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/ 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 Let's talk about STUFF!! There are 2 kinds of STUFF !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191231 <BR> <BR> Let's talk about STUFF!! You know the kind of Stuff we have sitting around, or like me the things I have packed away & do not even remember I had the STUFF. Yesterday & this morning I went thru a 5 foot rubber tub that I had things wrapped in newspaper & tissue paper. let's see I found several dolls from the 1950's with 2 of their heads off & the others had their arms off. I had their limbs & heads wrapped up neatly , thinking one day I would take them to the Village Doll Hospital... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:56:10 EST Their smiles were priceless when I told them it was all free better than the money!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181007 Our community had our annual yard sale, I always have a table full of books ,magazines such as Good Old Days, Victorian, & English Gardens I always put a free sign on that table,because so many people seem not to read as years ago. I love the feel of a book in my hand & the turning of pages. The first year I started this the books were all gobbled up along with the magazines,so many ask me " do you want a donation "I told them "no that my enjoyment was seeing others picking them up to read."... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 18:49:16 EST What I am doing to lose my weight !! MINDFUL eating is the key & It is staying off!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179174 I walk 2 to 4 miles a day (more often 2 ) I swim for an hour 3 times a week, and I go to Zumba twice a week. I also cook Japanese food once a day as my husband will not eat it. I went on line and have lots of easy recipes the sight is called " Just One Cookbook" for a Japanese gal .When I use the recipes with vegetables it is between 5 to 7 different ones and sauteed for just 3 min no longer ,nice and crunchy !! <BR> I also eat MINDFUL. I wanted cookies one day my old self would have we... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 18:05:06 EST I went as Alice & Wonderland to an event !! I am 65 Alice is much younger!!! (pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177972 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aadeeaca-7db9-45c2-aa8e-a4192a971baa.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0809eaa-bbe8-4c48-a63b-3d03b10f2783.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I went to an event as Alice & Wonderland I always loved Alice ,even though I am 65 it is never to late to do what you dreamed of doing!! Our entire group had so much fun we were like little girls giggling at our selves!! Never to late to enjoy the things you love at any age !! Mon, 6 Jun 2016 23:13:30 EST 10,000 of us got together in Hershey Pa. for a 5 k color run/walk for Rett syndrome pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176567 Rett syndrome is a rare postnatal neurological disorder of the grey matter of the brain & mostly affects females. What an awesome 5 k with over 10,000 coming from all over to raise awareness & monies for the cause, Was very emotional to be apart of this & to see the people there come together <BR> me acting silly <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b5a73bd-3a28-401d-aa73-917be1b911ea.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d6a56cf-dd86-4d47-837d-c57970... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 21:35:30 EST Find Joy in what ever you do !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174049 My husband's cousin's wife was visiting with me, and she told me her philosophy in life is if there is something she must do and does not like it ,she makes it a point to find joy in it,no matter how small she finds it. Plus if she has an issue she always ask herself okay what is the worse that can happen, then the next question what she can do to make a change in the issue.She does not fling it aside she deals with it. <BR> When i go to swim 3 times a week and go for my walks and I may feel ... Tue, 31 May 2016 22:13:30 EST My beloved brother Bobby passed away 03/17/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157850 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9401fb6-bb92-4288-aed4-c6114c04c784.jpg"> We miss him terribly.Cancer took his life ,he was a Special Education teacher.Sometimes my inner soul feels like it cannot take one more breath or the pain of my soul will burst. One time he flew 3,000 miles back home to ask forgiveness to someone he thought he had done wrong. Bobby always told us to praise and thank God for His beautiful creation, & His many Blessings He gives us. I sometimes scream ... Fri, 6 May 2016 21:49:24 EST Bloating & I was not thnking !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6110791 oh yes 1 & 1/2 doughnuts & a glass of fat free milk. I feel like an over stuffed feathered pillow after indulging in this !! Oh how I wish I could take the moment back. You see I ate them blindly without thinking how I would feel afterward !! I told my husband to bring me a treat home 1 doughnut he bought home an entire box!!! Tomorrow morning will get rid of them and not by eating them !!1 Can I say I am still proud of me I did not eat the entire box ???? <BR> Judy Fri, 4 Mar 2016 00:44:07 EST Walking to be healthy & almost lost my hand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065245 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f323823-39b4-46f1-a116-2c7516496a9a.jpg"> 08/21/2015 I was walking 5 miles a day to get healthy ,you know the cholesterol too high, a few extra pounds added. Trying to not take medication to get it down. I started out with a nice summer walk. Only had 300 more steps to go and I was done for the day,I strolled the intersection and up on the side walk, and down I went,it is all I could see was my hand with the 2 bones out and I tried to pick i... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 21:17:34 EST Family has arrived and oh how the eating changes & how you can fool yourself !