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/ Stratedgy out the window.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835684 The plan was fantastic..but I wasn't ..! Urr ! Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:27:52 EST Wow...lots of parties and choices..what stratagy is best ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832162 Over eating this time of year can be a HUGE problem..There are all kinds of parties to attend and people to see. It certainly seems everything is centered around food. I am WEAK when it comes to these temptations..So I just choose a small amount from each dish, concentrating on healthy choices mainly..but not skipping the unhealthy either if I desire . But the secret for me is ..don't go back for seconds and eat slowly, putting my fork down between bites..drinking lots of water during the me... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:24:46 EST back to feeling somewhat better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828140 I did go to the Clinic here in town yesterday..the PA discovered that I have bursitis..She gave me a shot in the joint and said I need to take it easy..No more recumbent biking at such a high level..since I am agitating the hip. <BR> Now I have to cool my jets with exercise for a week and a half..But I feel I can do some walking..I need to do something. <BR> Today is a wonderful..overcast day. Low cloud cover is hovering over us..not a day that is remarkable in any way..But it is a wonderfu... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:19:25 EST Big bump in the road... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827501 My hip gave out last night..Oh..what to do??? <BR> I am limping around with a cane. In lots of discomfort. I'm calling a Dr. today. I never go to Dr...but this has me very concerned. <BR> I think I am doing too high of a level on the recumbent bike..and its putting alot of stress on that hip..so todays plan is doing "chair exercise". I haven't done those in years..but I do have the DVD..and I know that they give a complete body workout. <BR> Hope all of you are staying safe in this winte... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:51:46 EST natural cure...seems to be working.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827104 I have drank the milk/turmeric for two and half days now..I am reporting that the stuff seems to be lessening my discomfort. My nights have been more restful..not the constant leg aching. Too, I notice some lessening of my inability to walk well..I am definitely not 100%..a long way from it..But I do notice a improvement. I am hoping each day will see me doing better..I will keep you posted..For you who didn't read my yesterdays post..its 1/2 t. turmeric and 1/2 c. warm milk ,drank morning an... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:20:31 EST drinking natural cure for arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825950 1/2 t. turmeric and 1/2 warm milk..This is my first day at trying that remedy.Morning and night supposed to take the drink..Actually it isn't bad tasting..I mixed in some stevia for a little sweet..I liked the taste. Hope it helps..! <BR> I did my 45 min. on the recumbent bike..still have to do the walking.. <BR> We are getting a light snow..hope it doesn't accumulate too much. ..Oops! I just looked out the window..its changed..now heavy snow. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 18:10:03 EST rebellious hair and turkey soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825339 I woke this morning to a chilly , sunny, clear, welcoming day. I honestly didn't want to get out of bed and face the day..but bound out of the soft cozy bed, I did. Actually bounding isn't a fair description..I drug my legs over the side of the mattress and slid them down to the cold unwelcoming floor. <BR> Shower taken, undies pulled on, dressed and hair done..It is one of those days that my hair didn't want to co-operate..I used the curling iron..but to no avail..the strands of hair had th... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:56:07 EST On the other side of Thanksgiving.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824830 I ate the meal..even dessert.Yesterday I got back on track eating healthy and exercising again. I can do this..!! Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:57:33 EST ..lots of temptations.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823394 Doing the Community Thanksgiving Dinner is a great opportunity to enjoy those who don't have family around, eat a wonderful meal, and play some board games after. The down side is...I am tempted to nibble on those goodies I am making..I decided I am stronger than that piece of pie...but how to I become so..Well, I drink lots of water, exercise (45 min. on recumbent bike, 15 min. walking), and eat healthy. I have to be honest I am nibbling some,.but for the most part I am limiting that ..and r... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:33:13 EST Beautiful morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821149 I read a blog post this morn..about this gals challenge..I am going to join it. Now I can't recall the name of it..going to have to go and search it out..ha ha ! Hope all are doing good. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:26:55 EST Whoo hooo..I am loosing..Thankyou Lord !Thank you Spark ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820673 I hadn't got on the scale for a few days..as I didn't want to be discouraged..But when I stepped on this morning..I dropped below 240..not in years have I seen this..Years!! <BR> It makes me so thankful to the Lord for this tender mercy..Through Him I am doing exercise and staying on a 1200 a day calorie eating plan. Yes, the Lord is good..and I am listening to Him when I feel the nudge to eat right and exercise..! Thankyou too for Spark..for all the good people involved in this program. You... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:56:44 EST I am increasing the exercise..but don't know if I should increase calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820173 I am afraid to increase calories..I am up to 45 min. recumbent biking..and another 15 min. walking..Does any one have a answer for me? I consume 1200 calories daily. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:38:11 EST I did it..I over indulged..but back on track tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818556 For some reason I have not been able to control my eating ..I over did at noon meal...No one to blame but me..If blame is an issue. (I guess it is..if I posted it). Anyway on the positive side..I used the recumbent bike for 50 min. this morning..Still have to walk a few minutes..then the exercise is finished for the day. <BR> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:17:21 EST 17 min of walking..Yippee !! Thats a huge milestone for this gal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817281 I have increased my walking time..when I began..I was only able to do 5 min. at best. Now a few days later..I am up to 17 min. I am so excited !! I know I can do this..No recumbent biking today ..yet...But I will . Yesterday I did 45 min..Today I plan on the same. <BR> Today's chores include writting an article for the paper ..its an invite to the Community to come to a free meal that our church puts on each year. It is so nice helping others so they won't have a depressed time that day. Pl... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:31:59 EST corn cakes and maple syrup w/over easy eggs.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816808 I was so hungry for some thing yummy this morning..I fixed myself and hubby breakfast.The dog even got some of the yummy fare. I decided I better track the calorie results before I forget all I had..It was a whopping 608..but thats okay..As I am on a 1200 calorie eating plan..self imposed. Boy, were those corn cakes ever good..I have been hunry for them little darlings for days. <BR> I have found if I go without my cravings..I get out of control..Today I was mindful of that..and only had 2... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:39:05 EST Up to 45 min on recumbent bike..and walking for 10 min. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816429 Working up to walking more..its a challenge for me..as my joints very much hurt..I am hoping and praying that taking off more weight will make it easier to walk. I so want to enjoy hiking and general moving around. <BR> When I do the recumbent bike..I start off at a high level..I just reached level 12..after 5 min. I drop down to a low level..then in 5 min..I jack it back up ..jumping around every 5 min..helps me stay motivated..Plus I understand its best for that type of workout. <BR> I a... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:51:09 EST I amDoing the unthinkable..Changing..actually changing for the better !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803997 I am excited to share that exercise is becoming a part of my daily life. I don't think with dread ..like I used to. I just do it..one of the first things off my daily to do list. <BR> First I get on the recumbent bike..which I do for 30 to 35 min..I vary at 5 min. intervals..today I began with a 9..and then jumped down to 3, up to 7, down to 5 ..etc. I watch one of my favorite shows on tv..Price is Right while biking..Then into the spare bedroom where I have the mini trap set up..doing 5 mi... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:46:18 EST feeling yucky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799336 I have a cold and a root canal yesterday..my face is swollen on the right side..eating very little..on meds..Looking forward to getting better. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:51:44 EST working on me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797473 Boy I need alot of work..working on a life time of changing for a better/ healthier me. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:03:09 EST Up and at um..! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796338 Feeling some better today..At least I'm up and moving. <BR> I have yet to exercise..but I am upping my time on the mini tramp by another minute..maybe more once I get on it. <BR> Lots of plums to dehydrate ...still. So working on that and hoping to get in some genealogy work as well. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:38:18 EST not feeling too great. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795965 This morning I am trying to come down with some kind of illness..I feel lousy. I did do my 30 min. or recumbent biking and 5 min. of mini tramp...but other than laundry..I don't feel like doing much. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:23:46 EST Yippee !! a loss this week, after a few weeks of no loss..! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795259 Pleased that I lost 3.4 lbs this week..it has to be the exercise and healthy eating combined. So happy to see the scale moving in a downward way.. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:38:10 EST didn't do badly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792470 With the eating..staying within my calorie range..Now to do the recumbent bike for 30 min.. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 21:53:42 EST Back feeling better emotionally today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791730 Today is such a beautiful day out..A perfect fall day. <BR> I ate healthy for breakfast..now I am going in and turn Price is Right on..to recumbent bike by. After that..there is spaghetti sauce that needs to be made for canning. Plus, some other projects..like wandering into the garden to check on the corn. We got a pretty heavy frost last night..and I want to pick the corn ..knowing this is the last hurrah for the garden. I might be able to find some green tomatoes that need rescuing as wel... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:09:30 EST Not coping well with emotions.