LEANIE64's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEANIE64 LEANIE64'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/ months away from Spark.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747793 I am here again..I get so busy that I think I can just forget Spark and be okay..I am okay..but not any lighter. If I track my food I am more aware of intake..Long story short..I'm back Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:04:32 EST Too much negative information canstantly.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647972 That it makes a person want to hide. ..But reality is..we can't. My heart goes out to those individuals whose hearts are breaking ..for what ever reason. May they find peace. <BR> I hope I can find peace..as the world is bombarding me with too many sad stories. <BR> Well enough of the whining..I need to get my walk in..Maybe that will help me have a more positive outlook. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:53:21 EST Spring like weather.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647299 So taking advantage and stated in with the guest cabin. Making beds and general cleaning ..it felt good to have spring in the air. <BR> I stayed on track today ..eating within my calorie range..I sure didn't yesterday..Totally messed up !! But today was more positive. <BR> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:14:45 EST Feeling good about me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645514 I stared a probiotic morning and night..It seems to be having a positive effect on my system. I do feel more energetic and alive. What a blessing ! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:30:52 EST baking , mixing ,quilting, etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641280 Today is baking of bread..I got the wheat ground and everything is poured into the mixer..except for yeast and more flour..Waiting for 30 min. to have the flour that is in mixer absorb moisture..so the end product won't be crumbly. <BR> Too I am mixing up a non cooking breakfast oatmeal . You are supposed to add all the ingredients to jars..shake, refrigerate , and eat 8 to 24 hrs. later..Sounds good and convenient.. <BR> After breakfast and forming/baking bread..I am working on laundry an... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:50:08 EST Traveling and ramblings .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640655 We got home last night from a short trip to Boise.. Its so difficult for me to not be temped to eat out..which I did..both days. Once I am back home I can control myself..but I choose to go out to eat ..and over eat. I think I am lacking brain cells when it comes to making healthy choices when I travel or do any activity out of the norm..which is often. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:10:38 EST Home again , Home again..Jiggety Jig..!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635440 I am wore out..but its all good..except for the eating part of it..back on the plan today..On ward and upward..!! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:51:22 EST traveling woe's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628690 Tomorrow is driving for 6 hours to get to my daughters..where I will stay with her girls for 6 days and too work at her day care for a few hours..I am exhausted from traveling on Monday and Tues..and now another road trip..I feel my age. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:05:06 EST whining is not a reason... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624948 To not do my exercise..I am not wanting to do anything this afternoon. I find if I get sidetracked and don't do my exercise earlier in the day..I have no desire later..So I am declaring to the world..I am going to get with it..and just DO IT..!! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:08:22 EST Heading to India in the Fall... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623025 Yes, India !! I need to walk now..so I will be comfortable walking their. Plus this weight has to be down considerably before I leave. I don't want to be the only over weight person in the country. <BR> So how do I accomplish this task???...One thing is avoiding the potlucks and dinners that abound this time of year. Oh I know I could practice control..but when I see all the delicious fare..I throw the good intentions to the wind and fill my face, gaining a few pounds on the way. <BR> Tom... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:42:01 EST dragging my feet.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622410 6 miles on the recumbent bike done..dragging my feet when it comes to walking..Here is the challenge for me...I hate to walk ! I am forcing myself up off the chair and going to join Leslie Sansone walking for 10 min..It sounds like a huge amount of time to me..but I will do this. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:52:29 EST months since I posted.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620751 Alot has transpired since my last post..a 25 lb gain..and a 26 lb. loss..I am ashamed to say that I gained that much , but excited I was able to loose it..... Now to keep going in the direction I am.. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:23:06 EST What I appreiate about Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525785 Here it is almost Halloween..and what have I accomplished this fast paced month?Have I love any unwanted flab..?? some..Have I gained a greater appreciation for Spark ..? A resounding YES!! <BR> I do appreciate Spark, for the following reasons; I can log on 24/7. They don't judge me; I can post my food intake easily and effortlessly; I can track my exercise, again, easy and effortlessly; Read uplifting motivating articles..that encourage me to eat correctly, be healthier, enjoy the journ... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:26:40 EST An exciting , work filled day on this end.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497897 It seems fall canning and entertaining gets in the way of my good intentions. <BR> Today I am canning..apple pie filling and starting a zucchini relish to can tomorrow..as the chopped zucchini has to set overnight night in the fridge to "work" before I mix and put into jars..etc. <BR> I have fed three different families this week..Not complaining in the least..but I am out of practice feeding alot of people often. I am getting lazy in my old age it would seem. <BR> We have cleaned out o... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:32:14 EST Fall is almost here..what is my plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485671 Where has the summer gone? And I was going to be 30 lbs lighter..I am not. Actually I have yo yoed and I am where I began..almost the same weight. I whine alot about this reality..but have no one to point a finger at , but ME!! <BR> Now to get down to the nitty gritty..NOW IS MY TIME!! I have struggled up and down all last winter, spring, summer and NOW IS MY TIME TO GET MY HEAD OUT OF THE SAND..and get serious about my life. <BR> How am I going to do this challenge..Starting with exercise.... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 20:28:08 EST Got the book @ DVD: Walking the Walk: Getting Fit with Faith by Leslie Sansone..Have you read it?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483786 Have any of you got this book and DVD? <BR> My order came in the mail the day before yesterday..Haven't had a chance to read or walk with DVD..but tonight I will...Am really excited about it..as I read many reviews..and they say the 30 day plan is very helpful. <BR> I should be out in the garden working on cutting back tomato plants..and trimming vines on squash..before it rains. But wanted to post. <BR> I walked at the school track this morning..I can notice that I am getting better..I h... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:49:35 EST Pickled beets and other happenings.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478936 I went to the garden this morning ...since I have not been there for over a week..Lots happening in that world.I picked four 5 gal. buckets of veggies..cukes, zukes, peppers, and beets ..the beets I proceeded to wash..boil till relatively tender..then run under cold water and slip the skins..it all sounds very simple..hold it..did I say simple? I didn't leave them long enough in the boiling water and some of the skins refused to slip..so had to peel a good part of those little darlings..By ... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 20:31:48 EST Today is our fair..Yippee!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470798 Time of really buzzing past..I am the Superintendent of the preserved foods at our little fair..I have been working at getting my dept. in shape..as today is the opening day. <BR> Because of so much going's on..I have not been keeping track of anything "health/diet related. <BR> Next week will be another busy one..as on Monday we are cleaning out the Exhibit Hall ..and I retrieve all my submissions . <BR> In the middle of the week I travel north to be with one of my daughters and her fam... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:44:06 EST Hooo Hummm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462380 Thats how I feel anyway..its all good..just hoo humm! <BR> I have to can..and dehydrate..I'm getting where I don't want to. The mess it makes and since there is just the two of us..we don't eat alot of what I do put up..we give most of it away to family and friends. It is always nice to do for others..but at this stage of the game..the work outweighs the pleasure. That is speaking from the present..once I finish the chore its all good. <BR> This afternoon I am having a argument with me..a... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:39:24 EST up early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457918 Getting ready for the morning bike ride and walk..then its gardening. Lots to do this wonderful day..Thankful for the beauty that surrounds us..The Lord is good. Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:46:51 EST The Zucchini Fest is over..along with stressful overeating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457550 Now I can relax more. So much work..and being under alot of stress wasn't the best for me..as I ATE!! <BR> Today I am back on track..I am afraid to approach the scale..as its been about 3 weeks that I have looked.. <BR> Today I did go walking and riding the bike too. But i am sure it will take me a few weeks to get back to the point that I started eating out of control...My choices are stinky at times..URR!! Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:47:36 EST Smoothies any one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435384 I have started doing smoothies..so that I get enough veggies and fruits daily. A friend told me about juicing.but I thought..what the hey I have a high powered blender (blendtec) that I purchased a while back and its just sitting..so this is my 3rd day fixing smoothies. I put everything that is fresh from our garden..cukes, zucchini, etc. Plus, some things from the grocery shelf..such as spinach and apples. Today the smoothie tasted a bit bitter..so I added some raspberries from our freezer.... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:45:45 EST Busy life, busy me...But not too busy to.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434316 Exercise..I am working at finding what works for me..I am incredibly busy..with gardening, cleaning, laundry, etc..but I am making time for me most days. It used to be that I only thought of others..but now I am making sure I take care of me..most days. I make sure I get some form of exercise 5 days a week. <BR> I am on a roll..which I find interesting..I have never enjoyed any form of exercise..Now if I don't do my bike riding in the morning.. I feel like something is missing. I am so tha... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:43:45 EST Whew... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425099 Its HOT here ! Doesn't look like any time soon that it will cool off for day time temps that is..Thank goodness in the evenings its always gets cool..generally down in the 50's ore low 60's. Makes it tolerable. <BR> Noting much new on this end..hope all of you are faring well in the heat. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:29:10 EST ramblings of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417837 Good morning..Hope your day is going wonderfully. <BR> Its very nice today in eastern Oregon..not so hot..and it is sunny. <BR> I am going out to work in the garden after breakfast.I see some veggies need a little boost..fertilizer. So I will take care of that. Too I see our first tomatoes are reddening..Yippee !! Nothing tastes better than fresh tomatoes in a salad , or on a sandwich. <BR> I got my out door biking done early..but am going to ride uptown later and pick up some fusing material... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:29:58 EST biking home.. men mock and remark...difficult time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417310 I was enjoying my ride this morning..returning from biking to school , walking, and biking home..On the way two men were on main street talking. The one seated in his truck watched me..then the other man turned to look at me..by that time I was close to where they were....he turned back to the other man..and said.."Watch our mouth"! I can only imagine what was said..and my " imaginer" is pretty active. <BR> I had a hard time while biking home..Here I am 250 lbs and I can think of alot of r... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:26:43 EST Its too hot... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408678 No car . as its broke down and the parts have not arrived..its too hot to bike to school track to do my daily walk..I am recumbent biking..I already have 2 miles in..and now I'm going to walk to the Leslie Sansone DVD Walk Diet. Then later in day I will do more biking and walk another mile. <BR> This heat is no fun for someone who can't stand it too hot..Yesterday it was 107* here. <BR> I'm eating good..working on quilts..weeding in garden..along with the usual house work. <BR> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 14:34:00 EST Antiques Road show.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408084 Last Saturday a friend and I attended the Antiques Road show in Boise, Id. the following is an article I wrote for our little paper.. <BR> I was thankful that I have been walking some..it came in very handy . I don't think I could of accomplished all the walking that was involved ..if not for the exercise I have been doing.. <BR> Saturday the 29th of June..Sharlene C. and former resident Carol W. attended the Antiques Road Show that was held at the Boise Fair grounds. <BR> We parked our c... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 01:11:03 EST walking..thanks for the encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404769 I got up earlier today..just so I could beat the heat. My DH and I biked to the school (2.5 miles round trip ),where we parted. From there I went to the track and walked. I had my watch and timed my walking..Not impressive..yet it was for me. I walked 3/4 of a mile in 50 min. That sounds horrid to a real walker..but when its a struggle for me to put one foot in front of the other..I was thankful. <BR> Last week was my first week of walking on the track..I was only able to 1/4 mile that first... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:57:22 EST Fitbit anyone?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404023 My sister told me about fitbit..I ordered one and got it day before yesterday. I have to say it is really encouraging me to walk more. <BR> I have been walking for the last two weeks at the schools track..SLOWLY. The first week I was only able to walk 1/4 mile. Today I was up another 1/4 mile..Yippee for me. <BR> Too I have been biking round trip 2.5 miles to the school . Later in the day I walk one mile to Leslie Sansone's DVD..and recumbent bike another 4 to 6 miles. <BR> One thing I ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:13:51 EST I am exercising more..and still hating it.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397715 Yes..I am am hating it..I have to force myself...but I am doing it. <BR> I have fought with the idea of doing exercise for years..How does a person get past it ? <BR> I know I need it for a healthier life. and that is the bottom line. <BR> I read where gals finally reach a point that they enjoy it..I am 66 yrs. old..I have never been consistent with moving..That is why I am 249 lbs. I was up to 340lbs about 11 yrs ago..but through the years I have come down. <BR> Now that the years are ... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:45:54 EST Posting favorite rhubarb recipe.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396408 .We are going to a potluck tomorrow evening..and I am making this recipe..as I have oddles of rhubarb. This isn't diet friendly..and yet it is..if you don't go overboard.. <BR> <BR> Rhubarb Cheese Pie Delight..Crust: 1 c. flour, 1/4 c. sugar, 1/2 c. butter..Mix and put into deep dish pie pan. Mix 3 c. fresh rhubarb , cut thin. add 1/2 c. sugar, 1T flour, Toss and put into crust..bake 375* for 15 min. Mix the following 12 oz. cream cheese, 1/2 c. sugar, 2 eggs (beaten in one at a time). Pour... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:27:39 EST Birthday poem to my grandaughter.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392602 Ode to Gillian .... <BR> 14 yrs.old the calendar abides <BR> You are just so cute ,petite, and wide eyed <BR> I think, growing up way too quickly <BR> in a world that is decidedly just plain prickly <BR> <BR> Existence is full of hopes and dreams <BR> Make sure you choose Gillian, <BR> no bad extremes. <BR> <BR> Life does go quickly, passing by. <BR> Where some days choices make us cry <BR> Or we can choose the better part.. <BR> Which is my desi... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:20:58 EST accomplished the impossible..I walked 1.25 miles today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388494 I did it..I walked today..First I biked over to the school and walked on their track for .25 miles.. ( Round trip to school on bike is 2.5 miles). Then this afternoon I walked for a mile with the DVD "Walk It" by Leslie Samson...I could have her spelling off, but oh well. Tonight I still have to bike on the recumbent bike for another 4 miles..Then I am finished for the day. I too have stayed within my 1200 calorie limit..I am so thankful to be able to do this. The Lord is good to me. <BR> ... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:37:11 EST Me ..I am not doing a 10 K or even a 5 K.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387317 I can barely walk..let alone for any distance. I ride my bike...and do the recumbent bike as well..and very thankful for them. Normally doing 6 miles a day total. <BR> My goal is to accomplish a 5 K..but I have to begin with doing the Leslie Samson (?) walk DVD..just starting with a mile. I will do that tonight..I want to shout..NO I WON"T..but if I post it..I will have to..So..off to do the one miler....Yikes plans changed..can't do it tonight..but have an appointment to do it tomorrow aft... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:38:01 EST Riding into the sun...to get my hair cut and have a free time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379312 Not much happening on this end..just a day of busy. ! Went to TOPS..no weight loss this week..but a couple of oz. gained. Working on top cake today..bride wants it to be a lemon cake with lemon filling..I will have that finished by this evening. <BR> I am going to get my hair cut..pick up some flowers from the nursery..ride my recumbent bike..as I already cycled with DH this morning ..up town. That about ties it up for me..Hope your day is going good. <BR> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 15:34:57 EST gardening..and cake decorating.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378545 My DH and I got the plants in the ground..Now all I have to do is get the other two tomato plants planted..and I will be happy. ..well, almost happy. I have to finish planting the barrels in the front..but when that and another bed is planted..I'm good. I weeded some..but there is more to be done. <BR> I have a wedding cake to make this week..its stressful..as I only had one weeks notice. I have the cakes baked..Now I have to make the fillings and the butter cream..Friday evening I will fi... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 23:29:17 EST Big hurtle overcame.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374823 I have to pat myself on the back..I didn't over eat when out traveling and visiting..We even went to Wendy's to grab something quick..and I ordered the berry, grilled chicken, cheese, almond salad..Oh my goodness..That was the best salad..so fresh and just delish. It was a little spendy..but worth every bite. They gave us a raspberry vinaigrette to accompany..all's I can say is MAJOR YUMM!. <BR> Later I had a lg. chili..as I knew it didn't have as many calories in it as other choices..Then ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 16:44:33 EST Exercise helped me get over the hump... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372500 Yesterday I was so down..eating and guilting most of the day..then I felt like getting on the recumbent bike and biking for 4 miles..when done I didn't feel tempted..! It was a "ah ha" moment for me. I haven't been exercising..and just eating what ever. Finding what a difference the exercise made was encouraging. This morning I biked for 2 miles around town..and I will do the recumbent biking thing for another few miles. <BR> We have to go to Boise today..a 3 hour trip one way. Spending the ... Thu, 30 May 2013 11:37:44 EST Huge "woe is me" delemia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371829 Woe is me..I am totally out of whack..I have no motivation..no stick-to-it-ofness ..its left ..gone. I don't say this lightly either..I am going through a "I don't care mode" it would seem. I have all the tools..I have all the food to do this..but I choose not to..What's wrong with me? How can I get the motivation that I used to have years ago..I could stay on a plan for a long time..no going off very often..and when I did slip I would get right back on ..Now I do great for a few days..then b... Wed, 29 May 2013 19:48:59 EST Up and Down..Up and Down.