a little mind you. I am generally positive but he has a lot of problems. <BR> So I told him..." Your foot will heal and we will sell t... Tue, 20 May 2014 15:57:55 EST Once a member of team 55+, you are family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698492 Over the years people have come and gone...there are new members and old...but once a member of the 55+ladies team, you are like family. I guess when people go, I feel like we let them down in some way. I know that is silly. I have left teams before too. Some I felt, 5 didn't fit in, or I just joined too many. I have always been on this team and it would be like losing part of my family to leave. <BR> I just wanted any who have left and feel like they might not be welcomed back to know t... Mon, 19 May 2014 13:39:19 EST He keeps lifting me higher and higher http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697721 You all know we have had so many problems...one seem to jump on to another. hubby is sick and he missed two dialysis this week...not good. The trailer needs many repairs, our water heater needs to be replace and our van keeps cutting out but there have been a few good things too. The private ambulance service that transports him back and forth to dialysis is going to take him to his doctors appointments too. I can't thank then enough. I don't drive and he can't put any weight on his foot... Sun, 18 May 2014 14:37:02 EST happy mothers day to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692330 M ay your day be bright and full of love <BR> O nly sunshine and cool breezes <BR> T o caress your face with warmth <BR> H appiness is there for you <BR> E ven a blue bird is on your shoulder <BR> R emember all the days gone by <BR> S ome good and some a little off <BR> <BR> A lways keep the positive in your heart <BR> R aising us with gentle care <BR> E very Mother out there is a person extremely rare <BR> <BR> L ove you Mom and hope your days <BR> O nly fill with love. <BR> V ery soon y... Sun, 11 May 2014 00:28:49 EST team spirit and a tribute to a fallen member http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690839 There are so many great ladies here who have overcome so many hardships, disabilities, illnesses and still keep on going. This team means a lot to me and when I was sick I got letters from so many and they kept coming. It was one of the things, besides my family that kept me going , even when they said i would not make it. <BR> I was shocked when I came back and found out that nan had passed away because when I left she was celebrating being a 1 year survivor. It hurts when one leaves us espe... Thu, 8 May 2014 20:54:45 EST New team, hungry girl diet and fans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690695 I am loving the hungry girl diet. The food is good and you get so much. You also get 3 snacks. It was checked out by a dietician because she wanted to know that it was healhty. There are 3 recipes for each meal, each day, after week one, so you can pick from many options. you can havee 90 cal. fiber one bars, snack recipes from the book, 100 cal. fruit choices, just some of the snack suggestions. <BR> Whether you are on the diet or just a hungry girl fan give us a peek. Remember we just ... Thu, 8 May 2014 16:24:50 EST help, I need somebodys help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689738 this is a message I sent to my teams. Got my positive back and tired of the negative trappings of my mind. Blew it off and let it go! Thought I would share it with the rest of you...my sp friends. We all need a little reminder sometimes. so the help is for you. <BR> <BR> I don't care how much you have lost, gained or have to lose. We are winners because we try and because we care. We want each other to succeed. We come in and post and try to help each other, both with words , suggestions... Wed, 7 May 2014 11:32:32 EST