JUDYAMK's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUDYAMK JUDYAMK'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/ LET THEM GO !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6498243 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c061ba5-ee6d-41df-aa7a-9b2c96da0f30.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I finally got rid of all my clothes that no longer fit !! <BR> I went on a month long vacation & did a lot of shopping , & while in different states did a lot of clothes shopping ,as I usually do. However I never replace the clothes with the new ones.. <BR> What made this shopping fun is I was not looking for work clothes as I retired as soon as 65 rolled around 2.5 years ago . I bought fun... Wed, 6 Jun 2018 02:42:06 EST DO YOU REALLY NEED THAT EXTRA EAR ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6495400 <em>760</em> <BR> I was on holiday since May 4th went to Disney for 7 days,North & South Carolina as well <BR> However the one thing that inspired me the most is a conversation with a cousin. <BR> We had gone to a farmers market & I told her we could make sweet corn for lunch. I began gathering up a dozen ears of corn. She ask me what I was doing . I told her getting sweet corn!! She said. "Judy you only need 4 ears one for each of us ". I told her I have about 4 ears. I thought she was g... Mon, 28 May 2018 07:57:34 EST Missing My Beloved Brother ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6477251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c88dd517-a391-406f-b718-a8d6ca942feb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My Beloved brother Bobby has been gone 2 years . Time for me does not heal. I miss him in the very depths of my inner soul. My only peace is knowing he is a Christian & he is with our Lord.but I am human & I miss him so much. So many of my friends that are Christians think I should stop mourning because of where he is ,but I am human. <BR> I live in a small town when we moved here from the... Fri, 30 Mar 2018 06:34:00 EST SELF RESPECT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453414 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3b74a5a-7c39-47fd-a45f-c98e047a1e6c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My collage image that I post in my journal plus on my refrigerator right where I see it every day Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:50:26 EST My quiet place do you have one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452091 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c2788d2-4e54-4055-b4ed-372d4298b13b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I long to go to my quiet place after this long winter.I take my morning coffee here at times over looking the lake. I have never encountered any one here. <BR> A place to just sit & listen to the morning birds <BR> A place to rethink my goals of those I met & of those to work on & new ones to add <BR> A place to read that summer book. <BR> My quiet place is barren now stripped of greenery th... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:07:12 EST A splash of Spring Mom is 88 loves flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451400 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d1dbce5-77c3-43e8-88c2-123ab82bad36.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ba150ea-ad68-4fce-b1d8-32ecdfbf00e2.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df1517b7-86d2-4621-8011-adcfc3ccd088.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/988744ff-4cd4-454a-850b-e68b86698c97.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b541532d-b0d1-4327-9d2c-aabf8f99aa8e... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:36:32 EST Disconnect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450900 Right before the New Year I had to DISCONNECT from everything . My husband builds computers & many times he would say to me DISCONNECT from the computer reboot it. Oh how much better it would work !! <BR> So I thought that is what I must do DISCONNECT. Our weather here in North Eastern Pa. has been treacherous,so I could not go for a walk, what I did was go on a quiet walk within my mind.I sat down in my special chair at home with a hot delicious cup of hot chocolate. <BR> I had to make chan... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:36:56 EST Treat exercise as an appointment !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450726 There’s an old Spanish saying: “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” <BR> I like this how true. My awesome Mother in law was an expert seamstress, if she let the needles in her machine turn dull without changing them or neglecting oiling her machine or not fixing the tension , her work would not be top notch! <BR> Why is it we take care of those material things we use everyday ,but neglect our living breathing bodies ?? <BR> Let ... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:47:39 EST STAY FOCUSED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449158 We have a lot of distractions in our lives every single day.We need to keep our focus on what we want rather than having distractions interrupt those goals. Yes even people can be a distraction.Stay focused & the SUCCESS will be the byproduct ! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Jan 2018 21:04:46 EST PART 2 a special place where I like to walk thru the gardens ,read & write in season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447917 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d01334dd-5996-4fce-b604-5404329d672c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d654873f-252b-474f-ae01-f8cddbbbfd3d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a90f543-defb-4d83-8e1e-f7df8be479af.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/334bdd8e-7b96-4d98-87c7-374a6ca92742.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5869e9aa-9497-491c-bf51-83d4d227fd85... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 01:30:01 EST Part 1 Of a special place I like to walk thru the gardens, read & write in the seasons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447593 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70562cf8-6392-4f4a-973e-d14a09b192e2.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cde7873c-1f8e-4388-adb0-711bb8996eb5.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78ff9037-255c-4b9b-95ee-8989e7bee89c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/135f4dbc-da5b-4129-9981-088c558b65c9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3828db90-0c32-4d36-a661-190b0dfaa30c... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 10:10:19 EST Think SPRING on this cold blustery day !! I think I shall have a cup of tea & a small sweet !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446301 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03362e32-c1a6-41de-919c-546692329d2b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Another 17 degree weather with wind making it feel in the minus area. <BR> My African violets always bloom in the winter season perhaps to give us hope that spring will arrive again. <BR> I set my small table I usually take out doors & made a piping hot cup of English Breakfast tea, & had a small piece of Greek Baklava. I sat by my window pane watching the cardinals,blue jays ,woody's , bar... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 18:00:27 EST Like nails on a chalk board for some I love New Year Resolutions here is mine !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445340 I will never get what I want if I do not know what I want!! <BR> My # 1 & only resolution for my New Year is being SUCCESSFUL at what I do there will NOT be any more harbouring thoughts of MAYBE I will or I HOPE I will It is going to be I WILL be SUCCESSFUL at what I do. <BR> My success will be SPECIFIC, it will be ATTAINABLE, REALISTIC & TIMELY these are my goals to becoming SUCCESSFUL. <BR> I have not gone out in sometime due to the freezing temperatures here ,the wind snow & the ice. I h... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 05:53:07 EST This is where I walk right behind my home Beautiful !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444725 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fbf619d9-3457-4276-a915-7a804b737f3c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I love this photo I took early one morning after an overnight snowfall .In the summer all the way down it is a canopy of green to shade you from the afternoon sun. In the winter it is so cold it is all you hear at times is the creaking of the barren tree branches ,or the pecking of Woody wood pecker getting his fill of the deep rooted bugs hibernating for the long winter only to be plu... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 13:52:09 EST Do not allow any one to enslave you to their thoughts !! Not even a tv commercial !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444272 I was watching a documentary on young girls going into prostitution,to be enslaved like this makes us want to cringe .This would be terrible to be enslaved like this ,but did you know every day we are enslaved to someone elses thoughts to their minds,not our own. Tv commercials we are enslaved to them if we allow it. Tv commercials promoting obesity by eating a 1000 calorie sandwich then flip the station & that commercial telling you to invest into thousands of dollars in a machine to use ev... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 07:12:45 EST The French painter Philippe de Champaigne what he left us in a painting !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444031 The painting "Still Life with a Skull," which showed the three essentials of existence - the tulip (life), the skull (death), and the hourglass (time). It is a a form of 17th century artwork featuring symbols of mortality which encourage reflection on the meaning and fleetingness of life. <BR> This is only depressing if you miss the point !! <BR> He wanted us to treat our time as a gift and not waste it on the trivial and vain. Death doesn’t make life pointless but rather purposeful. And fo... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:45:42 EST When others think you should do it THEIR way!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442900 I am not here to fit into your world I am here to make my own !! <BR> That is what it was like last year & the year before at Christmas time. I always did Christmas,but because of an accident & a death I did not have it in me pain wise & mentally,but still others think you should push forward & still do what you always did. <BR> The sad part no one stepped forward & said I understand I will do the Christmas this year. <BR> I quickly learned what really matters to them not you !! So I will ... Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:59:57 EST It is all about TIME !! What are you doing with your TIME? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442106 “There is a limit to the time assigned you, and if you don't use it to free yourself, it will be gone and never return.” <BR> <BR> Life is not a video game. You don’t have unlimited lives. You have one. You are mortal. You cannot start over at the beginning. Get that through your head. <BR> <BR> The only thing you can do—if you have been playing poorly, or damaged yourself terribly—is this: Start living better right now. You can’t start over, but you can go in a better direction. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:20:36 EST LIFE IS TOO SHORT OR IS IT REALLY ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440591 I am forever saying life is too short,but now I am beginning to wonder about that is it really? Maybe we make it to short,we have lots of things to occupy our lives. What we waste is the TIME we are willing to put into our lives.. <BR> I remember my beloved brother Bobby that passed away his life was so full before he ever got that wretched cancer he never wasted TIME. When he got the cancer he never slowed down he continued to live his life even when they told him he had less than a year ... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:07:42 EST IT IS NOT THE OUTSIDE OBSTACLES IT IS WHAT WE TELL OURSELVES !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440336 When we go thru issues we always seem to blame the external things around us. We say that is the cause of why this has happened to me.The next time you run into any obstacle that you feel is causing you the pain or failure instead, we need to look with in ourselves,it is not the out side obstacles that make us feel bad because we fail it is what we tell our inner self that creates those bad feelings. <BR> Just for example when I gain I can say it was my friends fault or husbands because we ... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:31:17 EST WHY DO SOME PEOPLE WANT YOU TO HAVE A MIRROR IMAGE OF WHAT THEY HAVE OR DO???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436945 Yes why is it if your home is not like theirs or what you do with your time is not like theirs ,that THEY think YOU HAVE THE PROBLEM !! <BR> I married at 34 now I am 67 ,my sister in laws wanted me to buy all my furniture where they bought their furniture . Their furniture pattern was real dark or either plaid which I hate plaid furniture . I like a home light & airy. I love light oak which all my furniture is, their furniture is real dark & chunky large pieces.Mine is small not overwhelm... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 07:27:04 EST My early Christmas present !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436195 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3883b567-9683-4ec0-ba79-684f7d876e76.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My 3rd car for a Christmas present,& I never saw this coming !!Gary wants me to put the Mazda Miata convertible away for the winter & use this one as my summer car a Toyota Camry XLE fully loaded .I told him Sunday NO I want no car.,but he told me we can just look at it on Monday. Okay when I saw it comes with heated seats, phone system,a back up camera & so many frills that I am stil... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:55:30 EST NOW THIS IS WHAT I CALL A SPECIAL READING CHAIR !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430169 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbb23fea-c8be-48cb-84a3-8e581a8307c5.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I think I shall curl up and read a good book!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ce32b89-347a-48fc-b580-812ff1a0a75c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> my beautiful flowers sent by my Aunt <BR> <BR> Sometimes we need to sit back relax and smell the flowers !! Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:09:46 EST PHOTOS OF MY FAMILY EVEN MY PART INDIAN GREAT GREAT GRAND MOTHER!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428887 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74c1372c-32e9-43a3-984b-84aa77b87bad.bmp"> <BR> <BR> My great great grandmother who was part Indian holding my Nanny <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28ba5b34-5458-4594-ba35-03d218e88043.bmp"> <BR> <BR> My great grandmother with my Nanny on the right & her sister great Aunt Irene my favorite Aunt <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07617d6a-e094-4204-83aa-54d2876171cf.bmp"> <BR> <BR> my Nan... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 21:01:53 EST DEATH WAITED FOR US ON THE HIGHWAY !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428445 My nightmare vacation in October nearly cost my Mother & I our lives & others that day . Every year I book a bed & breakfast in Lancaster for a week. This was no different so I thought I take the same route as I always do. Gary made sure my car was already. We started out the fog was so thick that morning could only see the hood of my car on the interstate. Then the nightmare of what I did happened I made my turn so I thought & suddenly heard tractor trailer trucks & cars blaring their horns ... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 13:33:20 EST 51 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS !!!MY CHRISTMAS WINDOW FROM LAST YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427708 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcf22753-3415-4a20-8c4c-d559bb978d46.