INFLATED's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=INFLATED INFLATED'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/ I am upset and angry tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422837 Day 53 of exercise in 2017 0.51 Miles / 0.82 Kilometers <BR> Walked around the block 18 minutes 84 calories burned <BR> <BR> I was prescribed sulfamethoxazole-TMP DS tablet for my bladder infection and the urologist told me to be sure to get it and start taking it as soon as possible. I felt miserable until after Noon when we got home from the Urological Center and I took my pill and forced myself to eat. I went to sleep for awhile in the rocker recliner and woke up about 4 this afternoo... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:32:56 EST Surgery Monday, but it is not how I thought it was going to be. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422723 I have to have surgery on Monday morning. Uric acid stones can't be seen on x-rays, though I had to have an KUB x-ray today before I was told that. They will go through the urethra, find the stone, laser it, and try to pull out the pieces. I will have a stent put in. I can expect swelling for a few days after the surgery. At least they will put me under anesthesia for that. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I have a bladder infection and had to be catheterized for a specimen. I am not feeling well ... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:26:19 EST My visit with the urologist today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422428 Day 52 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked around the block 18 minutes 84 calories burned <BR> 0.51 Miles / 0.82 Kilometers <BR> <BR> I have three kidney stones, two on the left and one on the right. The one on the right is too big to pass. I go back tomorrow for a KUB x-ray and then probably on Friday, they will try to break it up. <BR> <BR> Their scale was broken, my blood pressure was 129/51. My calendar is filling up quick with doctors appointments. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:53:58 EST I'm still having problems. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422352 Facebook entries: <BR> Requesting prayer. I awoke this morning to what feels like a bladder infection. I am on my second glass of water, but I am in a lot of discomfort. I am supposed to see a urologist today at 1:20 PM, but if this worsens, I may just go back to the hospital. I was urinating blood when I went to the hospital Sunday morning. I don't know if this means I am about to pass the kidney stone or if I am inflamed from one. I was out of it at the hospital because I was given morphin... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:15:57 EST I had another kidney stone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422125 Day 51 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked around the block using a cane 20 minutes 92 calories burned <BR> 0.51 Miles / 0.82 Kilometers <BR> I didn't feel well Saturday evening. We were invited to our son's house for shrimp and pasta. I am not supposed to eat pasta on my ketogenic way of eating, so I took Gorton's fish fillets to eat-Alaskan Pollock-zero carbs. <BR> <BR> We stayed there until about 9 PM and I thought maybe the fish was bad. I went to bed about 3 AM on Sunday and woke up at 5... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:10:18 EST 3.6 pounds down. I'm trying to get back to 233 lbs., but it will take time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420519 Down 3.6 pounds since coming home from the Bible conference on Sunday. Hubby went to Arby's today and brought home a milk shake and a roast beef sandwich and wanted me to taste the milk shake. I knew if I did, that it would kick in my sugar addiction and I would be off on a binge. <BR> <BR> So far, this is Day 3 of being back on Keto and it has brought down my blood glucose which was very high while we were at the conference. I just can't eat starches without it doing a number on my blood... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:02:13 EST The Bible conference. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419669 We took Bayau to the kennel on Friday morning. The previous evening we spent almost $400 for tires and the bank had put money that was to go into our savings account into the checking account. They fixed that. <BR> <BR> We took out money from savings and left for West Virginia. We stopped at a truck stop and ate breakfast. I got sausage and buckwheat cakes. I think I was given 3/4 cup of syrup to go with it. My food was overcooked and the buckwheat cakes were gummy, but I couldn't ... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:52:10 EST We are home from the Bible Conference at Buffalo Valley Baptist Church in Clay, West Virginia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419548 We got in before 7 PM and unpacked and put our stuff away. <BR> <BR> We had a very close call Sunday on the road. The speed limit was 70 mph and we were behind a tractor trailer. All at once we saw brake lights and the tractor trailer in front of the one we were behind went to the right toward the shoulder of the road. <BR> <BR> My husband literally stood on the brakes and the tires of our car were on the rough surface that is there to wake you up if you start to drift off the road. I... Sun, 8 Oct 2017 23:55:30 EST Proverbs 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418483 Day 50 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked 0.74 Miles / 1.19 Kilometers <BR> 20 minutes 96 calories burned <BR> <BR> Our daughter-in-law called us this week and asked to borrow my van. Her car wouldn't shift into gear and she was going to use my van to go back and forth to work. She called last night and said the van had a flat tire. <BR> <BR> We missed church so my husband could go and help her. They were going to have the van towed to a tire place to have the tire fixed. The tow truck dri... