KO1215's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KO1215 KO1215'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/ Sharing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922067 I saw a couple of cool things on pinterest tonight. Thought I would share. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l233021785.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l749247681.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great week! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri Sun, 3 May 2015 22:39:29 EST Lazy Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914229 The weather was awful today.....so this is what my day looked like: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1431520289.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l21513315.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l705596483.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Please let the sun shine again!!! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:14:40 EST It's walking time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909513 It's a great day for a walk with my boys at Blood Run! Barney, Sparky, and DH! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1144013742.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1051727283.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1574585370.jpg"> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:56:45 EST What matters the Most is how you see yourself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904497 And it is hands down the hardest part for me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l498351565.jpg"> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 23:25:11 EST The Incredible Shrinking Keri http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893651 ID_Vandal said it best, "Spring is coming and you're about to have the best Spring and Summer you have had in a long time!" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1452491808.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That is how I feel too. Last Sunday, DH and I (along with our two dogs) went to a county park and went for a walk. It was so great. About half way through, DH was concerned that I was pushing too hard and worried because he wouldn't be able to get the car in to that area to com... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:33:15 EST What a Ride! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874158 What a ride it has been so far. <BR> <BR> I can’t believe how much my life has changed in such a short time.  Now, understanding that Gastric Sleeve Surgery isn’t for everybody, I want to tell you what I have learned and how things have changed for me since surgery. <BR> <BR> Let’s start with the positives: <BR> <BR> 1. I was sitting on the floor with my grandkids the other day and I was able to get up from the floor without crawling over to the couch to get up.  I can’t tell you how incre... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:56:53 EST Stage 3 is a go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823597 So I've started stage 3 foods. This has been a little more difficult. I can't seem to sense when I'm full and some foods are disagreeing with me. Such a bummer. I was so looking forward to chewing. Tonight I ended up having soup because my stomach was so upset. <BR> <BR> I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. I saw my surgeon yesterday and he said I'm doing really well. <BR> <BR> I am dropping clothing sizes and it has really been fun. Until I can't find anything to wear and then I'll... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:41:44 EST Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816762 Yummy! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1486697630.jpg"> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:08:24 EST Progress in the works... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816280 So it's been three days since surgery. <BR> <BR> I am still pretty sore and on pain meds. Thank goodness! I have 5 incisions on my stomach and all of them look good. Two are swollen but it looks like they did the most work. <BR> <BR> It is really different than I thought it would be. I'm not hungry at all and DH eating doesn't bother me so much....yet. I'm drinking and eating everything out of one ounce measuring cups. <BR> <BR> They say my stomach is now the size of a small banan... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:38:00 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815666 I came through surgery really well. <BR> <BR> In addition to the gastric sleeve, they removed my gall bladder and repaired a hernia. So I was a triple threat. <BR> <BR> But I'm home now, and recovering well. I'm sore and tired but moving around fine. I can't believe I have finished this part of my journey. It took so long. <BR> <BR> I am on Stage Two of my diet which means cream soups, juice and jello mostly. And lots and lots of water. <BR> <BR> This is the beginning of the rest of ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:51:59 EST Here we go.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813740 Surgery is tomorrow. I'm as ready as I'm ever going to be. Scared, excited, nervous....all those things. Think of me tomorrow...Okay? Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:55:27 EST My Weight Loss Adventure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806615 Thinking about having weight loss surgery is very frustrating. There are so many pros and cons. Two blogs ago, I talked about how after getting denied for weight loss surgery....I was given hope once again if I followed a 6 month plan, see the doctor every month and continue to lose weight. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1579955354.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I did that. Last month the doctor told me she was going to submit to insurance. I couldn't believe we wer... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:39:56 EST What I've been up to Part One. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768088 So it all started in March. I had a plan. I was working the plan. I have been really bored at work but grateful for the job. My plan was to lose the weight I needed to....get surgery....lose weight......change jobs. Good plan. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l386730578.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well I forgot that it's all in God's time not mine. My boss decided to leave and took an opportunity 2 hours away. So her job became open. Now I had no intention of doing t... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:52:44 EST I am here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762300 It's been so long since I've been here. So much has happened. It will take a while to catch up with everyone! I'm excited to talk to everyone and to share what's been going on with me lately. <BR> <BR> The weight is coming off slowly but surely. It's all about making lifestyle changes. I will probably post multiple posts as there is just too much to tell you. <BR> <BR> Who knows...maybe no one cares about me any more! LOL! <BR> <BR> We will find out! <BR> <BR> More later! <BR> ... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:35:14 EST Quit Banging on the Door! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585611 So things get crazier and crazier sometimes. <BR> <BR> I read a great quote the other day. <BR> <BR> ‘If God shuts a door quit banging on it. Trust that whatever is behind it is not meant for you.’ <BR> <BR> What a great quote! I really took it to heart. Twice now I have attempted weight loss surgery. Twice something stopped the process. <BR> <BR> I finally settled on that answer and said okay. Things are going okay at WW so let’s just continue on that track. <BR> <BR> Until y... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:27:04 EST A twist on an old Standard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575435 Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house <BR> Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. <BR> The cookies I'd eaten, the eggnog I'd taste <BR> The holiday parties had gone to my waist. <BR> <BR> When I got on the scale there arose such a number! <BR> The scale must be broken, I said with a thunder. <BR> I'd remember the wonderful meals I'd prepared; <BR> The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rare, <BR> <BR> The wine and the pastries, the bread and the cheese <BR> And t... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:40:14 EST Sometimes you don't have to say anything. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568826 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1072841778.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1870545932.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l525369035.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:34:26 EST Focus for the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567356 Changing your mindset is not an easy thing. Discovering I couldn’t have the surgery was a setback. But….it was not a deal breaker. I am determined to make the weight loss happen. Heaven knows I’m not perfect at the process…and the truth is I probably won’t ever be….. but I am making progress. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1533845788.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So what is helping? <BR> <BR> • I’m not keeping any junk in the house. It helps. (But is quite annoying when y... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:44:42 EST It's in Gods hands... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550852 It’s been such a rough couple of weeks. I wrap my head around this surgery idea and now it’s been taken away from me. All that work for nothing! And you will never guess why……..I’m not fat enough. Trust me….my doctor says I am double my ideal weight but not according to insurance standards. <BR> <BR> Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that would happen… <BR> Don’t you just love insurance companies? So in order to have surgery, I have to gain 25 lbs. and hold it for a year…... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:00:06 EST Back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531445 I sooo owe you a couple of entries! It's been a little crazy here. <BR> <BR> DH joined Weight Watchers and I have to say...I'm glad he did. Watching him learn the program has really made me step back and re learn a few things myself. So that has been really good. <BR> <BR> My friend had her surgery and is doing really well. It makes me sooo jealous. So I mentioned to DH that she lost 8 lbs. this week and he asked me if I still wished that it was me. I asked him if he wanted the trut... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 23:34:56 EST Torn...anyone have words of wisdom? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513177 Very confused today. DH sat me down yesterday and told me he did NOT want me to have the surgery. Now I'm really confused. He hates the idea of how they cut the stomach. <BR> <BR> Ultimately, it's my decision. He has offered to join Weight Watchers and monitor each other......which would be supportive. <BR> <BR> I wonder if I should give his way a try for 6 months just to satisfy our concerns...what's the worst that can happen? <BR> <BR> I wrapped my head around the fact that I wante... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:42:23 EST Vacations, Hospitals, and Protein...oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497726 Hey fellow Sparkers! I owe you all visits! It’s been a while. Things have been very busy this month. <BR> <BR> DH and I took a mini vacation over the Labor Day to Wisconsin. We spent some time at the House on a Rock in Dodgeville. It took 4 hours to complete the tour and it wasn’t easy walking for me. But I was proud of the fact that I completed it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2136092544.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When we got home, DH got really sick. It started wit... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:41:30 EST It takes a village..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447608 It takes a village…. <BR> <BR> You’ve heard this phrase before; especially in regards to raising children……but how about using it when you think about losing weight? <BR> <BR> Why not? You are following my journey and asking some pretty good questions. So I want to take this time to share some information and my philosophy with you. <BR> <BR> Deciding to do the surgery was a big decision…..not one a person takes lightly. It sounds so easy….have surgery…be thin…piece of cake. But we kno... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 11:55:32 EST First Steps completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446400 First steps are complete! <BR> <BR> I had my initial breathing test; they were pretty normal; so now I get to have a more extensive test today. Not looking forward to it! <BR> I had a meeting with the surgeon last week and now I am on track for gastric sleeve surgery. I have a lot of prep work to do first. <BR> <BR> • I have to lose thirty pounds <BR> • I have to have a psyc evaluation <BR> • I have to take some classes <BR> • And I have to have a stomach scope <BR> <BR> Yikes! That is ... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:53:23 EST Your journey is the flavor..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432905 Our journey is the same…..yet…it is not. What makes the journey so unique is that the individuals in us shape our path. My situation is not the same as yours…..and thank goodness! What really works at Sparkpeople is support we get from one another. Today I’m talking about support that isn’t as obvious. <BR> <BR> We read each other’s blogs….comment on them….offer our support. And surprisingly….we get support from that….the shared experiences…being able to find one nugget of informatio... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:55:56 EST The first Countdown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430798 So next week is a big week. I’m having a breathing test on Monday…..an appt with the surgeon on Tuesday…and an appt. with a pulmonologist on Wednesday. Yikes. <BR> <BR> My mind is so full of different emotions….fear….excitement …nervousness….did I mention fear? I just want to get the show on the road. Now that I have made a decision…I just want to run with it….and there are soooo many steps yet to take. And I have no idea what half of them are. (And the fact that my deductible is paid... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:03:18 EST Time....why are you slowing down? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421743 I am patiently waiting for the end of the month and my appointment. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I have had to add a couple more appointments in there. I have started to have some breathing problems. The horrible humidity we are having has added to the difficulty. <BR> <BR> So I get to have a breathing test the day before weight loss surgeon and an appointment with the pulmonologist the day after. Oh joy….I am praying that it is just seasonal asthma and not COPD. (I always assume the wo... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:22:22 EST Down but not out… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409596 Yes, I have failed yet another attempt to lose this weight. It’s not that I don’t want to….it’s just that I don’t seem to have the motivation to get it done. <BR> <BR> I’m tired of messing around. I can’t continue on this path. Things are getting critical for me as my health has really been nose diving in the past couple of years. <BR> <BR> So…I made a decision. <BR> <BR> I need another tool to achieve my goal. Sparkpeople will still be an important part of my choice but the choice is ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:59:00 EST Harder than it looks.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364039 I lost 7.4 my first week. I'm thinking this week isn't going so well so far. I went to the cities last weekend and walked the Mall of America....I know I walked for two hours. I didn't even go in any shops. I just walked. DH and our kids were at the Twins game. I didn't want to squish into a seat....hmmm... <BR> <BR> I'm still not following all my rules. I am hoping to do better this week. <BR> <BR> Track food!!!! Why can't I do it???? <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> <i... Tue, 21 May 2013 23:12:58 EST New Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351401 We are starting a new wellness challenge at work. I had my initial weigh in today. All we have to do is lose weight every week. If we do that we get 5 points a week. If we gain, we lose 5 points. We can cash out at 5 weeks or continue on for 10. For every 5 points we get, we get a $5 gift card. Pretty good incentive….we have over 50 participants. I’m going to work really hard at this one. <BR> <BR> My goals: <BR> <BR> · Steer toward ‘real’ foods. <BR> · Eliminat... Thu, 9 May 2013 21:06:11 EST Never ending winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332319 Can't believe we are getting snow again. Took me an hour to drive home from work....yuk! <BR> <BR> This picture was posted by the local news station.....sums it up! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1928283145.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:35:55 EST Different perspective.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325149 I saw this today...posted in regards to the tragedy in Boston...how fitting. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1892140043.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:52:07 EST Winters return...crazy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319574 It’s so crazy! There are so many homes without power! We were without power for a day. Thankfully I have a handy DH who owns a couple of generators. So we were able to power our furnace, refrigerator, our TV and computers and our kids house. <BR> <BR> A lot of employers in the area don’t have power either, so people aren’t working. I work at a 24/7 facility. Fortunately, they have a great generator situation and we have been able to work. It has been on a very minimal staff since a ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:28:14 EST What we are dealing with right now.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318636 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1487029278.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Spring! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> <BR> Keri Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:16:27 EST The little guy who could.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276658 Well, I've been really sick since the beginning of January. I haven't gained any weight and I have been losing some. However, I have no energy and can't breathe well enough to do anything. <BR> <BR> I am slowly getting better after antibiotics and steroids and two trips to the ER in one night. And as I am patiently waiting to recover....I have a lot to look forward too. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure I told you about Barney..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l5... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 22:33:24 EST Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183575 2013…. <BR> A time for new beginnings. I’m not going to waste my time on resolutions that I’ll never keep….I know myself too well. Instead, I’m going to start with some simple goals and keep improving on those goals. <BR> Here goes: <BR> 1. Read wellness related books. I started “You on a diet”. I will read for at least 15 minutes per day. <BR> 2. Take time out for exercise every day. At least ten minutes, I have a dog now so it shouldn’t be so hard to take him for a walk. <BR> 3. Concen... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:48:38 EST I just don't understand..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129664 I just don’t understand……. <BR> <BR> One of my favorite Sparkpeople said goodbye yesterday…… <BR> <BR> He said he was called out as a fraud for blogging when he is in a rut with his weight loss journey. What?????? <BR> <BR> I don’t understand…..where does it say you can only be here and participate if you are perfect? If that’s the case, I guess I need to go too. The last two years have been the worst of my life and I don’t know what I would have done without Sparkpeople and the friends... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 14:43:25 EST Not great.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128644 Ya know.....it's not been to great of a month..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327307686.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Plus: <BR> <BR> New grandson!!! <BR> Husband got a puppy! <BR> <BR> Minus: <BR> <BR> Father in law died <BR> Uncle died <BR> Hubby left me for a week with 6 week old puppy...who's not potty trained! <BR> Oldest grandson went to jail...will probably go to prison. <BR> One of my favorite Sparkpeople is leaving us.... <BR> <BR> Probably gained 5 ... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 16:05:35 EST A little inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118949 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l154639325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good and simple! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1165826989.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1809619855.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1548622747.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:43:07 EST One Word Answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109842 <BR> <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> Purse <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Will <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Shiny <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> sad <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> tired <BR> <BR> Your favourite thing? <BR> reading <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> none <BR> <BR> Favourite drink? <BR> water <BR> <BR> What roo... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:40:07 EST Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092671 Hope <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l969982926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You’ve heard the story of Pandora’s Box. Curiosity led to opening the box and unleashing all sorts of horror on the world. And what remained in the box was “Hope.” In the scheme of things it was the most important thing in the box. So what does “Hope” have to do with us here at Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l388221504.