JOYCECAIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOYCECAIN JOYCECAIN'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/ Christmas Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439845 I have a lovely tree, 5 ft. that my sister gave me when I got my apartment. A woman who calls me grandma had company yesterday, and there was quite a commotion from the grandkids. They were crying because she didn't have a tree. We had our monthly meeting for the people here and I said, how are the kids? She said they are still at the house, they are so upset because Santa cannot bring gifts because they didn't have a tree. <BR> <BR> I spoke to my sister this morning, and she said, GO A... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:27:05 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434161 Hope everyone had a great day.Glad today is over. I am so tired. Am going to go to bed. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:46:44 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433848 Wishing a happy holiday to everyone. Love Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:31:19 EST Computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425620 My computer has been acting up. The company who took care of it the last time contacted me about the processor. I paid $100 on my credit card, they wanted me to go to a Walmart store and give them cash and I told them, there was not one close. After playing around they , hey accepted the card. Today, the man called and got furious with me about it not being accepted. Well I told him to let it go, the computer is 10 years old and I would not play games. He was so nasty. <BR> uter are g... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:30:30 EST Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418787 In the last few weeks I have been going to he gym. I have not been using the equipment, but I have been walking a mile then coming home and walking to the store which is another mile. I will not use gym equipment until I can limber up my legs. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone love. Fri, 6 Oct 2017 16:54:29 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413990 Didn't make it to the gym today, but got a 1 mile walk in. At least I will get to the gym tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Had my perm done today, scrubbed floors when I got home. I am wore out. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone joy and happiness. <BR> <BR> Love Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:16:16 EST GYM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412584 Started going to wellness center, walking 2 miles every other day, I would like to get up to 4 miles a day again. It will take time. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:58:08 EST Going Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399710 Getting ready to go out. I did not get much sleep last night. So tired, but I have to go to post office, to take a package back. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone well. God Bless. <BR> <BR> Love Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:57:15 EST Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383887 I have a new group I am doing. 100 Days ( I believe) <BR> <BR> It was one thing and then they changed it. It is really tough. I shake badly and I can tell you I am on day 33, and I will be glad when it is over. It is really tough. It has it's good days, but I think they are surprised at my silly comments. <BR> <BR> Some topics are of Hunger, some silly things. I will have to check it out. One of the 15 guidelines. No eating and watching TV or reading. Did you do this today. <BR> D... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 01:34:09 EST Stress Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374829 Well, today was the day, and I was shocked that I did well. I am trying to get this done so I can get to bed. I am exhausted. <BR> <BR> All that worrying for nothing. <BR> <BR> Wishing all of you well. I love you all. <BR> <BR> Take care. Love Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:53:00 EST Heart Doctor. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369674 Went to the doctor today. H e was nice, He said with my problem, it is not severe. <BR> <BR> He told me to watch my food and to exercise more. <BR> <BR> I have been so worried, but it was a WAKE UP call. <BR> <BR> Love Thu, 1 Jun 2017 22:40:20 EST Hospital Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366310 Went to my family doctor, and she said I have fluid around my heart and a leaky valve. The valve is not leaking badly, but I didn't ask which valve. So we will see. I have to go to a heart doctor. Let you know later. Love to all and thank you dearly for the support. Thu, 25 May 2017 02:33:15 EST Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364049 Not smoking and am feeling a bit better. With heat, I need to take it a bit easier. <BR> <BR> Keeping up with house work. Fri, 19 May 2017 17:06:37 EST Hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363678 Yes this past Sunday at 10:30 at night, I had a friend take me to the hospital emergency room. It is only 1 block. My heart rate was 220. I was going to try and go to bed, but decided to go to the hospital. I wouldn't have been here today. <BR> <BR> Will try to do better. Wearing a heart monitor for 30 days. Thu, 18 May 2017 20:03:20 EST Spark Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362897 I came back to spark coach. It always gave me more motivation. <BR> <BR> Hoping to continue with my journey. Tue, 16 May 2017 23:55:33 EST Spring Is Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361565 Trying to quit