IMEMINE1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IMEMINE1 IMEMINE1'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/ Wal Mart moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090272 Bill and I were in Wal Mart today and as I waited in line to check out my few things a lady and her daughter (maybe a young teen) was checking out in front of me. <BR> Bill always goes and sits down and waits for me. <BR> I was watching the 3 kids next to me in the check out line and when I happened to glance back at the lady in front of me I saw she had bought a bouquet of flowers. I thought to myself "those are really pretty" she turned to me and handed me the flowers and said "Have a bl... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 18:16:11 EST End of week update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082942 Hello everyone, <BR> The ENT doctor ruled out Cogan's Syndrome so that is good. <BR> We had a busy week. 4xs at doctors. 3 at eye doctors. <BR> Monday was the Gluing of the hole made by the ulcer. Tuesday was the ENT but that was good news. Wednesday was back to eye doctor and the glue came dislodged. Had to re do that. <BR> Friday's eye appointment went "good" because the glue stayed where it was supposed to and he said the eye is looking like an eye again. <BR> We don't have to go back ... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:08:00 EST Update for Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079130 We just got home from picking up 2 new drops and ciprofloxacn pills. <BR> His eye did perforate and it leaked out fluid. The doctor put a drop of "glue" over the hole to keep it from leaking out. <BR> We had to wait there to see if it filled back up and the "glue" stayed. <BR> Tomorrow we go to the ENT Dr. and then Wednesday we go back to him. <BR> He is now on 2 pills (One is for only 10 days) and 4 different drops. <BR> The sad part is when the girl checked his vision before seeing the DR. ... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:39:37 EST We are back to Square One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076469 I had to take my husband, Bill, back to the eye doctor today. His eye was red and I could see something on his pupil. <BR> I called them and told them I was concerned and they told us to come right down. <BR> It turns out it was the ulcer. They took 5 scrapings and he has another AmnioGraft on the eye and the protective contact is back on. <BR> He is back on the pills and 2 different drops. He said the eye is thinning and I think the doctor was feeling as bad as we were. <BR> We go back to h... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:51:01 EST Some interesting stuff 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070809 <BR> 12. People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don't. <BR> <BR> 13. A human brain has a capacity to store 5 times as much information as Wikipedia. <BR> <BR> 14. Our brain uses the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb. <BR> <BR> 15. Our body gives enough heat in 30 minutes to boil 1.5 liters of water. <BR> <BR> 16. The ovum egg is the largest cell and the sperm is the smallest cell. <BR> <BR> 17. Stomach acid (conc.HCI) is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. <B... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 09:03:52 EST Some Interesting stuff 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068239 6. If a part of your body "falls asleep", You can almost always "Wake it up" by shaking your head. <BR> <BR> 7. There are 3 things the human brain cannot resist noticing--Food,Attrative people and danger. <BR> <BR> 8.Right handed people tend to chew their food on their right side. <BR> <BR> 9. Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb the unpleasant odor. <BR> <BR> 10. According to Albert Einstein, if Honey Bee were to disappear from the earth, humans would be dead with... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:12:06 EST Some interesting stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067554 1.Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. Wear nice shoes. <BR> <BR> 2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance that you'll die within the next 3 years. <BR> <BR> 3. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger. <BR> <BR> 4. A person's height is determined by their father, and their weight by their mother. <BR> <BR> 5. There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There's a 9% cha... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:41:11 EST Never Quit Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057704 I got this off CGPS1795's page <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to trea... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 07:30:25 EST Sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054060 I was trying to add this link to a blog because I thought it was so nice. <BR> I am very emotional and this made me have the Happy cries. <BR> I will try and link it up and hope for the best. It wasn't working for me the way my friend tried to show me. <BR> https://www.youtube.com/embed/eOPhBWlF5b<BR>o <BR> I am sorry about the confusion I caused. I figured when I deleted it it would just be gone. <BR> <em>2</em> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:05:11 EST Happier updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048516 Thank you everyone, your prayers must be working. <BR> We are not out of the woods yet but the blood tests that came back and the chest x ray were all good. <BR> Some were not back yet but DR feels they should be good. (I HOPE>>>>JUST BELIEVE) <BR> He said the scratches on his eye are healed and he is off the pills. (He said hang onto them just in case he has to go back on in 3 weeks.( I HOPE NOT) <BR> He still has to wear the protective contact and the drops are now 3 times a day. <BR> He st... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:23:29 EST A brief update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042651 Hi all, <BR> I was hoping for good news by now but we still don't know. <BR> The vision in the eye is improving a bit and the doctor said the stain is only on the edges but the eye is still thin. <BR> He ordered blood tests and one we had to go to the hospital for plus an x-ray.Bill said they took 9 vials of blood. <BR> He said although my husband is good shape and seems very healthy he wants to check his immune system and he mentioned a Cogan's Syndrome. <BR> He wants to be through. So we ha... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 08:38:48 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038150 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f83ef76a-87a0-4820-a48c-35ca43748221.gif"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c35044b5-2b46-4c09-bd4b-b0d11c7dd6d3.jpg"> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:12:52 EST What A Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031505 Let's start with Saturday the 7th. <BR> We went to visit some friends where we lived before (74 miles away) and I wanted to leave for home before dark but was talked into staying a bit longer. <BR> So going home about 5:00pm we started for home. DH said he had a headache so I stopped at a fast food and got him something to eat. About a mile or so down the road I hit a deer. <BR> I jut saw antlers and boom, it was that fast. I wasn't going fast so the poor thing wasn't dead. <BR> Needless to... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:59:45 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024083 The doctor appointment went well yesterday. <BR> The Dr was very pleased and he doesn't have to go back until the 11th. <BR> We have to keep doing what we have been doing every 6 hours. <BR> He said there is scaring on the eye and that is why the vision in that one eye is bad BUT, it is getting better and he says it might. The Amniograft is still there and the contact to keep it there is still there and I guess we will see how it goes. <BR> Thank all of you for your support and Prayers. I kno... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 08:55:26 EST New up date on DH's eye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020254 We went to the doctor yesterday and his eyesight is worse in that eye. He said the infection seems to be under control but the ulcer is there and the eye is getting scratched possibly from the drops. <BR> He advised an amniotic membrane ( AMNIOGRAFT) to be used as a path on his eye with a contact to cover it. <BR> He said he had no problem with us getting a second opinion but Bill asked him what would he do , and he said that is what he would do if it were his eye. <BR> SO, he did it. The do... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 07:58:27 EST Need prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006319 Please say a prayer for my husband. <BR> We came home from his eye doctor visit (he has been treating for a few days) for an eye infection. <BR> We have to go to a cornea specialist tomorrow and he might need surgery. <BR> We had to go to Lancaster for special drops from a Custom Pharmacy and he has to alternate every 30 minutes. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Donna <BR> <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> . Tue, 29 Sep 2015 18:08:54 EST Beck Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000104 I weigh myself every morning and I record it on my calendar. It keeps me in line either happy or sad. <BR> <BR> When I go down in weight what ever it is I am happy and motivated to do more. <BR> When I go up I am sad but I keep motivated to "WATCH IT" or I'll undo all the good I have done. <BR> <BR> I think the "Oh Well" can be used as a scale where it can stop you to think about that <em>495</em> or extra <em>480</em> or whatever is calling you out. <BR> Oh Well, can be our boxing gl... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 07:54:58 EST Beck Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998132 I wanted to write about day 17 as well. End Overeating. <BR> I think this is one I actually know that I do well, at least when Hubby and I are eating at a restaurant or Subway,etc. <BR> I always end up giving him some of my food because he gets done usually before me and I always think that I am smaller than he is and shouldn't be eating like a man. <BR> When we split a Hoagie (sub) I always end up eating say 3/4 of mine and giving him the last bite or two. It does make me feel better ab... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:20:57 EST Beck Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997275 I like the idea of doing the menu the day before. The No Choice is a bit harder. <BR> Breakfast is easy because I usually have a banana and yogurt or a banana and nut butter between 4:30 and 5:00 am before go to work. <BR> I come home again between 9:30 and 10:00 am to make Bill"s breakfast and I usually eat my real breakfast/lunch then. <BR> Then I leave at 1:00 pm to go back to work and come home about 4:30-5:00 pm and make supper. <BR> Between those away times I talk to other women driver... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:33:58 EST Beck Do over 11-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995224 I did the 2nd day of skipping lunch because my partner and I got our blogs mixed up so we did it together. <BR> I did so much better yesterday with the hunger and cravings. <BR> I stayed in 0 to 3 range and biggest discomfort was like a bang and gone. <BR> I ate soup and rice and some veggies for supper and I felt good about it. <BR> On to day 14 for today. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 05:27:57 EST Beck Day 11 and 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994285 I did skip my lunch today (I know I have done that before) but tracking my hunger was a bit hard. <BR> I went to a possible 6 or maybe 7 but I am sure it was for a short period of time. <BR> I do know that by the time we ate about 5:00 I was very hungry but I am not sure if it was more a mind thing. <BR> (I did get a headache about 1:30 or so.) <BR> <BR> I mentioned to my aid what I am doing and I talked to her about how I usually eat. <BR> When I was kid I think I survived on apples, salt a... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 18:01:16 EST Beck Day 11-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994148 I am doing Practice hunger tolerance today and right now I'm at a possible 4. But hanging in there. <BR> I had a healthy breakfast so I think I will make. <em>20</em> <BR> I am going to be leaving and do my school run soon so that will make it easier. (I hope) <BR> Will let you know how the rest goes. <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 12:58:10 EST Beck Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992964 I have re-read most of the book yesterday because I really want this to work. <BR> Today I read my ARC cards at least twice plus my other ones <BR> I had company so we ran for pizza and I only had 2 slices and I ate them slowly and enjoyed every bite <BR> I gave myself credit for controlling my eating <BR> I did a few spontaneous exercises <BR> I decided to do Yoga and walking as my main exercises <BR> I plan on doing yoga between my run in the morning and walking in the afternoon <BR> I did ... