HEALTHY4ME's SparkPeople Blog HEALTHY4ME's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Limited internet time We are rving for few days so not on line much. Still doing okay, off plan today but been doing great overall. Off to bed. Hugs Thu, 7 Sep 2017 21:54:51 EST Fall is approaching! I love fall, the crisp morning walks with the dog. The colours on the trees and just the change. But oh I so hate winter. However as I always do, I think of September as new start, a freshness to my step. <BR> I saw another friend who blogged the same thing. I haven't been here lots as August was so busy, however September doesn't show as many trips to town as close together. I am hoping I will start a cross stitching group here especially for winter months as don't relish going to the city o... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:28:10 EST Fall is approaching! I love fall, the crisp morning walks with the dog. The colours on the trees and just the change. But oh I so hate winter. However as I always do, I think of September as new start, a freshness to my step. <BR> I saw another friend who blogged the same thing. I haven't been here lots as August was so busy, however September doesn't show as many trips to town as close together. I am hoping I will start a cross stitching group here especially for winter months as don't relish going to the city o... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:28:08 EST Monday Start of busy week. Not sure what's on agenda for today. I was dreaming on blomidon nursery page. Lol money and gardener needed. I can garden but can't get on my knees so back gets sore pretty quick. <BR> Wed we go to city for hubby dr apointment, stop in see daughter's painting job, been doing her walls and cupboards. Might get hair trimmed or might be Friday when we go in yet again to pick up grands for sleepover. Depending on how hubby does with them energy wise, we might bring them back ... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:48:07 EST Busy month, busy day But still going strong. Haven't weighed myself but sincee Jul 28th, only one time have I had anything with sugar or processed,a huge victory. Today - into the city for stitching group, hubby does errands. Wed back, hubby dr, Friday back get the grandkids for a sleepover. Then next Friday pick up a friend who's staying here for 3 days. Stitch, walk just a good time. Off we go. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:12:28 EST Still busy rest day today. I had a good weekend, hubby bit depressed Sunday but better Monday. Our friend came from city and he and I went blueberry picking at the 50/50 place. Then home where he helped hubby cut down a fairly large oak tree which are very plentiful in our area. Oh Sat, I had run to store and ran into an old friend who we've known through military in early 80s. Lost contact for about 15 yrs. he was shopping and wife at home. So today she messaged me and I went over for visit tea. Great visit. Alway... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:34:45 EST Bit of rest day Even though I called it a rest day, was only cos I told hubby need a rest from picking up leaves, twigs etc. So today got well over my steps, got groceries, ate well, then this eve we walked the dog. A great day, not really a rest day but more so than past while. Thu, 3 Aug 2017 21:42:49 EST Sunny Monday Yesterday was a great day, few chores and some stitching and walking. A hang out day. Today we have some calls to make and chores. Once hubby is up we will put them in order. For now, I have walked, met an old neighbour from city who,lives a few doors up from me now. Small world and I recognized her voice and smile after 18 yrs! <BR> Got rake and shovel out of shed and will go start on huge amount of leaves. Then will move some plants not best time of year but need them moved. Not sure what e... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:39:18 EST Really? I have to remember to hit post! Came on and was where's my post from the other day? I know I posted. <BR> Anyway had a fantastic day at the gardens, then Thurs we went picked blueberries and went to sister in laws in Truro. Long day... 2 hrs there and 2 hrs back. But had a great visit, she made supper and gave us 1 box raspberries, 3 boxes of strawberries. So yesterday I worked at freezing some and made hubby blue berry muffins. Today daughter and son in law and dogs are coming down. She and I are going to pick more blu... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:05:49 EST I started this morning! I said I would and I did. Figured such a positive feeling after dr yesterday, do my best now, don't wait till Wednesday. So it may not be best foods right away but better than has been and good choices when we go out to celebrate our anniversary today. <BR> Okay breakfast, better portions and now off for my walk. <BR> Back later! <em>521</em> <em>311</em> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:29:36 EST Thankful relieved with drs news Well, we went into town dropped off the dogs at our daughters, then on to dr appointment. She did physical exam, was pleased with skin integrity which is normal and scar which is great. The bumps and lumps she felt were regular in this stage of recovery and all near my scar. So start seeing my gp in 3 months, book mammogram for December which will be a year. <BR> But what I wanted to share, the nurse had to weigh me, I had only gained 4 lbs since surgery and radiation so that's okay. thankfu... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:33:57 EST Such a fantastic day. Started off all 3 dogs slept all night! That allowed us to sleep too. Then we worked outside a lotbtoday, moved some plants etc. Did bit of stitching this eve. Got my questions etc ready for my appointment tomorrow. Now off to bed night all. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:30:17 EST Thanks I haven't been back long yet, however my motivation is growing! I am excited to get things underway. Doing okay now, but come wed it's start the plan. Tomorrow is booked, monday is city day, Tues our anniversary, but Wed no where to go specifically or to do. Might go pick blue berries, my fav. My goal is to get the freezer full of produce etc as we emptied it when we moved. Food so expensive I can't just go buy and fill. However, I will spend some time today with pinterest and my recipes an... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:46:36 EST So tired After working on fence etc and dogs staying over I am so tired. Last night Nico the 10 yr old boxer didn't settle well. He has a health isdue with his back legs that they x when he walks and splay out. Poor boy doesn't seem in pain but looks so sore. So last night he kept going from living rm to my side bed, hearing his foot drag behind. Then 4 am all 3 started barking, think that's when the flyers werevdelivered. The, lol at 5:30 wow what a thunder and lightning storm, so got up at 6. Fed t... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:02:33 EST Our company Well fence is done, gate is made and our charges for weekend have arrived. They aren't surevwhere daughter and son in law are but they are used to me staying at their place. Should be interesting. More so monday as I have apointment with radiation oncologist for 10 wk check and we will take them home, leaving ours home. She will be like what? <BR> Anyway here's the best buds, our dog on couch, her bf the boxer and her sister on floor. <img src=" Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:31:39 EST Morning reprieve As long as it doesn't rain, we are good to go.... taking till 11:30 off as we both need to recharge. Just us for rest of fence. Half boards are up, still needs upper and lower stringers on, however the brackets are there. Lot of work but thinking positive and envisioning it done! Hope so as dogs arrive Thurs my friend is coming to visit along with another friend and her sister inlaw. So hope enough is done that I can stop for while. <BR> So one load laundry out on line. Going to tidy ... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:41:21 EST Omg sore, tird but half fence done! Our friend came again today and oh my they started at 9:30 a.m. I started helping after lunch, they worked till 10 p.m! Mostly just that blasted foot hurts. Looks hood and just back and one side left but back is 100 ft and boards going to be screwed in.. <BR> Anyway, in bed then realized I hadn't posted. Just need to keep posting. Night Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:13:52 EST Omg sore, tird but half fence done! Our friend came again today and oh my they started at 9:30 a.m. I started helping after lunch, they worked till 10 p.m! Mostly just that blasted foot hurts. Looks hood and just back and one side left but back is 100 ft and boards going to be screwed in.. <BR> Anyway, in bed then realized I hadn't posted. Just need to keep posting. Night Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:13:51 EST My cross stitch <img src="">. <BR> <BR> Not sure if this worked, however this is the cross stitch pattern that was RAK ed to me. I had mentioned buying myself a new pattern when finished my radiation. A mamographer saw my post and sent this to me. Not totally my style but love it enough and the sentiment from this stranger. So... it is going to take while, years as is 127,200 stitches! I have 1,700 done. Will post picture la... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:25:45 EST Better night has helped my foot Slept better and so far my foot isn't as bad. Granted son in law is here helping so he and daughter are out helping with the fence. I am tidying up and doing my cross stitching till needed out there. Food still only okay but as am trying to make quick easy meals for the crew, I am fine if I even don't eat junk. <BR> Well off to stitch, someone gifted me a pattern, a pink lily for breast cancer. Has 127,200 stitches! I have 1,700 done! Enjoying it and doing a stocking for grandson as well. <B... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:40:02 EST Didn't forget yesterday! I was so exhausted and sore last night I just couldn't get puter out. Think I mentioned we are going to fence the back yard at our new place. Well our friend, our son and daughter came down. Omg started at 8:45 the two guys left at 8:45. Daughter stayed down as her hubby is coming to help tomorrow. We mixed 25 55 lb bags of cement and shoveled it down around the sono tubes. Help carry stuff and I made supper. Thankfully my backs not too bad but my feet Mm. are soo sore. They throb but have... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 15:08:35 EST Enough Hi long lost friends. I keep checking in off and on, however I MUST get back here, MUST eat healthier. I know, I know have said this since gee 2006 or 8 can't remember when I joined. <BR> However, what does it take? I had breast cancer surgery in Jan, ate well, lost 15 lbs but have totally fallen back on old ways. I keep getting angry, saying what does it take, re ocurrance, diabetes? What, you fool. <BR> I have 40-50 lbs to lose, have been walking daily ince we moved. Love love our much sm... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:23:16 EST Moving soon! Well our house sold, we found another in Annapolis valley of Nova Scotia. We move mid month so are in the thros of packing and organizing, all stuff that goes along with it. I am planning to get totally back on track. I did so great from dec till april with my ca dx and treatments. I am feeling great but must eat healthier and somehow lose this wt. thankfully it is still 40 lbs and not more. So, once we get moved wtc I wantbto join the gym as hubby being ex military it is affordable for me. ... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 23:06:33 EST I AM CANCER FREE <em>334</em> <em>590</em> <em>390</em> I finished my last of 16 radiation treatments! I was actually cancer free after surgery however they explained my numbers and how radiation would help. So so thankful that my cancer was invasive, stayed in the duct and my margins were clear. <BR> So yesterday I got to ring the bell. Everyone that finishes chemo and or radiation rings the bell, everyone claps and you feel better and others know there is an end. <BR> Now I see the radiation oncol... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:22:28 EST Hi all. Well was hoping for a good nights sleep but woke many times and finally woke at before 7. Many thing running around in my head. Tired of indecisive ideas, no funds, and an nsurance compnay that has taken a yr to do nothing and is still waffling. We pay insurance either fix or write off the trailer. We need to know as its huge diff in money. <BR> As you can tell, tired and not in a good mood so off here to do my gratitudes. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 07:11:23 EST Thanks to tech So the wheel won't spin but I will get points. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:12:25 EST Weird.... I just got anew apple I pad and I can't spin for points. Says need flash and hubby did everything to try says this device won't support flash. So I can't spin for points. Tried website and app... <BR> Any ideas... hubby is a tech so usually can fix.... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:48:09 EST Had such a great time last evening with friends over We had our old friends over for lasagna and cherry pie, all thanks to hubby's cooking. Was a lot of fun, chatting, memories old and new. <BR> Today I have a dental apointment for a cleaning but have to take 20,000 mg of antibiotics before going to the dentist for anything. Hate this but with my knee replacement it is apparently necessary. I have my probiotics and yogurt of the next few days. <BR> Sunny, cool but a nice day, started out with my visulization meditation, and now have a towel on ... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:53:27 EST Day after late thanksgiving Trying to put an image but haven't learned my way around this chromebook yet. Have a good pic of hubby and Thomas. Eva wasn't able to come. Was so comical when son was explaining. Thomas sitting on the couch beside him. So, son says started with a fight to comb her hair, then not wanting to get in car, then got in car and got herself out and ran to the yard screaming, was rude to the neighbours and then didnt want to come. So after son put her back in the car, she screaming I don't want to go... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:25:36 EST Thursday and feeling better and thanks for all the get well wishes Well that was a rotten way to lose 6 lbs. lol However other than having to cancel Thanksgiving no worries. And lol since both kids allready had a thanksgiving this gives them all more time between meals lol. <BR> Doing much better this morning, I did get a slight cramp after I ate this morning but will be kind to my belly today. I have had most done allready so today is a tidy house up and cook potatoes and veggies. Since it is only the kids I am fine with no fuss and serve yourselves. <BR... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:13:22 EST 5 am can't sleep Well I went to bed at 1 ish and woke at 4 to pee... still awake so figured get up for awhile. Only issue, I have to be at my daughter's to feed the dogs at 7. A nap may be in my future, even though I am not a good napper. <BR> So came back to spark and didn't last very long. Then we went on a 5 day trip over to PEI and did the tourist thing then suprised my mother in law for her birthday. Came home and eeek am higher than ever have been, only by 3 lbs but it is just too much. I have to ta... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 04:27:19 EST Well, pet sitting again Daughter and son in law are gone to his home as his dad passed away this week. I have been 2 dog, 2 cat sitting while they were gone to visit him. So now they are gone for funeral and he has his 5 days bereavement and he had taken a week off as they were going to to to Ontario but not now as spent a fair bit driving back and forth 5 hr drive every weekend for while. <BR> Once I am finished dog cat sitting, we plan to spend 3 weeks at the trailer... havent used it much this summer which is t... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 17:40:54 EST September 3rd HI sparkfriends, <BR> Well hubby bought me a notebook so now I can type properly not fingerpick as on tablet. Planning to be here more often. <BR> Not a lot has happened in past year that I haven't really been around. After my dad passed we took a year and really tried to figure things out. Guess on the real estate side we should have acted sooner as this year prices and sales went down. We put our house up in May and lowered the price twice, had only 6 showing and no offers. So it is off ... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 13:31:56 EST Happy Canada Day! Beautiful day here today. We will probably drive down watch fireworks. Didn't go to trailer as hubby not sure driving that far. This week coming I hope, miss it. Had a great day yesterday. And will again today. Dtill have this chronic cough and phleghm every morning but on nexiun has helped reflux. Dr is tad concerned and mentioned strictures and esophageal cancer... thanks scare me.. so have been very diligent on an anti reflux diet. Go back dr in month. Well son in law is here to mow a... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:46:11 EST Mums birthday Well 7 years ago June 1st mum passed away. Mum always said you die near your birthday, her 90th birthday would be today. I miss her so much. However she isn't suffering and we know it's better. Still no nibbles on house... still waiting on trailer repairs.. sick of waiting, not knowing. But it will be whst it is.... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:25:03 EST Another sunny morming Slept better but woke with headache, it will leave. Hubby seems to be doing well and wants to get groceries today. As long as he doesn't lift anything. Have to buy paint for front steps. Get that done and painted and lower price of house. We want to get things going, however houses aren't selling in the area. Off to get going. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:14:48 EST Sooo tired Morning so glad it's sunny as I am exhausted. Hubby slept, didnt even wake up for meds. So now resting as dr wants today. Doing well. I didn't sleep as he was snoring, I was mentally beat and strange dreams when I did sleep. Glad that he usually heals well, has anti inflammatories and willing to take it easy. Initally he was expected to be as per normal but a day or two rest isn't hurting anything. He was togo look st a diff truck but if it's gone, there will be another. Off to get lau... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:04:24 EST Hubbys surgery... Took longer than planned and dr was tad concerned. He seems to be doing okay... anyway long day. Went in at 2:45. Nurse came out at 4 , dr be out in a few mins, they are seeing him up...2 hrs later, no update. .. dr ssys it's okay however bit of problem with membrane but is fine now. Dr was concerned about numbnessbut seems for usboth to sleep tonight. Night all. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:37:14 EST Wow twice in 2 days! Think I have been misding you guys. Lol Well had a great physio apointment. Gave me maintenance exercises so my irreparable shoulder doesn't get worst fast. And ultrasounded and zapped my golfers elbow and my shoulder blades. Then hubby, Allie the dog and I went for walk. Finally some nice weather. Been hoping house sells and we can get on with other plans..but will sell when it sells.... best go,not much to say tonight. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:39:22 EST Father's day and an update. Missing my dad. Thankful my hubby is a great dad and my son has followed in his footsteps. Finally a beautiful sunny, warm day. Kids are coming over in a while. Weightwise about the same but less pain as I went off gluten. Also less sugar. Still have a chronic cough which dr is concerned about, trying antihistamines see if allergies,however we both thing it is from my bad reflux. Presume next step be scope. Hoping all is well in there. We also have finally decided to go full time rving, as... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:17:41 EST Sports med visit about rotator cuff and an update. Well,back from sports med dr... wow I was shocked. I have much better range of motion, minimal pain. She said I am so glad you can do that because you have a huge,very big rotator cuff tear. It isn't new, as inside your rotator cuff your muscles have turned to gel tissue. So.. also your shoulder is full full of arthritis. We cannot repair it, we can replace your entire shoulder. A very hard surgery and long recovery. I suggest that until your pain gets so severe that you can't have qual... Tue, 10 May 2016 09:09:52 EST waiting on specialist apointment Hi all, Physio was good first time, then 2nd no improvement and a lot of pain.... so... she suggested trying to get into specialist. She called see if I can get in to have a special ultrasound. This would be a sports medicine dr that works with the specialists. If my gp can refer me asap, I may get in for that but she will be off soon for mat. leave.... anyway.... I have a lot of pain, and still very little up or out movement. Hoping shows no tears and it is just painful and needs more surger... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:56:49 EST Well Happy New Year to you all! Well went to physio yesterday..... first time with her and she took 2 hrs for consultation and then ice ect. After prodding, moving, getting me to move it she is 90% sure I need surgery!! No No please be wrong. So doing the 3 exercises she gave me, icing snything hoping it gets better. Hubbys sciatica doing better but still bothersome. Dr suggested physio, hubby hates exercises so now says to memy leg has to feel better before I go. Geesh man! Anyway, off to do my... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 10:34:56 EST Happy new years eve and birthday to me! Happy new years eve to all!!! I am having a good day for my birthday. We went over to see the grands today as ds and wife and dd and hubby are coming over for CHristmas dinner tonight as dd and hubby were away Christmas day. then ds and wife going to house party so thats why kids are coming over. <BR> I fell while back and hurt my shoulder more than it was, dr ordered xray says not broken but have OA in it. lol no surprise there. And sending me for MRI but can be a year wait..... and physi... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:56:31 EST Darn darn but thankful Had a good day, sawed end of tree, hubby sat on dad's walker and held it while I added stones to my metal bucket, got lights on. Made a great roast supper , dd and hubby were over. They moved a dresser and bed from basement to upstairs and tookheavy tools down to basement from dining room. They left so I walked dog and F..... FÈLL. Damn last winter was housebound cos of knee replacement, year before I fell and messed up my face and slight concussion. Now even before any bad westher I fell.... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 21:14:16 EST A Year today! Well this time a year ago,I was at hospital waiting for a half hr to start surgery for my knee replacement. Supposed to start st 12. At 4 p.m. they said there was a bed available so surgery could be done. Took a long recuperation and wasn't till Sept that I actually felt better. Still days where it acts up,but I have minimal pain, can now go up and down the hill beside our house. Can't run but hey wasn't planning to. As long as I can walk, great! Hubby has had sciatica for 3 weeks now.... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 10:37:10 EST Using dads walker as a table Well gang hubby put out his back, just getting out of the truck. He could barely walk yesterday at all, so I went down and got dads never used walker for him. Geesh we are feeling old. He isnt up yet but will see how he is, at least he will do the exercise dr told him to do. But wish he would stretch or walk with me. Says when we travel, will see, not holding my breath. <BR> <BR> I am doing well, charted food this week.Finally got fitbit synced now to use this darn puter. I am going to have... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:12:28 EST November 15th oh long ti <BR> <BR> me no blog again..... but am doing okay...lost a bit more and am doing well eating much healthier. Been doing well walking with the dog, long walk this morning, just back from another walk. winter coat and gloves today. Butyayayayaya no snow yet. <BR> <BR> Have been reading alot on health and keeping the good mindset. I miss you guys, have to try to get on here more often.... <BR> <BR> not lot of news, Rememberance day was emotional and sad, we laid a wreath for my da... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 13:28:04 EST need a laptop of my own again Sorry to sound greedy but hubby's laptop hurts my legs and back, it is powerful but heavy. I usually get his hand me downs and he gets new, however..... I do NOT want this. Gave mine to son and dil as we figured I would use this. Well you see how often I am on spark, cos a pain on the tablet.ll <BR> Anyway doing pretty good lately, knee setttling in my body finally, still nothing like your own parts so take care of yourselves!!! <BR> Doing no sugar, fresh foods and lower carb and doing well.... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:00:30 EST I figured it out on my tablet Sunny morning to my buddies. Been 10 months since I was on here consistently. Hubby got my tablet when I had my knee replaced. Like it but not as much as my laptop, which I gave to son snd I am set up on hubby's laptop. It is heavy so don't use it much. but finger typing puts my fingers to sleep allready. So quick update, knee coming along well, stiff at times but not arthritic sore. Still bothersome at times up or down butnot the same. Was doing lo carb and less processed stuff,very littl... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 08:18:45 EST