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 20:11:56 EST I'm still getting calls from that number. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416479 I am getting between three and 5 or more calls daily from that phone number trying to scam me. I put the number on a piece of paper by the phone and when the phone rings, I answer it, but I don't speak. There are a variety of people calling me from that number. I listen and can hear them saying, "Hello, Hello, Hello. Is this (my name)?" I shut off the TV and make it very quiet here. I think if they keep calling and get no answer, that maybe my number will be deleted from their call list... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:20:45 EST My brother-in-law helped me to figure out the blood pressure cuff today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415730 Day 49 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 120 MINUTES 1045 CALORIES BURNED <BR> <BR> My sister stopped by today. They bought a trailer with lake access on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. <BR> <BR> My brother-in-law used to volunteer for the fire department and he helped me figure out my blood pressure cuff, saving me a trip to the VA Center. <BR> <BR> I was so glad they came by. They are going to watch Bayou, our dog, while we go to another Bible Conference ... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:24:58 EST Frustrations today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415418 I couldn't figure out the new blood pressure cuff and called the company like the nurse at the VA told me to do. The man said I need a bigger cuff. <BR> <BR> I will take the cuff back to the VA and try to get a nurse to show me how to take my blood pressure using the cuff I was given. The problem lies in knowing how the cuff is supposed to secure around my arm. <BR> <BR> I had calls all day, 5 of them, trying to scam me. Since the Equifax breach of security, my advice is to be careful ... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:06:12 EST VA visit today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415032 Day 48 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked 1.05 Miles / 1.69 Kilometers <BR> 29 minutes 138 calories burned <BR> <BR> I saw a nurse today at the VA center. The nutritionist was sick so that appointment was rescheduled. The nurse is going to call me weekly to see how I am doing and I got the blood pressure cuff that I thought they were going to mail. <BR> <BR> I think being accountable by phone is going to help me tremendously. I told her that I needed that and she said she would do it. M... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:27:06 EST Eggs were 43 cents a dozen today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413585 We haven't done a complete list of shopping since before Labor Day. I looked at the Aldi's ad and they had tomatoes for 89 cents for a 24 oz. package, multi-colored peppers for $1.69 for a 3 pack, mushrooms for 59 cents for an 8 oz. package. <BR> <BR> Hubby bought chicken breasts for $1.69 and they were huge. We can fillet them and have 4 pieces of chicken to cook, then save two of the fillets for the next day's meal. As we divided and repacked the meat, hubby told me the price for eggs. ... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:20:02 EST Disappointed tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412976 Day 47 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked 0.74 Miles / 1.19 Kilometers <BR> 21 minutes 95 calories burned <BR> <BR> I talked to my niece today and her mother on Facebook Messenger. Then my husband's blind brother called and talked to my husband. These three are family and I rarely hear from their son. <BR> <BR> I showed my husband the house I liked the other night and tonight he told me he didn't like it. I feel disappointed, but we both have to like whatever we choose. <BR> <BR> My ... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:48:19 EST Cheering myself with music and a funny story. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412627 Day 46 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked 0.74 Miles / 1.19 Kilometers <BR> 30 minutes 135 calories burned <BR> <BR> I found a man online that is a storyteller and I like to hear his music. His name is Michael Reno Harrell. He told one story about cleaning out his Mama's house and his family having a contest to find the most useless thing she saved. <BR> <BR> Many of his songs touch my heart. I know people that can tell a tale from their past and you feel like you were a part of it. I h... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:43:08 EST Two of my brother-in-laws http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411932 My brother-in-law called Thursday and asked for my husband. My husband wasn't here. My brother-in-law hung up and I phoned my husband and told him about the call. His brother is blind so my husband went over to his house before coming home. His brother had fallen, but he was up by then and said he was going to bed. <BR> <BR> Later that night I looked at Facebook and saw where his wife posted that they were at the ER. She had been with her daughter earlier in the day when her daughter ... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:43:33 EST Today is my son's birthday. I wrote this two years ago. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410821 September 13, 2015 · <BR> On September 13, 1982, I gave birth to a 9 lb. 10 oz. baby boy. At the age of one month, he had not gained or lost any weight. His head began to grow at the base of his neck and out the back of his skull. A pediatrician said my son had hydrocephalus or water on the brain. When I held him, I had to hold him under his chin by his jaws and also in the back of his head. His head would flop forward or back and he could not hold his head up on his own. <BR> One of the mem... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:32:26 EST Tomorrow my son will be 35 years old. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410613 He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and I carried that weight around all summer. <BR> <BR> Tonight he invited us to his house for tacos and we are supposed to go over to his house on Thursday evening for dinner with his in-laws and probably his neighbor and her grandson. <BR> <BR> This week I was invited to my sister's on Sunday, to my son's this evening and again on Thursday. I like not having to cook. <BR> <BR> We are to have rainy days until the weekend and I still need to work on the flo... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:12:22 EST My friends in Florida have checked in that they are safe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410151 Day 45 of exercise in 2017 <BR> MINUTES CALORIES BURNED <BR> Gardening ⊗ 55 330 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning ⊗ 20 174 <BR> Walked 0.74 Miles / 1.19 Kilometers <BR> 23 minutes 104 calories burned <BR> <BR> I am thanking God today that my friends are alive and safe. <BR> <BR> I went to my sister's yesterday and she gave me cone flowers, black-eyed Susans, pink mums, and gladiolas, I transplanted them today and put mulch over them. I helped hubby do the pool maintenance, did the... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:00:24 EST A post I read today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409500 The post: <BR> <BR> "For all you non-Floridians saying people are stupid for staying put and hunkering down: what would you choose? Being trapped in a massive parking lot throughout Florida and Georgia (the only way out of Florida for those who failed geography) with no gas/food anywhere with pets, kids, elderly, medically fragile passengers, special needs children OR securing your home and bracing yourself? Personally, I trust a concrete home more than a car for shelter from this monster of... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 23:14:33 EST Pray for those being affected. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408381 <link>http://www.facebook.com/JasonDunning<BR>Wx/photos/a.578499302208849.1073741825<BR>.172664589458991/1561034247288678/?type=3 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb<BR>id=10155719059971457&set=a.63726816456<BR>.74110.671591456&type=3 </link> <BR> <BR> Hurricane Irma and wild fires. Pray for those in the paths of the fires and hurricane. The smoke from the fires is terrible too and is being seen miles from the actual fires. Many are having breathing problem... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 17:08:07 EST This is how I feel today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407641 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ: (Ephesians 1:3) <BR> Every spiritual blessing. Every single last one! Can you believe it? What abounding grace has been granted us who believe! Every spiritual blessing! To us, the former children of our once-father, the devil. Even while every believer should be rejoicing in thankful abandon at being granted to taste of life eternal, how much more should ... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 18:00:48 EST Camp Caraway, North Carolina and a weight drop of 1.4 pounds. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407536 The hosting church decided to rent rooms at Camp Caraway and offer them free to all attending guests and preachers. This meant our only expense for the trip was for gasoline and our food going there and coming home. We haven't been to a Bible conference at this church for many years. Their church members like Camp Caraway because now the food is prepared by the staff at Camp Caraway and the ladies are free to enjoy the conference themselves without having to cook and clean up afterwards. <... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 11:30:46 EST Going to Carolina in my mind and we will be going for real, be the Lord Willing, tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406262 No exercise, I ate well. <BR> <BR> Hubby took Bayau to be boarded, He left the vet records there and had to go back to get them. <BR> <BR> He went to get buttons for the repair on my dress. I measured the diameter of the button and told him to write it down. Did he? No! He came home with buttons that were too small and asked me to show him the button I need to replace. The buttons on the card were too small, so back to the store he went. After he left, I noticed he left the receip... