IMEMINE1's SparkPeople Blog IMEMINE1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Missing Part A blonde woman walks into an auto parts store. The associate asks how she is doing and what he could do for her. <BR> <BR> She replies, "I'm fine. I need a seven-ten cap for my car." <BR> <BR> The man asks," A seven-ten cap? Where does it go, I've never heard of such a thing?" <BR> <BR> The blonde angrily replies, "It goes on top of the engine and don't think just because I'm a blonde woman I don't know what I'm talking about!!" <BR> <BR> Perplexed, the parts man asks if she would draw hi... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:57:16 EST Barber Visit A man and a little boy entered a barbershop together. After the man received the full treatment - shave, shampoo, manicure, haircut, etc. - he placed the boy in the chair. <BR> <BR> "I'm going to buy a green tie to wear for the parade," he said. "I'll be back in a few minutes." <BR> <BR> When the boy's haircut was completed and the man still hadn't returned, the barber said, "Looks like your daddy's forgotten all about you." <BR> <BR> "That wasn't my daddy," said the boy. "He just walked u... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:55:05 EST Hope you enjoy this From the paper called The Fishwrapper <BR> <BR> Inner Beauty <BR> <BR> Preparing for a tag sale at our house, my wife and I decided to put out a mirror we'd received as a wedding gift. <BR> Because of its garish aqua colored metal frame we just couldn't find a room in our house where it looked good. <BR> Shortly after the tag sale started, a man looking to decorate his apartment bought it for a dollar. <BR> "This is a great deal," he said excitedly. <BR> Then he peeled off the aqua colore... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:17:41 EST From "Words of Wisdom" a Friday smile for you Statics show that women spend 85% of the consumer dollar, <BR> children 15%, <BR> and men the rest. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:49:19 EST A Few Goals for 2018 These are just a few Goals I have planned for the New Year. <BR> <BR> 1.Eat healthy and track my food <BR> <BR> 2.Walk 10k a day or at least 70,000 steps a week (Make up for a bad day) <BR> <BR> 3.Tighten and Tone with strength training <BR> <BR> 4.Drink water <BR> <BR> On a Family/home goal plan I plan on spending quality time with Dh and family. <em>342</em> <BR> I also plan on keeping up with house and garden. <BR> I gave up my school bus driving on 12/21/2017.I will have more ... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:43:45 EST Let's remember <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is my Grand daughter's Christmas picture this year. <BR> She still "Believes" and it is so enjoyable to see her and listen to her talk about her Elf on a shelf and things he gets into. <BR> She will be 12 this April and I don't want this time of magic and innocence to ever end for he... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:25:27 EST My first year maintenance Thank you everyone for the congratulations. <em>247</em> <BR> It took me 7 years to reach my goal weight but it was well worth the wait. <BR> <BR> I had been thin all my life. I weighed in at 101 pounds with my first pregnancy and 100 pounds with my second. <BR> I could eat or drink any thing I wanted and never gain weight......until my 40s (maybe) <BR> But it still wasn't too bad, I thought. (sucked it when I had to ) <BR> <BR> I am only 5 feet tall (4'11and 3/4") and I went up to 120... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 20:04:34 EST Locating the Lighthouses This is a (I thought so ) funny story from The Fishwrapper which is a free magazine we can get here where I live. I wanted to share it with you. <BR> <BR> I live in Texas. I have two friends who are sisters. One day they approached me and asked if I know where the lighthouses are located. <BR> <BR> When I tried to probe a little, I was told, "Yeah, they're good paying jobs and have lots of ads in the paper, but we don't know where the lighthouses are so we can apply." <BR> <BR> I told th... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 11:40:42 EST Happy October, My Birthday Month So, here we are again. <BR> <BR> A new month to start over (or continue) with our healthy life style. <BR> Last month I only blogged only once and I really hope to do better this month. <em>362</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> I was off with my walking only getting in 276,068 steps and 103.59 miles. <BR> Not too bad considering we had a heat wave for weeks and i was feeling lazy. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> This month my goals are <BR> 10K steps a day <BR> Daily Yoga <BR> Eat a healthy plan... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 09:03:14 EST Happy September HI everyone, <BR> This is just a quick update of last month. <BR> I did manage to track 328,589 steps and 128.71 miles last month. <BR> I only fell short 3 days but made the steps up the following day. So I did average a little over 10,000 steps a day. <BR> This month I plan to do better. <BR> <BR> I am proud of myself for continuing my personal challenge of keeping up with my steps (and believe me some days I had to really push myself to do it) because I didn't use the excuse tha... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:24:14 EST I got my steps in Yesterday I was determined to make up for not getting my (10,000) a day or more steps in. <BR> So, since Bill has to take it easy we went to a small mall and walked a bit there. <BR> Then we went to Lowes and Home Depot and while he was looking at tools I walked the isle and <BR> made up the rest at home. <BR> I did 17,035 steps yesterday. So it took some of the guilt off me. <BR> AND today is another day. Onward and upward, one step at a time, keep moving forward (you know the rest) <BR> K... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:55:13 EST Aug.13 I have been doing so good with my steps this month getting at least 10,000 a day, but yesterday I was feeling awful and barely did 4,000. I was couching it. <em>39</em> <BR> It really does make you feel so terrible the next day when you broke your streak. <BR> <BR> Today I plan on doing 10,000 plus the extra to make up for yesterday. <BR> I can do it. It is only 16,000 or so steps. <BR> <BR> Bill is still doing the resting with the eye. <BR> He is now on moisture drops for the eye as we... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:27:53 EST August 5th I just wanted to say <em>524</em> and let you know we are just taking it easy and waiting. <BR> Our last appointment was Thursday, I think, and the doctor said to rest the eye as much as possible. So he has been doing that. <em>102</em> <BR> He really keeps it closed much of the time anyway since he can only see light out of it. <BR> <BR> He has a bit of the eye lid stitched closed again and it seems to heal better under the closed part. <BR> It feels a lot better so maybe the 3rd t... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 13:42:16 EST Welcome August <em>524</em> to the new month. I didn't do too bad with my steps in July considering all that was going on with my DH, Bill's eye. <BR> He actually had his 3rd surgery yesterday and is feeling better today. <BR> They sewed a thicker patch on his eye to help healing. He has an appointment tomorrow at 2:00 pm so we shall see. <BR> <BR> I tracked 284,080 steps , 110.07 miles for July. <BR> I am determined to get at least 10,000 a day or more. <BR> I also plan on Yoga, every day in August. <BR... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:07:33 EST And yet another Up date On our follow up visit on Friday(the day after the 2nd surgery) the doctor said it looked better but was concerned about the scratch and worried about infection. <BR> He took maybe 5 cultures from his eye and put on another stem cell patch and a protective lens. <BR> I am to still put 2 different drops in every 2 hours and he has to either wear his glasses and at night the eye shield. <BR> I don't want to jinx anything but he says his eye feels so much better and the red is starting to get a ... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:16:22 EST More surgery I am thinking where to start My mind is a jumbled mess. <BR> On Saturday night I noticed his eye was a little runny. (trying to think of nice words) <BR> On Sunday I called the emergency line and told the doctor on all that a bit of yuck was coming out the eye and was I ok to wait till Monday. <BR> He told me to stop one drop and up the other and it should be ok. <BR> On Monday I called our Doctor and he said to come right down. <BR> He took the stitches out that had the eye closed (except f... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:18:14 EST If You Can If you Can <BR> start the day without caffeine, <BR> If You Can <BR> always be cheerful,ignoring aches & pains, <BR> If You Can <BR> resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, <BR> If You Can <BR> eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, <BR> If You Can <BR> accept criticism and blame without any resentment, <BR> If You Can <BR> understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time, <BR> If You Can <BR> conquer tension without medical help, <BR> If You Can... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:38:45 EST Another Update Hi everyone, <BR> Yesterday went ok, I guess. <BR> The doctor said he saw a small scratch and some mismatch. He said it was a normal thing but it has my husband depressed and me, too I might add. <BR> The doctor gave it a 7 on a scale from 1 to 10. <BR> I honestly don't know what to think but I am trying to be very hopeful. We have another appointment on Thursday.(unless something happens) <BR> I still do the drops 4 times a day and I am not giving up. His eye is still sewed shut and that is ... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:01:17 EST Happy Saturday Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> The surgery on Thursday went well. We got there about 9:45 and they took him in for the prep pretty soon after 10-10:15. <BR> Then I went in and waited with him until they were ready to take him for the surgery.