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I will soon be bringing every thing out of storage unwrapping the delicate Christmas pieces &,testing the lights . In my home at Christmas I never put on any lamps to read by the entire home is so brightly lit with the Christmas lights & candles . <BR> Judy Fri, 3 Nov 2017 05:11:20 EST PHOTOS TO CHEER UP ON A BLEAK RAINY NOVEMBER DAY !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427427 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d9adae0-950e-4586-8560-d231c73f228a.JPG"> <BR> <BR> No matter how hot it is in the summer walking thru the mysterious forest opening always brings coolness to one's face. When I would enter here I would pretend I was far away to another place in time <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2e2cb82-09f7-4eeb-bbdc-798001e0e30c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This is a beautiful canopy with the sounds of many birds calling to one another ... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 09:00:26 EST SUMMERS END !! AUTUMN GIVES US COLOR IN OUR SOMETIMES BLEAK WORLD!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426921 When the last few weeks of August are on us, you can hear the sound of the tree peepers dwindling, that is the first sign to me that summer will be ending soon. As September & October days roll in, the changes of the once green trees dress in their petticoat of colors. The smells in the air is of damp moss,leaves mixed in with the scent of the good earth.a mixture of assorted nuts scatter the earth's floor. I love watching as the squirrels scamper from nut to nut tree to tree jowls bulging hi... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:42:44 EST SPLIT - SECOND PRAYERS !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407133 I worked in a pharmacy for 27 years every day driving in I ask the Lord to help me keep my mouth closed when patients were belligerent, screaming or even cursing us. I know they are sick, I know some are abused at home, some are taking care of loved ones that are dying and even their children dying I may be the only one that day they are in contact with to scream or curse at. <BR> There were many times in a split second when my biscuits were burning when I was being cursed at screamed at... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 08:58:39 EST Can you see beyond the morning fog ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405621 I sat next to my open window in the early morning hours hearing the first singing of the morning birds calling for each one to wake up.Low lying on the ground was morning fog that crept up to the middle tree branches, enshrouding them in a smokey haze. <BR> I wondered as I began my day was it it going to be shrouded in some sort of unwanted mystery today, or hope beyond the hazy fog bringing a clear bright day!! <BR> Judy Wed, 30 Aug 2017 06:28:33 EST Husband first time diabetic need any information you can share !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404550 My husband is taking prednisone due to polymyalgia rheumatica he developed in February . he was put on prednisone & his sugars went crazy, he is being weaned off this.Gary's Mom died at 69 2 months after they took both her legs off.She gave up as she was a woman on the go she refused to eat and that was the end of her. I miss her terribly she was an awesome mother in law. We have been reading all we can about this disease and I put in an email to his Dr. to go see an endocrinologist. His suga... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 13:27:18 EST ELK Country in PA. third time going there to see these magnificant creatures!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403578 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a827c4d-eae9-420d-a3ce-08032f9befc7.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> going to Elk country In Pa. camping for almost 2 weeks I tried to put a lot more photos on I took ,but they would not post do not know why. This photo I enlarged to a 8x10 in a beautiful wood frame Will be going in a month This is my favorite photo baby and his Mom!! Thu, 24 Aug 2017 19:01:37 EST Is there a mistake you made in your life that you could have stopped??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401068 did you ever look at the mistake and see if there were small warning signs you could have stopped. I was reading this in one of my books so I will apply my over eating to this. <BR> I was a person that weighed between 110 & 126 up until 10 years ago The weight started until I hit 172. Oh I can remember that first time when I realized I was buying foods I was not used to buying,a lot of different cheeses, bags of chips, kielbasa , more carb foods.The first time the extra 5 pounds came on, why... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:21:50 EST what was your day like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399944 I will have an interesting week. My brother that spent 30 ears in the service is up from Virginia with his grandson he is 10. We have different plans for him each day . The one he is waiting for is going Indian arrow hunting with his Great Uncle David. That will be Friday while I am having a colonostomy could not cancel while they are hear hard to get back in. Then Thursday will be going with my friend to see if she has cancer . I do not want her going alone so an outing with my Great nephew... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:55:04 EST Why I feel guilty rewarding myself !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398816 I never thought rewarding my self was worthy I always felt it was kind of like boasting of myself. I am slowly learning thru sparks it is okay . I say that as of yet with a whisper. Not quite ready to shout it out !! <BR> I can no longer go walking fast , I am at my safe comfortable speed. I cannot swim the length of the pool as fast as I can I swim at my own pace, I cannot ride my bike as long as I once did, my weights are not as heavy as I once lifted them. <BR> I am now okay with doing ... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:26:04 EST Thinking small it is good for a change !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397217 Thinking small thoughts can help us develop new habits,if I go running in my mind with huge thoughts of change I will fail I have to go in increments . Taking small actions is getting me on toward success, i walk smaller walks not thinking of the 5 miles I at one time did . I can build on that with starting out small. Solving small problems when you are faced with challenges. I had to change my work outs to go to the time that was good for me not for everyone else. Giving myself small reward... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 20:46:33 EST THERE ARE 2 MYTHS WE TRY TO MAKE TRUE & WE FAIL EACH TIME WE TRY TO !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396107 CHANGE !!! I went from almost losing my hand, lost my vision on my eye ( have it back now ) losing my beloved brother Bobby to that wretched cancer, having to retire earlier than I wanted to , & my husband contacting polymyalgia rheumatica where he could not even touch his nose nor raise his arms. ( he is better now with medication ) With all this happening to me I slowly began to quit everything I sat around in a recliner doing nothing more than half the time. Oh there were spurts when I w... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 22:40:17 EST I had first bone infusion today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351710 Did you ever need to have a procedure done for the first time,and your imagination ran wild. I must admit I did not want this infusion, it is the unknown that scares us all the what ifs that go thru our minds. Oh I imagined searing pain going thru as the medicine entered my bone marrow, I thought of my brave brother that sat in a chair for 4 years getting his chemo infusions he was so very brave right up to his death. Turns out I had no searing pain like I imagined I would , no bones feeling ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:05:17 EST Bone infusion on Friday scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349993 Good evening everyone, I am apprehensive for Friday. I have a bone infusion to be done and leery of the side effects down the road. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis I am 66 ,but Dr. told me my spine is like a 80 year old, it is all porous and if it breaks or shatters it will be very detrimental to my health. <BR> This changes so much as far as working out I can continue to swim.but was told not to bend over, and my hard core body work out twice a week and my body chisel work out twice a wee... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:11:59 EST No over stuffed Turkey day feeling for Easter dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348730 I am setting my goals a day ahead of time regarding eating and walking. I will be measuring and weighing my food out for the big dinner. Will it be hard yes,because so many of my favorite foods. i will be making for or diner with family and friends. On holiday meals I do not ever do this. Will be a change this time. i am tired of the over stuffed turkey day feeling from eating. <BR> Plus after dishes are done I will go for a nice long walk. <BR> I am determined I am going to do this !! I j... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 05:13:40 EST Going for a sleep study for sleep apnea & not sleeping fully any one have this issue ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347569 I was a little girl when I told my mother I did not sleep nights that I would sit on the floor looking up at the moon & stars she would say no you were sleeping. I knew I was not, this followed me all my life. When I married my husband did not know how I functioned working full time and taking care of our home. It was a part of my life. When I do not sleep at all one night I know I will get some sleep on the third night. <BR> A few months ago my Doctor had me take 5 mg of melatonin, took a w... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:33:17 EST Mini Zucchini Cheese Bites Enjoy !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344913 Mini Zucchini Cheese Bites <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> -2 cups grated zucchini ( about 1 medium) <BR> -1 egg <BR> -1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese <BR> -optional: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, salt & pepper <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl mix the zucchini, egg, cheese and cilantro. You do not have to add any salt or pepper since the Parmesan is salty enough . Evenly divide the mixture into the mini muffin pan fi... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:42:48 EST Photos 20 inches of snow & how it helped me to get back on track!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334572 My car has been buried for 4 days finally cleared it off. The other photo is what it actually looks like with no snow cap !! <BR> Okay I sat down and examined every aspect of why I regained 6.4 pounds back. Really !!! I knew exactly what I did I of course over indulged and stopped journaling what I ate and I stopped the portion control by not doing so. So why sit down and think about it.?? Why was I not caring any more.Oh yes I still want to fit in my pencil skirts why did I do this to mys... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:06:35 EST I am so happy to be back and to be alive!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289097 [ <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d624452-d285-40df-b6b5-e3d66b94f5a9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5aa09d1-38ab-4e05-ab96-ec85869261ff.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3cf08f3c-1152-4ff7-81dc-36bb0da6a14b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Did you ever have a year with tremendous sadness & pain within your soul you thought you would be devoured by it?? That was me all starte... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 23:00:55 EST I LOST MY POTATOS !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208500 Good morning everyone, I lost 15 pounds of potatos !!!! I do not want them back either!! Okay OKAY You no doubt thought what in tarnation does she mean. !! I lost 15.2 pounds that is 3 five pound bags of potatos !! I peeled those pounds off like peeling a potato ,in the compost pile they go !!!! In losing weight what will be your comparison to ?? My next one is I am going to lose a 5 pound bag of sugar !!! Have a great day and make it count !! <BR> Judy Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:35:02 EST My new way of eating !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200959 Well I had made a big dinner & I will tell you how much I ate & what I felt like after wards now make sure you read the amount I had eaten, <BR> 2 ounces of roasted skinless chicken <BR> 2 tbls, of baked beans <BR> 2 tbls. of corn <BR> 2tbls gravy <BR> 2 tables mashed potatoes <BR> 1/2 cup filling ( stuffing ) <BR> 3/4 cup of baked macaroni & cheese <BR> 2 pickled red beets <BR> 1/4 c pickled cabbage <BR> I do not feel stuffed Now remember I am eating like a baby as of Monday just to get the ... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:46:33 EST Join me in eating like a baby & see what happnes check out my blog!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200458 Here is something for all of us to think about & put in motion. Let's all of us eat like babies , yes babies.!! Babies eat when they are hungry,& stop when they are satisfied. Did you ever know of a baby that counts calories, fat grams, or carbs ,Babies do not starve themselves nor do they over eat . They listen to both their hunger & satiety cues to eat accordingly to these 2 signs !! We need to eat until we are no longer hungry,we need to stop eating as soon as that hunger leaves our stomac... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:26:48 EST Did you ever do a 5K for a cause & if so what did you do it for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198194 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2ed898e-3c24-4cd0-b20a-5fa92863e72b.jpg"> me with the black hat on, next to me is Angela, Tina & Debbie. My other 2 friends were all set to come ,but Lori had to be rushed to hospital in the middle of the night & my other friend her Mom Alison stayed with her she has 2 kidney stones, pray she passes them soon. <BR> My friends & I went Sat. actually my 3rd one. We did this one for cancer 1,732 walked/ran for cancer. So amazing to see so many... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:50:50 EST any one out there try P90X ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195484 Oh my oh my I am a fool for punishment. i took a class tonight at the YMCA called P90X from 7 to 8. I will never complain about Zumba again!!!! ( P stands for power 90 is the number of days it takes to tone your body in 90 days, & the X stands for extreme ) <BR> The instructor gave me plenty of modifications as there was no way I could jump up in the air do a squat & quickly come down on the floor with your hands & push both legs behind you in a supine position with out laying your body on th... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 21:06:58 EST 2 picnics oh no what will I do ??? Guess what movie star I will imitate in the eating category ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193553 Good morning everyone, do not know if you all stepped out side yet,it is a cool breezy sun filled morning here in North Eastern Pa.The air conditioner got turned off, & the window sashes thrown up!! I have a family picnic today at 3 & one at 6 tomorrow. I must be completely MINDFUL of how much I eat. <BR> I read somewhere that Dolly Parton always took a tablespoon of each food item & her plate was full by the time she sat down.. She was over weight at one time,& had to work on herself. So let... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 11:36:18 EST