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/ Good news. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768339 Day 92 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> The Heart Center called today to schedule a follow-up appointment. That scared me because they were supposed to call yesterday with the results of my echocardiogram and they didn't call. I wrote the scheduled time on the calendar and asked if they had the results. They said it was okay. <BR> <BR> I asked if I was cleared to exercise and the woman I spoke w... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:38:01 EST I had the echocardiogram this morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766944 Day 91 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> I needed to be at the Heart Center by 8:25 AM this morning. I didn't sleep last night. I was ready by about 5 AM and set the timer on the stove and an Ekco timer and put it on the coffee table. I slept in the recliner until the timers went off and then woke my son up and told him to move his car so that I could get out of the driveway. <BR> <BR> The sonogr... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:00:23 EST Posting my exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766359 Day 90 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> I heard something like this on TV today. "You are the problem, but you are also the solution." This fits me so well with my weight problem over the years. I was 19 when I began gaining. I am 62 now. It doesn't make sense that I didn't lose it or make the effort to try. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:17:33 EST Posting my exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765643 Day 89 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 15 minutes 71 calories burned <BR> <BR> It was a very rainy day here. As day was dawning, the sound of a downpour caused me to go to the basement and pull the lid off the drain at the bottom of the outside cellar entrance. If it gets an air lock or and debris clogs it, water comes in under the basement door. <BR> <BR> We were walking this evening in a fine mist. <BR> <BR> It was a quiet day at ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:30:14 EST Posting my exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765128 Day 88 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> I have laundry to fold and need to take a shower before going to bed tonight. I am way behind on chores. My family doctor did not want me to go up and down stairs. <BR> The cardiologist said my treadmill stress test didn't show any problems so I went back to exercising by walking around the block. <BR> <BR> The pool temperature dropped to 76 degrees. No th... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:09:19 EST I haven't had to put any water in the pool this summer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764504 Day 87 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 14 minutes 66 calories burned <BR> <BR> We had thunderstorms this afternoon. It was 85 degrees here and the pool water was 78 degrees. I would have gotten in, but I no longer have a life vest and there was nobody here. <BR> <BR> I have been taking it easy. <BR> <BR> I haven't had to fill the pool at all this summer, once it was filled to start it up, it has rained when the water started to evap... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:50:40 EST Looking forward to sweet dreams. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763932 Day 86 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 14 minutes 66 calories burned <BR> <BR> I only slept two hours the night before my treadmill stress test yesterday and we went to a ball game later that evening. I am recording my exercise and heading off to bed to make up for my sleep deficit. Maybe my body clock will reset to sleeping at night instead of napping during the day. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPOg<BR>pPSF2pw </... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:16:14 EST One test completed, one to do. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763287 Day 85 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> I had my treadmill stress test this morning. The cardiologist said he didn't see any problems. <BR> <BR> I still have an echocardiogram to go through next week, but I think it will be fine too. <BR> <BR> I went to a baseball game tonight with my husband, son and our son's girlfriend. It has been a long day for me. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:26:39 EST No stress test today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758340 I had a consultation with a cardiologist. I had another EKG before I saw him and he took a family history. I am to have a treadmill exercise stress test on 8-19-14 and a echocardiogram on the 25th of this month. <BR> <BR> Believe it or not I was 2 pounds heavier at this doctor's office. I must be full of it, lol! <BR> My blood pressure was up a little due to nerves. <BR> <BR> I am going to go relax. It is rainy here today and we might have some severe storms. <BR> My wallet is crying be... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:43:23 EST I need a stress test. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758195 Weight 244 Blood Pressure 117/70 <BR> <BR> I went to see my doctor this morning. She listened to my heart and lungs and did an EKG on me. She wants me to have a stress test and I am not to exercise again until after I see her again after the stress test. <BR> <BR> I doubt that I will blog again until then. She said with all of the risk factors I have, she wants to rule out heart problems. <BR> <BR> I don't think I have heart problems, but my Mom had heart disease and my Dad only had t... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:39:41 EST I feel better today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757059 Day 84 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 58 calories burned <BR> <BR> Whatever was going on with me has passed. I will call the doctor in the morning and set up an appointment to get checked. <BR> <BR> I didn't go with my husband yesterday to the peach festival or car show. I did go to church this morning and didn't notice any problems when I leaned forward or while eating. <BR> <BR> I am glad to put that behind me. I have h... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:01:44 EST Plans for Saturday, August 9, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756079 Friday, August 9, 2014 <BR> Day 83 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 10 minutes 48 calories burned <BR> <BR> My husband wants to go to a peach festival and to a car show. Night before last, Thursday night, I was at my computer. A tightness crept across my chest and my back between my shoulders. I felt like it was painful to swallow and maybe I was swallowing air because it hurt to burp and I seemed to be doing a lot of burping. Friday, t... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 00:54:57 EST Tracking for yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755456 Thursday, August 7, 2014 <BR> Day 82 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 58 calories burned Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:13:37 EST Going in circles. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754482 Day 81 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> <BR> The nutritionist will go over my food journal and make recommendations to help me achieve normal blood glucose readings. The only way that I can print them without using a lot of paper, is to hit the place that allows you to remove foods that you have eaten. I won't see him until September, so I will have many pages. <BR> <BR> I have a lot on my plate right n... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 14:44:35 EST A Stressful Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753909 Day 80 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Swimming: general &#8855; 42 minutes 509 calories burned <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today was the day that I visited with the nutritionist again. He said it is not his place to put one on insulin, but that determination would have to come from my family doctor. I am to go to three classes on nutrition and he will see how I am doing. I have to keep a journal of what I eat. <BR> <... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 21:26:19 EST A new hedge trimmer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752497 Day 79 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning &#8855; 12 minutes 109 calories burned <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 15 minutes 70 calories burned <BR> <BR> We came home from church today and our son had vacuumed the living room. We had breakfast for lunch of fried eggs, bacon and sausage, toast and coffee. <BR> <BR> My husband bought an electric hedge trimmer yesterday. We have two cedars on either side of the front window and a big ro... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 21:16:22 EST I went swimming this evening, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746051 Day 78 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Swimming: general: 20 minutes 242 calories burned <BR> <BR> My son called on his way home from work and asked me what I was doing. I was cooking supper. He said his girlfriend and her brother were going to come over and we would go swimming. <BR> <BR> The pool is a cloudy blue color and the liner is blue. The water temperature was 80-81 degrees. We are supposed to have cooler temperatures, so for me it was a now or never time to swi... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:55:05 EST The pool has never cleared. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745249 Day 77 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 12 minutes 56 calories burned <BR> <BR> The humidity when we walk is sweltering. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:26:53 EST Look what I got on my Facebook chat this evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737570 Your case manager will be refunding the amount you paid for the technician to come look at the old water heater. We will give you a call tomorrow after 6 PM to process the refund. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:04:32 EST I am not going to fight Sears. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737116 I shredded the paperwork that came with the old water heater. I won't be following up hounding them. I just won't do business with them ever again. <BR> <BR> I posted a complaint on their Facebook page and was assigned a case number and was asked for my address and phone number on Facebook chat. Nobody has contacted us and I don't expect them to. <BR> <BR> The old water heater was unhooked from the plumbing when a new one was put in and we drained it so we wouldn't have an 80 gallon le... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:05:48 EST July 10, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736293 Day 76 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> I think my son is going to make raspberry pie tonight. My husband went out again to pick them and got maybe 3 more quarts. <BR> <BR> I am busy reading an online book and The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman. It has been very humid here with afternoon thunderstorms in the area. Power was knocked out in some parts of the city Tuesday night. Winds gusts were near 60 ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:27:09 EST My dissatisfaction with Sears. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735461 Day 75 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> I got the paperwork for our leaky water heater and called a number for Sears that I received by e-mail. My warranty was for "exclusive" parts according to the woman I spoke with, but no where in my paperwork did I find that term or a description of what they were. <BR> <BR> I realized the woman I was talking to had no part in the water heater leaking, but she sai... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:00:51 EST After party cleanup. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732752 Day 74 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning &#8855; 45 minutes 409 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today we all slept in. We had a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, donuts and coffee. My son-in-law had 2% milk with his donuts. <BR> <BR> My daughter went to Macy's to use coupons that she had, to buy clothes for work. She has lost 50 lbs. due to stomach problems and on her own, has stopped eating wheat and dairy products, and is feeling much better... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:26:02 EST We had a large get-together for Independence Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732239 Day 74 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 14 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> <BR> We didn't take a head count today, but I think we had around 30 people here for a cookout. Every chair was filled in the living room, kitchen, at the table in the basement and the sofa and chairs in the basement, and on the pool deck. <BR> <BR> My daughter and her husband didn't get in until 5 AM this morning. Today I needed to vacuum and steam mop the kitchen, vac... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 23:56:48 EST Preparations for Independence Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731622 Day 73 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning &#8855; 60 minutes 545 calories burned <BR> <BR> My husband's two brothers helped him install our new 80-gallon water heater and to put up a new florescent light fixture in the workshop. <BR> <BR> I was shredding the paperwork that came with the old one when I noticed it said: Tank Warranty 12 year limited <BR> Parts Warranty 12 year limited <BR> <BR> Well, it only lasted 5 years and they sold my husband a ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 23:57:04 EST We had a gully washer this evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730133 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 14 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> Day 73 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> July 1, 2014 Ta Da List <BR> Checked blood glucose-154 <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Took recyclables and dirty laundry to the basement <BR> Let the dog out/back in <BR> Took shower and dressed <BR> Had a cup of coffee and took the rest of my meds <BR> Dog was sick, put her outside <BR> Started a load of wash <BR> Brought up towels to fold and put away-folded and put ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 21:50:18 EST Working on getting things in the house orderly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729268 6/29/14 Day 71 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today 6/30/14 Day 72 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 60 minutes 545 calories burned <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 12 minutes 56 calories burned-walked it one minute faster than usual <BR> <BR> 6/30/14 TaDa List <BR> Brought in mixed recycling wheeled-bin from the curb <BR> Went to nutritional class f... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:32:37 EST A quick update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729073 6/30/14 <BR> <BR> I went to a diabetes class today and had to relearn a few things. I have a one-to-one appointment with the nutritionist in August. At least for now, I do not have to take insulin shots. <BR> <BR> Armed with the information I got today, I hope to get my blood glucose levels down. I am so happy!!! It still means working at it and that will be lifelong. <BR> <BR> My son's girlfriend and I went to the dollar store and I bought napkins, a tablecloth, some decorations, a p... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:35:25 EST I am feeling happy about the way things are going. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727891 Today I worked on cleaning the counter tops in the kitchen. We are notorious for laying things down instead of putting them away and so I have hot spots. That is FlyLady's name for a place that is cluttered. <BR> <BR> I cleaned them and wiped off everything on them and put away what didn't belong on them. I cleaned the wall between the counter top and the upper cabinets, I don't have a splash guard. <BR> <BR> My son and husband picked wild black raspberries this morning and got five qu... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:49:38 EST Later in the evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727451 I gave hubby his B-12 shot, then went to the basement and folded a basket of clean clothes and towels that were in the dryer. I had my son carry the basket upstairs for me because I laid some clothes that were on hangers on top of the folded clothes. <BR> I put them away completing both goals I set out to do today. <BR> <BR> It feels good to be caught up with it all. <BR> <BR> My husband and son want to hunt wild black raspberries tomorrow, be the Lord Willing. I won't have these chores ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:56:30 EST House cleaning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727403 Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 80 minutes 726 calories burned <BR> Day 70 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> Today I cleaned with other Flybabies in one of FlyLady's chat rooms. You can see the difference. We set a timer and clean for 10 or 15 minutes, play games which involve cleaning, and encourage each other. <BR> <BR> 6/27/2014 Ta Da List <BR> Stripped bed sheets off of our bed to wash them <BR> Gathered towels, face cloths, sponge, dish cloth and pot holders to wash <B... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:22:28 EST A gift from my son. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726667 I received my mother's ashes today from the State Anatomy Board. My sister wants to wait until the fall to inter the ashes. I didn't open the box. <BR> <BR> My son ordered online End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman for me tonight and paid for it, so it is a gift from him. <BR> <BR> My throat feels scratchy this evening. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:35:42 EST We are having a stormy evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725958 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 25 minutes 227 calories burne <BR> Day 69 of exercise (not a streak) <BR> <BR> 6/25/14 Ta Da List <BR> Cleaned dryer lint traps <BR> Sorted dirty clothes <BR> Emptied the dishwasher <BR> Cleaned along the filter in the dishwasher <BR> Put soap in dishwasher <BR> Put dirty dishes in dishwasher <BR> Vacuumed the kitchen <BR> Butch Gross fixed fridge on main level $20 + $10 tip <BR> Put ... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:27:20 EST Divine Intervention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724412 Day 68 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> Since I am getting Social Security, I have been paying for and doing things that have been put off for far too long. <BR> <BR> Today I went to an OB/GYN doctor. My doctor retired and I have put off exams since before 2008. The first thing he noticed was my medic alert bracelet for diabetes. He is diabetic too and he recommended a book for me to get. If I follow ... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:47:21 EST The time is approaching quickly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723629 Day 67 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 14 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> <BR> There was a family reunion in Ohio that my husband went to on Friday and Saturday. I had IBS and stayed home. <BR> <BR> Our daughter called last night and she wants to have a huge cookout so that her friends and family can meet her husband and because she has not been home for awhile except when she had to go to Vermont for college, and didn't have time for vis... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:44:52 EST Mysterious death nearby. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720153 Day 66 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> My husband took off work today to go to a doctor's appointment. He will be scheduled for endoscopy/colonoscopy to check his Barrett's esophagus and to be sure he is cancer free. <BR> <BR> I scheduled the vet appointments for Princess and Crellie. Princess' visit cost $232.10 and Crellie's cost $52.20 and that was with a 10% senior discount. $284.30 for shots, do... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:57:42 EST Cleaning smoke off of stuff from the wood stove. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715251 Day 65 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 33.20 minutes 300 calories burned <BR> <BR> Ta Da List 6/10/2014 <BR> <BR> Took recyclables to the basement and put in containers <BR> Sorted dirty laundry <BR> Washed a load of whites <BR> Folded two baskets of clean clothes <BR> Cleaned etagere <BR> Washed all knick-knacks, candles, animal figures, vases and things on etagere <BR> Emptied all the trash on the main level <BR> Washed trash can in computer room... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:58:38 EST About yesterday's blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714326 We have an above ground pool. The pool deck has a gate to it and we fenced Princess in with us yesterday while we were swimming. The gate swings around to block off steps down into the back yard. There is no way that she can get to the pool unless the gate is left open. It is a straight shot onto the side deck along the house from the back yard and she will take off if the gate is left open and run through the neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Someone is with Princess when we have her on the po... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:40:50 EST Princess fell into the pool today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713570 Day 64 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> Our son gave Princess a bath today and we worked on the pool to try to get it vacuumed. Our son went to his girlfriend's house to pick up her brother to swim. When they came back to swim, it was raining. We ate together and while we were eating, our son's girlfriend knocked at the door. She was surprised to see her brother here. <BR> <BR> Her brother got into th... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:37:49 EST Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713145 Day 63 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 25 117 Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:57:51 EST Oopsie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712308 Day 62 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15 minutes 70 calories burned <BR> <BR> I was coming from the bedroom to the kitchen this morning and the lens fell out of my glasses. We have gray shag carpeting on the main level except for the bathrooms and kitchen. I didn't know if I had lost the screw that holds the frames together around the lens and I couldn't see to fix my glasses. <BR> <BR> RANT: Why do the eyeglass makers put the screw in fr... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 19:02:23 EST Easy does it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711646 Day 61 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 31 minutes 145 calories burned <BR> <BR> I walked in the basement tonight where it was cool and folded laundry as I walked the length of the basement, back and forth. <BR> <BR> My leg was pain free today and I didn't want to do fast walking like I do when we walk Princess. My husband took her and walked around the block with her. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:20:54 EST Whoa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710860 My weight today was 241.8. The muscle in my left thigh aches so I didn't exercise today. I have lost eleven pounds since Tuesday a week ago, and my blood glucose before breakfast was 159. <BR> <BR> Thank You, Father, in Jesus Name. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 22:18:37 EST I have a hitch in my git-along. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710024 Day 60 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> <BR> I went with hubby tonight when he walked Princess. My knee has been sore all day. A couple of times while on the walk, something caught in my groin. I was able to complete our round-the-block walk and I am grateful I wasn't on my long walk. <BR> <BR> I just checked my blood glucose, it was 172 an hour and a half after supper and after we did our walk. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 21:18:46 EST The endocrinology office called. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709035 Day 59 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> 2.34 mile run/walk 60 minutes 345 calories burned <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 6 minutes 56 calories burned (I used a leaf vacuum on the pool deck to get up maple seeds. I worked a lot longer than 6 minutes, but forgot to time myself.) <BR> <BR> <BR> This was the walk I used to do. Princess and I sat in the shade and rested for four minutes, but I did it! The four minutes were not counted. <BR> <BR> I went to check my cale... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 15:10:44 EST Thank You, Father, in Jesus Name. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708349 Day 58 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 minutes 63 calories burned <BR> <BR> My blood glucose was 161 tonight 1 1/2 hours after supper. It hasn't been below 200 until today. I purchased test strips and lancets today, they were $154.28 for 100 test strips and 100 lancets. <BR> <BR> We went walking after I tested, so it had no bearing on the blood glucose reading. <BR> <BR> I am so happy about this! My supper was a lean hamburger patty... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:18:20 EST I am trying to build up to my old distance. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707683 Day 57 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 43 minutes 209 calories burned <BR> <BR> My knee throbbed most of the night last night. I got up and went to the recliner and put a pillow under it and went to sleep. It is the muscle to the right of my left knee that is sore. <BR> <BR> Hubby went with me this evening as I tried to do my long walk. He managed Princess when she lunged at other dogs. We didn't do all of the way that I used to walk wit... Sat, 31 May 2014 20:57:40 EST My doctor's appointment. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704661 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 12 minutes 58 calories burned <BR> Day 56 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> My appointment was rescheduled from Friday to today. I haven't been able to get my blood glucose under 257. It should be between 90-120 and that is with taking a metformin pill with each meal. I will be sent to an endocrinologist and they will make the judgment of whether I have to go on insulin shots. <BR> <BR> My doctor said the pancreas is like a gas tank and ... Tue, 27 May 2014 20:46:08 EST We walked twice around the block today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702489 Saturday, May 24, 2014 <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 24 minutes 116 calories burned <BR> Day 55 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> The pool water is still green and we put chlorine tabs in the skimmer to put more chlorine in the pool. The algae dies and turns white and floats as a foam on the surface of the pool. Sadly, even though we paid $50 more this year to have the pool opened, the water is not clear enough to swim in. <BR> <BR> The weather was beautiful toda... Sun, 25 May 2014 00:19:03 EST The maintenance on the pool is finished. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698667 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 13 63 <BR> Day 54 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> <BR> The Pool Boys came today and vacuumed the pool and added chemicals. There was a lot of green algae in it and it is floating on top because of the chemicals and looks like green lily pads. <BR> <BR> I made friends with a catbird while we were out cleaning up the yard on Saturday and it flew down while the Pool Boys were here. It wasn't afraid of the water gushing out of the hose onto the g... Mon, 19 May 2014 18:56:04 EST