(about 11:10) <BR> They called me back in about 1:30. They all were so nice and extremely helpful. <BR> We didn't have to do anything to the eye (it had bandages and a shield on it) until we saw the doctor the next day. <BR> <BR> When the bandages came off I w... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 11:23:26 EST Happy Thursday Hi everyone, <BR> Just a quick fill in. <BR> Bill's colonoscopy was good news. Just some hemorrhoids that he has to watch and his call back is 10 years. <BR> Today is the cornea transplant. I am nervous about and I hope you keep praying for him. <BR> I will let you know how it goes. <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> and keep smiling. <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 6 Jul 2017 06:47:51 EST Happy 4th everyone Just a quick blog for today. <BR> It is Bill's fast day and I am semi-fasting with him. <BR> Tomorrow is the big colonoscopy day and I can't wait until it is over. <BR> Then he gets his eye done on Thursday.I am very nervous on that one. <BR> Anyway, I plan on doing my Yoga strength video and later I will do the Yin video for relaxing. <BR> I still am getting my steps in. <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Keep smiling and have a safe and Happy 4th. Tue, 4 Jul 2017 12:57:52 EST So far so good July started out good with the walk/jog and Yoga. <BR> two successful days under my belt. <BR> <BR> Today starts the prep stuff for Bill's eye surgery and we are easing into the colonoscopy part which takes place the day before. <BR> I am a nervous wreck with getting everything right. <BR> <BR> Today is my mammogram and I am planning on getting my cleaning done today and my steps in, plus Yoga. <BR> I really want to and need to keep doing this. <BR> <BR> Walking is easy for me and even le... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 08:17:32 EST A little Sunday humor This is from The Fishwrapper (a free booklet from our area) <BR> <BR> At a Wednesday evening church meeting a very wealthy man rose to give his testimony. <BR> <BR> "I'm a millionaire," he said, "and I attribute it all to the rich blessings of God in my life. I still remember the turning point in my faith, like it was yesterday: <BR> I had just earned my first dollar and I went to a church meeting that night. The speaker was a missionary who told about his work. I knew that I only had a do... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 09:54:08 EST A busy week ahead Hi everyone, <BR> I am sorry I haven't been posting too much but I have been and will be crazy busy this week as well. <BR> <BR> Last week it was getting DH set up for a colonoscopy and it is set for the 5th of this month and then at his last eye appointment he is set up on the 6th for his cornea transplant. <BR> <BR> I am going for my mammogram on the 3rd. <BR> This is one busy week. <BR> <BR> The Dr. said it is going to be a bit more risky because of the thinning that has happened. ... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 09:09:09 EST I need to stop trying to be perfect This is an article I came across in my email. <BR> It hits home for me that I am a procrastinator and that I try to do something perfectly(such as starting over and over instead of maybe sometimes picking up where I left off. <BR> <BR> I do that with my Yoga videos because I should be doing one each day and when something interrupts my schedule (like my DH wanting to go somewhere or an appointment) and I just start them again. UGH!! <BR> <BR> Here is the article. I hope I get the link right... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:54:28 EST Day 5 Hi everyone, <BR> I had a very nice day today. <BR> <BR> This morning I cleaned the house and did some laundry. <BR> <BR> My son, DIL, and GD came to visit in the afternoon and while my DH and son were rotating the tires on his Jeep, my DIL and I went for a 2 and half mile walk. <BR> I really enjoyed the time together. <BR> <BR> When we came back we went for ice cream at our popular Way-Har Dairy. My DH and I had vanilla milk shakes and they were awesome. <BR> I was still in my calorie ran... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:08:38 EST Day 4 Hi everyone, <BR> Yesterday wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. <BR> I went with 4 other ladies to York,Pa to help pack up a house for people that are moving away. <BR> <BR> I was told I might get home about 5:00 pm. We left at 6:30 am. <BR> We got there around 7:45 am and when we walked in I was pleasantly surprised. They had most of the stuff already boxed. (She is an ER doctor and he is a teacher) <BR> Their books were boxed and marked what shelf they came from and if they were hers ... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:09:00 EST Still Day 3 Part 2 I did get my steps and a short yoga. <BR> <BR> I ate good all day until I opened a bag of m&ms. Nervous eating. <BR> <BR> DH is finally going to get a cornea transplant. <BR> There were 3 options. <BR> 1 leave the eye the way it is(he cannot see out of it) there is a lot of scar tissue <BR> 2. Try a hard contact lens in the eye. That is how all this trouble started. His eye is numb from the stroke and couldn't feel the eye at all. His eye perforated,was glued and yada yada yada. <BR> 3.Corn... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:11:52 EST Day 3 I am trying to get Yoga & walking in every day.(Keeping Zumba for a fun activity) <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got the walking in but put off the Yoga due to soreness. I over did it. <BR> <BR> My eating is great & I was down to 104.6 yesterday and I weighed in at 105 today. <BR> <BR> I cleaned my upstairs bathroom and got rid of so many things plus got rid of the little table (junk collector) that was in there . <BR> It looks so much better. It's a very small bathroom and now it looks a bit bi... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:30:30 EST New Plan day 2 We have a tornado/storm warning here today. <BR> I am going to do the same yoga exercise as I did yesterday and get my steps in. <BR> I had a cup of cereal and half a banana with almond milk for breakfast. <BR> Lunch was one yucky left over slice of pizza and I am having a grapefruit now for a snack. <BR> I plan on veggies and rice for dinner. <BR> I was 106 again today when I weighed. <BR> If all goes well I will try and update later. <em>334</em> <BR> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:11:13 EST A new Plan? I really need to start being accountable for myself. <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> I weighed in 1 pound over my maintenance weight this morning at 106 pounds. <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I Know I have been a bit lazy with exercising and sometimes even my steps (especially this week) and I have got to take control now before it gets out of hand. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> So, I am starting the Ultimate Yogi video series again (but I will start slow) <em>418</em> <BR> Plus walking (get in 10,000 s... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:30:46 EST Trying out a new maintenance weight Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been busy at home since school is out and last night and this morning I am not feeling the best. <BR> <BR> I think I definitely have to give up cheese and maybe other dairy products. <BR> <BR> I have changed my maintenance wight to 105.0 <BR> My range is 100 to 105. <BR> I actually am up these 2 pounds today and even though i feel like I was fighting all night and came out the loser I like the way I looked .My face isn't as drawn and to me my skin isn't so cre... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:59:09 EST More T-shirt humor 1.An apple a day keeps anyone away if you throw it hard enough. <BR> <BR> 2.If I say "first of all" Run away for I have prepared Research,Data,Charts & I will destroy you. <BR> <BR> 3.There's no need to repeat yourself. I ignored you the first time. <BR> <BR> 4.I don't go crazy. I am crazy. I just go normal from time to time. <BR> <BR> 5.Don't judge me cause I'm quiet. No one plans a murder out loud. <BR> <BR> 6.Parenthood, The scariest hood you'll ever go through. <BR> <BR> 7.Standing ... Sat, 13 May 2017 11:39:05 EST Clever T-Shirt Sayings 10-15 11. Brains are awesome, I wish everyone had one. <BR> <BR> 12.The only thing you need to fear is fear itself, and spiders. <BR> <BR> 13.I may be wrong, but I doubt it. <BR> <BR> 14.Never laugh at your mate's choices, you are one of them! <BR> <BR> 15.I am who I am, your approval isn't needed. Fri, 12 May 2017 12:09:53 EST Clever T-Shirt sayings 6-10 6.I'd love to have a battle of wits,but you appear unarmed. <BR> <BR> 7.We'll be friends till we're old & senile,then we'll be new friends. <BR> <BR> 8.I would be unstoppable, if only I could get started. <BR> <BR> 9.A little gray hair is a small price to pay for all this wisdom! <BR> <BR> 10.Families are like fudge, Mostly sweet with a few nuts. Thu, 11 May 2017 10:55:23 EST Clever t-shirt sayings 1 to 5 1. I'm so busy I don't know whether I found a rope or lost my horse. <BR> <BR> 2. Exercise??? I thought you said extra fries. <BR> <BR> 3. I could be a morning person, if morning happened at noon. <BR> <BR> 4. I consider on time to be when I get there. <BR> <BR> 5. People said to follow your dream,so I went back to bed. <BR> Wed, 10 May 2017 12:20:41 EST Happy May 1st This is just a short blog to list my goals for this month. <BR> <BR> 1. I WILL do 10,000 steps (or more) I am determined <BR> 2. I will limit sugar <BR> 3. I will continue with Yoga <BR> 4. I will eat more fruits and veggies <BR> 5. I will drink 8 or more glasses of water daily. <BR> <BR> I also hope to get DH up and walking with me. We actually went this evening with our dog,(she is older and a bit overweight) and I had to jog back and get the car for her. <em>247</em> She is our sweeth... Mon, 1 May 2017 20:05:55 EST Science Lesson <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mr. Smythe had been giving his second-grade students a short lesson on science. He had explained about magnets and showed them how they would pick up nails and other bits of iron. <BR> A week later, the