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 20:44:13 EST Beck Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991325 I haven't been blogging everyday but I am still doing everything in the book. <BR> I sit down and have mindful eating. The slowly I do have to work on as I tend to be a fast eater. <BR> This is due to the fact I was a waitress for 20 years and we only had a short time to eat, and the my last job I ate while working for 10 years. <BR> The last 2 years I am home for meals, usually, and I do have to slow down. <BR> <BR> Diet Buddy. I know I can use one of those. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Arrangi... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 06:38:00 EST Beck Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987239 I should have written this yesterday but we got home late and I was tired. <BR> Yesterday I picked my 2 eating plans. <BR> <BR> #1 I am going to do the Skinny Rules Diet that Gabby1948 had mentioned and I bought the book and it is doable. <BR> #2 I am vegetarian and plan on doing A Lot of Eat to Live and recepies from Kathy Freston"s Veganist. <BR> <BR> <BR> I did the to do list. <BR> <BR> This will be short but I plan on doing Day 3 later. <BR> Today is my Hubby's birthday and we a... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:58:18 EST Beck Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986470 First of all I want to thank everyone for telling me what a good job I did for not eating the sticky bun yesterday. It really made me feel good. <BR> I only wish that today I didn't eat that donut. I really was mad at myself and it just goes to prove the point of I didn't work my resistance muscle I actually just grabbed it and that was that!! <em>46</em> <BR> I have got to learn to focus and think that eating the wrong thing is as bad a habit as smoking or some other crutch we lean ... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:01:07 EST Beck day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985905 I have read Chapter 4 and I am happy that the BDS is for everyone. I am almost at maintenance but I have a few pounds to lose and good habits to learn. <BR> I have been watching my eating habits the past few days and I now make sure I am sitting down when I eat, and I am controlling what i eat. (I have to get in the habit of posting on my nutrition tracker) <BR> Today I turned down a sticky bun that I would have jumped on. So Proud of myself. (Pat,Pat) <BR> I think the task a day is fine and ... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:40:56 EST Beck diet 1,2, and 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985739 I am very excited about doing this Beck Diet Solution. I read all 3 chapters and didn't blog yet so I am rolling the 3 together and I'll hopefully start doing it as it should be. <BR> The "Key to Success" is learning to think like a thin person. <BR> The power of Cognitive Therapy is talking yourself out doing something bad or talking yourself into something good. <BR> When I quit smoking 20 years ago I didn't know that I was using Cognitive Therapy. <BR> Every time I wanted to smoke I... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:42:33 EST New Month, New Promises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970106 This is from a book of Positives quotes for everyday. It is written by Patricia Lorenz. <BR> <BR> (This is today.) <BR> <BR> Glorious Possibilities <BR> "The moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the 24 hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that...absolutely anything may happen. <BR> And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not one jot. The possibility is always there." Monica Baldwin <BR> <BR> Today i... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 06:54:44 EST OK, Here I start again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928643 Hi, <BR> I just wanted to put in writing that I started my 108 Day Yoga program. Just now being day 1. <BR> <BR> I have been doing it off and on, (more off than on) and I never did finish it. <BR> Well this time I am going to do it. Even if I miss a day I will do the day missed the next day until I do 108 days. <BR> <BR> I think that I gave up the one time at day 45 or so because I did slack off and instead of jumping back in I said something like "Oh well, now I have to wait until this da... Fri, 15 May 2015 12:31:41 EST Now I know why no emails http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893930 This is about 4 times (at least) that my email setting for SparkPeople has gotten messed up. <BR> The check mark appears for never E Mail me again and I have to un check it. <BR> Plus this time it said mine was not a legitimate e mail or some such garbage like that. <BR> Hopefully it is good now. <BR> I did put it back in so I will have to wait and see tomorrow. <BR> I suppose I should be glad I checked it because I am not all that great in solving all these issues. <em>224</em> <BR> I don... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:53:16 EST March's weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886924 I gained 1.8 pounds from last week. I was down on March 1st but up today. <BR> I know why, it is not a mystery, I ate too much junk. That's why. <BR> <BR> I exercised but I could not out run the fats,the calories, the whole cup cake,candy bar, LIGHT buttered popcorn and everything else that passed my lips. <BR> <BR> The past few days I got into a frenzy like I was ready to hibernate or just woke up from a long winter's fast. (we know that wasn't it) <BR> <BR> I think I would have had to be... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:39:57 EST Holiday funny or truth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831215 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l515449164.jpg"> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:50:54 EST