KATIEBUG815's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATIEBUG815 KATIEBUG815'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/ Food Journal-Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4079273 Breakfast this morning was oatmeal again, but I had some manderine oranges with it today. Gotta keep it interesting. <BR> <BR> BTW, as an aside, today is Mark Lindsay from Paul Revere and the Raiders fame's birthday. I believe he's 69 this year. <BR> <BR> Lunch was leftover chicken soup from yesterday--even better the 2nd day. YUM <BR> so far 4 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> BTW again--this snow SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I almost completely forgot to eat supper tonight. That lo... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 14:39:21 EST Food Journal--Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4075735 Oh, I just don't know what to eat for breakfast today. I think oatmeal may be in order. That's nice and warm and rather comforting. I put cinnamon and flax seed in mine. Weird, I know, but it's filling and adds even more fiber. <BR> <BR> I almost for got to finish this. LOL <BR> <BR> OK, lunch was a BIG salad with carrots and this time I thought to put an egg and a little low fat cheese on it, and of course the low fat dressing. <BR> <BR> Supper was some home made chicken soup. I didn't pu... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:41:00 EST Food Journal--Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4073358 Breakfast was a hurried affair, I just grabbed a couple of slices of toast, but put cinnamon on them to help just a little. Cinnamon is good for the blood sugar. <BR> <BR> Lunch was not so great, pizza, but I didn't eat the whole thing like I always use to do. I had 3 smaller pieces of a 12" pizza, just cheese. <BR> <BR> Could be worse, but I will be at work for supper. I think I will go with a nice salad. <BR> <BR> OK, the salad was pretty good. I had a few strips of carrots, tomatoes, cu... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 13:45:18 EST Walking a Bad Temper Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4071792 I've read a few times before that walking is a good thing to do when you are blue or angry or generally upset. I've never really paid much attention to that. But today, everyone in my house was out of sorts. We were all very crabby. My DH and I had not so pleasant words for each other. Well, I loaned my car to my SIL for a while because her son had hers. But instead of letting her give me a ride home ( and partly because I didn't want to unload on her about her brother), I decided to walk. Th... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 23:15:51 EST Today's Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4060538 Whew!!! Baby it's cold outside. If I could have done my whole walk going in the direction facing the sun, i would have been fine. But with my back to the sun was COLD. I still did it. Now I just want something warm to drink though. Please send back the warm weather soon. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:09:07 EST WHEW!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4032599 I just got back! One mile in 24 minutes!! WOO HOO!!! <BR> <BR> I'm pooped and sweaty. But I did it. I really did it. I am so proud of me! <BR> <BR> My 2 GS and Sassy started out with me, but One block into it, the wind in our faces got to them. They turned around and headed back for home. They tried to get me to come with them, but from somewhere I've never seen before, came this strong determination to go for it. I never saw that coming. I'm kind of a quitter when it's cold. Well, the fac... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 14:29:27 EST It's Adventure Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4025990 WOW! I just signed up for the virtual 5k, in walking for me. I've never really done anything like this before. It should be a LOT of fun. Maybe I can even get my GS to do it with me. I can't wait to start training for it. <BR> <BR> Once about a million years ago I walked in a March of Dimes walk-a-thon. That was way different. And I came in dead last. But I did finish the walk. But there was no training or anything involved. As I recall, I was almost dead by the end of it too. <BR> <BR> Thi... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:55:17 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022600 Oh, I've been such a bad, bad girl. But enough about the fun stuff. It's time to get busy again. I have left my weight goals in a big pile of dirty snow. It's time to dust meself off there and get goin'!! <BR> <BR> I bought a new pair of walking shoes yesterday. They seem to be pretty comfortable. Now, I'd like very much to wear them completely out with all the walking I'm going to do. Please just let me keep my resolve and stop making all these stupid excuses. I am the Queen of excuses. Wh... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:58:00 EST Happy Happy Halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3753024 It's Halloween, one of my favorite holidays. ... yes, it Use to be because of the candy. I will admit that. But now it's because of how excited the kids get about thinking up their costumes. My 8 yr. old GS won first prize again for scariest costume in his age bracket. He really was ghastly!! I got great pix of every one. Even the newest member of the family joined in. He went as the cutest little Yoda. But probably the Best part of the day was, even though I baked a great cake for my son and... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 00:43:09 EST Sunshine At Last http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3748571 I was beginning to think the sun would never get around to shining again. Now if it would just warm up a little, I'd be fine. <BR> <BR> Well, my A1c number came back. It has gone down from 9.1 to 8.1 which is still not good enough. So, the Dr. increased my glipiside. I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing though because she was really happy about the 10 pounds I'd lost since the last time I went to see her. I'm going to win this fight. She wants to see me again in 3 months. I think my new go... