JANISTROTMAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JANISTROTMAN JANISTROTMAN'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/ Quote from Mark Twain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3891683 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. <BR> <BR> - Mark Twain, American writer <BR> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 08:30:18 EST Visiting Elderly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3431467 Today I volunteer at the Senior facility. It was a blessed day for me. Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:14:47 EST Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3424392 Last night I had the weirdest dream. I dreamed of my uncle's wife last night. To say the least we were loggerheads when she was alive, but last night in my dream she was in her wheelchair and I was pushing her along a boardwalk and we talked.. .... I woke up feeling weird and figure I had to call my dad, but instead I called her daughter and we had a nice chat. Don't know what that dream signifies but ......... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:34:17 EST Hot hot hot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3403072 Here in Toronto we had a blackout as a transformer blew. <BR> what a day Tue, 6 Jul 2010 08:18:44 EST Happy Fathers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3352520 Thank s going out to all Fathers Sun, 20 Jun 2010 11:50:34 EST God's Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3321512 Remember, when God closes a door somewhere he opens a window. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:56:51 EST friendly reminders http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3254172 don't forget to check out your team's discussion and add your imput <BR> we love hearing from you <em>304</em> Fri, 21 May 2010 13:43:19 EST log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3237340 Got 20 points today <em>244</em> Mon, 17 May 2010 06:35:02 EST SP Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3158115 OMG i got 20 sp points <em>244</em> Sun, 25 Apr 2010 10:13:58 EST Ahh Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3100568 TGIF to one and all <em>250</em> Fri, 9 Apr 2010 17:34:56 EST Basketball madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3047632 Who is your team to win <BR> <BR> mine is OHIO STate Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:48:04 EST Preventation dvd's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3025911 I found them at walmart @$5 each and they are great. the ones I pick are: Walk yourself fit & dance yourself thin. They are very good. Sun, 21 Mar 2010 15:26:59 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3025902 Everyone says Today is the day I start to live. I say Live everyday to the fullest. Sun, 21 Mar 2010 15:22:30 EST Exercise Dvd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2884766 Have any one tried the new prevention exercise dvd's. my plateau was at a standstill, now i have lost 2 lbs this week. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:52:58 EST Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2696957 Everyone makes resolutions and break them, that is only part of the learning curve. <BR> The question is "Do you get back on that horse after he has buck you off" <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:37:19 EST I Bethel TV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2559443 Are you a child of God and enjoys listening to different ways to receive the blessings. try this podcast - Ibetheltv.com. - Bill Johnson. <BR> <BR> God Bless <BR> <BR> This message was sent to me from a friend and I have thanked him. Now I am passing it on to anyone who want to listen. <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:12:07 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2494893 I was a little under the weather and stopped exercising. It is hard to get started again until I found that if I just got up and started I can continue for 30 - 45 mins. <BR> Still feeling a little crappy :0) Tue, 20 Oct 2009 19:18:38 EST Buddies and Team members http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2490952 I would like to give a big thanks to all of the SP buddies and team members out there who are encouraging others to stay on the path of healthier living. <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:29:49 EST Magic Happens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2412980 Even if there are <em>27</em> in the sky, <BR> the <em>67</em> of basic goodness is always shining <BR> When you slow down, relax your mind and just be, it's there... <BR> In the most quiet, most clear, most gentle, most awake, most you, spot inside you <BR> Magic happens when you touch this spot <em>26</em> Sat, 19 Sep 2009 20:24:31 EST Live in the moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2305615 Do not forget to enjoy yourself while living a healthier lifestyle. Don't forget to treat You to some lovely little babbles like <BR> <em>410</em> <em>214</em> <em>493</em> (little bites, of course) Tue, 11 Aug 2009 08:32:10 EST Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2210214 10 months ago I was diagnose with diabetes weighting in at 230 lbs and no exercise in sight, with my ACI was at 12.8%. I discover SP in October 08, and decided to give it a try and you know what, my weight is down and my ACI is 6.6%. WOW. To say the least I am shocked <BR> <BR> This is special THANKS to all the teams at SP that gave me the encouragement to start my journey and to continue my journey. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> Tue, 7 Jul 2009 15:53:49 EST Movitation sharing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2164195 Here is a link I found that I think others will want to read. It is about movitation. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=518&page=2 </link> Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:41:07 EST Riverdance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2152324 This weekend my daughter and I went to see Riverdance, if anyone likes music from Ireland then go because this is fantastic. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:10:10 EST Snacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2101066 I just realized that I am not snacking as often as I was or that I am bringing as much snacks as I was a month before. I have change the times I have my meals so that I don't feel hungry often. Hopefully this is a habit I can continue to become a part of my life. <em>244</em> Thu, 28 May 2009 11:27:51 EST Beautiful weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2084926 Since last week I have started planting herbs and flowers. Between going to baseball games and practices with my son and finishing up the garden I am very grateful for the Beautiful weather this weekend. <BR> <BR> Everyone have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the <em>283</em> Fri, 22 May 2009 14:03:42 EST Poem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2056093 I have tried hard, and I won't give up even if that which I cannot see creeps up behind me, and crushes me to pulp, or even if that which I cannot see overtakes me and leaves me behind to ponder. <BR> <BR> Conclude - I have yet to take another step and within that time; DEVELOP <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Tue, 12 May 2009 14:32:42 EST Expressing yourselves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2014058 I am expressing myself, and I don't mean to upset anyone but I am part of a team that does NOTHING, they don't express themself. Why is that. I have found so much interesting information from all the teams I am on. I try to add a huddle to the teams I am associated with, but I noticed that some people belong to so many teams. I wonder are they getting the help they need to live healthier or are they only interested in keeping to the background. You find that many other members have the same p... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 14:56:23 EST Changing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1911497 Getting healthy doesn't happen overnight. Take your time, enjoy the ride, and develop one small change at a time. Here is one habit you can easily fit into your routine today. <BR> Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:16:37 EST It is ok to QUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1853349 We need to be strong about this, never give up on being the size you want to be. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Quit arguing with people about the same old foolishness! <BR> -Respect their position and keep it moving! <BR> <BR> 2) Quit telling people your secrets when you know they are not going to keep them! <BR> -And if you keep telling them, then quit getting mad when they tell your secrets! <BR> <BR> 3) Quit trying to pull people on your journey who don't want to travel with you! <BR> ... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 15:03:00 EST why aren't more SP blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1847134 You have the perfect place to tell others of your fustrations and problems and I noticed that when reading entries either on the message boards it is almost always the same people. Are you so afraid of what people will comment. This is your support team and you are not even trying to get in touch. HEY WAKE UP AND GET THE HELP YOU NEED. <BR> <BR> Come on rip into me I can take it. Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:08:44 EST IT IS OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1793355 What do I mean when I say "it is ok" You will fall off the wagon of exercising, measuring your food, and basically keeping track of your SP page, but it is ok to wind down some time before picking up the pace again. So to all SP who have decided to take a break REMEMBER IT IS OK. and don't beat up yourself about it. Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:35:35 EST Size affecting my self esteem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1622985 Not any more. I started SP 9/22 weighing in at 229 lbs and as of 12/15 @ 215 lbs and fading more every week. I am working on this slow and steady so that I don't gained back the weight if I ever fall off the wagon. <BR> As of 12/24 @ 210 lbs. <BR> Wed, 24 Dec 2008 12:46:39 EST Fitting in exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1595711 Early morning 6am or when I am watching Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy. I like walking and solving the answers and the time just flies by. Thu, 4 Dec 2008 11:30:49 EST When I exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1573619 When I exercise I feel so full on energy. I usually walk within the comfort of my home. As i get home from work around 5:30 and usually have a chat with my kids about how their day went and if any homework need to be done. By the time you look around it is about 8:30 or so and I do a walk while watching CNN or How is that made on mute, with my ipod going. Thanks to SP I have a lot of variations on how to exercise within my own space <em>224</em> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:03:30 EST SP is a lifesaver http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1536897 You walk down the street and suddenly your are paying more attention to life in general, you wonder why didn't I have this energy before. Diabetes is in my family and somewhere in the back of my mind I know I could have it, but I was in deep denial. Now my life has changed in so many ways, my diet and exercise. I wake up in the morning with a purpose, taking every day as it comes. Some days it is hard, and others are so easy. Joining SP and reading about others with diabetes and how they are ... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:36:54 EST thank u all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1482436 I am just starting to use SparkPeople website and I have found so many interesting tips about healthy recipes to help maintain a better lifestyle. I am interested in more recipes about diabetes as I have just discover that I have it and am trying to maintain a stable blood sugar level. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Janis Sat, 27 Sep 2008 19:55:50 EST