JILLITA55's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JILLITA55 JILLITA55'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/ OMG! I haven't been around since MARCH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500589 Shame on me!! I couldn't believe how many emails I have to read thru! I thank you all and it is now to get busy on emails reading and responding. <BR> <BR> I have had a long spring and summer and Pray that my problems will go away. I have had problems with my mortgage and still working on it! Please pray for me! <BR> <BR> I have had a memory loss for several years and it is now getting hard to talk to someone on phone or car or walking. I go into a room to get something and when I g... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:19:38 EST Smoking and Mortgages http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296182 Why these two titles you ask? In February I wrote a blog stating that I am going to stop smoking. My last day of smoking is April 4th. My birthday is on the 5th. A new person! My mortgage company is trying to foreclose on my house. I live in HOuston and moved to MN in 2009. I had renters in the house but they didn't last long. They bought a house and didn't tell me. I could not pay the rent in MN and the mortgage in TX. WHen I moved back I started paying the mortgage two times a mon... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:54:18 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294643 Took 4 days off on SparkPeople and every thing in my life. But I am back. I didn't realize it was 4 days I was lost on SP. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:01:19 EST Smoking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279030 Yes, I am a smoker. Two ears ago, I smoke 2 packs a day. One year ago I was smoking one pack a day. Today I am smoking a half of a pack a day. And sometimes I only smoke twice a day. Doing it slowly is helping me alot. My birtday present on April 5th will be the last cigarette forever!!! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:55:17 EST My exercise for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267215 Of course I will do my exercises today. But the fun thing is that my dog "milo" loves to play catch with his toys. He brings his toy to me and waits until I throw it again and again and again. It makes me laugh most of the day. <em>338</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:17:34 EST SMILE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265100 EVERYONE NEEDS YOU TO SMILE. IT SURE MAKES IT A HAPPY DAY. SMILING IS GOOD FOR YOU. SMILE YOUR ALL YOU HAVE DONE TODAY. <em>224</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:54:56 EST COPD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260959 what ever it is...stop on this site. I am in the middle of something and then all it pops up again and again and again. and I can;t finish what I am doing Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:20:42 EST GONE AGAIN AND BACK AGAIN. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260264 I guess I live in a zoo determining what I am suppose to do tomorrow. I do most of the things on Sp. and clean the house but still a mess. I miss days on SP. That is always a bummer. So I hope I can stay on SP for a week and build up from that. Hope all have a great weekend! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:43:26 EST Three days away from SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250508 Shame on me! I have never been gone that long. I was playing games on the computer and just forgot. Forgeting is a problem for me. Memory loss is not any fun. Today I started with SP so now I can say I am back in the sack. at least for today. I almost forgot to go to church yesterday. At lease I remembered one hour before church started. Thank you Jesus for remining me! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:24:05 EST New exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240255 I DO NOT LIKE THE NEW EXERCISE RULES. gO BACK TO THE OLD ONE. iT IS ALOT EASIER. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 13:08:00 EST My SP superbowl of points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235777 2 points to start and 3 points for logging on. I hope the game is better than what I won. Have fun watching the game today. Be good to your self. Not too much beer and bad foods. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 13:49:31 EST Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231694 I lost two days on SP. Bummer Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:26:05 EST Lazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224175 Been lazy this week. When I am done with SP I am going to the gym and work out for two hours. Weights and treadmill today Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:13:53 EST Pilates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217043 I just put my pilates machine in my home office. There is a chart hanging on the wall. Shows many exersizes I can do with the pilates machine. There are 32 exercises. There is a box also. Not sure what that is for. There is a rod also that is heavy for strength. The pedometer I have will be helpful also. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:32:01 EST Cleaning!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214107 Going to the gym for at least an hour. Then I have to start cleaning up my office. I am going to put an exercise machine in my office. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:11:19 EST Blue skies today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213040 Not a cloud in the sky for the past two days and now today as well. We had a long month of rain earlier. Walk the dogs twice. Run without the dogs so I can get my exercise in. The dogs have to stop and smell everything. So I can't run with the dogs. We had a long month of rain. The dogs didn't even want to go outside. (That's another problem...if you know what I mean) Glory to Jesus for a wonderful day! Hope everyone was a sunny day/week/month! Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:06:04 EST Been bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203428 I haven't gone to the gym very much lately. Just plain lazy! I have done exercises at home, but I get better when I go to the gym. So...I am out the door and am going to do it RIGHT NOW! Everyone have a great day! Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:28:58 EST Another new things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200835 I had a guy come to my house today to see about putting new windows in my house. Well this is another projects that needs to be done on my house. They are really espensive. I am still saving money for my floors which are on cement at this time. I can probably get the floors done in the next two to three months. WIndows are going to cost a heck alot more. So no pizza for me. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:28:01 EST My gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194956 I have a gym I can go to that doesn't cost very much. It is owned by the city. Only employees who work with the city can go. Great friends while working out. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 12:22:09 EST Rainy Day in Houston http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191357 It is cold and rainy today. BRRRRRRR! A new friend from SP were going to walk today. I have wanted to meet a SP'r for a long time. I hope her daughter gets to feeling better. We will walk some other sunny day. I can't wait! <em>33</em> <em>257</em> Sat, 5 Jan 2013 10:33:51 EST Church decorations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188080 Last night alot of people went to church to take down the decorations. The church had two trees. We took one tree down. The other one will be taken down at the end of January 31st. I was suprised that so many came to help. I love my church! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:49:45 EST New goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185907 I plan on walking every day at least for 80 minutes. Run 10 minutes. Eat all of the good for me foods. Fortunately I love all fruits and veggies. I am going to lose at least 40 pounds. I want to get down to 130 pounds. I know I will have to do this slowly. If I do it too fast, I will quit and then it will be all for nothing. Happy New Year sparkers!! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:04:17 EST He's here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173570 I think my new roomie is going to work out great. He has already started working on the house. He is very nice and respectful guy! Thank you Jesus for bringing him to my home. He likes my two dogs also. Max and Milo. Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:44:35 EST He's Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173086 The new roommate came early. But that is OK. This will be interesting have a man in the house. Hope he likes my two dogs. More later Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:49:11 EST Room mate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172026 One of my friends asked me yesterday if I would like a male room mate. Oh Boy! I hope it all works out. I trust the lady who asked me if I would help him to move in my house. This is a Godsend for me. I have alot and I mean alot of work on my house. I live on cement floor. That will be the first to fix. I am going to lay tile. Best for the dogs (if you know what I mean). The fence needs to be fixed. The pool needs to be fixed. All of this is expensive. What should I do? Should I ha... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:14:06 EST Presents http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168885 All of the presents have been sent to MN where my family is. I got this really cute picture with Santa Clause, my two dogs and myself. I also gave the lady who gave me Milo the weiner (dashound) a picture of them too. Milo has had 2 other owners. I am the third one and I can say that I will keep him for life. He is really a funny dog and very smart too. Max likes to play with him too! I am blessed in having these two dogs. They are getting lots of toys and snacks for Christmas. <em>... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:09:18 EST Christmas tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168301 Well the tree is up. It is a huge fake tree but is really pretty. I really enjoy putting up the tree. I have ornaments from when I was a little girl. I really like to see the ornaments every year. Now that I don't live in Minnesota anymore, I miss the snow in Houston, TX. It doesn't seem like Christmas when there isn't any snow. Well, it has snowed in Houston before. I hope it does this year. I like making snow men. My bathrooms are decorated as well as the rest of the house. Gettin... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 17:58:48 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163374 Exercise and then exercise with the dogs walking. ALl is well! Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:03:59 EST Slacker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159582 Sometimes one has to just be a slacker. Well, it is me today! Sat at the computer playing all day. I did walk the dogs once. I usually do it twice. Tomorrow, I will be back as usual. Have a great day/night. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:28:39 EST New Gym in Mo City http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153473 I have been driving and noticed a new building in my city. It is run by the city. So I went in yesterday and it was a gym. Lots of machines to work out on. Wish it had a pool though. It is only $25 a month. Can't beat that! So I am going to sign up today and start working out. I am tired of walking all of the time and running too! Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:29:23 EST What a few bad days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152814 Three days ago my computer wouldn't work. I couldn't do anything on the site except to read whatever I was reading. I needed a new keyboard and it took me three times to get one that was working. Thank you Microsoft. It cost a bit more but it worked right away. I missed alot on SP due to this. One of the keyboards I bought wouldn't let me type on my computer. That was surely a first. Glad to be back. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 17:08:29 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148532 Hope you are doing well today! Today I have walked 80 minutes while walking my dogs. Chilly in Houston, TX. Still have to do my exercises in the home. Pilates machine and ropes to gather strenght. See you tomorrow! Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:28:10 EST get ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147335 Thanksgiving is now over with. I hope everyone had a nice holiday. I know some people have to work on holidays and that is a bummer. Hopefully you got double pay for the day. So now it is time for Christmas. The only thing I have to do for shopping, is getting toys for my two dogs. I need another stocking for my new dog. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:06:49 EST Lonely on Turkey day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143426 I live alone so I am not cooking a turkey. My next door neighbor sent over a big plate of food for me. Neighbors are fantastic! Hope you all have a great T-day! Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:34:37 EST FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140553 Has anyone bought one? I just got mine. Still setting it up. The only thing I don't like about it, is that is sooo small. Will be interesting when I get it set up. Can't wait! Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:10:10 EST Cold in Houston http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136052 It is cold out there today. Have to bundle up as if I was livng in Minnesota. At least for right now. I am sure it will warm up a bit in Houston. Acually I like the snow. It do miss it. Hope it snows on Christmas Eve in Houston. It has before! Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:04:57 EST Cold outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134990 I know there are many people on SP that have seasons that are cold at this time of year. Well it is cold in Houston, TX today. Going on the walk with the dogs, I will put their sweaters on and of course I will put my warm clothes on. I enjoy the cold weather. Houston is always so hot and today it is a blessing that I can walk in chilly weather. I am from Minnesota and I am sure it is cold there today. Blessing to all! Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:47:26 EST Have a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130842 Max it fun! Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:30:51 EST Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128318 I recently lost 8 pounds. Today I weigh myself and and I am back up to 190. Why can't I lose the weight. I am eating the foods that are good for me and I exercise every day. I didn't walk yesterday and now I am up again. I guess I need to walk/jog everyday in lieu of every other day. I am not going to give up!!! Thu, 8 Nov 2012 10:27:04 EST Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125933 I have been stuck on the weight of 190 for two months. I thought I woudn't ever see a lower weight. I weighed myself yesterday and I was down to 185. This morning I am now 182. I hope it keeps going down. Doing the 5k walk/run program. Hope it keeps going down. Yahoooooo! Don't ever give up! Tue, 6 Nov 2012 09:16:21 EST Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124803 I can't wait to get my pool fixed. I haven't used in along time. I have contractors helping me, but it i starting to cost me alot of money. If you really decide for a pool, be ready to have alot of money. Once it is all fixed though, it will be great for the laps I can do on a daily regimed. FOrtunately I have great contractors to fix the pool. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 11:45:02 EST Daylight Saving Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122525 Well to night we are going back to regular time. It is going to get dark earlier now. This will make me to do my second walk for the day earlier now. I know some states don't change the clock in the spring and fall. What do you think about changing the clocks in the spring and fall? Sat, 3 Nov 2012 13:24:14 EST Victim to my own http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121393 Am I really a victim to my own. Yes! I go walking every day with my dogs. I need to walk/run with me alone. Walking the dogs want to stop and smell everything around them. So, I have decided to walk the dogs and then walk/run for me only. What I am doing now, is to walk 4 minutes and then run for 1 minute. This is a program on SP. I like the walk/run program. The foods that I eat are mostly fruits and veggies. I do eat lean meat at least once a day. I really don't like running, bu... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 11:26:08 EST Great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119442 Great day to walk and run. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:18:17 EST Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116394 I do not like to run, but I am really trying to get into the groove of running daily. It may not be a very long run, but it is a beginning. I have always wanted to do this and I guess it is a good time to start. I walk my dogs twice a day. Now I need to run for me. As a beginniner is there some rules to run by? Would appreciate any thing to get me started. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:45:03 EST SparkCoach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115460 I have almost come to the end of SparkCoach program. What a wonderful program. I suggest that everyone do this program. And of course, it is free. It has shown signs that I am getting healthier. I walk more, eat the right foods. I haven't eaten any bad foods during this program. I hope you all try it! Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:25:58 EST My children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114731 As most of you know, I have two dogs. Of course they get walked twice every day. Today, I added another dog. A BIG Boxer. He was leader because he is so big and my dogs are small. The boxer (jessie) wants to run. That is difficult with three dogs. Jessie is the dog next door. What is nice about the whole thing, is that the dogs all get along together. My dashound (Wiener) thinks he is the boss. Max who you have seen on SP, is 15 years old. So I am walking three dogs, one is big and... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:10:06 EST Old Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111575 I am going to meet up with them tonight. We are all in the 50's to 70's in this group. I haven't seen these people in 3 years and I am so excited. Hope they mention my weight loss! It's like new friends all over again! Yeehaa! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:12:26 EST Happy is Happy Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108844 I am so Happy. City Hall is helping me with my neighbors and I win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:31:17 EST Pool again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104739 Getting better. There was so much slug in the pool. The good part about this is that once I can get it out of the pool, I can use the sludge for my trees, flowers and bushes that I want to plant. So that is a good thing. God made minerals in the ground for people like me. Weird huh! I can't wait to go flowers and bushes to plant! Word of caustion: If you have a pool, take care of it everyday. Then you will not have to go thru what I am going thru now. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:47:14 EST