JZHANNA1234's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JZHANNA1234 JZHANNA1234'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/ Getting a little better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1779056 <em>425</em> Today is much better after a week of ice and snow. Am doing better physically. Have had one epidural on the back and am scheduled for another one. Completed one round of exercises on my shoulder which helped some but may still require surgery. Am starting on another round of pt to help back and neck. It is slow going. Had mri on neck. Trying to get one body part after another fixed. <BR> <BR> Depression is much better but the medication is so expensive. Hope to change ... Sat, 7 Feb 2009 20:35:53 EST Brrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1704633 Freezing here. Here in the valley we are supposed to get wind chills around l5 below. In the mountains, it will be 25 below. I have slept most of the day. I have been sleeping a lot since the epidural and I guess I need it. One good thing is I am eating less than usual. <BR> <BR> Lonely today but i didn't feel like going out at all. Now to choose my book to snuggle under the covers tomorrow as I am absolutely not going out until tomorrow pm to get the mail. Joyce Thu, 15 Jan 2009 22:15:22 EST Back again with hopes for a better New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1665040 I have probably gained all my weight back, but this year was horrible. Lost two friends who died and then hubby was sick all year and died in September and I have just been trudging along with the massive amounts of paperwork and I just couldn't cope with the computer or anything else. So next week, I will try to do the trackers. Right now, just catching up on the teams and relearning my way <BR> back around the site and catching up on discussions. <BR> <BR> I had an epidural today in... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 18:01:37 EST Goals revision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1175577 <em>248</em> I met several of my short term goals: to sleep 6 to 8 hours per night, to interact more with people, to get my water in and to avoid overstimulation prior to bedtime. <BR> <BR> I revised my goals so they are short simple checkoffs so I can remember to maintain old habits while doing new ones. <BR> <BR> Joyce Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:53:51 EST I'm Back!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1174343 <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I have been ill with a gastrointestinal virus and low potassium and my husband has been in the hospital and my friend is dying. I have done nothing but go to doctors and hospitals this month and am exhausted. <BR> <BR> I did learn one thing: the less time on the computer and watching TV, the better I feel. <BR> <BR> I learned that I must choose wisely what I do and support. <BR> <BR> I did manage to practice mindful eating and to keep most meals within portion ... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 04:04:25 EST Ups and Downs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1036373 Well my weight was up 3 lbs. Hopefully I can stick to my program this week. <BR> <BR> I feel so much better when I can exercise early in the morning, before 8, as it seems to hurt me less than if I do it later in the day; unfortunately I have been sleeping late the past two weeks. <BR> <BR> Here's to a new week. Joyce Tue, 26 Feb 2008 10:12:35 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1028606 I have been off track for three weeks. My husband was ill and I just lost it and when I weighin on Monday I will probably have gained weight. So I am starting anew. I must focus on my program and on my health and on my art. <BR> <BR> So I have downloaded photos of my art to my sparkpage to motivate me to paint. I need to do this to my flickr page also. <BR> <BR> I am also going to focus on getting more fruits and vegetables in and on logging in my food dairy. <BR> <BR> On the plus side,... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 20:26:00 EST Starting a new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=882224 Measured what all my dishes/glasses hold so I can accurately measure my intake. It was really interesting. Most glasses/bowls held 2 to 2 1/2 cups. My little green plastic restaurant dishes held 1/2 or 1 cup and my goblets held l cup. Juice glasses held 6 ounches. <BR> <BR> Still shopping in my house for exercise equipments, tapes etc and for cookbooks. <BR> <BR> I do need a good timer that I can wear around my neck and the dial type. <BR> Joyce <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2008 14:33:33 EST Oh whoa is me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=879357 Up two pounds due to eating out several times and too much cooking. I really didn't go out of my calorie range too much but have been very inactive, sleeping a lot. Well back on track. Joyce Mon, 31 Dec 2007 08:46:48 EST One month anniversary: some good, some just ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=872029 I have been a member for one month now and do not really know all the ins and out of this website but have managed to loose weight. <BR> <BR> I just dived in and started. I estimated the closest foods I could find in the food tracker and am getting better at using it. I am now starting to add my own groups and favorites so I am more accurate in what I am eating. <BR> <BR> I did collect my exercise tapes and equipment and my measuring cups, etc. so I can start better. <BR> <BR> I really... Wed, 26 Dec 2007 01:05:56 EST A little bit good, a little bit bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=862514 Well I went over my calorie limit two times this week-once at a Christmas party. Also injured my knee and ankle so have been in a walker and two days in bed. Now to pick myself up as I have to weigh tomorrow. At least some of the swelling in the leg has gone down so maybe I won't have gained weight, but it may still show up. <BR> <BR> Needless to say this has made me depressed. <BR> <BR> Joyce Sat, 15 Dec 2007 12:26:01 EST Getting my tools together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=855607 Things I have for cooking and food preperation: <BR> Trays to put stuff on <BR> Weight watchers measurered dippers <BR> A food scale <BR> Measuring cups and spoons <BR> Press and seal paper as it coveres bowls well. <BR> Small plastic bowls(restaurant style) that hold 2 different size servings-need to figure out how much they hold. <BR> <BR> Things I have for exercise: <BR> Mat <BR> Thigh Master-can't find right now. <BR> Resistance Bands <BR> Callanetics book and tape <BR> Some richard Simm... Sun, 9 Dec 2007 16:10:27 EST Saturday Dec. 8, 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=854507 Nutrition tracker makes me so aware of what I am actually eating. <BR> <BR> Told about 20 people what I am doing. People online seem so supportive; but people in my actual life kept saying "you don't need that". One of my online friends joined. <BR> <BR> Now to figure out how to get an online buddy and get people on my friends page. Joyce Sat, 8 Dec 2007 11:02:53 EST Tuesday morning Dec 4 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=849317 Up late as usual. I have two really good times of the day 11 pm to 2 in the morning and 6 to 10 in the morning. <BR> <BR> Have had a productive day. Am logging in my nutrition tracking and setting up my favorites food. Am not sure I am getting my portion sizes entered correctly, but it is slow setting it up. Having trouble incorporating exercise though. <BR> <BR> Hope to find some pics to put up soon. <BR> <BR> I really like this site(read about on Rosie O Donnels blog). <BR> <B... Tue, 4 Dec 2007 00:53:26 EST