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/ Leash training Bayau. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241246 Day 40 <BR> Walked 63 minutes 347 calories burned <BR> <BR> I didn't walk Bayau twice today. My husband takes her out to walk twice a day. I didn't sleep well with him not being here. So we walked another long walk this evening. He walks holding her leash behind his butt and lets her pull. <BR> <BR> I worked with her last night about sitting when we come to an intersection. She has that down and will sit when I stop walking. I make her sit when she gets excited at seeing a dog beh... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:00:58 EST Chewing, digging and catching crickets. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240814 Day 39 <BR> Walked 75 minutes 345 calories burned <BR> <BR> Whew! I just came in from walking Bayau and it is 88 degrees here at 7:27 PM. We walk Bayau twice a day, but she still manages to get into trouble. She has been digging holes in the back yard. Last night she chewed two holes in the comforter I had on our bed. Hubby lets her get on the bed to sleep with him. <BR> <BR> Crellie, our cat, made another visit up on the main level, but she didn't stay up here, she stays in the basemen... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:20:36 EST The new grill. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238211 Hubby has it in his head to order a new regulator for the gas grill. This man is not handy at all. I tried to teach him when putting the grill together, to orientate the way the grill was with the illustration he was looking at. There was a hole cut in the bottom of the grill for the bottled propane gas, but he would have it on the left, when the diagram had the hole on the right. <BR> <BR> Our son came over yesterday and looked at the grill and said there is something wrong with the re... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:51:19 EST Lists and checking things off. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237118 Day 38 <BR> Walking, Speed: 2.4 mph 4.0 km/h 12 minutes 64 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today, our son came over after work. We bought a grill for him for his birthday, but he wanted the bigger gas grill. My husband and I put the grill together yesterday, but when he and our son went to hook up the propane to it, the gas leaked around the connection. Now, unless we can get another connection from the store, this grill is going to be a big headache. We cut up the box for recycling and ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:42:45 EST What's Your Story? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234732 We are eating from the pantry and awaiting my Social Security check. Our son had a family get together at his house on Saturday. Tomorrow is his birthday. He will be 34. We got him a gas grill, but he had given a bigger one to us and decided he would rather have it since he does a lot of entertaining. We took the new one to his house Friday and our son and his fiance will be bringing it back this evening, be the Lord willing. <BR> <BR> During my time away from Spark People, I have done ... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:15:16 EST Having a blast with Bayau. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229678 Day 37 <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 20 minutes 89 calories burned <BR> <BR> Our son had us bring the dog to his town house on Thursday evening. They have a black cat named, Lillian or Lily for short. Bayau was there once before, but this time she got too close to Lily and Lily spat at her and fluffed her fur out. Bayau wanted to play then, but we kept her away from Lily. Lily wants to get close, but I am thinking she wants to fight. I have seen a cat jump onto a dog's back ... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:21:01 EST Spreadsheets and our finances. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225076 I completed putting the month of April 2016 onto a spreadsheet today. We keep our receipts and I compare them to the entries in the check register. My husband writes with his left hand and I have trouble telling his 3's from his 8's, his zeros and once I get caught up, I plan on doing our finances. We have been in the red nearly every month. <BR> <BR> I missed two Bible conferences because we could not afford to go. We both tithe and give an offering on our gross income. Our church trea... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:29:45 EST Active days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222689 Day 36 <BR> Around the block going to Linganore Avenue 27 minutes 120 calories burned <BR> <BR> Last night, I put January's receipts onto a spreadsheet and hubby helped me today to go over three check registers for errors and to make corrections. This is always a major stressor for me because then I find out how he does with our finances. We have been in the red many times this year. I have adjusted my spending, but he counts that the Discover bill hasn't come due and that our church tre... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:22:05 EST The pool party was a success. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221672 There were nine of us here for the pool party and to celebrate our son's fiancee's birthday. <BR> <BR> Vacuumed main level <BR> Dusted Mom's sewing machine cabinet in the basement <BR> Dusted Mark's chest in the basement <BR> Dusted black stand by Jaime's couch in the basement <BR> Washed a load of dark-colored clothes <BR> Cleaned two buckets and dusting brush <BR> Rodger Swiffered the kitchen ceiling <BR> Made a blueberry dessert for the pool/birthday party <BR> Cleaned up after the part... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:35:31 EST House cleaning for the pool party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221448 Day 35 <BR> Friday, August 19, 2016 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 120 minutes 1030 calories burned <BR> Day 36 <BR> Saturday, August 20, 2016 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 180 minutes 1545 calories burned <BR> <BR> Last night, I vacuumed and edged the basement and work shop while my husband and son scrubbed the carpeting on the main level. Our son straitened stuff in the work shop. I went back down today and dusted the furniture and scrubbed empty pool chemical buckets. ... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 13:00:31 EST Exercise for Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220642 Thursday, August 18, 2016 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 60 minutes 515 calories burned <BR> Day 34 <BR> <BR> We went to our son's house for dinner tonight and shut Bayau in the bathroom. We were gone for 2 hours and she peed on the floor. I just washed the floor on my hands and knees. I also cleaned the vanity, mirror and toilet and a box that we put towels in and everything on the vanity and back of the toilet. I wiped off the toilet brush holder and brush and plunger, a big round... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:24:19 EST Wall washing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219364 Day 33 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 120 minutes 1030 calories burned <BR> Blood glucose after lunch 124 <BR> <BR> I am washing my walls in the kitchen. Hubby had to go to the store and buy latex gloves, spray bottles and a big container to store the cleaning solution that I made, but didn't use. We have one light that needs replaced over the kitchen table. I had to stop because it stormed here this evening and I couldn't see well enough. <BR> <BR> It will be nice to get this fi... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 23:35:08 EST Puppy love. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218717 Day 32 <BR> Around the block 15 minutes 67 calories burned <BR> <BR> Bayau had a good day today. She got to go for a walk three times. My husband took her twice and I went walking with them the third time. <BR> <BR> A woman in a car stopped my husband and asked him if that was Bayau and gave him a box of Milk Bone dog biscuits for her. The neighbors that I took the genealogy papers to the other evening, asked me if I knew of a woman that worked at the Humane Society in the surgical de... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 23:35:34 EST The first time Bayau was left alone, she didn't do very well. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218012 We went to church this morning and came home right after services were over. I found my son's fiancee's sweater on the floor and a paper our son gets on the floor with the corner chewed off of it. <BR> <BR> As I ventured further toward the back of the house, I found that Bayau had soiled on the carpeting in our bedroom. I left the door open, thinking she might get on the bed and sleep while we were gone. <BR> <BR> This dog does not stand still when she poops. She walks around in circle... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:17:54 EST Bayau's second day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217563 Bayau came to me this morning and woke me up to take her outside. She has not had any toileting "accidents." <BR> <BR> She got her last dosage of medicine last night and vomited before we went to sleep. Today I moved her food and water bowls and she ate some of the kibble they were feeding her at the shelter. No vomiting today, I feel that the medicine was upsetting her stomach. I forgot to call the shelter today. She has a vet appointment on the 18th. <BR> <BR> My son, his fiancee and... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:55:43 EST Bayau's first full day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216966 Blood glucose after dinner 151 <BR> Day 31 <BR> Walked around the block 15 minutes 67 calories burned <BR> <BR> Bayau stayed in our bedroom last night. I shut the door in case Crellie ventured upstairs. Bayau grunts in her sleep. Today I made an appointment for her with the vet for next Thursday, <BR> <BR> She has been sick all day. She vomited two times after I gave her medicine this morning, two more times when she was outside, and my husband just found two more places in our bedroom ... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 21:07:12 EST I have been looking online and today we got a dog from The Humane Society. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216426 I saw two dogs last night online. The one was free, but was too far away. I looked online and saw a young dog at The Humane Society. Her name is Bayau. She is a black and white border collie/husky mix. She has one eye that has two colors like the huskies sometimes have. She is 9 months old and taller than my knee. She is very smart. <BR> <BR> The kids came for dinner tonight and we had eggs and chipped beef (venison) gravy. At the threshold to the kitchen, I made Bayau lie down. I... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:51:31 EST We cancelled our trip to Michigan today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211713 We had to put new brakes on our car before we went to Alabama. When we came home, the heat pump that runs our central air-conditioning was broken. We had a new motor and a new capacitor put in yesterday, but the repairman didn't know what the charges would be. Yeah, that's right, so we have an unexpected amount to pay. <BR> <BR> On the trip home from Alabama, we ran into rain and the wipers left streaks on the windshield. Hubby replaced all of them today on the front and back of the ca... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 17:40:42 EST Our trip to Alabama. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210524 We went to Alabama Friday. We packed and did the pool maintenance before leaving, then went to our son's house and picked up his and his fiancee’s stuff. My husband, our son and his fiancee took turns driving the 12-hour trip to Tuscaloosa. <BR> <BR> We met our future daughter-in-law's grandfather and her uncle. Her uncle has autism and sizes people up when meeting them. We got in around 4 AM, and hit the beds as soon as we could. <BR> <BR> When we woke up, Grandpa starting fixing u... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 17:42:04 EST I did it! She yells, "Yes!" and does fist pumps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208730 Here are my stats from the first visit with my new primary care doctor: <BR> 07/15/16 <BR> Weight 234 <BR> Blood Pressure <BR> 136/78 <BR> Pulse 80 <BR> Temperature 96.8 <BR> <BR> Today's visit: <BR> 7/29/16 <BR> Weight 225 <BR> Blood Pressure 130/62 <BR> Pulse 100 <BR> Temperature 97.0 <BR> <BR> That's nine pounds in 14 days. The pants that I had to suck in my gut to zip up when they were bought new, now feel like hip-riders. Now I just slip them on and off. <BR> <BR> My tests results ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:42:35 EST Exciting things in my future. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208387 Our son plans to marry his fiancee May 20,2017. She wants us to meet her grandfather and my husband will pick him up and bring him to the wedding. We plan on doing that this weekend. We are going to Alabama. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I get my lab results from my new primary care doctor. I hope to have a good weight loss. I count the weigh-ins from the doctors and log my vital statistics on a spread sheet, then I can see improvement and areas that need improvement. I have been sticking to Dr.... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:59:44 EST Aahhh! 86 degree pool water! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207247 Day 30 <BR> Swimming: general 60 minutes 677 calories burned <BR> <BR> I really made an investment in my health when I bought a personal flotation device for myself. Its a vest life preserver that has adjustable straps in the front of it. The stores had some with zippers up the front, which I really liked, but my body is too big to fit into them. <BR> <BR> My husband told me that the water temperature was 86 again today. I wanted to swim last night, but it stormed. Even later, when it... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:36:26 EST Going in circles. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206085 Day 29 <BR> Swimming: general 111 minutes 1252 calories burned <BR> <BR> Ha! We have a round, above-ground pool. I ran around in circles, did some knee bends. swam, held to the sides and kicked with my legs out in back of me and then with my legs out in front of me. Everyone did the running in the water and we had a whirlpool going. We turned around and tried to walk with the water coming toward us after making the whirlpool going the opposite way, and we could hardly stand up against ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:45:21 EST I can't believe it! 225 pounds today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205547 Breakfast <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 14 fl oz <BR> Truvia 1 packet 3.5g, 1 serving <BR> Butter, salted, 1 tbsp <BR> Fried Egg, 1 large <BR> heavy whipping cream, 1 tbsp <BR> cooking with spinach 1.5 cups serving, 0.33 serving <BR> BREAKFAST TOTALS: 252 5 23 8 1 <BR> <BR> Lunch <BR> <BR> Ground beef, 2.2 oz <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 14 fl oz <BR> Weis original cream cheese, 1 tbsp <BR> heavy whipping cream, 1 tbsp <BR> Zing zero calorie stevia... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:50:27 EST My morning visit with my podiatrist. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204296 07/15/16 <BR> 234 pounds <BR> Blood pressure 136/78 <BR> Pulse 80 <BR> Temperature 96.8 <BR> <BR> 07/21/16 <BR> 228 pounds, no other vitals were done <BR> <BR> I was told I had lost one pound since 5/19/16 at their office. I was 229 pounds then. No amount was deducted for clothing or shoes. <BR> <BR> I told the podiatrist that I had switched primary care doctor and she asked that I have her name put in on his records so she could view my labs. That's okay with me. I go to her beca... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:19:03 EST Finished my labs this morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204083 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 <BR> I finished the lab tests this morning that my new doctor ordered. I go back to see him July 29th. <BR> <BR> I did laundry today and have three baskets full of folded laundry to put away and the hanging clothes to bring up from the basement. <BR> <BR> I worked with the women at the cleaning site and got a lot done today. Tomorrow will be very busy. I go to the podiatrist in the morning. The cat goes to the vet tomorrow for her rabies shot at 5:30 PM. Hubby ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:11:10 EST Lab work today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202900 Monday, July 18, 2016 <BR> I forgot that I was supposed to do my lab work and so I didn't begin fasting for it, until 12:24 AM. I went to the lab after 1 PM today to have blood drawn and I had to leave a urine specimen. My new doctor is checking me out with the labs. I also have to do another 24-hour urine collection starting tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I skimmed the pool surface today and watched some videos I got by e-mail about above-ground pool care. I changed the direction of the eye on t... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:45 EST My visit with my new doctor today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201009 Day 28 <BR> Swimming: general 44 minutes 488 calories burned <BR> <BR> 06/02/16 <BR> Weight 226.5 <BR> Blood Pressure 144/70 <BR> Pulse 81 <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:36:40 EST The water temperature in the pool was 82 degrees. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197154 Day 27 <BR> Swimming: general 68 minutes 755 calories burned <BR> <BR> It sprinkled rain here a couple of times today. It clouded up and looked like a storm was going to go through. <BR> <BR> Hubby told me this morning, that the water temperature was 78. I skimmed the surface and it was at 80. I went out again and it was 82, but I waited to see if it was going to storm. <BR> <BR> The wind was up and it was chilly when it blew across the water. I was in the pool for an hour and 8 min... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 19:56:34 EST Hubby had an endoscopy and colonoscopy today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196595 I missed church last night because hubby vomited when he started his prep with magnesium citrate. Later he would have to drink grape-flavored stuff followed by drinking a quart of water and then do that again this morning. He vomited two more times last evening. <BR> <BR> He did fine. He has a hiatal hernia, diverticulitis and they removed a polyp which was sent to a lab. They had trouble getting his oxygen levels up right before he was released. I drove him home and he wanted Lipton'... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 17:45:49 EST We went to the viewing tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195545 There were cars parked along the highway and overflow parking at the funeral home was filled. People were lined up outside the funeral home. There were two rows of people inside the funeral home, but it was just one line snaking back around and passing those entering the building. The viewing was supposed to be over at 8 PM, but there were still people waiting to speak to the parents after 9 PM. <BR> <BR> We won't be able to go to the funeral tomorrow. My husband starts a prep tomorrow f... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 22:30:05 EST The pool water is clear, but about 75 degrees. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194278 Day 26 <BR> Speed: 2.9 mph 4.7 km/h <BR> Calories Burned: 61 Sun, 3 Jul 2016 19:48:09 EST Baldric http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193212 Baldric was my daughter's cat. She had to put him down today. She had him for 15 years. <BR> <BR> Baldric was a tuxedo (black and white) cat. He had a small black goatee just below his lips that gave him the appearance of being shocked and his mouth being in an 0 shape. He was independent and didn't like being held. <BR> <BR> He lived with us for a time when our daughter was home from college. She told me he was my "grandcat" because she can't have children. <BR> <BR> If you hav... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 19:50:55 EST Death http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192713 Day 25 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 90 minutes 749 calories burned <BR> <BR> Jasmine Rafter, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 5 PM. in the northbound lanes of I-81 near the interchange with US. 40, according to a news release from state police. <BR> Troopers said Rafter was sitting in the front-passenger seat of a Mazda 6 when the vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer that was being driven by John Royce Richards, 69, of Great Cacapon... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:40:44 EST The pool has been cleaned and will need a little time to clear up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190323 We worked on the pool Saturday and Sunday. We partially vacuumed it on Saturday, but the particles in the water were stirred up by it. We stopped and let the fine particles settle until yesterday after church. Hubby took a water sample to Pro Pools and was told to put 4 pounds of baking soda into it. While he was at Pro Pools, our son came over. We had been working on vacuuming. Our son is skinny and can walk around on the top of the sides of the pool and was able to get all the areas t... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:07:18 EST We put flocculant in the pool tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189163 We have several evenings of severe thunderstorms here and we haven't done anything to the pool. We bought a bottle of flocculant which will bind the tiny floating particles and pull them to the bottom of the pool. Tomorrow, we will need to vacuum the stuff out onto the ground. I think we have used so much chemicals that the leaves and debris have become just fine particles. <BR> <BR> I am hoping when we vacuum the pool that we don't stir up the stuff in the bottom and that it will be re... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:59:10 EST The family reunion. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185483 Yesterday, was the 41st family reunion on hubby's mother's side of the family. Hubby's cousin, Lucy, that has stage 4 breast cancer was there and she needed help when she was walking. She looked well, but said the doctors are running tests on her and don't know what is wrong. Her blood pressure drops and she passes out. Another family member said that she also passes out, but they decided not to put her on any medications. One man celebrated his 75th birthday. <BR> <BR> We made Phil... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 01:07:31 EST The leaf master. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184888 Day 24 120 minutes of running the leaf master and using a leaf net to get leaves out of our pool <BR> <BR> I should have a special outfit like Wonder Woman with "The Leaf Master" on the front. <BR> <BR> We worked again today on the pool. We had severe weather last night and a tornado touched down near where our son lives. My husband said there was a stick with leaves on it floating in the pool when he went to check on the pool today. <BR> <BR> A few blogs ago, I wrote about ordering a th... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:59:45 EST I called about adopting a dog today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184109 Wednesday blood sugar 128 after lunch <BR> <BR> I called today about a rottweiler that is at the Humane Society. We prayed about it before I called, but he has a strong prey drive and might hurt our cat, Crellie, or one of the neighbors' dogs. He is a beautiful dog. <BR> <BR> He has been returned to the Humane Society twice and the woman said he is very strong. He can clear a 7' fence, ours is 5'. He likes to chase rabbits and got after a pig. His former owner said he was too strong fo... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:24:07 EST Dead leaves. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182912 Day 23 Netting leaves off the bottom of the pool 120 minutes <BR> <BR> I went out to the pool early this morning before 6 AM and used a net to skim the pool surface and to scrape along the bottom of the pool to remove leaves. When I looked out the window in the bedroom, I couldn't tell if there was any change in color. I thought it looked more aqua-colored when I stood at the edge of the pool. <BR> <BR> Hubby had a doctor's appointment this morning and after that he took a water sample... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:05:30 EST Some testimonies from those following Dr. Eric Westman's ketogenic way of eating. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182436 Monday, June 13, 2016 <BR> Blood glucose 134 before going to bed <BR> <BR> These are from a low carb high fat way of eating group in West Virginia 350 members <BR> <BR> I asked tonight about a man we met at the West Virginia meeting with Dr. Eric Westman and he is off of all his diabetic medications. The meeting was May 21. We sat next to him before the meeting started. He said he had no feeling in his feet. <BR> <BR> Another testimony from this group in WVa: <BR> <BR> ...and all th... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:09:59 EST Pool care, the water is still green. I feel like turning into the Incredible Hulk and being green. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181814 Sunday blood glucose 125 pre-breakfast <BR> <BR> It is 5:01 AM and I am awake. I had stomach cramps after midnight last night. I should go and try to sleep for awhile. I decided to write a blog early and then will be free from the computer. <BR> <BR> We bought a 16' telescoping pole to use on the pool yesterday and a brush head. Our son was here and was vacuuming the pool, when the vacuum head broke. So we got some stuff that we needed when we went to replace the vacuum head. <BR> <B... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:15:09 EST My husband had our son order a new gadget for the pool. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180952 I know I go through this every year with our pool and the green water. Last night, I watched video after video. I came upon one video of a woman cleaning a pool. It had clear water, but she used a "leaf master." <BR> <BR> I think we will really like this and it wasn't that expensive. My husband went to Wal*Mart to buy one, but they didn't have any. He drove over to our son's house this morning to have him order one online. We might have it by next Friday. It is in the 90s here today an... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:17:33 EST Today, I think I had my lowest blood glucose since being diagnosed with diabetes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179845 Before breakfast 106 <BR> <BR> Many on the Reversing Diabetes site have between 70-90 blood glucose readings and some even lower than 70. I am also following the woman that got Dr. Westman to come to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She leads many in her area on a weight loss journey using Dr. Westman's book. I don't have the book, but follow the free food list given on the Reversing Diabetes group's Facebook page. <BR> <BR> We worked on the pool this evening. Last night we put two bag... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 20:03:34 EST I tried an experiment with my blood glucose numbers. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179304 Blood glucose 131 before breakfast. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I read the following conversation at the Reversing Diabetes site: <BR> <BR> Have you tried having a small fat or protein snack before bed?? <BR> <BR> Not as an every night occurrence, but it's something I can try. I've just gotten used to eating when hungry and I'm often not at night, but I recognize that as a Type 2 diabetic, I may have to consider other factors. <BR> <BR> Yeah, it's very important to just be eating when hungry, b... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 22:06:36 EST Oh well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178580 Blood glucose before breakfast: 121 <BR> <BR> We talked about going fishing last night. It looked like we were going to have thunderstorms this afternoon, but we didn't have any. <BR> <BR> We decided to go fishing and packed up our gear. When we got to the creek, I opened the bait container and all the worms had died. We went to another place and I kicked through some leaves that had been piled all winter, there were no worms in them. We also walked along a field looking for grasshop... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 21:07:24 EST I got my fake tooth today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177714 <BR> Day 22 <BR> <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 63 minutes 529 calories burned <BR> I vacuumed the side porch, the side deck, pool deck and steps <BR> Blood glucose after lunch 118 <BR> <BR> I got my fake tooth today and learned how to put it in and take it out. It is connected to plastic that fits around two of my upper left jaw teeth. It looks like a natural tooth and fits in tightly so that the forward tooth of my natural teeth will not shift. I have it in and though the dent... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 15:29:45 EST Day of rest for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177161 Day 21 <BR> Saturday, June 4, 2016 <BR> Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 37 minutes 311 calories burned <BR> Blood Glucose After Lunch: 140 <BR> <BR> Today 6/5/16 Blood Glucose Before Dinner 121, After Dinner 120 <BR> <BR> I decided to put my blood glucose readings in my blog. Generally, I only test once a day because I pay for my test strips and lancets myself. <BR> <BR> Today we went to church and there was a business meeting afterward. We came home about 1 PM and had lunch. I h... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 21:16:40 EST Thoughts and changes I "have to" make. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175916 So I have been living with kidney damage for a couple of years. When the protein first showed up in my urine, I had to do a 24-hour collection then, but nobody ever said I had kidney damage. My primary care office told me this time I could be in "kidney failure." The kidney doctor said, he only uses that term with people on dialysis. <BR> <BR> I am going to see if I can change my doctor to the one hubby goes to. I am tired of this kind of thing. I told the kidney doctor yesterday that I too... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 16:36:18 EST My second visit with the kidney doctor. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175233 A comparison of the two visits with the kidney doctor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 15:32:55 EST