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Turns out …. Eve... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 12:47:42 EST I DON'T Care!......or do I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046942 I obviously don’t care about myself…..no it’s true. Why else would I make the choices I make? I know when I am making a bad choice, I know it is a bad choice and that I shouldn’t do it, but I do it anyway….I don’t care…. <BR> <BR> All the good intentions in the world don’t matter when I find myself craving something that isn’t good for me because…..I don’t care….. <BR> <BR> I get determined to work out after work and I get home and take a nap because I tell myself I am really tired……I don... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 11:00:52 EST Reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035879 Me: God, can I ask you a question? <BR> <BR> God: Sure. <BR> <BR> Me: Promise you won't get mad? <BR> ... <BR> <BR> God: I promise. <BR> <BR> Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today? <BR> <BR> God: What do you mean? <BR> <BR> Me: Well, I woke up late. <BR> <BR> God: Yes. <BR> <BR> Me: My car took forever to start. <BR> <BR> God: Okay. <BR> <BR> Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait. <BR> <BR> God: Hmmm. <BR> <BR> Me: On the way home my phone went ... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:30:27 EST So...what have you done today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917644 So…what have you done today? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l4326384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyone knows that things go better when you have a plan. You eat the right things, you get your exercise in, and you feel that rush of accomplishment. <BR> <BR> What happens if you fail to plan? Does that mean the whole day is a failure and everything gets thrown out the window? It happens…be honest. <BR> <BR> It doesn’t have to be that way. When you find yourself with ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:45:41 EST Meds and railroad cars! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913883 So I had something interesting happen to me the other day. I was getting ready to go to a funeral and I had the TV on....noise....all of a sudden I hear one of those commercials by lawyers looking for people who have suffered from a problem caused by a medication. <BR> <BR> I did a double take because I realized it was a medication that I'm on. It has supposedly caused strokes and kidney failure. SCARY! But it has only caused that in people who have diabetes and I don't have diabetes. S... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 21:41:24 EST Ponderings redux... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862769 Funny thing happened after I posted the last blog. I was listening to the radio on my way home from work. Dr. Laura was on and I get a kick out of her. She can be so abrasive sometimes that as a people person, it just causes me to cringe. <em>2</em> <BR> A lady was talking to her about the exact issue I was talking about earlier. And Dr. Laura in her no nonsense, no sugar coating it way, told the lady that she was making a choice. (paraphrasing somewhat)“You don’t WANT to be healthy, yo... Wed, 2 May 2012 09:58:05 EST Ponderings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861354 My DH loves to look at Craigslist. He is always looking for a bargain. I find the whole thing a little dull. I would rather look at Amazon or something like that. I have been considering getting an exercise bike for awhile now. The problems with my legs are stopping me from walking too much and I can’t accomplish my goals like this. <BR> So I asked the expert (DH) to hunt for on one on Craigslist. I didn’t want to pay new price for sure and I didn’t want to spend more than $100. No, it... Tue, 1 May 2012 13:56:37 EST A stronger Woman in me.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823225 I heard this song by Jewel this morning and it sounded like something I would want as a mantra! Thought I would share. I think a lot of us could use this: <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm going to love myself <BR> More than anyone else <BR> Believe in me even if someone cannot see <BR> There's a stronger woman in me <BR> I'm going to be my own best friend <BR> Stay with me till the end <BR> Won't lose myself again, never, no <BR> 'Cause there's a stronger woman <BR> A stronger woman <BR> There's a stro... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 11:39:36 EST Everything in moderation....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4811460 Taking this journey with you has been a wonderful thing. I have learned so much about myself and others struggles and joys. Some of the things I have learned have been very hard to stomach. <BR> <BR> I hate when I hear about abuse in families….spousal abuse….child abuse. It breaks my heart. And while these things don’t occur in my house or life….I realize that I AM guilty of abuse…..to myself. <BR> <BR> I have been having a great struggle with my legs lately. I am in a lot of pain. ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:42:55 EST Checking in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774625 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l520611573.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l232878106.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I miss checking in with you all....I hope I have some time soon. I have lots to share. I'm doing fine! I NEED to catch up with all of you! <BR> <BR> Soon.... <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 22:34:59 EST