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367954 With traveling almost every week..I have no news to report..other than I am not consistent..whoa..I am consistent, in that I am continuing to go up and down..Not a good track record..!! Sat, 25 May 2013 22:15:17 EST I'm am slowly starting to loose.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358562 I am excited to say..I lost this last week..Only .8 lbs..but its not a gain! <BR> I have been traveling alot..Every weekend lately, my DH and I have to go to one of our children's for something special.I love those family times..but I don't love my traveling choices..I do great at preparation..such as veggie snacks, crisp apple, etc..But eventually I pull into a store and purchase not so great things as well..Habit ..maybe. Bad choices..Definately!! When I get back home I am more in cont... Thu, 16 May 2013 12:28:38 EST Life in the slow lane...with a 4 oz. gain.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349833 I topped the scales with a 4 oz. gain..I wasn't happy..wishing it was below the mark..but oh well..there's always another week to get below the mark. <BR> I biked 2 miles up town and around to the fair grounds this morning..Oh it was just so pristine and pleasant out..Passing the cemetery on the way..the lawns were beautifully manicured and picture perfect. My husbands family is all buried their. <BR> It was a much needed bike ride..throwing the cares of life to the wind..and soaking up the... Wed, 8 May 2013 12:34:50 EST Weigh in today and life in general.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348504 Good morning all !! Gosh here it is..another week gone by and its weigh in day today at our TOPS(take off pounds sensibly)meeting .I am afraid to get on the scale..but I'm going. I find I have to be accountable or I fail. <BR> I have close to 100 lbs to loose..so it will be a while before I reach KOPS (keep off pounds sensibly). <BR> I rode the recumbent bike yesterday for 8 miles..got busy with trimming roses, laundry, and company that I didn't get my walking in..oh well..there's today. <BR... Tue, 7 May 2013 11:01:10 EST TOPS Retreat in McCall Idaho.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347433 Good morning all you great people..I got back from a weekend TOPS retreat in McCall, Idaho..It was such a encouraging time.I think my highlight of the whole time was hearing the KOPS share their journeys and seeing their accomplishments..It was inspiring. <BR> Too, it was very educational..learning about the exchange program. We had lots of facts and hands on work involved in learning..which was so helpful..as I have had a major challenge getting it through my head how to do the exchange pro... Mon, 6 May 2013 13:07:37 EST Gardening.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343096 This morning is cold again...20*. Boy I want to get into the gardening..but no rain and cold !! Worried about the no rain part as well..it will effect our irrigation well water. <BR> Nothing major to write about today..lots of work in the kitchen as well..preparing for a funeral dinner. Thu, 2 May 2013 10:36:43 EST A loss this week.. burr, its cold...and life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341888 Yesterday weigh in at TOPS showed a 1.6 lb loss..I am pleased. <BR> This morning our temperature was 18*...I am concerned that we have lost all our plums and pears..as the blooms are out ..don't know about the apples..as those blossoms haven't completely come forth..I don't think we will have much of the big fruit this year because of it..Sure hope the raspberries and blackberries aren't affected...the rhubarb plants look flat..but I think they will rebound. We even had snow yesterday..noth... Wed, 1 May 2013 11:12:13 EST Exploring todays lunch menu and trackings.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340603 Making my own pizza today sounds like a yummy thing to do.. I will use whole wheat tortilla as the base and add what ever topping work .lots of veggies, little cheese..Parmesan cheese is low calorie and has lots of flavor..Too , using chicken or turkey sausage is good ..Lots of toppings to explore and satisfying flavors. <BR> As far as dessert goes..my go to for cravings is..a cup of Greek yogurt , fresh fruit ( I love fresh mini tangerines chopped up..sweetened with stevia (I purchase my... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:47:28 EST hey..I'm doing okay..just slow..!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339784 I seem go bounce from weight loss to weight gain..and at the end of the week..I have generally lost a little..but what the hey..a little is a little. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:28:16 EST working in greenhouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337304 Planting seeds ..have a good month before they are put into the ground..so today is ideal..sunny and warmer. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:43:24 EST