LEANJEAN6's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEANJEAN6 LEANJEAN6'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/ Sick of being sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465320 This is a very bad flu--- <BR> I still hurt everywhere-- not too hungry (which is good)-coughing in the worst part as you cough and yer lungs are so sore--Anyway, yesterday Himself stayed home because of the freezing rain falling outside--but it sure worked out well for me, as he kept up the house chores so I could rest- <BR> Once again, if you hear anyone coughing as you go thru yer day--- get far, far away-- <BR> You don't want this ! <BR> I am cutting this very short as I don't want the... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:12:09 EST Tamiflu to the rescue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464948 Yesterday I coughed and my chest hurt --- <BR> I know it's that nasty flu--- <BR> By noon, I kinda "had had" it---exhausted--a fever -and the worst cough ever! <BR> So I decided to take my life in my hands-- drive to town, wearing a mask---and I went to the pharmacy. <BR> Himself had ordered me some Tamiflu--an anti viral medication, but had warned me that it was a powerful drug and did I really need it? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I thought, if I don't get some help here, I might end up in a hosp... Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:01:15 EST Sparking with the Flu! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464644 I still have the flu-- <BR> It is Day#4----and it's in my chest and it's hard to breathe--especially at night- <BR> Last night Sushi, the cat who came in from the cold decided to sleep on the end of my bed--- <BR> It was company!-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97fe9520-c51c-4a3d-8615-b83e2dd0f275.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Himself has always believed that his family, a Doctor's family, should never be ill-- <BR> He has moved to the study until this virus leaves our house! <BR>... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:02:23 EST That flu---and I forgot to step on the scales-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464281 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d63f9e35-f686-43b6-ad14-abcca0f27a51.jpg"> <BR> It's Sunday---and I'm sick---- <BR> but--(that big "butt" again)-as the day goes on, I am feeling better than last night- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/453348c7-5998-4221-a45e-085002bb3a83.jpg"> <BR> Himself did bring me a puffer as it seemed like a bronchitis settling in---plus at my request, he brought something for the fever-- <BR> <BR> Himself is a Doctor---enjoys hi... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:13:49 EST Optimistic Spring is somewhere-soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463947 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d9d5120-86e4-45e8-84cd-2fe97bc0debc.jpg"> <BR> The Weekend is Here! ---And I am inspired---Lord love a Duck! It's so good to feel positive about healthy living! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67893a41-8b1f-4f49-96ad-3aea47edb86b.jpg"> <BR> Happy Chinese New Year---- <BR> Son#1 and son#2, brought some Dim Sum home here from Toronto--- <BR> We devoured it---and dim Sum has lotza calories--are filling---but it sure m... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:59:09 EST A new good news day and we can do this-I think! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463658 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51379952-eea7-4796-92b4-282ce04ae795.jpg"> <BR> I've been eating a lot of raspberries , strawberries, bananas, red peppers, onions, celery- <BR> This morning for breakfast I chopped an onion and red pepper, fried it up, then added an egg---tossed it around, and with one piece of toast, it was delicious- It takes a bit more time to get ready , but is filling- <BR> -And, the scales are telling me that they aren't struggling as hard to hold up my ... Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:55:51 EST A rainy day to be healthy-! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463332 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e587933b-b9ce-43d9-9298-17e1b42d5f77.jpeg"> <BR> This was the temperature, outside almost all winter--so far--- <BR> --till to-day---- It is plus 2 Celcius---PLUS!--and we have light rain falling-- <BR> I already have walked Tess--then took Beau up and down the driveway and practiced his commands---mostly the "COME"----then --"SIT" ---and "STAY"- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c51c2b0-bd58-47e4-b28d-0fba97402259.jpg"> <... Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:38:30 EST Tell yo heart you appreciate it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462964 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95925814-9f91-43b6-abbf-7e9b6085e09e.jpg"> <BR> -a day to exercise the heart---be grateful it just keeps beating away, all on it's own---with no-one saying to it--"Heart, I appreciate what you are doing for me!"