KATRINAKAT23's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATRINAKAT23 KATRINAKAT23'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/ Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241790 My 60th birthday was Friday. I cannot believe I am that age. It seems like yesterday that I was 30. I didn't do anything special, I came home from work and washed a load of clothes and went to bed around 8:20 and got up a couple of hours later. The rest of the weekend I just did some housework and started watching season 6 of The Walking Dead on Netflix. I have a Dr.'s appointment tomorrow morning for a physical, the physical is for my knee replacement I am to have done whenever they ... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:32:30 EST What snacks do you take to work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238005 I have a job where I am sitting for 8 hours a day. It is a boring job so am always doodling or of course wanting to munch on something. I try to take good snacks and only eat when I am hungry. It varies on what I take to snack on. For lunch I usually have a frozen dinner and have started adding cucumbers to the meal. That does seem to make the meal more tastier. Dinners are either chicken breast, turkey burger or fish. Once in a while I will have bacon and eggs with toast though the ... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:58:04 EST Bullied http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234835 I work at a place that I call a snake pit, another co-worker's husband calls it a nazi camp. I know it in no way compares to the real nazi camps. In reality it is a walk in the park compared to that dark time in history but I think it is just his way of expressing how terrible a place it is when he drops his wife off at work. Right now | am the target of the head supervisor, he takes turns and it is now mine. What a nightmare. He is a bully plain and simple and he gets away with it fr... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:09:22 EST MOVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228012 I have just one day left to get everything packed. I am moving to the main floor which will be much easier, it is just getting there that is the hard part. I won't have tv or internet until the 10th of September. So lots of reading and I have adult coloring books to help plus I will have lots of unpacking to do. I hope that is it for moving for awhile. <em>20</em> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:54:25 EST Take what you like and leave the rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225123 100 RULES TO LIVE BY <BR> <BR> John LeFevre <BR> <BR> 1. Measure yourself only against your previous self. <BR> 2. Never cancel dinner plans with a woman by text message. <BR> 3. Ignore the boos. They usually come from the cheap seats. <BR> 4.You don’t have to keep every secret, just the important ones. <BR> 5. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack. <BR> 6 A suntan is not bought, it’s earned, and preferably near an ocean, pool, or on a golf course. <BR> 7. Plac... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:46:36 EST Found this on the internet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225047 8 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT <BR> By Johnny Webber <BR> <BR> 1. Use a smaller plate. A small plate makes any amount of food look like a lot. <BR> <BR> 2. Don’t eat straight out of the package. If you can’t see how much you are eating, you won’t realize you are eating too much. <BR> <BR> 3. Drink more water. Use a tall glass. Avoid sugary drinks and empty calories. <BR> <BR> 4. Chew slower. Your brain doesn’t recognize you are full until too... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:49:47 EST holidays and moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224980 I am off now until the 6th of September. I am moving to a different apartment in the same building. It is on the main floor plus it is $100.00 less that what I am now paying. So I won't get much of a holiday but am grateful to be off work. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:24:24 EST Spark book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224977 This is in the spark book, it gives food for thought pun intended. LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> The 8 Habits of Super Successful Dieters <BR> <BR> 1. Stay motivated, no matter what. <BR> <BR> 2. Write it down. <BR> <BR> 3. Eat what you want, but in right size portions. <BR> <BR> 4. No food is off limits. <BR> <BR> 5. Balance your calorie account. <BR> <BR> 6. Don't burn out. <BR> <BR> 7. You can't do it alone. <BR> <BR> 8. It's about healthy eating AND exercise, not healthy eating OR... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:18:18 EST It's been a long time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222105 I got to an all time high of 285 and since April I have lost 25 pounds. I need both knees replaced, the right one is the worst. Dr. said I have to lose 40 pounds before he will do the operation. So I am over half way there. I tried to add to my food tracker but for some reason it has disappeared. Very annoying. <BR> My work place has been horrendous. My boss is the boss from hell. No morals at all. At least she is only my boss and not my mother or other close relative. Tha... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 18:33:00 EST getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584077 1st day of work aft 3 weeks off. I have mixed feelings about this, really need the money, miss my co-workers but love staying home, especially now as we are in a deep freeze. <BR> <BR> I did 5 mins of Leslie Sansone on youtube this morn before work. I know that is not much but I have not been able to walk much since spring 2012 so have really gotten out of shape plus I find it painful in my knees to be on them too much so taking baby steps and if I do this every morning I hope to build u... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:47:22 EST How to reach unlimited happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566407 Saw this on Septemberspirit's blog. She got it from MindBodyGreen. I wanted a record of it so I could access it when I needed a reminder. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are 20 things to let go of in order to reach unlimited happiness. <BR> <BR> 1. Let go of all thoughts that don't make you feel empowered and strong. <BR> <BR> 2. Let go of feeling guilty for doing what you truly want to do. <BR> <BR> 3. Let go of the fear of the unknown; take one small step and watch the path reveal itsel... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:24:03 EST new kitty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565043 I am off work for 3 weeks now. No one wants to be bothered around Christmas time so my company closes for 3 weeks. <BR> <BR> I went to visit my sister yesterday, we went to the move Philomena. Great movie but sad. On the way home today I stopped in my old hometown and adopted a kitten from a rescue operation. <BR> Stormy coming home but made it safely. I adopted the kitten for company for my cat. It is the kitten who is being aggressive, my cat is just following him around, trying to ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:01:51 EST Christmas party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553750 We had our Christmas Party today. The meal was very good, though I did eat too much. <BR> There was bowling after supper but I had a ride home so took the ride. I took a taxi there as there were so many accidents the last 2 days I didn't want to drive. <BR> <BR> Only 2 more weeks of work, then we get 3 weeks off, without pay though, so that sucks. <BR> <BR> I applied to get pet insurance today as vet bills are soooooo high, I figured better to be prepared. <BR> <BR> I am also thinking o... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:12:40 EST good/bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530462 Friday started out nice. I got employee of the month for being polite, friendly and I can't remember the 3rd. The end of the day ended sadly. As I was leaving work I saw a co-worker carrying a cat that had been hit by a car. It was so sad. The kitty was still alive but very badly hurt. I was sobbing and didn't know what to do. Her and her husband took the cat to the vet. I will find out Monday what happened but I am pretty sure he/she would of had to be put down. <BR> <BR> As I think... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 22:23:40 EST bad cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518908 I saw the Dr. on Tues. He said there is scarring and that the ligaments were tore apart. Won't do surgery unless I dislocate it again but he thinks that has a low chance of happening. <BR> <BR> I got a bad cold on Wed, managed to work out the week. Went to Gravity on Sat but it played me right out, came home and slept for 3 hours. Today I felt the worst, slept off and on all day. Was worried if I would be able to work tomorrow, but I do feel a bit better now. <BR> <BR> Physio tomorrow ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:39:45 EST MRI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508751 Going for a MRI this morning on my arm. My sister is driving 2 1/2 hours to take me as I am taking anti-anxiety drugs and they won't do it unless you have someone with you. Pain in the butt. I feel so bad that I had to ask my sister to come take me. I so appreciate that she is doing this as it is a great inconvenience for her. She is retired so that is good. Her time is her own but I am sure she could be doing better things with her time than drive for hours to take her baby sister for ... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 09:11:28 EST Nutrition ideas for work?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471967 I need some help with ideas on what to eat at work. I work from 11 am to 8 pm <BR> <BR> 8:00 a.m. Breakfast-toast <BR> <BR> 1:00 p.m 15 min break <BR> <BR> 3:00 pm 1 hour lunch <BR> <BR> 5:45 15 min break <BR> <BR> 8:15- home <BR> <BR> Can anyone give me ideas on what and when I should be eating? Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:19:11 EST accident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426753 quick blog. had accident with bike. wont be posting on friends blogs,sorry. arm in cast but am ok. had helmet on which saved me as head bounced on cement. <BR> <BR> thanks in advance to whoever posts on my blog. <em>198</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:43:00 EST basket on bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419347 I had a basket and bell put on my bike today, so now I should be able to ride my bike to work, as long as It doesn't rain. I can now put my lunch in the basket. As for the bell, I sometimes ride on the sidewalk as I don't like to ride on the busy streets, this way I can warn people. I know if I am walking I hate bikes coming up behind me and then passing, especially when I don't hear them. <BR> <BR> It is sure nice having Fridays off. Went to the movies again today. Dr. in the morning t... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 23:00:36 EST Fridays off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411850 Got through the 10 hour days. Wasn't too bad. Went for a bike ride today. I love my new bike. So nice to ride. <BR> <BR> Because it is summer, the theatre is having matinees during the week. I went to White House Down today. It was a fairly good movie. <BR> <BR> Going to ride my bike all week-end as long as it doesn't rain. <em>244</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 21:13:49 EST rode bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407837 This will be short as I already wrote a blog and it disappeared. <BR> <BR> Went for my 1st bike ride . My helmet broke, 1st time I used it. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow start to work 10 hour days so can have Fridays off. <BR> <BR> HAPPY CANADA DAY, fellow Canadians!! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 20:17:55 EST new bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367889 I started a new job on Tuesday, so far it hasn't been too bad. It isn't the best job that is for sure, but hopefully I can do well and stay with it. <BR> <BR> I bought a new bike today. It was pretty expensive but it is called a comfort bike and at my age that is what I need. I want to ride my bike to work but this week it looks like rain every day and I don't want it left out in the rain. After that I should be ok to ride to work. I just won't ride it when Big Brother is on as I want ... Sat, 25 May 2013 20:41:46 EST How to be a better person http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325620 I found this on Wisebread and it was written by Nora Dunn <BR> <BR> I think it would be kinda neat to try 1 a day <BR> <BR> . <BR> 1.Say thanks — and mean it. (Here are 25 really nice ways to do just that). <BR> 2.Smile at a stranger. <BR> 3.Learn to lean into vulnerability and express your true self. (Watch this video as an inspirational primer). <BR> 4.Perform one senseless act of kindness per day. <BR> 5.Take a sabbatical and learn something new about yourself in the process. <BR> 6... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:16:51 EST bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315069 Today is my youngest son's birthday. He is 38, wow, that makes me feel old, well to be honest everything these days makes me feel old. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I am going to buy a new bike in the next week or two. I went in the store and asked if they had anything called a comfort bike. I was half joking, I didn't think there would be any such thing, but lo and behold there is actually such a thing as a comfort bike. I am just waiting until the weather here smartens up. We still have... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 20:50:47 EST Healthy diet habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308867 These tips come from Igor Klibanov of Fitness Solutions Plus, Toronto. <BR> <BR> He wrote a book called Unlimited Progress: How You Can Unlock Your Body's Potential. by Igor Klibanov of Fitness Solutions Plus, Toronto. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Healthy Diet Habits <BR> You eat 5-6 meals per day <BR> You eat breakfast <BR> Breakfast is the largest meal of your day <BR> Dinner is the smallest meal of your day <BR> You drink only 0-calorie drinks <BR> You have 1-2 servings of protein (fish, me... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 12:24:57 EST replacement food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307431 I have chosen to replace dairy and soft drinks. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> REPLACEMENT GUIDE <BR> by Melony Teague <BR> <BR> SUGAR - Choose Coconut palm sugar, Stevia, dates and fruit. I would avoid Agave Nectar or other sweeteners at this time. Read more about sweeteners and their risks and more about Stevia here. <BR> If you are panicking about chocolate, good news, you can have 80% Dark Chocolate, or 90 % and if you really want 100 %. Unsweetened cocoa is good for adding to smoothies if ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 11:30:11 EST guitar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286737 Well, today I bought a guitar. My first lesson is next week. I love music, unfortunetly I can't sing to save my life but hopefully I will learn to play the guitar. <BR> <BR> I had chinese food for lunch today, not good, but I did come home and used the wii. I will have a light supper to at least try to diminish the harm I did at lunch. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a good week. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:06:29 EST barefoot running shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269110 I recently bought barewalking running shoes. They are supposed to be really good for strengthening your feet and legs. I can't wear them yet as it is still too icy to walk outside but will maybe wear them when I go for coffee. <BR> <BR> Has anyone used these shoes and if so what do you think of them?. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:18:36 EST The Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258114 I looked all over town today for The Plan but no one had it so I came home and downloade it to my Kobo. I have been reading it, but I wish I waited until it was in the bookstore. It is cheaper to download so that is one advantage. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I have to go shopping for food and some utensils. <BR> <BR> Have a good week everyone. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:50:56 EST kitty shots and chip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240510 Yesterday I took my cat for all his shots and to get a chip put in. He had to be sedated as he freaks out when he goes to the vet. He has to go back in 3 weeks for the booster shots. The vet thinks she might be able to give those shots without sedation but I have my doubts. He won't come out of the kennel and he is in there hissing and trying to scratch and bite. We shall see. I feel bad for him that he is so scared but he tends to be high strung. At home he is so loving and sweet mos... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 16:49:40 EST 1/7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195447 I deleted all my blogs. I am starting over, so am starting with a clean slate. I am looking through spark to see if I get any ideas that will help me accomplish my goals. <BR> <BR> It was kind of hard to delete my blogs, not sure if it was the right thing to do but too late now. <BR> I will go forward from here. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:22:03 EST