students are back in the science class with Mr. Smythe. Before he starts a new topic, he asks a question, "Who can tell me who I am? My name begins with the letter 'M' and I pick things up. Who am I?" <BR> Before anyone could answer, Little Johnny shouted out, ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:15 EST Generous Travel Agent <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Generous Travel Agent <BR> A travel agent looked up from his desk to see an older lady and an older gentleman peering in the shop window at the posters showing the glamorous destinations around the world. The agent had had a good week and the dejected couple looking in the window gave him a rare feeling of generosity. <BR> He called them into his shop, "I know that on your pension you could never hope to have a holiday, so I am sending you off to a fabulous resort a... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:16:39 EST Speeding Farmer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Speeding Farmer <BR> A farmer got pulled over by a state trooper for speeding, and the trooper started to lecture the farmer about his speed, and in general began to throw his weight around to try to make the farmer uncomfortable. Finally, the trooper got around to writing out the ticket, and as he was doing that he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head. <BR> The farmer said, "Having some problems with circle flies there, are ya?" The trooper... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:01:16 EST Making the Most of Each Day Outside my window, a new day I see, <BR> And only I can determine, What kind of day it might be. <BR> It can be busy and sunny, Laughing and gay, <BR> Or boring and cold, unhappy and gray. <BR> <BR> My own state of mind is the determining key, <BR> For I am the only person I let myself be. <BR> I can be thoughtful and do all I can to help, <BR> Or be selfish and think just of myself. <BR> <BR> I can enjoy what I do and make it... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:06:53 EST Happy New Year Hello 2017, <BR> I am going to look forward this year. <BR> <BR> My goals are to maintain my weight between 100 and 105 pounds.(with 102 as my ideal. <BR> I am going to make sure I get my water in daily, eat healthy whole foods,(at least 75% of the time) and "EXERCISE" (not just walking but ST at least 10 minutes a day) Yoga being my favorite. <BR> <BR> I have been a bit off, a lot off, in the past but I did keep walking and thank goodness for that or I would probably be rolling in the New... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:18:29 EST Hugs to all <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:36:09 EST Happy December <img src=""> <BR> Have a healthy December! Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:24:17 EST Keep smiling I am really going to work on being more optimistic. <BR> I know when I have days that everything goes pretty much the way you plan it you just feel so much darn better about yourself. <BR> I think I am going to try and have an up attitude in the morning and go from there. Keep smiling <em>334</em> and going forward. <BR> Focus on being grateful. Because I am grateful for my husband of 43 years this Nov. 22nd. <BR> I am grateful for my children,my grandchildren, my family and my f... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:47:38 EST Winter 5% challenge Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts in January. Please click on this link to join the Challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=67977 ... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:43:34 EST Happy October 1st I woke up this morning in a good mood and mostly because it was Saturday (no work for me) and it was a NEW month. <BR> Another chance to start "Fresh" and clean and shiny. <BR> It always starts out that way and then most of us slack off because the newness wears off, like new shoes or clothes or even a car. <BR> Well, this month I plan on keeping the new feeling. <BR> I always start the day with a good breakfast but I want to take it lunch and dinner and snacks. <BR> I want to make it a poi... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 09:58:22 EST It's hot out there <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="h... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:09:23 EST July's steps I was tracking my steps every day on a pocket calendar. <BR> Week one <BR> 7/1 to 7/2 19,087 <BR> 7/3 to 7/9 64,010 <BR> 7/10 to 7/16 38,127 <BR> 7/17 to 7/23 53,914 <BR> 7/24 to 7/30 58,321 <BR> 7/31 13,264 <BR> <BR> Total for the month 246,723 steps (Not too bad) <BR> <BR> This month I want to keep up with the steps PLUS get serious with my Yoga EVERY day! <BR> <img src=" Mon, 1 Aug 2016 11:50:04 EST Trivia <em>100</em> UGH!! <BR> I went all month with 100% in trivia and the very last day I got 1 wrong. <em>46</em> <BR> The can you lose weight by walking 15 minutes a day without changing your diet. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Oh well!! Maybe next month. <BR> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:21:34 EST