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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:02:50 EST Nothing ventured, nothing gained. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800628 My son is asking me to go and stay at his new townhouse when the cable is supposed to be installed. <BR> <BR> Hubby took the car in for an oil change this morning. <BR> <BR> I am asking my sister about buying a treadmill from her or my niece. I am not sure which one it belongs to, or even if they want to sell it. My niece bought it from a woman going through a divorce and it is supposed to be high-end. She then took it to my sister's house, but my sister said she hurts too badly to ... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:31:34 EST We're helping our son to get things he will need. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799500 I didn't feel well yesterday evening, I had gut problems. I didn't go to church because there aren't that many bathrooms between here and there. I went to sleep in the bed, but was up by 1:30 AM and finished the night in the recliner. Today I took it easy too and will work tomorrow be the Lord Willing. <BR> <BR> My son went out tonight and bought some things for his new townhouse, pans, a broom and dust pan, a plastic spoon, a pizza cutter,vegetable peeler, spatula, some baking dishes and ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:17:57 EST Ta Da list of chores completed today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798305 Day 120 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning &#8855; 15 minutes 138 calories burned <BR> <BR> October 14, 2014 <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Folded a basket of clothes <BR> Put clothes from washer into dryer <BR> Threw away son's empty cigarette pack <BR> Put recycling where it goes <BR> Let the dog out/in <BR> Put clothes away <BR> Gave the cat and dog treats <BR> Picked up/put away living room (PUPA) <BR> Unwrapped newspaper and laid it on hubby's chair... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:55:28 EST My sister's health. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797780 Monday, October 13, 2014 <BR> Day 119 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 14 minutes 66 calories burned <BR> <BR> My son sent an e-mail to me that shows the rooms in the townhouse he is buying. He is going to buy stuff to set up housekeeping this weekend and goes to settlement on October 27th. <BR> <BR> I wanted to write tonight about my sister. She has had arthritis for a very long time. Saturday night at the time share, she stayed with ... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:53:55 EST The Memorial Service For My Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797011 Day 118 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> We left Friday night and headed for Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. We stayed at my sister's time share. Nine others stayed at a place we dubbed "The Mansion." My niece was allowed to use it because the company she works for, uses it. It had rooms with studio couches and a chair in them, a hook-up for computers and books to read near dormer windows. It had a h... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:50:05 EST Planning the memorial service for my mother. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795466 Day 117 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 57 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning &#8855; 25 230 <BR> 4 times "up" the basement steps <BR> <BR> I am making a Spark recipe tonight. I am out of a lot of things, but we are postponing our grocery shopping until next week. <BR> <BR> I was vacuuming today and Princess kept attacking the edging wand. She earned a trip outside. She pushes the basement door open with her nose if I leave it u... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 20:30:35 EST Necessity is the mother of invention. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794934 Day 116 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 14 minutes 66 calories burned <BR> 8 times "up" the basement steps <BR> <BR> I worked today doing my household chores with my friends at Flylady's chat. I got all of the laundry done and put away. <BR> <BR> My sister and I are going over what we want to do at Mom's memorial service this Sunday. I will get to see two of my cousins that I haven't seen in years and will meet the wife of of one of them for ... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 22:19:31 EST Getting ready for hubby's downtime with his foot surgery. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794288 Day 115 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> For Monday, 10/6/2014 <BR> EXERCISES SETS REPS WEIGHT CALORIES MINU<BR>TES <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 62 13 <BR> <BR> My brother-in-law called tonight and told us our deal on two grave sites fell through. I thought a grave for $100 was too good to be true. <BR> <BR> I sent my husband out last night to get shorts for his operation down time since Fall/Winter clothes are out. He was able to get 6 pair, but he spent $72 on... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 21:13:49 EST Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793110 Day 114 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> <BR> I didn't get weighed on Friday. My son, his girlfriend and another fellow came to our house to get ready to go to a wedding. <BR> <BR> My son purchased a townhouse and he is supposed to go to settlement October 27th. <BR> <BR> I turned the heat on last night. It is supposed to get warmer again. The place in West Virginia where we went to the Bible confere... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:57:39 EST Our son made a delicious dinner for us tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791369 Day 113 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> 4 times "up" the basement steps <BR> <BR> Our son was going to cook for us on Tuesday evening, he had to work overtime instead. <BR> <BR> Tonight our son grilled a pork loin that had honey mustard on it. He also grilled asparagus and made baked potatoes in the microwave. <BR> <BR> He made an offer on a townhouse and it was accepted. I don't know how long it wi... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:27:44 EST I have to do a weigh in at the primary care doctor's on Friday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790711 Day 112 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 21:39:02 EST My husband was sick yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789934 Day 111 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> Walked "up" the basement steps 9 times <BR> <BR> I had the last of my diabetes management classes today and don't have to go back until December. I got on the scale and weighed 244.5 so I am changing my weight ticker. <BR> <BR> My husband got sick after we got home from the Bible conference and may have had food poisoning from a Wendy's we stopped at in Fairmont... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:59:41 EST Luke 1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788650 Day 110 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> <BR> We had a wonderful trip to Buffalo Valley Baptist Church in Clay, West Virginia. We were able to see and talk with many friends and brothers and sisters in Christ we have known for many years. The sermons we heard were: <BR> <BR> The Contrast Between Law and Grace <BR> The Suffering of Christ <BR> The Believer's Attitude Toward the Coming of Christ <BR> Old... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:10:24 EST Shopping. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787070 Day 109 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> <BR> We are going to a Bible conference. I won't be Sparking until Monday. <BR> <BR> I had an appointment with the cardiologist. I don't need to go back there. I told the nurse that performed the EKG on me about Spark People because she was considering have stomach surgery. My brother-in-law has to take medicine to keep from losing blood internally and he can ... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:00:14 EST A busy day today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785716 Day 108 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 11 minutes 52 calories burned <BR> <BR> September 23, 2014 <BR> Let the dog out <BR> Took recyclables to the basement <BR> Sorted dirty laundry <BR> Let the dog in <BR> Took thyroid pill <BR> Showered and dressed <BR> Took rest of medications <BR> Ate a pancake smeared with peanut butter <BR> Read two chapters in Proverbs <BR> Went to diabetes class from 9-11 <BR> Paid bill at the Heart Center <BR>... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:33:23 EST Fall begins. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785038 Day 107 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> <BR> It was windy here today and we walked after supper tonight. I wore a sweatshirt. High 68 | Low 42 °F. 10 degrees above freezing. It was dark by 7:30 PM too. <BR> <BR> I didn't feel well this morning and took it easy all day. I ate an apple last night and it gave me fits this morning. Granny Smith apples used to do that to me, but this was a honey crisp ... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:35:54 EST Something to think about. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784304 Day 105 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> For Saturday, 9/20/2014 <BR> EXERCISES SETS REPS WEIGHT CALORIES MINU<BR>TES <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 62 13 <BR> <BR> Day 106 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> We had a woman (sales representative) come by the house today to talk to us about a food plan where you buy your groceries from them. Meats and seafood and flash-frozen veget... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:10:02 EST Cleaned with those in a Flylady chat room today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783153 Day 104 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we are supposed to go to a family reunion and take hubby's blind brother with us. We will stop by the cemetery again afterward. <BR> <BR> Today I did all of the laundry and put it away, cleaned up the yard and read some of my assigned reading for my diabetes class. <BR> <BR> Our son is making an offer on a townhouse tomorrow. I need to keep at... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:41:28 EST God's provisions before the need. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781732 Day 103 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 62 calories burned <BR> <BR> My husband went to see the podiatrist this morning and he will need foot surgery in December. He took some junk to the recycling center and got $6 and we bought more cases of canned food. Last year during his surgery, he didn't have a pay check coming in and we lived off of our savings. <BR> <BR> I got $100 gift card to KMart from doing Swagbucks and will ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:50:50 EST Diabetes class today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781248 Day 102 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> I had a diabetes class this morning from 8-11 AM. I went from there to the pool place and bought a new skimmer, floater, valve for the pump and a bottle of algaecide-$88.40. <BR> <BR> I came home and ate lunch and took a nap. We did our grocery shopping this evening and then came home and ate supper. <BR> <BR> I have earned $100 on Swagbucks and will use m... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:52:31 EST We went to a county fair tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778844 Day 101 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 174 minutes 833 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today was the first day of the Great Frederick County Fair. I have been to the fair in my home county (Garrett County), but never to this one. We had roast beef sandwiches and fries for supper. They didn't have any horseradish sauce or condiments for the sandwiches or ketchup for the French fries. <BR> <BR> I also tried a fried Oreo. My son and his gi... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:39:12 EST Some days I can't win for losing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778188 Day 100 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning &#8855; 66 minutes 615 calories burned <BR> <BR> My son is having a friend stay here tonight. My son, husband and son's friend went to a ball game. I pulled out my Dyson to vacuum and it just quit on me. I emptied the dirt cup, put in clean filters and took the beater bar off and cleaned it. It worked then, but when I wanted to use the edge attachment, I had no suction. <BR> <BR> So I brought up the Dir... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:42:57 EST Be alert tomorrow, 9/11/2014. May God have mercy on us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777525 Day 98 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> For Tuesday, 9/9/2014 <BR> EXERCISES SETS REPS WEIGHT CALORIES MINU<BR>TES <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) <BR> 57 12 <BR> Day 99 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> For Wednesday, 9/10/2014 <BR> EXERCISES SETS REPS WEIGHT CALORIES MINU<BR>TES <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 57 12 <BR> <BR> We had a dental appointment yesterday afternoon and that went well. <BR> <BR> I was tired last night and didn't e... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:48:19 EST Changes I have made to have better health. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773538 Day 97 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> I feel empowered by the suggestions my nutritionist made. Knowing specifically what to do, is a lot better than hearing you need to cut your carbohydrates. Having a number to shoot for makes it simpler for me. Today I weighed 245. 7 lbs. when dressed, down from 247 lbs. yesterday. My blood glucose reading today was 131. Knowledge is power. <BR> <BR> For ... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 20:16:02 EST Today's visit with a nutritionist. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772941 Day 96 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 11 minutes 52 calories burned <BR> <BR> My nutritionist was pleased with my progress. My average blood glucose was 171 while in July, I couldn't get a blood glucose reading below 300. I saw three readings in August that were in the 140's. <BR> <BR> He made the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> Shoot for the goal of 135 carbs daily-45 carbs per meal and snacks X 3 = 135. <BR> Check my water intake. <... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 22:34:27 EST I goofed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772177 Day 95 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 13 minutes 61 calories burned <BR> <BR> I went to my primary care doctor and found out my appointment was for tomorrow. They said they had an opening and could cancel my appointment for tomorrow and that I could be seen today. Then they said my appointment would take half an hour and that I would need to come back tomorrow. I told them she was probably just going to go over the tests on my heart a... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:20:40 EST Old barns and old people is the link. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771613 Tuesday, September 2, 2014 <BR> Day 94 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) Monday Sept. 1, 2014 <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8Ioa1gV<BR>VeA <BR> <BR> I have two appointments today and thought I would do this at 5:38 AM. Nothing is wrong, I just have to see my primary care doctor and the nutritionist. Wouldn't you know my printer would run out of ink and the cost of one cartridge cos... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 05:42:17 EST Labor Day weekend 2014. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770757 Day 93 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak) <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) &#8855; 12 minutes 57 calories burned <BR> <BR> I was cleared to resume exercise on Thursday. We don't have anything special planned for this long weekend. I am glad that I can resume household chores and exercise. <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:49:45 EST 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