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:47:45 EST Weight loss At last! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3742815 It's official, I've lost 8 pounds. I am so happy!!! My new snacking is what I'm sure has done the trick. I've been using the apple cider vinegar and eating veggies for my late night snack. The best part is, I really LIKE crunching on those carrots and broccoli and stuff. Who would have ever thought that I would ever be able to say no to junk food?? !! I'm amazed. <BR> <BR> Doing my little dance now... <em>339</em> <em>344</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>339</em> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 23:05:12 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3659494 I just returned from my walk. Oh, it's so beautiful outside! It's a perfect walking temperature. The trees are getting so gorgeous. I took a bunch of pictures, but I'll have to down load them when my DH goes to bed because he's on the other computer where I have my picture thing set up. I got a couple of pictures on here, but it wouldn't down load them on this computer for some reason. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276643706.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:03:19 EST New Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3657413 Ok, I'm discovering new things every day. I was told by my Dr. that I need to eat carbs to keep my blood sugar in line. But I was constantly fighting to keep my blood sugar levels down where they belong. Lately, I've cut back on my carbs and begun to eat more basic foods. I'm still getting carbs, but they are more complex than before. More fiber rich sources of carbs are really making a difference. I feel so much better too. <BR> <BR> Maybe I'm just not very bright, but I didn't get it. I k... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:32:57 EST I'm Losing Again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3642693 I've been following a new program that is suppose to help get my blood sugar under control. It appears to be working. The main change for me has to been to cut back on the amount of meat I'm eating and really increase the veggies. Now when I'm sitting here at night on my computer, I am snacking on carrots and broccoli. The crunch really helps me out. I've also started roasting tomatoes with a little olive oil spray and some Mrs. Dash on them. My DH even likes those so much that he goes in and... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:55:02 EST Pix of the Walking Path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3607901 I'm going to try to add a few pix I took this summer on the walking path. Let's see if I can do this. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l151390399.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is part of the path that goes through the swamp. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l524125982.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this is a red-winged black bird that landed just a few feet away from us. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l732382385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You can a... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 23:55:32 EST Walking, Walking, Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3605542 I have to admit I still am not walking every day, but I've made quite a few improvements in my eating as well as my moving. I've convinced my DH that we both need to get busy with this getting healthy thing. We have both been eating better by eating more veggies. He has been going out and buying veggie packs. AND he's been Eating them. And we're both losing weight. Not too fast, but steadily. He still won't walk with me, but that hasn't stopped me. <BR> <BR> Now at night when I have such a ... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 00:44:09 EST School Starts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3589284 School starts in 2 days. I will lose my walking buddy, but I guess that's ok. I still have my Sassy girl. I have been walking, just not recording it every time. I regret that it's not every single day, but I am going out there and getting it done at least 3 times a week. Soon I will get my new school routine going. When I actually have my time all to myself again, I intend to amp it up to 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> I'm trying a new approach to losing weight. I'm going at it from a controlling... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:45:21 EST Another Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3544964 I was born in the bedroom off the living room in my aunt Ruth's house. I've known this since I was old enough to know anything, but yesterday, my birthday fell on the day of our family reunion. When I walked in, my cousin Arlene said happy birthday to my birthday twin. She proceeded to tell my DIL that I was born on her birthday! I did Not know this. Even my mother didn't know. Amazing. How cool is that? I never knew I had a birthday twin all my life. <BR> <BR> I had the most wonderful visit... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:24:19 EST August 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3504442 Today would have been my Dad's 102nd birthday. That reminds me of a story... well, maybe not right here, right now!!! My dad always had a story to tell though. He was full of it, I mean them! LOL That's who I got my sense of humor from. <BR> <BR> My 2 GSs went for our walk tonight. They are so full of IT too. They sure make it fun to walk. Boy was I tired when we got home this time though! Maybe it was too soon after supper or just still too warm. I'm not sure, but I needed a sit down when w... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 22:46:10 EST Man It's HOT Outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3500852 You know, I vividly remember a time not so very long ago, when this heat like we had today would have made me say "It's too hot to walk or even move." And I would have sat around and eaten everything in the house(especially if it was sweet). Well, I want to go on record that I walked for my 1/2 hour...I waited til dusk so it would be cooler and I did NOT sit around feeling miserable all day. YAY ME!