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791364 Tonight I just feel like crying..Life is what it is..I can't change it..But reality is HARD. Our son was injured in Afghanistan 3 years ago. He has TBI..He is starting to make sounds. He recognizes us and can make gestures..He's only 28 yrs old..He can't ;walk;eat; do anything that he used to be able to do..You would think I would be able to handle this..its been 3 years..We got to skype with him tonight. I know I can't change anything..only the Lord can. I usually find peace..but tonight..it... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:18:43 EST Mini tramp is calling my name.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790515 Today I am committing to doing a 2 min. jump on the mini tramp..Its alot for me..because I dislike it so..but its so healthy My thought is.. if I only do 2 min. a day I will get in a habit and not dread it so awfully..building up to more time. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:03:10 EST Still working on canning..exercising...and eating right. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789115 Plums and tomatoes are on the canning/dehydrating agenda today. <BR> Right now I am going to recumbent bike 30 min. Tracking my food as well..I love the food tracker. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:37:25 EST Excited about all the suggestions on sleeping better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787548 I am going to combine them all..and see if I can't start sleeping better. I think I have been exercising before bed, working on the computer, drinking too much water before retiring..and the list goes on. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:25:06 EST Eating healthy, exercising, and last but not least..I am sleeping horribly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786986 Don't know what's up with my sleep habits..but I keep waking up around 2:30 -3..I work fairly hard all day..so I should get a good nights sleep..but my body just won't let it happen ;( ! <BR> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:32:25 EST I feel more in control..with the Lord's help. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786318 Sunday..I made a potato salad for a potluck..there was some left over..and I always look forward to potato salad..I knew I would eat the rest when I got home..but this time I didn't . I had one spoonful and left the rest for my husband. Which is so unlike me. Yesterday we traveled to Boise..I always find it a challenge to not go to a buffet..but I did a healthier choice..I ate a grilled chicken salad from McDonalds..Its was pretty tasty and I felt satisfied. The Lord is helping me and I so ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:43:21 EST Back to canning, gardening , eating well and exercising... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783183 ..actually picking produce and that's about it for the gardening part. I have peppers put on the dehydrator trays..and more of them to take care of. Right now I am making mixed berry jam. Already I canned a couple of quarts of apple pie filling, plus, a few quarts of pears. Not happy with the pears..I did a hot pack with them..but I have more pears..so I am going to do a raw pack with the rest. I have the apples peeled so I may just make some sauce to put up as well. <BR> I found a few zucc... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:14:04 EST General Ramblings.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782556 I didn't can today..Had to drive into town and have my car's brakes worked on..When hunger struck me..I ate at McDonalds..But I ate healthy. I had the grilled chicken bacon ranch salad..Only 270 cal. then the dressing was an additional 100 cal..I didn't go off my eating plan (which is 1200 cal. daily)..and I felt satisfied. By the way..the salad was REALLY GOOD ! <BR> <BR> Once home I cored, peeled , and sliced apples..I bagged them ..shoved them in the refrig and decided to wait till tomo... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:47:27 EST canning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781835 I pulled all the frozen blackberries from the freezer and am canning..Too , our apples are starting to come on..so I have been peeling and coring. <BR> I have yet to do my exercise today..but will get on the ball and while the jars are being processed..I will take the time to exercise. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:36:35 EST Full day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777843 First is exercise on recumbent bike..then personal grooming, after which is TOPS meeting..then a baby shower to attend. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:47:02 EST I am tired of canning.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777571 I want to be done ...but our trees are laden with ripe fruit..I am giving a bunch away..but still need to can and dehydrate. I sound not thankful for our bounty..On the contrary I am so thankful to the Lord for this gift. I am just tired of the hard work that canning can be. Whining aren't I ? I have been getting in my exercise though and eating correctly..! <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:53:11 EST Any ideas for a yummy low calorie soup, or stew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776032 I am hungry for stew or a soup.But I want it to be low calorie so I can have a couple of bowls and not be too worried about calories. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:53:38 EST Did well on the eating plan today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775526 Felt positive about life in general..The Lord is good !! <BR> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 00:27:27 EST Labor Day week is over for another year.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774743 A very busy time of year..Lots of company, responsibility at the Exhibit Hall...working at Superintendent over Preserved Foods...Also, preparing foods for exhibit, working the front desk of the Hall, making sure hubby is happy ..and keeping myself happy by not over doing intake..the last one I failed at ..but it could of been worse. I do struggle with staying on track when under pressure. Up side is..I won the Bob's Red Mill Bread making contest..