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:35:07 EST Happy feet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405810 Day 44 of exercise this year <BR> Walked 17 minutes 68 calories burned <BR> Walked 21 minutes 95 calories burned <BR> 0.74 Miles / 1.19 Kilometers <BR> <BR> Today I had my hair cut and styled and had my lip and eyebrows waxed. No more (no-see-ums) hairs until I can feel them with my tongue when I lick my lips. The stylist said she didn't see any on my chin, just peach fuzz. Those are the ones I can't see until they are about an inch long. <BR> <BR> Hubby drove me around and went to t... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:18:35 EST Setting appointments with the Veterans Administration this morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405530 Day 43 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked on the treadmill 2.9 mph <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 10 minutes 45 calories burned <BR> <BR> I found out this morning when my eye appointment is, October 27, 2017. <BR> <BR> The phone rang and it was from the VA and they wanted to know if I was Shirley. No, that isn't my name. Later when I was talking to a woman that had called back to tell me when my appointment was, I got another call from the same number, but couldn't take it then.... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 22:34:32 EST The RH Factor. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405058 First off, let me say that this blog doesn't have anything to do with blood or pregnancy. <BR> <BR> I was talking to a Spark Friend by phone on Saturday and she said what "I thought" was RH. She is from Texas and has a "Texas drawl" which I love. I stopped our conversation and asked her what she meant by RH. Way back when I was born, there was a possibility that I might have the RH factor. <BR> <BR> She said, "our age" not RH, lol! I still think it is funny that I didn't understand ... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:34:15 EST Saturday blessings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404352 We went over to our son's today and he grilled steaks for us. We had steak, salad and baked potatoes. <BR> <BR> Hubby took me to JC Penney's later this afternoon and I bought two new dresses. We plan to go to a Bible conference in North Carolina over Labor Day weekend. One dress had a button on each shoulder and a chain was attached on one side to look like a necklace. The other button was missing and I showed it to the clerk when I went to pay for the dress. She took off $10 for dam... Sat, 26 Aug 2017 22:01:54 EST Five things that are invisible. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403864 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> <BR> My husband saw this in a Reader's Digest in the podiatrist's waiting room. <BR> <BR> Things went very smoothly this morning and I was finished by 10:50, ten minutes before my second appointment was to begin at the VA Clinic. <BR> <BR> They really care for their patients and get people in and out. <BR> <BR> I had several tubes of blood drawn and then had my EKG and the woman doing it said everything looked good. <BR> <BR> My husband made ba... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:39:41 EST Appointments today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403706 It is almost 1 AM. I just put a load of laundry into the washer. <BR> <BR> Later today I go to Pennsylvania to see my podiatrist, then back to Hagerstown to the VA Clinic for lab work and then an EKG. <BR> <BR> I am still having blurred vision. My husband was in and out of the house today, and I took advantage of that-the TV wouldn't be on and he wouldn't be here talking to the dog or cat. I could concentrate and I caught up on my Bible reading using a magnifying glass and following alo... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 01:15:41 EST If I haven't responded to your comments, it is because my vision is blurred. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403306 I have been having blurred vision. I have to use a magnifying glass to read most type and peoples faces are blurred when they are just a few feet away from me. <BR> <BR> I have to stop when it comes to reading or typing because I can't make out the words and when typing, I make too many errors. My husband has been driving when I need to go anywhere. I won't risk harming another person by getting behind the wheel of a vehicle when I can't see clearly. <BR> <BR> I am trusting God tha... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:14:43 EST I went to the Veterans Administration Clinic yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403183 I went to the VA clinic yesterday. I was seen by a nurse that took my health history. I will have to take my blood pressure at home and they will send a cuff to me so I can do that. Next I was seen by a doctor and she agreed to be my primary care doctor. <BR> <BR> She is young and thorough, She checked my heart and lungs and told me she wanted labs on me. I had my eyes checked yesterday for macular degeneration. Photos were taken and sent to a specialist. I was being checked for it ... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:44:15 EST I was in the pool this evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401737 Day 42 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Swimming 101 minutes 407 calories burned <BR> <BR> The water was 80 degrees and there was a breeze blowing. I put on my life vest and went in the pool by myself. I got out and told my husband to come out and we could vacuum the pool. He also put chlorine tabs in the floaters. So that was done for this week. We usually do maintenance on Thursday, but we have been having storms here this week. <BR> <BR> I came in and changed and put my suit and some oth... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:50:05 EST Show me where You brought me from and where I could have been... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401050 Day 41 of exercise in 2017 <BR> MINUTES CALORIES BURNED <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning ⊗ 22 193 <BR> Vacuumed the pool and side decks with the shop vac <BR> <BR> It is humid here. <BR> <BR> I was thinking today about where I could have been if I hadn't given in to sweets. Years ago, I had lost 40 pounds here at Spark People and went off the site to finish an ice cream cake that we bought for our son's birthday. I didn't come back ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:13:13 EST I had help with my household chores today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400641 Day 40 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 15 minutes 132 calories burned <BR> <BR> 87°F <BR> Scattered Clouds <BR> Feels like 89° <BR> Wind: 5 mph WNW <BR> Humidity: 49% <BR> Dew Point: 66° <BR> Pressure: 30 in <BR> Sunrise: 06:24 AM <BR> Sunset: 08:05 PM <BR> <BR> It is humid here. Hubby helped me to fold a basket of clothes that included the bed sheets and I vacuumed while he cleaned the tray for Bayau's crate outside using the hose to rinse the soap off of it.... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:46:42 EST Hubby should be a happy camper tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399580 Day 39 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked 21 minutes 114 calories burned <BR> 0.78 Miles / 1.26 Kilometers <BR> <BR> I had a restful day today. My husband and I both napped today after lunch. <BR> <BR> This evening we made a peach cobbler in an 8 X 8" pan. We invited our son and his wife to come have some, but our son made a dish that a co-worker told him about, pineapple chicken with rice, and hubby went over to his house and brought some home. Hubby will have it to eat tomorrow. The ... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:30:02 EST We went to a peach festival today and had a good time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399126 Day 38 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked approximately a mile at the Peach Festival <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 60 minutes 272 calories burned <BR> <BR> 0.78 Miles / 1.26 Kilometers <BR> Walked 21 minutes 114 calories burned <BR> <BR> <BR> Leitersburg Peach Festival <BR> August 12 - 12, 2017 <BR> Ruritan Community Park - Leitersburg, MD 21742 <BR> Show Promo­ter: Leitersburg Ruritan Club <BR> Show Dir.: Event Contact Show Dir. Ph.: Join to view full details <BR> Mai... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:54:11 EST De-cluttered some books and my adventures in selling them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398705 I went to 2nd & Charles to try to sell some books I de-cluttered. They gave them all back to me and told me they were too old. Non-fiction books could not be any older than 5 years. They wanted books with dust covers on them and mine didn't have them. I spent about two hours in the store waiting for the guy to call my number when he had finished evaluating my books. He didn't call any numbers while we were in the store. <BR> <BR> We left there and went to Wonder Books. The fellow at the... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:25:40 EST Happy Anniversary, Bayau! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398584 Thursday, August 11, 2016 <BR> <BR> Day 37 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked 15 minutes 68 calories burned <BR> 0.52 Miles / 0.84 Kilometers <BR> <BR> We got Bayau from the Humane Society of Washington County <BR> <BR> She has been our girl for one year! <BR> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:41:25 EST I went to a meeting with Jimmy Moore in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398467 Day 36 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked 22 minutes 100 calories burned <BR> 0.52 Miles / 0.84 Kilometers <BR> <BR> I went to a meeting tonight in Shepherdstown, West Virginia to hear Jimmy Moore speak about the ketogenic way of eating. They served an all-you-can-eat ketogenic meal, but it cost $19 a person, $38 if my husband and I ate there. <BR> <BR> We decided on the way to the meeting, to eat at Hoss's steak house on the way home. We went to Hoss's after the meeting, and they were cl... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:59:45 EST Hubby's draw from our suggestion box for date night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398065 Day 35 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Walked 22 minutes 100 calories burned <BR> 0.74 Miles / 1.19 Kilometers <BR> <BR> I was very tired today and did little. When I get into my cleaning mode, I get hyped. Then I have trouble winding down to try to sleep. <BR> <BR> I felt like one nostril was not letting air pass through it last night right before I wanted to sleep, so I slept sitting up in the recliner. I had no aches or pains today, I just felt like my "get up and go, got up and went." <BR>... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 22:52:04 EST I am learning more about "My" diabetes on my own. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397654 Day 34 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 60 minutes 526 calories burned, I ate 1,045 calories so that should help with weight loss, burning half of them <BR> <BR> I went to the Reversing Diabetes site last night and asked questions and got great answers. I also asked a Spark Friend here how she keeps her diabetes under control and her first response was exercise, exercise, exercise. I love counting heavy cleaning as exercise. I am knocking out two things at once,... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 22:33:03 EST Bayau will not let my husband hold my hand when we are watching TV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396846 Day 33 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning ⊗ 30 minutes 263 calories burned <BR> <BR> I don't know Bayau's background. We adopted her from the Humane Society. She is part border collie and part husky. <BR> <BR> One day, my husband stood up and reached out his hand to me to help me up out of the love seat/recliner. Bayau stood on her hind legs and tried to break his grip on my hand with her nose and paws. <BR> <BR> She will bark at us if she sees us holding hands ... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 22:46:19 EST My drug interactions questions were answered last night, praise the LORD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396155 Severe thunderstorms here last night. The weatherman said we had an inch of rain in 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> Eggs were on sale at Aldi's for 45 cents a dozen, that is the lowest price we have ever found. <BR> <BR> The pharmacy called me last night to tell me I had prescriptions to pick up and I talked with a very knowledgeable woman about the drug interactions. I told her about my difficulties with this doctor and that I didn't trust his prescriptions. <BR> <BR> I have been taking my calc... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 00:29:32 EST I picture in my mind, Laurel and Hardy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395967 I try to keep track of what chores I accomplish because the house is a lot for me to keep up to at age 65. Hubby helps at times, but when he starts back to work in September, I have more to do. I keep a To Do list of places that need repaired or painting. I like this list too, then if I need to buy supplies, I can collect them when they are on sale and store them until I am ready to tackle the project. <BR> <BR> Today, I had 10 % off card at Ollie's, a bargain store. I received an ad in my ... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:22:19 EST All in a day's work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395915 Thursday, August 3, 2017 <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Ate breakfast <BR> Took rest of meds <BR> Logged what I ate on Spark People <BR> Took blood glucose <BR> Went for a walk <BR> Posted cartoons on Facebook <BR> Ate lunch <BR> Logged what I ate on Spark People <BR> Answered e-mail <BR> Deleted 61 e-mails <BR> Set up and started the Roomba <BR> Got clothes out of the dryer and brought them upstairs from the basement to fold <BR> Cleaned dryer vents <BR> Folded a basket of towels and face cloth... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 10:44:54 EST Bayau's look of fear. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395551 Day 32 of exercise in 2017 <BR> Distance: 0.52 miles / 0.83 km <BR> Walked 14 minutes 76 calories burned <BR> <BR> I was answering my e-mail last night when a thunderstorm hit. We had cut our evening walk short due to seeing heat lightning. The lightning was frequent and the thunder boomed. Our cat will hightail it to the basement if she sees lightning through the windows or hears thunder. I turned off my computer and was getting ready to go to sleep. <BR> <BR> Bayau was lying in the... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 12:24:28 EST It's weird what you dream of when you are sleeping. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395293 Day 31 of exercise in 2017 Seven months have passed and I finally got 31 days of exercise in <BR> Walked 0.52 Miles / 0.84 Kilometers <BR> 15 minutes 68 calories burned <BR> <BR> I was sleeping in the recliner yesterday and dreamed my husband was tickling the bottom of my foot roughly. I don't like to be tickled. My feet hang off the end of the foot rest when I am in the recliner. <BR> <BR> I woke up and the dog was sitting at the end of the foot rest on the recliner, scratching herself ... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 21:43:36 EST I am finding this out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394801 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88a30815-97de-4e75-98be-7bd4c2ab04c7.png"> <BR> <BR> We got a call from the doctor's office today. It was a recorded message saying they would call back at another time. He sent a prescription to the pharmacy upping my dosage for a pill I am to take before each meal. I have no intentions of picking up the prescription. <BR> <BR> I guess when he told me to find another doctor and I left the examining room, that he thought I wasn't serious. ... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 19:18:56 EST