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972703 my brother,niece and 2 great nephews have arrived for 7 days. So happy to see them all !! First time seeing my great nephews 6 & 8 years old. <BR> I had melba toast for the first time, with sour cream and chives. While everyone was talking later in the evening , I took a pack with the container of sour cream and chives, sat out on the porch in my favorite recliner in the under cover of night with the only light is the moon, and stars million of miles away . ( shh they will not tell any one )... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 16:21:28 EST Pull those weeds, replant and watch yourself blossom !!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967298 How many times we have filled our thoughts with negatives, and watch all that negativity pull us down to the very depths of our being, where it left us all most paralyzed in those thoughts ?? <BR> I to have done this I did not realize how bad it was until I was at a meeting and an awesome topic was presented to us about negative thoughts and replacing them with positive thoughts. <BR> I would come home from work and complain it is too hot to walk, I am to tired form a sometimes 9 hour day. I... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:22:40 EST How every thing can change in 48 hours!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741303 On Wednesday I was complaining about the heat and humidity, This morning I stepped out on the porch and I thought I was in late October!! The air was so crisp that I thought if I yawned the air would make a sound like I bit into a crisp crunchy apple!! I watched a robin pull a worm from the rich good earth seemed to me the morning dew moistened the earth so the worm was very easy to pull out! When the earth is so dry the little robins bob there heads so many times to get the worm out!! <BR> W... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:13:12 EST Heavy humidity hangs around like my midriff!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739799 Yesterday morning when I stepped out on my porch in the early morning hours, the humidity sucks in my breath,just like when I do certain exercises that take my breath away, from lack of working out. I duck back in the house to take a gulp of the air conditioned air. Wow that is bad out there I better stay in today so I do not get heat stroke!! <BR> Okay what a lam excuse sounded good to me. I drag my body back to the bedroom yank the socks on tie the shoes & go out to be over come by the ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:51:11 EST What 2 days can make you feel like compared to last week!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738511 Okay I know it is summer time the picnics , & family reunions. Saturday went to an awesome bistro with the most healthiest food made from all fresh food and herbs. felt so good after that meal not bloated just comfortable. THEN I went to the dessert counter and took home 1 large cookie & 6 small ones wrapped in some sort of nuts. I thought I would stretch them out for a week, I ate them all that night with a tall glass of ice cold milk!! <BR> Then Sunday the family reunion, yes I over did i... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:09:48 EST A camera, negatives & developing regarding your attitude about your weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732992 Life is like a camera focus on what is important ,capture the good times Develop from the negatives and if things do not work out just take another shot <em>388</em> <BR> I had gone to another family picnic yesterday after work, and you already know what I devoured with out naming any one food item!! I felt like a total over sized blimp arriving home. I sat in my recliner having the gall to feel sorry for myself when no one at the party pried my mouth opened and shoveled the food in lik... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:39:33 EST Why can we stick to the wrong habits so easily , but not the good ones HELP!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732331 Every single time I am on a roll I feel within the very depth of my soul I am going to conquer, I am so on the game. I know I am not the only one, I have read the same thing over and over from others " I am starting over" I have said that myself a zillion times. What is with some of us. I once thought in a fleeting moment," gee if I do this what happens if I can not maintain it, so what is the use " I thought am I afraid of failure once I get there, of back sliding? I only thought that for ... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 07:39:44 EST Spending too much time on frivolous things and no time for exercise!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726473 I arrived home from vacation in the mountains & had a lot of time to think. I was reading Bobbie's blog and she mentioned how much time and energy she spent on the issue with her home. I to spend too much time on things that are frivolous, however Bobbie's situation is a lot more involved & much more serious. Sometimes it is good to get away and come back with fresh new ideas regarding our selves. I want to look at each day as one single day instead of lumping all my days I have coming and al... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:19:57 EST You all planted seeds within me I want to tend them so they to can sprout with newness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671034 The last I posted was in February, I was reading so many other blog's thinking oh WOW I need to do what they are doing to meet my goals. You know what I did I sat here in the comfy of my home all winterreading and eating and non exercising ,my husband shouts DO YOU FEEL THE BURN !!! <BR> I get up in the night to go to the bath room and get something to eat. I cry secretly within myself, become angry with myself, all the while smiling for the world and screaming on the inside. <BR> I have an ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:36:55 EST Amazing 4 days !!! I did it unbelievable!