HEALTHY4ME's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEALTHY4ME HEALTHY4ME'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/ Worst day ever pain wise in lonnng time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673905 Well not sure if it is the drastic temp change in the weather or what but my KNEES are so BAD. omg the pain. it is in both on the inner side. Oh well it will be better. Also my L butt cheek and thigh are tight, then my calf goes tight, some pain in L foot. man....... <BR> <BR> BUT <em>224</em> I walked Allie 3 x. and walked Costco with hubby and dd. All walks were slow, sat at park bench with allie, stopped and held onto cart at store, but I got it done and am over 12, 000 steps which is... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:16:28 EST Tuesday evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673118 HI buddies.... Nearly bedtime. Geesh almost a week since I blogged again. Time gets away from me, I chat with a spark friend on fb, then go to pintrest then Oh time to turn this machine off and get some work done. lol I do come back and forth cos I have to rest between doing stuff. <BR> <BR> Doing well, eating and have done some knee/leg exercises and a few arm ones so hope that continues. I am also using my infrared sauna again 3x wk to start. I will get healthy, fit and toned. I will los... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:46:27 EST What is different Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668030 What pray tell is different than yesterday? Well one my spark friends that have known me a long time came through and told me in smarten up, eat well, take care of yourself the best you can. Also helped that I was feeling so ill last eve with belly issues. lol <BR> So this morning, I got up and talked to myself saying YOU have never given up before, yea close calls etc. but you always know that your body is worth taking care of. Heaven knows if I allowed myself to gain wt and get more unheal... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:46:30 EST Ramblings........ on a wet, damp day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667240 Okay of you don't want to "listen" to me go on and on about why I can't do or why I "choose not to", then leave now LOL <BR> <BR> I am sick and tired of me and my attitude. I know to have a change you have to change etc. I know, I know and I know. I have been doing some sort of food thing since I was probably 26 or so and for me or anyone to say just eat healthy - well it doesn't seem to work. <BR> <BR> I also do believe that GMOS are way to prevalent and deadly, I do believe that the whea... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:46:21 EST Saturday and I walked the dog again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664937 Well I got up with Allie, first time in what seems like ages but really isn't. We only went 2 blocks and back but that was fine. I woke up with stomach ache and also back and knees hurting. What's up with that, darn... still have 2 days of prednisone and was hoping that the effects would last a bit. But alas it is supposed to rain and rain seems to mess big time with me. Oh well, I will survive LOL <BR> <BR> Hubby sold truck today so we are off to pick up our new to us car which is much bett... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:20:57 EST Long time no blog at least for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663686 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l251619800.jpg"> <BR> Saw this today and just felt it. I have been doing okay the past week. I had lost 5 lbs but now that I haven't walked the dog, cos of falling and then my arm, I have stalled then gained one. Dr has said going to be very hard for you to lose, cos menopause, inflammation, and the fact that everytime I work out even simple easy slow exercises my inflammation flares and pain gets way worse. It hasn't stopped me from doing it... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:51:04 EST Friday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658731 Oh I am so so tired............ sleeping in the lazyboy for 4 nights is not conducive to a good nights sleep along with a very sore tender arm. But I did sleep last night much better and my arm is doing a fair bit better, not a lot of ROM opps Range of motion but not as much pain. I had a dr apt to get a prescription filled, and he had my xray and blood work back. all blood work is good other than my C reatactive protein is very high which just means my inflammation is high in my body. Well n... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:05:32 EST tues duty dr visit this eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656518 Well that was painful...he asked the reg questions and such then said can you take your top off. well it was a pullover and I got it on this am. well OMG he watched and I had Mur come in and holy sugar... PAIN. so then he felt it and said hot, so okay something is inflamed. I said I am tired of my muscles hurting. he said well how did you fall again. I don't know. kind of long for that but could have done something that aggravated that and now it is hurt. he wants blood work and exray as soon... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:35:31 EST MOnday monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655597 Well better than the past 2 days, may even try to get in the tub this eve for a soak. So cold today, really bitter winds, but we are waiting on the storm of the winter even though it is now spring!? nothing new we always get a winter storm in spring. lol <BR> May go visit the grands tomorrow. Was talking to them on the phone, Thomas says HI Nana, are you coming over to play in my room? bring pepe, no not today maybe tomorrow. OH okay bring pepe bye... ohoh love you lots nana! Eva Hi papa, (... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:58:36 EST Wow over a week and no blog!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654857 Well lets say I am not here as often as I have been.... been busy doing Trim Healthy Mama, and losing wt and feeling full and satisfied. But the past 3 days the pain has been wicked.... I have new pain lol it is in my thigh, and my shoulder both my L side and feels as if someone Hit me hard with a hammer and left a very very sore bruise. I havent' any idea what happened, I didn't bump or fall etc. and itisnt from my fall 2 wks ago as all that is on the other side and nearly gone! So my thig... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:49:01 EST Saturday a few things to do today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648223 Well I am hoping that this day gets going better than it started. I woke with a lot of back and sciatica pain and not keen on that sticking around. We have to go to one grocery store as it is tax free day today and we need the big bag of dog food, don't think anything else that we need will be taxable as I try to make most of my own cleaning supplies etc. <BR> <BR> I also plan to go to bulk barn and use the coupon and get what all I need there. Going to buy some turmeric. Hoping it is plata... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:05:49 EST Well it is Friday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647600 Glad that it is Friday, but doesn't really matter to me. I hope we stay in today and go to the store tomorrow, yes it is busier but tax free so we can go early etc... <BR> Still a mess with my eye, however the scabs are gone on my forehead. Now my eye is all the pretty colours. But I have a cough........ oh man does that ever hurt my eye every time I cough even gently. oh well that too will pass. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l917235897.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http:/... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:42:53 EST Tired Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645096 Slept okay till around 3 when I was awake for nearly 2 hrs so may be going back to bed in bit. So my eye is shut today and very purple. still no bruising on body other than small one on the opposite knee. Just sore all over, finding diff spots off and on and of course that darn planters wart is still there, it didn't disappear cos I hurt else where lol <BR> <BR> Hubby convinced me not to give up my streak and re start to day 1. I did my 10,000 plus yesterday, slow but did, and he said was o... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:36:45 EST Messy Monday well at least my face... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644686 I am getting tired - just past supper time and need to stop and rest. I haven't done much today but then the duty dr did say rest. We went out to get hubbys perscriptions fill and then had to go back to get them. Stopped in at drs to see if he could see me at all, just for a sec but he wasn't working. But new receptionist, and she got us both an apt for Wed am. <BR> Then a few mins ago, sec. called the CPP disability papers are filled out! that was fast, which means I have to stop procrastina... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:31:58 EST Oh WHY did I fall on my face and also hurt my "good" knee!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643686 Honestly I need a roll of bubble wrap.............. sigh. Took Allie for our walk this am, said to her not cold and feeling pretty good we wll go for a nice walk. So along we go, then a car was going to pull out of his driveway, said sit, stay and she did great. He got out of the driveway and I took 2 steps maybe and next thing I am on the sidewalk with my R side of my forehead on the sidewalk, allie sitting right there and I am saying omg I hit my head, I hit my head hard. Then I see the car... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:12:46 EST march 4th so sore but did it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639906 Well despite severe pain from butt down on my left side including a planters wart that isn't ready to be dealt with( I can barely see where it is but can feel it for sure!), I got my 10,000 steps in. That is the 100 day challenge and so far so good, just sucks that with my knees both aching badly today, my hips and butt cheeks so sore, that I had to get a worse foot. OH well... at least I have a foot. lol <BR> <BR> Lots of stress still, but a bit of a beginning to see the light as got an ema... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 21:54:57 EST March 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636719 Well I didn't even realize it was March 1 when I got up. I knew it was the 25th but after that the days sort of melded into each other, good thing none of us had appointments LOL <BR> <BR> So severe super stressed, thankful that we are eating clean and the most damage I could do was make an apple crisp which we both eat so that isn't bad. I don't eat bowl after bowl like I would cookies or bars lol Some stuff is sorted out and hopefully will be over for while. I am feeling, relief, guilt, sa... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:52:41 EST Wednesday dr apointment and just tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634582 Evening all..... haven't been around cos nothing to write about, Been going for longer walks in the am, and pm, with the dog cos weather is less slippery and wet. She and I enjoy it although have had to stop and rub my legs but so far no falling. <BR> <BR> Had my dr appointment today, we discussed diff. drugs and such and all the ones he has tried and they just don't work for me. He did have a strange suggestion as to my golfers elbow - nitroglycerin patches!!!!! I said what myheart is fine... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:37:05 EST Well even an olypian has to stop if hurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630990 Sigh, think hubby is right. I am sure that I have hurt my elbow more after doing my day 3 thing yesterday. Nothing hurt till last night in bed and then wasn't able to sleep well cos of pain and today cant move my lower arm out to the side at all, as long as it is in front of me and not doing much not too bad. the pain when it comes is wicked, and I did nothing diff than the upper strength ones but cos they weren't hurting at the time I figured it was okay cos so far whatever movement I do tha... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:12:18 EST Friday Proud to be a Canadian http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630283 Boy we certainly are doing well at the Olympics this year!!! GO CANADA!!!! and I am doing well at my own Olympics, doing as well as I can and as much as I can. So far so good, tomorrow is rest day. I am really pleased, dr will be glad I am not just sitting. I still have my worries about what def. lawyer would say but hey they don't see how slow or little I do and how much I ice etc. after. I can't not do what is good and healthy while I wait for a settlement. I still worry about it though, a... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:41:43 EST What a huge relief. ahh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629254 Yesterday was the worst pain in a good 3 wks. Everywhere hurt, I wondered if it was partially the 5 mins of exercise I did, thought no it wasn't hard. So woke this morning to my reg. pain. Ironic how you can get used to pain and even though it is as bad, you are used to it so it doesn't seem it. Also had that reiterated at my chronic pain classes. <BR> So today was day 2 and I got it done. The stretching thing after is really a great one. I was impressed that they do all the body. Told hubby... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:09:29 EST I DID IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1813801359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1509910685.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1131669679.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is all the fuss about??? I did it, I did the beginner first day - it was only 5 mins but I did it. I know that I can do it, I will continue. I have a plan. I needed a map that I could follow and this has a month at a glance. you only click on the day. ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:20:44 EST Will do it Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628029 Okay last eve while on here, someone mentioned Hasfit and I saw a beginner exercise routine that I can try... it is a 30 day routine and I am going to start today. I went to bed with that thought, felt great about it. <BR> Slept well till around 4 ish when my L butt cheek started hurting, down my thigh it went... argh. off and on sleep till nearly 7 and got up. Have pain in butt, foot, upper and lower back, and headache. It has been pretty steady weather for past few days and last night it sn... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:26:21 EST Tumultuous Tuesday ( self rant and vent) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627119 Okay what gives with me. WHAT!!!! I do not understand what this is and why I do it. How do I get so prepared, ready, up, all about health and movement, get so motivated and then 10 mins later could care less. It happens so darn often. I don't feel scared, don't feel as if I can't do it, I just don't care at all. <BR> <BR> Then I happened upon this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l674394820.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Staring at me on FB... Not even a friend had shared i... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:12:28 EST Marvelous Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626182 Not sure why I haven't been blogging. Every time I go to blog I think I have nothing new to say so just don't bother. No it isn't that I have been hiding, I haven't done great, but not no major bad hard spots. Playing with the same old 3 lb up and down. But this am, I was thinking so many people want to control things, others whatever. I am not a great control person but then realized I can't even control something I can have control over - what I put in my mouth and how much I move!!! I am ... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:11:32 EST Tuesday eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621747 Just going to go to bed, not sure it is a great idea, but not worse than here. I am in such pain since last night. My L hip aches and hurts, both knees are bad, wearing my brace and tensor bandage on either knee, ( not helping) my L ankle and foot are throbbing. arghhhhhhhhh no idea where the hip issues came from but just wasn't able to lay on it or anything. Oh well...... it will pass I am sure. <BR> Also got word today that hubbys aunt on other side of the family, and his god mother passed ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:58:42 EST Sunday evening a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619719 HI buddies, I have had a relatively good day. Aches and pains but nothing super outlandish and numbing. I have slept well for 3 nights running but dreaming a lot. lol oh well at least I am waking feeling mostly rested. <BR> Had a good day today, got a bit done, rested some and just back from a good walk with allie, My knee hurt wicked when we started, and every few houses I would stop adjust my posture and keep going, only once did it give out and I didn't fall. 3/4 of way home I started to h... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 19:40:51 EST Interesting article on biggest loser winner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618097 Read this on a site on fb, and then thought would be interesting to share. Don't shoot the messenger and I watch the show and thought she looked great while on ranch, not at all at the finale. The article says feel free to share so hopefully no problems here for sharing as it <BR> has the authors name and such. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> LOOOONNNGGGGG Post Warning. Biggest Loser: Literally and Figuratively <BR> <BR> I laughed at the number of people who messaged me or posted on my page aski... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 19:02:53 EST February 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616653 Boy I have been so mixed up on the day and dates lately. Since we had to leave to go and then back and go again, I am not sure what day it is LOL <BR> <BR> Today I am hoping we stay home and then if we do go out only go to 2 stores lol I have a list and I want to get it done. Sort my pantry as I can't find the flours I need easily. I want to use glass so have jars and have to take out the first row to see the others it is so frustrating and figure will only be time before one breaks on the t... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 08:31:22 EST Feb 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613716 Really pleased this am. it is only 9:30 and I have supper done for when we come back ( casserole that will keep a day in fridge) and ironing done and kitchen cleaned. Hospital called for hubby on his kidney ultrasound reschedule which was only end of March WOW!! and my dr called but he has to call back. <BR> <BR> So now hubby is in shower, and all presentable LOL beard, hair and moustache all trimmed up and now it will be my turn. Then let dd dogs out before we go, and then off we go to ge... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:29:44 EST Feb 1st blog on Feb 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612783 LOl good title. Life. Life gets in the way, Life is precious and too short for most. Life is what we do while we try to live.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2066469635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Feb 1 was our, hubby and I's start for gluten free and cleaner eating. Well we did very good considering Death got in our way. So treasure your life, live your life and I will do the best to live mine. Hubbys aunt, the last of his dads side of the family, broke her hip in a f... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 07:54:38 EST Thought is really nice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609553 and know some spark friends that will enjoy it so thought I would share it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1324085926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> then going through my pics also saw... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l174811612.jpg"> <BR> <BR> hugs and btw the bottom one has helped me with what we were talking about. and the first one I just found but think is so pretty and true. <BR> <BR> HUGS and hope this helps more than my one spa... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:55:30 EST Interesting info on the SAD Standard American Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607169 Got this from a friend and it sure hits home. This and a letter from a spark friend and a book I read the past few days have really made an impact on me yet again. Wanted to share this with you. <BR> <BR> <BR> Heart surgeon declares on what really causes heart illness <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We physicians with all our experience, know how and authority often acquire a rather large selfishness that tends to make it hard to accept we are wrong. So, here it is. I openly admit to being mistake... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:30:50 EST WOW a week since I blogged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605082 That's not normal! LOL OH before I write, please if you are responding on my page by messages etc and can't see what you are typing let me know, Apparently it is when your colours on your page are too close to the same. I have had it happen on a few pages I write on. <BR> So not posting for a week. I have been having a lot of pain and just felt there was nothing to write about. Every time I even do my physio exercises my body reacts and is worse. But I am persevering cos I know I need to mov... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:07:29 EST So sore Sat. but made it good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598267 I haven't been in this much pain since the new year. I have severe pain in my R knee, and both my feet are throbbing. My back is a bit sore especially if I walk, but man my feet and knee are so bad. <BR> So wondering if my knee is worse cos of physio exercises as it has been hurting a few days and my feet have been too. I did get ankle wts but only used them 2x so far so don't think it is that. It has been raining though and that doesn't help. I was figuring that the cymbalta would be workin... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:24:20 EST Yea 2nd blog but have to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596239 pictures of the 3 men in my life ( son in law too but he was at work) and this picture is 3 generations. my hubby, my son, and my grandson. They are all special and I am so proud of the parent Chris is. He listens and talks to Thomas and reasons still says no but gives him a chance to talk before having his fit lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2008164358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and one of my son, grandson and me. We had such a great visit. <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:47:56 EST Just have to share tooo cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595577 My grandson is 4 today and is so excited. This is the first birthday that he really understands and papa had taken the day off and they were going to spend it together. So... Chris my son had to go back to work for a few hrs. so mama and Thomas got Thomas ready to go to work with Papa!!!! They got washed for work together, had a quick breakfast and then here is the results!!! <BR> going to work with papa, they packed his backpack and put in his juice, a banana, colouring book with crayons hi... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:57:37 EST Tuesday dull rainy but doing good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593451 What a great day despite the weather. We have to go shopping for a lego toy for Thomas who turns 4 on Thursday. If not that we do have a list. lol When asked what he wanted for his birthday he said to Papa, lets make alist like santa. Okay well he wants a phone just like papas!!! lol Samsung yea sure. an Apple Tv and 2 toys a kitchen like Eva and scissors lol <BR> Well may be able to manage the scissors! LOL <BR> <BR> I also have done my phsyio and drank 3 glasses of water so far. I will do ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:00:50 EST monday eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592788 Okay .............. <BR> <BR> Nutrition ate good a tad too many carbs but sil chicken fricot was so good as was her homemade bread.... <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Positive thinking <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Water 8+ <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Exercise <em>248</em> !!!!! <BR> <BR> Won't do this everyday but thought was a good thing for the first day!!! <BR> I have my calendar on the fridge that I made, made it from my 12x12 scrapbook paper so can have big squares... and at the top put... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:57:52 EST I love my sparkfriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592083 I love my spark friends but I am doubly blessed in that I have spark friends that I have met in person and that we can get together for chats. I am I guess even more blessed in that one of these friends live nearby and we can talk daily if we want, we can visit and even exercise together. So today after reading her blog which I could feel the positiveness in, I called her. Said okay girl what are you doing YOU sound GREAT!!!! So on the phone we figured exercises, times, water, and positive... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:18:04 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587127 Did my physio exercises last night before biggest loser and not sure what I did but my back sort of hurt, well since getting up it has hurt and not ache. a sharp pain when I move certain ways or trying to get into the truck. Anyway hopefully it won't last long and isn't any damage cos I need to keep up with my knee exercises... <BR> <BR> Been doing well on my NO S, but having problems keeping up with the teams, there are 3 that I am trying to post on and lol I can't keep up with what I put w... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 16:41:38 EST Monday Jan 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584172 Thank heavens I slept better and longer cos still had that half awake biz. for over 2 hrs. I feel better this morning, yesterday was so down and extremely tired. Had a 2 hr nap, then after supper fell asleep again then went to bed early. <BR> <BR> So today is a good day, other than going to get flu shot. I hate them and always said after I wasn't working in health care wouldn't get them, but with H1N1 around I will get it. Not impressed that pharmacies are doing it here now, rather a dr or ... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:03:07 EST much better Sat. and snow picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582308 Well the snow stopped, the wind died down and the plows were out, so we were able to get out to visit sister in law and pick up our gifts that she had brought back from home with her. <BR> <BR> We didn't take a picture of our oil painting that mil did yet but when we do I will put it on here to show you, It is fantastic and if it is as close to a cabin in the woods then it is what it is. <BR> <BR> Did take pic of the snow though. Lots of it around, can send some to those that haven't seen... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 20:48:36 EST Freeeeezing Friday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581125 OMG it is so cold. Bitter cold. Allie has only gone on 2 walks, and otherwise hubby let her out in back yard. She loves it but man it is cold. Busses off road, most stores closed a real blizzard like when we were kids. Well not that much snow yet. <BR> So obviously we didn't get to sister in laws to pick up our gifts she brought home from hubbys family. That's okay it will be there when we can get out of our street. He will be excited to use the snowblower, was too windy to bother today and ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 19:05:31 EST OMG WEDNESDAY JAN 1 2014!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577251 It is 12:17 here and I was going to go to bed, but thought I have more energy than half an hour ago so will write now. <BR> MY ultimate goal is to learn to love myself more. Because if I love myself I wouldn't feed my body junk, let myself lose muscle and feel rotten by not exercising and would not allow negative non supportive self talk. <BR> <BR> My goal for this year is to lose 50 lbs total. I can do this by clean eating, and following the NO S plan. I also can do the physio exercises an... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:29:07 EST Sunday evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574847 BALANCE - mind - body - spirit. That is what it is all about isn't it. This life is best lived if we can find a balance between our healthy minds, bodies and spirits. So for 2014 my word is BALANCE. <BR> I know many ways for MIND balance, not that I am great at any of them but do practise some. <BR> I journal, I art journal, I write gratitudes. I try to meditate and before I go to bed I do deep breathing and some times progressive muscle relaxation. If I can't sleep I do imagry meditation... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:45:58 EST Friday I am thinking anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573200 HI sparkers! <BR> <BR> Boy am getting the days mixed up with the holidays. Don't know why but seems holidays should be on weekends. But as long as I remember to go the dr, on Monday I will be fine! LOL <BR> <BR> So had a nap for a bit, now fell less rested than before I went up to lay down. Also have heartburn and am trying to think of what I ate that made me feel rotten.Probably not enough healthy stuff and too much sugar, but really seems to be the chocolate. and lol as I wrote this dd br... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:05:42 EST Boxing day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572113 Good day after Christmas to you all. I slept very poorly, pain in my elbows,way low in my back, my hands ( which is new) and woke with headache. I didn't drink much but more than I used to as I rarely drink and had some wine, but it was localized behind one eye. oh well it is gone. We are going to sil for while. that will be low key. <BR> <BR> Just called dil to wish her happy birthday, said you sound tired. Yea, that is what happens when you rush Thomas to the IWK ( childrens hosp) at 1:30... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:31:07 EST MY Very Own Santa and he made himself a spark page!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571640 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1542028955.jpg"> <BR> Here is my personal Santa!!! He even made a spark page. Welcome my hubby JUST-SITTING!!! Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:17:33 EST Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570992 Oh I hope and pray that you all are doing the best you can with what you have. That is what it is all about, isn't it. <BR> This year we are broke, but I have had a happier decorating time than normal and am eagerly waiting this eve as the grandkids are going to be so fun. I even have their papas Night before Christmas that I found, ready to read to them before they go and then they can take it home and papa can read it again. Baby sat them yesterday for about 2hrs, read, watched a christmas ... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 09:23:38 EST