smoking. Had 2 cigarettes today. <BR> <BR> Went to hospital and had a scan done on both sides of my neck for my carotid arteries. Was afraid I would to have surgery, but I am ok <BR> <BR> Wishing all mothers a happy Mother's Day. <BR> <BR> Much Love Joyce Sat, 13 May 2017 22:06:01 EST April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341895 Boy, March sure went fast. I just want the weather to stay in the 50's - 60's. <BR> <BR> I am doing fairly well, and am hoping for summer soon. <BR> <BR> Love Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:35:16 EST Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333123 I have not had trouble with computer for 7 days. AMAZING. It is cold, but we missed the storm we were supposed to get. Lucky us. I have a friend in Cleveland, over 1 foot of snow. hahaha. <BR> <BR> My sister finally RETIRED. I am thrilled to death. She deserved it. We will be 68 on March 27th. So it was definitely time. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow a friend here is going to Sam's Club. I haven't been there in 2 years. They usually go out on Tuesdays and Thursday, but since I have a doctor... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:42:31 EST Computer Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215656 I have been having so many computer problems that I am ready to blow this thing up. <BR> <BR> It either makes me spend 35 minutes trying to get in or shuts me down before I can do my teams or start. <BR> <BR> I miss all of you and wish you well. Can't wait for summers end. Love Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:40:27 EST Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119124 It is so beautiful outside. Sunny, warm, beautiful. I love this weather. Hope everyone is enjoying the day. I sure am. <BR> <BR> God bless. Joyce Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:10:14 EST Dog Sitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118550 My friend Ann has a daughter who had back surgery. The daughter's girl who is 14 is taking care of her mom when Ann leaves for the day. Ann's daughter is on a seriously strong pain medicine which makes her loopy. She is yelling at the 14 yr. Old and mom can not sit ot get up or use bathroom without help. The 14 year old called grandma and told her she couldn't do this. Ann asked me if I could take care of the dog for 3 or 4 weeks. I told her not to worry about it. We are friends, and ... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:30:29 EST Jo Ann's daughter screws her again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035472 BJ who is the reason I came to Wheeling, asked her mom for money to get diapers. Jo gave her the credit card, and BJ, who was gone for over 2 hours, spent 623 dollars. My sister stood there and cried, and she told her, I want the total amount of $1,100 by end of year or Income tax, or you no longer have a mother. <BR> <BR> I am going to Jo Anns house for 2 days to get the schrubs and flower beds done. I was there on Thursday since she had to work 12 hours. Now while there I went to see... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:33:28 EST Getting Apt. Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012747 It is such a lovely day out, but I am getting the FEW Halloween decorations out, and getting ready for my chest of drawers to get here. Then I can get my things arranged and get rid of some boxes. <BR> <BR> I was given a TV stand. I didn't want it but it is a large piece of furniture, and the top of it I can put things on , like a mantle. <BR> <BR> My sister gave me her Christmas tree. I will put it up as soon as the middle of November gets here. Looking forward to holidays. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:26:18 EST Busy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003628 Today will be a busy day for me, I will be taking care of my sister's dog since she has to work over, because they are so short handed. <BR> <BR> I love Jo's boxer. After all for almost 6 years, I was there all day. <BR> <BR> I have been having a lot of nauseous lately. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone well. <BR> <BR> <BR> Love Fri, 25 Sep 2015 01:21:13 EST Surgery over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992076 Well, it has been a week, and I am doing fairly good. Lots of bedrest. Because of the infection I have fought sibnce December, they had to take my appendics out also. But I am doing decent. <BR> <BR> Love you all. Take care. Sun, 6 Sep 2015 13:00:44 EST Doctors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986067 Tuesday the 25th, I went to the doctors and signed the form, in case of and what all can happen. Then I went to hospital for blood work, urine test, xray amd EKG, nd signed form in case of problem I can not sue. <BR> <BR> Monday is surgery: Ovaries out, D & C, plus something else. I should be home in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> IF something goes wrong, a call will be made to as friend on sparks and they will let everyone know. <BR> <BR> I have been having a terrible time logining into sp... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:48:35 EST SURGERY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973746 On August 31st, my gynecologist will take my ovaries out, and the week before I go for a pre op. When I see him I will tell him if the uterus looks bad, take it also, I do not want two surgeries. <BR> <BR> This Saturday, tomorrow is our family reunion. I am only going in case my niece, who is in charge, doesn't show up. <BR> <BR> If she os there, Jo Ann and I will leave after lunch. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone much love. <BR> <BR> Joyce Fri, 7 Aug 2015 14:15:34 EST New Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958098 Next Friday, my gynecologist will do an ultrasound on my belly, to see if they can find the reason for my problems. My New doctor for family doctor is going to start running tests after I get done with the other problem. <BR> <BR> It is hard for me to describe pain because I have never been sick or in pain, except for a headache. Hopefully we will learn something. <BR> <BR> Love Thu, 9 Jul 2015 12:43:25 EST Internet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909021 Lightning struck pole outside, and we were without internet and Comcast phone system. With all the storms for the last 3 days, I didn't dare go outside to go to Library. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone well. <BR> <BR> Love Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:29:16 EST Beautiful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894002 It is a sunny 61 degrees. Weather has been so bad this winter, I didn't get my perm, 2 months back. <BR> <BR> Well I knew it was supposed to be nice out, so yesterday, I walked to the store and got curlers, $8.00, isn't that rediculous? Anyway curled hair, and got up and took a shower, put make up on and I am here at the library, because I was in the neighborhood, and decided to come and look at mystery books and got on computer. I FELT LUCKY. Shakes were not so bad. Of course my arms a... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:58:16 EST Shakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893017 I have hereditary or genetic shakes, they get pretty bad. So when you do not see me on herije you will know that it is so bad, I can even log on. <BR> <BR> I miss being active on Sparks. I love you all. Joyce Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:57:14 EST One Mile Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866088 The weather has been so cold out and now icy conditions, and I have not been able to get out. Today at 4:12 a.m. I couldn't sleep, so I went down stairs of our high rise, and walk fast, for 25 minutes up and down the hall to get my mile in. <BR> <BR> I felt good. It has been difficult. But I will do this every morning while the weather is bad. <BR> <BR> Where there is a Spark Will there is a Spark Way. <BR> <BR> Love Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:24:54 EST 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844231 Well the holidays are now over and we need to START COUNTING CALORIES AGAIN. hahahaha <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:44:49 EST Internet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835007 Will have internet on Dec/ 26th. I will let everyone know once I am on. <BR> <BR> Love to all. Joyce Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:26:56 EST Weather and Library http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827661 As much rain as we had the last few days, I am surprised we have not had ice on the streets. I worry about slipping and falling. So I am praying for a decent winter. I would rather have snow than ice. <BR> <BR> I have also decided, WHEN THE TIME COMES, to get one of those Leaf (?) antennas instead of basic cable, and just get Internet by fall of next year. I think. By then my poor computer will probably die on me. It does get a work out with all the movies I do watch on it and music I ... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:38:16 EST Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822799 Our library is closed tomorrow and Thanksgiving Day. I wish all of you my love, and hope you all get to see your families for the holiday. REMEMBER TO ENJOY ALL THE FIXINGS OF YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY . WE DO NOT COUNT CALORIES FOR THIS DAY. hahaha Love Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:10:40 EST THE COLD WEATHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820115 IN THE COMING MONTHS, IF IT GETS BAD,I WILL NOT BE COMING TO THE LIBRARY TO GET ONLINE. So I am hoping for a MILD winter. Love to all of you. <BR> <BR> Joyce Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:46:59 EST Determination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795931 It has been a long time in coming, but finally I am down from a 2 liter bottle of diet coke a day to 1 glass. <BR> <BR> I never thought I would say that. But I am drinking a lot of water, cranberry juice, and 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day. I think anything is better than soda. <BR> <BR> No bread in the house. No lunch meat in fridge. These were my downfalls. <BR> <BR> Trying to do right by myself, and to get to losing weight again. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:57:01 EST One Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787929 It doesn't seem possible that I moved a month ago. I am so happy. <BR> <BR> I get out everyday, I am keeping busy. If I could only quit eating at night. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:35:40 EST Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782920 Happiness and peace come from within. No stress or worries, just me and no one else. No one upsetting the applecart, so to speak. <BR> <BR> I am always out and I do not miss Middle Creek at all. <BR> <BR> It is nice if I need a bus to walk out the front door. One day at a time, and loving it. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:23:03 EST Enjoying Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780936 I have been out just about everyday since I have moved, except for 2 hot hot days and 2 COLD. I can truly tell you I am so happy or maybe I should say at Peace. Life is to short to be in such a bad situation and to be totally unhappy. <BR> <BR> I am going to eat lunch and go to the Highlands shopping mall, only about 10 - 12 stores. Walmart, Cabela's, Lane Bryant, Old Navy, Appleby's, Penny's, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Books-a-Million. But you have to careful, the last bus down is a ... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:59:54 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778663 The boat festival was nice. It was just setting up and a gentleman was sitting alone waiting for his brother. They have a boat there, and I got a quick tour. His aunt is 90 and she was there along with another cousin who was 74. Beautiful boat. I believe you can see them for a cost. My sister says, Joyce will talk to anyone. Yes, I said, and I am never lonely or without. A friend once made is a friend for life. Even if you never see them again. I never take anyone for granted, and I... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:22:32 EST Festival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777950 The big Paddle Wheel boats are here at the port and as soon as I get done here I will go look at the boats. It rained last night and a bit this morning, I came out prepared. <BR> <BR> Last night, I cleaned floors, bathroom, and this week end, I will clean baseboards. I am having a blast. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone was as happy as me. <BR> <BR> I have gotten all of my change of addresses done. So I am doing good, REAL GOOD. <BR> <BR> Love Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:58:39 EST Cooler Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775780 I walked up here to the library on Sunday, and as hot as it was, it wasn't open for 2 more hours. No place to sit, or any shade I walked back home. I was a mess by the time I got there. <BR> <BR> I am just so complete. It doesn't matter what I do or do not have. I am complete. By my birthday next March, I should be completely set here. I will have the basics, I do not need, like obviously everyone else here, wall to wall furnishings. I like the simple look. <BR> <BR> I will talk to y... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:27:29 EST Apartment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774478 It has been 1 full week since I moved into my apartment. I do not have much, but by the holidays I may surprise myself. I am so at peace. Here at the library. I hate paying $50 for internet, but I will probably break down and do it. It has been so HOT here, I haven't been out of the apartment. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all well. I will get here tomorrow. Supposed to cool down. Love Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:55:27 EST Home Sweet Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769923 Spent all day yesterday being busy. I am in my efficiency apartment and I can tell you I am so happy. I was tearing boxes down until 10 p.m. and putting stuff away. <BR> <BR> I couldn't believe I could move around without worrying about disturbing anyone. Also no T.V. IT IS SO PEACEFUL. I hate TV except for weather and news. Someday I will take the plunge, but not for a while. Maybe by Christmas. <BR> <BR> It is to get up to 90 degrees today, so I am going to close for now, before I ... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:09:41 EST 4 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766909 I am pretty well packed up, ready to go. Excited isn't the word. I can go out and go places that I have to walk to catch transportation. Feeling like my life is starting over. <BR> <BR> I will be free. So happy. Knowing my spark friends are happy for me. Oh, it took me 15 minutes to find out how to get to my spark page. I hate change, love the idea of my own place. <BR> <BR> Love to all. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:40:22 EST MOVING DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764048 8 Days and counting and hoping for no rain, at least in the morning or until 2 p.m. <BR> <BR> I am so excited, all my stuff is in boxes in the living room. I can't believe it, Freedom at last. To be able to go out a door and be on a bus route or walk and get a Coleman's Fish Sandwich. Browse thru all the little stores and shops down there. I am just thrilled. <BR> <BR> Can you all tell I am THRILLED. I want to shout it out on the roof top. <BR> <BR> Have a Lovely Day! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:52:38 EST Packing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757607 I am getting my stuff put in boxes to move in 2 weeks and 4 days. I am so excited. I do not want to even think about staying here any longer. Jo Ann is just picking at me. That is OK because she will soon be doing everything all by herself. <BR> <BR> Six thirty this morning before the down pour, I raked the front yard, and pulled weeds along the walk. I heard a neighbor yell, LUAU does all this for you. I just laughed and said How about a cup' of coffee. She said, Come on down. Yes... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:54:44 EST New Apartment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755865 Sept. I will be moving into my new apartment. It is an efficiency. I am so excited. It is in a great area. <BR> <BR> When I get it done, I will have someone take pictures and get them here. <BR> <BR> I am so thrilled, I have a bed, queen, my computer table, and a chair, which eventually has to be redone, due to dogs. I cried when I actually thought of how it has been tore up in the last 2 yrs. <BR> <BR> I will actually be 3 blocks or so from town. The week end of Labor day, there is a... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:11:26 EST