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632881 I had 4 days off Friday until today I sat day Thursday night & made a list of all what I wanted to try my best at on getting done in 4 days . The list grew to 25 I finished all but 4, & those 4 will be finished by weeks end. <BR> I also started walking on Sat. since the last I truly walked was last Fall. My husband walked with me i made one mile, with chest pains & pain down my thigh,but I did it. Then Sunday after church I went on a 3 mile walk, not all at once I broke it up in intervals ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:09:41 EST What my body felt like!!! ( oh my gosh it was awful ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631460 My husband and I went for a walk yesterday, I have not been walking since last Fall. Let me tel you how my body felt. I did not get very far until I could hear my self breathing heavy ( & this was at a normal walking pace ) then my legs felt heavy, then I had pain going up my right thigh . My arms did not swoosh back & forth as they did before when I would walk , instead they hung like long frozen branches feeling heavy. My facial muscles felt tense my teeth clamped together like a clam not ... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:53:29 EST Philadelphia Flower show part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582482 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l216268506.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l12680931.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l831312701.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1681664021.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1411290530.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l362605011.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 23:35:20 EST Philadelphia Flower show Pictures a change of scenry from winter Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582451 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l718155714.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1384715683.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1945659528.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l752428353.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327703334.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l792851135.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 23:00:33 EST Delivery Christmas gifts with my TOP down!!! ( WHAT!!!! ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570414 I had 22 gifts to deliver to my Mom from me,piled high ,with more on the floor. You may ask why so many? There is a story behind it.When my 5 brothers & I would get up Christmas morning & quietly go down the old creaking steps we would peer around the corner into the living room, there was no tree ,no gifts. Not the doing of Mom,but my father he forbid it at times. I would go back to bed sobbing. <BR> This one time in particular he got a most beautiful tree we decorated it with our paper chai... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:37:37 EST A snowy evening walk ( with pictures ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566432 Our town has a First Night where Santa lights the community tree,shop keepers are open late, carolers are singing,hot chocolate is drank with fingers wrapped around the steaming mug, tongues are sticking out to catch the snow flakes,church bells are ringing houses a glow. Warm smiles are traded for we all seem to have the spirit. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l295706966.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2012747141.jpg"> <BR> <BR>... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:46:21 EST 'What Not To Wear " a new look with a change of clothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565464 Remember the tv show "What Not To Wear " I have been watching that show every day for a week . When it dawned on me I would be the perfect candidate for the show. Here I am day in & day out wearing my husbands sweat pants,& tee shirts. I have been off work for a month will go back 1/2/14 out due to eye surgery. however before that I would come home from work and put them on also. <BR> I sat here watching the show & every woman that was interviewed after 2 weeks of being home has commented h... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:43:07 EST A must read blog go to LYNN-LOVESLIFE 7 ( no more credit goes to negativity for me ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563318 I encourage those that need an eye opener about always giving credit to negativity need to Read LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 blog posted 12/13/2013. Her words actually was the key for me that unleashed that negativity that I was forever giving credit to. I always felt if my accomplishments were not BIG enough it was not worth it, I was looking for bigger and better ( is that not most of our ways ) If I only walked 2500 steps that day I slammed myself for not going further that day and put me in the dull d... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 04:15:32 EST Has any one tried juicing ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561018 I bought a Nutri Bullet used it a few times put it away ,now I am seriously as of today going to start doing it . I want to start out twice a day in morning and the late night eating, I did that a few times because I am a night eater but then stopped. How has it worked for you? <BR> Judy Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:18:41 EST How many times did you start over ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560278 There is not even a count I can remember only I know it is too many I lost track. Sure I came back over & over, more disgusted with my self each time. That is good because the disgust makes me try again and again to never give up when I fail. <BR> Wait a minute FAIL no I did not fail that word to mean "fail" means forever, I come back each time so I did not really fail, I just had a small set back. Fail means giving up all together.!! <BR> I am not a failure I am a fighter !! Ask yourself ... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:46:34 EST I ate the entire bag of potaoe chips ( NOW I am disgusted ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559526 late last night at 1:00 am I crept out to the kitchen as my husband was sleeping, and ate the entire 3 oz bag of potato chips that I brought home from my Mom's birthday party. That is a total of <BR> 450 calories <BR> 9 grams of saturated fat <BR> 15 grams of polyunsaturated fat <BR> 6 grams of monounsaturated fat <BR> 480 grams of sodium <BR> 1080 grams of potassium <BR> 42 grams of total carbohydrates3 grams of fiber <BR> 6 grams of protein <BR> <BR> I had left left overs from Mom's bir... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 05:50:45 EST The case of the Baltimore Oriole breast ( Mine ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558233 Yesterday I went to the store and needed to try on a pair of dress pants. slowly I took my clothes off with my back to the mirror. I turned around and it was like looking at someone else's body, Not the slender body I had years ago. My breast lay on the upper portion of my chest in a drooped Baltimore Oriole nest shape <em>198</em> My stomach protruding out like an over stuffed sausage casing <em>234</em> . I turned on a side view JEEPERS the rolls of fat reminded me of the water f... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 09:08:30 EST My early Christmas present ( picture ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554247 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2039390468.jpg"> <BR> An early Christmas present from my husband. Many years ago I wanted a Mazda Miata took one for a test drive then my husband ask me where I was gong to put my Mom & Step Dad when I would take them to their Doctor appointments and for rides.My Step Dad had a car,but it was so big for me to drive. so left without the Miata. My beloved Step Dad passed away several years back, and my husband still wanted me to have the Mia... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 14:37:16 EST as much as I yip about my bad eye I am so Thankful for my good eye!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552081 Oh dear some days I boo hoo because I want to see clearly from my bad eye,then I have to sit myself down and say STOP be thankful for the one I can see out of.I met a woman at the hospital that had a seeing eye dog ,I noticed she could still see, I ask her what was wrong She has MS and is preparing for the day that is coming soon to be totally blind. She went to Florida to be trained with her knew seeing eye dog.She has been going to all the places so she can enjoy them now before she go... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:56:42 EST Eye is healing even though it feels like pickers in it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550928 Went to Dr. at hospital today, he told us my eye is healing, I could see the big E today where I could not last weak, so progress is being made. I put a hot compress on my eye to make it feel better. Now it is a wait and see how much vision i get over time. <BR> We are having snow and ice will turn to rain tomorrow. Had a school bus flip over down the embankment due to the snowy icy roads, 14 kids & 3 admitted to hospital. That road is so treacherous and always accidents on it, would you, b... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:33:19 EST no change in eye as of yet,still praying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548719 My eye aches and feels like sand is in it due to the surgery. I go back on Tuesday again to Doctor at the hospital,there is still no vision in eye took an hour and a half to peel the cellophane substance off my eye during surgery . The eye picks where they sliced into my eye . Amazing what they can do. Blessed to have a big hospital that has great Doctors in our area. Take care <BR> Judy Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:38:17 EST Will I get my sight back?? Today is the surgery!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544024 in 2009 I had a cataract removed during surgery there was not enough oxygen going through my eye which caused a stroke. I am a healthy person other than being 30 pounds over weight. I was sent to Mount Sinai hospital because the specialist thought I may go blind in both eyes, turned out it was just the one eye. <BR> A few weeks ago I went to get glasses for the good eye the Dr. found I am hemorrhaging in the bad eye, went to big hospital right away ,they also found a hole in retina. This mor... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 07:51:22 EST The case of the missed dyed hair!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540727 It was an early morning Sat past & I was off to have my dulled highlights removed wanting an ash color to my hair. I was greeted at the front of the yet not opened beauty salon.There were 8 elderly women in their late 70's & in their 90's waiting to get their hair washed & set. ( Here I thought I was going to be the first since I arrived 15 minutes early !! ) I had a most enjoyable visits with some of the ladies as we waited our turn. The time flew by so quickly that I thought hey I am not d... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:23:23 EST A delicious SMOOTHIE that fills you to the brim!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539008 I use 2 handful's of fresh spinach, 1 cut up apple with skin, 1 cut up pear, 1 banana 3 tablespoons of chia seeds & fill with water to the max line on the Nutribullett & whirl away, if you do not have one use your blender. I would use 1 cup of water or so if it is too thick , add more water in the blender. (The Nutriblullet only add enough water to the line ) I let set in fridge for 15 to 20 minutes until the chia seeds swell. <BR> Enjoy !! <BR> Judy <BR> <BR> on another note we had o... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:43:39 EST