$100 gift certificate to their store. Too I w... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 19:03:25 EST Good TOPS report.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764375 Lost 2.8 lbs this week..last was the same. I am moving downward. Yippee! <BR> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:16:39 EST I am so relieved... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762457 I took my car into mechanic...as it was running rough. I had it in my mind that I was going to have to purchase another car..But as it turns out..it sounds like the problem can be rectified without alot of money out of pocket. I am so thankful..the Lord is good. <BR> I have been so enjoying zucchini..What I have done the last couple of days was scooped out the pulp from the middle and place a filling in it..which includes .. cut up veggies,and a meat or fish..and topped it with either spagh... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:54:42 EST Blew the good eating yesterday..back on track today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760482 We had company who took us out to eat..I didn't eat that awful..but didn't eat that great either..Although we did have a great time spent with good friends who came over for the day t.. looking at houses. <BR> We trekked over a few properties. It was a interesting time looking at some of these places..as the interior was completely different than the imagination would ever dream of. <BR> I'm canning today..I have a pot of spaghetti sauce on the stove simmering..In just a few minutes I can... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:28:24 EST today's ramblings.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756007 I have been canning a good share of the day..apricots, blackberries (a limited amount ..today was the first picking), watermelon rind pickles, and later rhubarb pie filling. I am going to set down and take a rest..then finish up with the rhubarb pie filling. <BR> It feels good to have food on the shelves again. <BR> We have had quite a bit of company today..so good seeing old friends. <BR> Nothing else to report other than I am thankful that Hawaii didn't experience much in the way of a hurri... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 22:21:53 EST Day is almost spent..but just a reminder..Please pray for Hawaii. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755313 I just read they also had a earthquake today ..along with the two hurricanes moving in..Desperate times for those people..I pray that everyone will be safe. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 20:13:26 EST A part of planning meeting for the city http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753095 was some of my schedule..Nothing monumental ..just realized how our little town is dictated so much by funding..and bottom line is..We just don't have the funds to make improvements in areas that desperately need improving..My hats are off to the mayor and those who work at city hall. They work diligently to make our little town a better community. <BR> I feel getting involved in local gov. is better than staring at the refrigerator and munching. Which I didn't do today. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 17:50:02 EST Up in the mountains picking huckleberries.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751778 Our time spent wasn't as bountiful as I had hoped..but it gave us enough to put in the freezer for future culinary delights. <BR> I went off my healthy eating yesterday..so back on today. Exploring some options for a delish salad. <BR> Sat, 2 Aug 2014 16:59:15 EST TOPS loss today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750529 Yeah..I lost this week..2.8 lbs. It felt wonderful to have lost . <BR> Right now its thundering and lightening out..storm moving in. <BR> I have to go and close the windows on the car..before the rain starts. <BR> so much for my blog entry. <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:25:22 EST I really did feel positive with a decision I made today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749923 While in Baker today..( I was asked by a friend if I would go with her..as she had an eye appointment and didn't know if she would need another driver or not). She offered to take me out to lunch if I wanted..and I told her..if she didn't mind..I would pass . We didn't go to lunch..and I can honestly say I don't ever remember not taking some one up on a lunch offer. I did feel good about that decision..I came home and ate healthy and had a feeling of empowerment about me..its a good feeling. ... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:53:02 EST small road trip and ramblings. .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749337 It is a 3 hr drive one way to Boise..But I was by myself and rather enjoyed the peace and quiet. <BR> Tomorrow I go with a friend to Baker..which is an hour drive one way..She is having a eye app. ...She asked if she could take me out to lunch. I told her sure..but that if she wanted we could just head right home. Truth be known..I am nervous about eating out..We have weigh in at TOPS on Thurs morning and I want the scale to register that I lost..If we do end up going out..I am going to hav... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:39:43 EST today was postive.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748512 Working in the garden with my hubby ..hand picking squash bugs and eggs. (Its a daily job to keep up with those darlings...but little do they know..I enjoy the time spent out doors seeking out those evasive bugs). <BR> After, I spent a few hours trying to figure out how to submit info into a student loan for our son. I am not the most smart individual when it comes to those complicated forms. But I did get it done and submitted. It did feel like I had accomplished much when I pressed the ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:16:18 EST 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