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> My GS and I went to JC Park. He played football by himself, and I walked a... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 22:55:32 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3452851 Went for a nice long walk with my grand kids tonight and last night. Whew!! I'm tired, but I feel good about it. We were making up a story as we went along. I think I'm going to surprise them and write the story up for them. I love it that there is no school. I love spending time with the munchkins. LOL Tue, 20 Jul 2010 23:04:51 EST Finally, 2 days off in a row!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3445529 I am soooo looking forward to the next 2 days off. I'm getting too old for this baloney. Well, I have a ton of housework that needs to be done, but I really think I may opt to have some fun instead. I've been working way too hard in the heat lately. Being a cook in the Summer is a very hot(as in way too warm) job. <BR> <BR> LOL Here we go... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 23:52:57 EST I have Sunday Off!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3351668 Ahhhhhhhh, the joys of a day off. I could use about a month off, but a day will do for now. <BR> <BR> I've been doing alright with my eating. I still am having cravings, but I'm getting through them alright for the time being. I'm going to try to cook a few meals for this week and put them in the freezer. Even if I only get a few finished, it will sure help. I'm going to put the shine on my kitchen and get it whipped into shape. <BR> <BR> I'm also going to do a little sorting to get ready f... Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:41:04 EST Today is Barry Manilow's birthday...NO cake for me!! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3344412 I'm a big Barry Manilow fan. I have baked him many a birthday cake and even thrown a party for him in the past. Of course, he never attends the party, but any reason to eat cake, right???!!! Well, not this year. <BR> <BR> I still feel bad enough about the cake incident the other day that I don't even want to bake another one today. I have done much, much better with my eating since then. I'm not perfect yet, but I don't really care as long as I get my eating into the ballpark. I think perfe... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 13:50:49 EST Grand daughters birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3338985 Oh, did we have fun! We baked her cake together and make cupcakes too. We decorated them and just really enjoyed the time together. But then, it was time to blow out the candles and cut the cake. I really did plan to just have a small piece of cake. I cut a nice little piece of cake that really should have been enough for any normal person. I savored the creamy rich frosting. But the problem was that I didn't have a decent meal first. One grandson didn't finish his cake. I did. Then the other... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:30:19 EST Today--June 12, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3328520 Well, I started out pretty well this morning. Had a decent breakfast, went for my walk...then my DH drove up and ended my walk at the half way mark to talk to me. Kinda bummed about that because by the time we got back home, I had to get ready for work. I think I will get up REALLY early without waking him up tomorrow and see if I can get my whole walk in right away. I have the day off. I've planned a whole day of really cleaning my house. I've been neglecting too many little cleaning project... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 00:05:35 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3325836 Ok, I really need to get back into my walking routine. My A1C number was way out of whack. My Dr. was talking about upping my meds. I just do NOT want that. I told her that I have been lazy and letting my walking slide a lot. <BR> <BR> Soooooo, I'm going to make a commitment right now to walk every single day weather permitting, and work out inside when its nasty out. I told her about my belly dancing adventure. She laughed and started to shimmy around the room. You should have seen her!!!!... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 23:20:24 EST The New Walking Path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3197484 Oh, what a glorious day outside!! It is beautiful !!! <BR> <BR> I decided to finally walk the other side of the new walking path today. It follows along Springbrook. Sassy, of course, joined me on my walk. She still goes nuts every time we get ready for the walk. I started out thinking I would just walk down to the bridge and back, a 1 mile round trip. But the wind was at our backs, the sky was brilliant blue with hardly a cloud to be seen. The scent of all the flowering trees perfumed the ... Wed, 5 May 2010 12:15:46 EST The Dr., My Scale, And New Crispy Treats. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3174907 My Dr. called in sick today. I hope she gets feeling better soon, but I'm also releaved. I wanted to lose 2 more pounds before I went to see her. Now I have the chance to do it. <BR> <BR> On my scale, I got a pleasant surprise this morning. I finally broke into the next lower 10 pounds. I've been playing around with the same 10 pounds all Winter. Now that I have finally broken into the next lower bracket, maybe I will start on a good roll again. I know that it's because I have put a real ef... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:26:22 EST Mondays... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3163450 It's so beautiful outside; not too warm, not too cold. The sun feels wonderful. I decided to walk my hair dry for work tonight. Sassy, my minpin also loved going outside. She's been sitting in the window all morning just dreaming about getting outside. She is the best little walking companion ever! <BR> <BR> Now if only I could keep this great feeling going at work. I do have a little bit of a problem at work that I really need to try to address. I work with a lot of rather dismal women. I ... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:26:46 EST New Baby Musings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3146264 What is it about new born babies that make you start thinking about getting more fit so we can be prepared to chase the little buggers around? He's so tiny and helpless today, but in no time flat he'll be creeping and crawling then walking, and my oh my, I'd better start child proofing the house again now!! LOL His brother is 8 years old, so it's been a while. I can't wait til he gets old enough to take for walks. But it will be no time before he will be asking to borrow my car for his driver... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 19:54:52 EST I Did IT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3143130 Ok, I finally go off my butt tonight and went for a walk. I gathered up my puppy Sassy and my grandson, Tyler. We went for a walk on the new walking path that is near our house. It was a much longer walk than we usually do, but we stopped and rested twice. It took a whole hour, but we made it. I forgot to wear my pedometer, but I think it was between one mile and one and an half. I may have even been two. I'm going to have to wear my pedi next time to find out. I am going to be smart and only... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 23:40:50 EST Oh my http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3142122 Oh My Goodness, I sure am good at the stupid excuses lately. I really need a good swift kick in the A**!!I am trying to get back in the habit of walking every day. The problem is, life gets in my way. I have so many excuses. Instead of just getting out and walking I make all the worlds dumbest excuses. It's too cold, I'll go in a little bit. I have this to do first or I have to do something...always something that can really wait. I really just want to get going. I don't know what the problem... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:09:14 EST Slacker Begone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3125909 Ok, I have been such a slacker. I am not proud of myself. I wish I could change the last few months(you just don't know how much I wish that!!), but I am starting over. I will not look back. I am going to get back on track and start again. I know that I can DO this. <BR> <BR> I've been walking almost every day though not always for my whole half an hour. I've been walking Tyler and a little girl, Felicia, to school every morning. Two blocks there, two blocks back. Yesterday was the whole hal... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 09:46:09 EST Look at the Sunshine!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2962258 it is so beautiful outside! Oh, and fairly warm...mid 30's at 9 a.m. my grandson and I walked to school for our parent/teacher conference this morning(ok, it's only 2 blocks, but he never walks Anywhere!). I heard nothing but glowing words about my little monster. I was amazed! When he first came to live with us 5 years ago, I never ever thought we'd hear this kind of praise for the progress he's made in school. His teacher called him a JOY to have in his class room!!! Now this alone is shock... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:56:37 EST Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2948762 Easter is such a hard time of year for me. No I don't go into depression or anything like that. I crave chocolate so bad I am drooling even as I write this. <BR> <BR> Ok, I may be weird, but I really LOVE chocolate. No, I mean REALLY, REALLY go crazy for it. That's why Easter is so rough for me. I love those little chocolate covered marshmallow eggs, and the divine coconut things. Well, I was shopping at Dollar Tree, my favorite store. They of course have all their candy the very first thing... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:10:10 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2930329 OK, I weighed in this morning, holding my breath for all I was worth. Then I let it out in a squeal of pure joy. I only gained 2 pounds!!! I was sure I was going to have to start all over with a horrible weight gain. See, I must have actually learned something while I was on here before everyday. I didn't gain 10 pounds when I couldn't track my food! I am so relieved. But I do wonder just a little bit, how much would I have lost had I been able to track my food every day? I'll never know, so ... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:46:10 EST I'm Back...I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2927221 I think my computer problems are solved. I will scream loud enough that everyone will hear me if they are not. It's been very frustrating to not be able to get on here and log in all my food and everything. I am going to weigh myself in the morning and start all over with all of my counts. Whew! I'm sure I have gained weight, but I hope it isn't an awful lot. Whatever it is, I will start from that point and begin again. I've really missed everyone. Hope to chat with you all very soon! <em>30... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:00:40 EST Sick Kid and Me Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2734035 I have forgotten what it was like to take care of a sick boy. My kids are all grown up. But my grandson lives with us. He's been sick quite a bit this Winter. He had his flu shot, then missed a week of school with the flu--which he never did when he didn't have the flu shot, go figure. Over Christmas vacation, he started to complain about being achy and tired. I thought flu again? He slept a lot the last 3 or 4 days of vacation. He had me pretty worried because of his temp changing so much ev... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:07:46 EST Snow Is Falling...Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2708511 I like snow. Don't get me wrong. Some of my best friends are snowmen. But once Christmas is over, I'm ready for the thaw and Spring and flowers and such. You know, the warm smell of sunshine on dirt that is getting ready to burst forth with a new crop of lovely fragrant flowers. Ahhhhhh, I can almost smell them now. Then I look out my window at the white out that's happening right now. *heavy sigh* I guess it's gonna be a little while longer before I can go fly a kite... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 09:30:13 EST Kinda Rough Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2701679 Oh, my willpower was put to the test today. I was craving chocolate all day long. I went to Walmart and the stuff was everywhere. It kept calling my name. It was awful. I'm still craving it. I'm not hungry. I just want chocolate. I need to stay away from it for about a week to get over the cravings. I think I will go bake something. I make these muffins that will sometimes take the cravings away. They are full of healthy things, but they taste good. They have flax seed and oatmeal and nuts an... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 23:55:19 EST January LAP Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2695810 I love these challenges. It's so much fun to try do all the required things.But I think the motivational aspect is what helps me the most. I need friendly help like this. I like that it makes you stop and think about just what else you can do to stay motivated and to help out your team mates and for that matter every one else you meet on here. And besides, I love my LAP friends. <BR> <BR> Come join us and take up the challenge today. I'm on team 1. TEAM ONE RULES!!! Tue, 5 Jan 2010 00:17:05 EST Time To GO!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2689413 Ok, I've slacked off for far too long. I'm not looking back. I'm starting again. I think it's time to get back on track. I've got to get back into the working out thing again. I've been taking it way too easy. No more excuses. i gave away the last of the Christmas and New Years goodies today. I'm starting fresh in the morning. <BR> <BR> Good Luck to all of the rest of you. We can do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 00:03:07 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2678752 Today would have been my grandmother's 110th birthday. She only made it to 94(which is pretty awesome if you ask me), but I remember her every year. She made the world's best sugar cookies!! It was all the extra love she put into them that made them so special. Ahhhhh I can still taste them... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> Sat, 2 Jan 2010 00:11:40 EST I've Fallen Just a Bit Behind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2662092 WOW!! What a hectic holiday! I'm behind on everything. I will get caught up here shortly and then hope New Years Eve doesn't double whammy me as well. <BR> <BR> I will admit that I have not been completely guilt free as far as my eating has gone. I gave in and ate some sweets. No, I didn't behave very well, but I have tried to put a little extra time into working out. It probably hasn't been enough. I will be happy if I don't post a huge weight gain. Now I am diligently working on getting a... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 14:43:04 EST You should see the Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2649937 We spent a very enjoyable day Sunday putting up our tree. My other grandson came over to help. Tyler even got into the spirit of the whole decorating thing as well. The very best part was that no one argued or got crabby. And we even went driving around to look at all the lights! One of the prettiest sights we saw on our trip was when we turned back onto our street and from the corner we could see out little tree standing in our bay window all lit up and truly beautiful! Tyler was as good as ... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 10:23:25 EST Just A Little Bummed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2645594 Don't feel sorry for me or anything. I'm not deep in the despair that some people feel this time of year. I'm just having a little personal pity party that I really should just get over. I'll tell you about it. Maybe it will help me get it into perspective. <BR> <BR> You know how you plan on doing things and sometimes it just doesn't go as planned? Well, that's all that's wrong with me. Our grandson lives with us. His name is Tyler. He's 10...so you know where this is going already don't you... Sun, 20 Dec 2009 09:12:53 EST I Resisted Temptation Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2628042 Ok, so I went to Dollar Tree for a couple of things today. I went so far as to put a box of thin mints in my cart and a package of some new candy I had never seen before. I walked toward the register and stopped in the middle of the aisle. Suddenly the thought struck me that I was doing it again. I was impulse buying something I didn't even really want that was also very bad for me. I imagined how I would rip open the package in the car and eat the whole box of mints before I even got home. T... Sat, 12 Dec 2009 01:12:51 EST Dr.'s Appointment Went Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2626053 I do like it when I go to see the Dr. and don't get yelled at. She was very pleased with my cholesterol levels...right where they should be. She was happy with my blood pressure...also right in the target range. She wasn't thrilled with my A1C number, but we have made some adjustments that should help. And she was thrilled with my weight loss. I lost 5 lbs. I wanted to lose 10, so I was less than thrilled. BUT at least I lost.(that's in 3 months) We discussed my strategy for getting through C... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 01:31:27 EST Christmas is Coming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2620246 Some days I feel like I am the only one is getting excited about Christmas this year. I've already received my present...this laptop..., so it's not the excitement of what I'm going to get. <BR> <BR> I think it has to do with decorating the whole house with all the lovely keepsakes we've collected over the years. And maybe even more important than that is the excitement of the grandkids when we put up the tree. I love telling them the stories behind all the ornaments. I think they make the... Tue, 8 Dec 2009 19:11:49 EST