- <BR> Talk about ignoring a fabulous organ! <BR> <BR> So, perhaps take that heart for a walk to-day----Don't overburden it with sweets---and if you are fortunate enough to receive a red rose, tell your heart how much you care for it! ... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:15:47 EST To-morrow is "Healthy Hearts Day"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462609 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d99ea282-26fb-439e-8125-c1134347ef52.jpg"> <BR> I LOVE this picture! <BR> Man's best friend----an old -er person--lived his life--and loves his dog! <BR> To-morrow is Sweethearts day--a day set aside to tell people that you love them!- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35e61032-3355-432b-b666-5df57329b24c.jpg"> <BR> I LOVE Himself--- <BR> He has never been a romantic man---but-(that big "butt")-he has always been there for... Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:30:30 EST De-stressing and Himself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462269 I just read a Spark Article on how to de-stress your life over the period of a month- <BR> In fact, I printed it out- <BR> Meditate--de-clutter your desk--accept imperfection, practice patience---forgive and forget----even cry--some ways which might help a person to relax--not worry, and perhaps would lead to a weight loss. <BR> <BR> Last evening I tried to play the piano----Even the Germans (as in dogs)-did not take up their usual positions beside the piano, as my mind seemed to be working... Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:20:31 EST I need to write a book! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461917 I am going to write a book--- <BR> -not for everyone to read----just my Grandchildren, when they are my age--- <BR> Of course they can read it sooner, if I'm "up there" watching over them! <BR> <BR> This idea all began last evening, with Himself saying to me, "My arm is sore." <BR> "What did you do to it?" I said-- <BR> "I have no idea", was his response. <BR> After complaining this morning, again, about the arm, I looked at it, pretty sure there was some kind of bruise there, but saw nothi... Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:32:23 EST Winter, Valentine's love and the flu! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461628 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6d31705-c4c4-4713-8379-85e6170abf4e.jpg"> <BR> Our house is beginning to look like this picture! <BR> We have so much snow---which isn't a bad thing, but (that big "butt") it is extremely cold! <BR> Last night it was minus 34 Celcius- <BR> <BR> It does warm up during the day to about minus 10 Celcius--- <BR> When it is this cold, at least snow does not fall, and we have bright sunny days-- <BR> The fishing Derby will be soon, on Horne Lake, ... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:01:42 EST Mom's need a special place--in your hearts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461285 I sat down last night--exhausted at the end of a busy day, turned on the TV , and there was that advertisement AGAIN-- <BR> "A PLACE FOR MOM"-----call them and they have that perfect place to deposit a familie's Mom-- <BR> Sometimes Moms will really enjoy their own place---company if alone in life, but ---- <BR> For some reason this advertisement bothers me ---- <BR> <BR> You see, it's not a " Place For Dad"--maybe because Moms say it the way it is---always-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosa... Fri, 9 Feb 2018 08:58:10 EST Exercising early in extreme cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460907 This will be a great day--because I got my 30 minutes of exercise in-- <BR> I got to do, 15 minutes on the Treadmill, 12 minutes of abdominals and about 8-10 minutes of weights- <BR> <BR> It's an Uber Day which means Himself will be driven to and from his office--by ME- <BR> Everyday that I have time for an early morning workout is wonderful-- <BR> I always feel so much better afterwards---(after all the moaning and groaning in my head that maybe if I skipped the exercise for now, and do ... Thu, 8 Feb 2018 08:02:40 EST A Grandchild turns "4"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460517 We went to Grand Daughter's Birthday Party last night--- <BR> Both sets of Grand Parents were there--- <BR> And you know--I loved it! <BR> I got to hold this wee 4 yr old , and we chatted for a long time--- <BR> I told her how I used to have to have surgery on my eyes. ----that I had to go to a hospital.--and I had to wear glasses, just like her! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29ddc6e3-0884-4ccb-9e6d-72f5673ea5cd.JPG"> <BR> Here she is looking at some video on her Mo... Wed, 7 Feb 2018 07:40:43 EST No stress over first Impressions ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460171 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/869f0d20-5097-4290-9a88-c15e3d12f977.jpg"> <BR> -so why did I worry ALL day yesterday about a few impressions at the Dentist-? <BR> It truly was not a very bad experience--- <BR> Man oh man! --Worrying does take it's tole on one's body--When I returned home, I was completely exhausted- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ef84abe-6473-473b-836e-4fe33a4fb7da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is an UBER DAY- Himself will be back to his o... Tue, 6 Feb 2018 08:12:09 EST Exercise prevents the rust! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459817 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1482fcc5-5943-4ac4-abc0-a3d4a5495354.jpg"> <BR> --Every new morning is the first day of the rest of my life-- <BR> I need to hear this! <BR> This is a new week---and I know I will lose a pound this week-- <BR> <BR> Last week, I saw a woman in Toronto, who just turned 90 yrs young! <BR> She certainly did NOT look her age---maybe she might look 75----She had a beautiful rich voice, and loved to sing-- She is going on vacation soon to the Domi... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:46:40 EST A Fatty situation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459404 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e025387e-82e2-4c23-b5fc-f8abcc8f0ffd.jpg"> <BR> sad--sad---at myself----because, I stopped journaling mid week--this past week--- <BR> I also stopped my fitness routine and just shovelled snow--pounded ice from the driveway bricks--- <BR> I did NOT take time for me! and------ <BR> <BR> I HAVE GAINED A POUND_ <BR> You might say, that I took a detour--got off the path to living healhy--and longer-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.c... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 09:27:05 EST Smiling while I still have teeth- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459065 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5a8e40b-b8f3-4617-ab93-b2acc84c6e8d.png"> <BR> Winter is STILL here- <BR> I know it is only February-- <BR> It's minus 22C and that's cold! <BR> And am I looking forward to weather ABOVE zero?----YES!!!! <BR> <BR> Well, I am in a dither here---and will be for most of this month-- <BR> You see, I need to have serious stuff done at the dentist--soon-- <BR> In fact, the appointments are booked-with impressions being taken Monday. <BR> <img src... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 09:53:48 EST The Airport lights make a Pilot happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458701 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a929d08d-c45d-4030-bcad-523982ec055f.jpg"> <BR> -Feb. 2nd--Will that wee Beastie see his shadow?- And up here in the North, for sure we are in for 6 more weeks of winter! <BR> <BR> Whatta crazy day we have had so far-- Son #2, the Air Canada Pilot, called us at 6am--- <BR> " Mom", he said, " I flew over you guys at 5am"---He was heading back to Toronto from some city out west- <BR> " I turned on the Airport lights"----he went on to say--- <B... Fri, 2 Feb 2018 08:55:57 EST A blinding Blizzard on an UBER DAY_ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458291 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a92514fc-c8fd-4f9a-b7b9-ef66200bcb57.jpg"> <BR> Well, I feel like this Donkey--just peeking out at the world--maybe wishing I was still in bed-- <BR> <BR> Yesterday was an UBER day---a day Himself goes in to his office---with me being the driver--A ton of snow had fallen---I knew that--as I had been out clearing off the bricks in front of the garage--- <BR> <BR> All went well, till----we got out onto the highway---- <BR> The highway was NOT p... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 08:14:04 EST Life in our North! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457881 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42da7c7c-b18f-4aa5-9e26-e440a70df2c2.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday it was minus 21C-I was out with the Germans and took a few pictures of the snow-- The above picture is Beau, with his ball-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d111dbc-e090-4f48-8ea6-ecda9c7a3b5b.JPG"> <BR> And here is Tess, waiting for me to open the gate-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a3e775c-1a32-4b97-b334-dd2f01fa8d2f.JPG"> <BR> We do ha... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:32:05 EST The cow and the cat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457535 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e26713f-782d-446e-b5b0-5ece83bff02a.jpg"> <BR> Just look at the above picture---all the kittens using the cow for warmth-- <BR> You know, I almost gave Sushi, the cat who came in from the cold, away , to our Vet, who said they could place her in a farming home and she would be a barn cat--In fact, I drove her down the highway, so they could take her to their main clinic even farther down the highway, in farming country-- <BR> That night I cou... Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:41:55 EST Wonder Woman and Sushi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457183 I just read an article about Lucy losing over 200 pounds on Spark People! <BR> Quite an inspiration! <BR> I have been on here for an eternity and just lately have begun to get serious about weight loss--There were many days in fact, that I wondered why on earth do I try to get points-- <BR> The whole Spark thing was time consuming-- <BR> <BR> After a few years, on looking back, I realized how much I had learned about healthy living--- <BR> -not eating rich foods before bed--how important... Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:52:30 EST Almost did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456806 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85da4221-c40a-401f-b98a-e16ec8eb3ffb.jpg"> <BR> Well, I didn't quite do it--almost tho---three and a half pounds gone--but I wanted four-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f80bb2d-e882-4ae8-bd30-3aa56abce813.jpg"> <BR> --so, I made a few wrong choices last week---WHICH I REALLY WILL TRY TO CORRECT--- <BR> #1. I could've had more water---- <BR> #2 There were days I could've tried for more time on the Dreadmill---- <BR> #3... Sun, 28 Jan 2018 10:32:41 EST Sparkly people are beautiful you know! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456448 Week #4 of the "makeover the body" process- <BR> -a pound a week for 3 months- <BR> It sounds easy--but---every minute of every day, I have to talk to myself--trying to "stay strong"-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e93968fe-0802-4554-9cb7-c228a55e0ff3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For example---Yesterday , on the counter of the gas bar, was ----A WHITE CHOCOLATE , CHOCOLATE BAR-----"WHITE CHOCOLATE"--and it was huge!-- <BR> As I was paying for the gasoline, I said to the person be... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 09:58:09 EST The Germans Spa Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456069 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a44e5c3-caac-40e8-a3be-071f63d7a4be.JPG"> <BR> This is a very short blog, as the Germans (as in dogs) will be going for their Spa Day at 8am. <BR> So far, they aren't aware of their trip--it's calm-- <BR> As soon as I get out their leashes--and put the car out to warm up, there will be instant panic here-- <BR> We now feed Beau before the trip as he hasn't done the "upchucking " thing for awhile- <BR> He will drool down our necks however all ... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:23:32 EST Snow shovelling and week#4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455721 Yesterday was a snow day-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65490b21-ba0c-4d5c-bffe-df35692a36ec.jpg"> <BR> Imagine all that snow--and just me, out there shovelling-- <BR> That's how it was here yesterday-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/420c37e4-366a-45df-bd55-475e4c5fd54d.jpg"> <BR> I did sidewalks--decks--- made little paths like in the picture--and to-day--- <BR> Well, I'm 'all in"-- My Mom's expression again! <BR> ----and when one is "all in"... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:21:27 EST Mind over thinking too much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455330 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d69cdfe0-847e-4968-bed2-617d7e7a4679.jpg"> <BR> I need this bag of wishes this morning-- <BR> It's minus 20 C--I just tried to walk Tess, the German, (as in dog) and had to run home as the cold affected my breathing--I didn't take a face mask-- <BR> <BR> Son #2, the Air Canada Pilot called just before I went outside--said he just got back from Halifax, en route to Tampa--He was in a 20 minute "holding pattern" over Halifax yesterday, due to f... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:32:09 EST Maybe I shudda married a Plough man! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454927 WE woke up this morning, after a massive snow storm last night--and-- <BR> ANDRE the snow plough boy had been here- <BR> Ecstatic--that's how I felt! <BR> The driveway looks wonderful--He came in the dark--- <BR> We heard Beau bark once---and hImself got up --- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca072d44-1a89-4033-be6a-2a994d5fc751.jpg"> <BR> When one lives in the North, happiness is really having a dependable snow plough driveway man! <BR> <BR> I LOST A HALF A POUND TOO!... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:59:47 EST Follow the White Rabbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454558 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29ea19c1-bbe2-4cf2-a2d9-3e417cd37c8b.jpg"> <BR> I must let this day be an adventure-- <BR> I won't moan about "Why Me"-- <BR> Hold the head up--face the fact that "I " am plumpish and it\s up to me to change all that---be patient with Himself who never hears everything I say---and fight for "my time"-- <BR> Lord love a Duck! I need at least 10 minutes on that Dreadmill--and surely to goodness (my Mom's expression again) I can get some weights ... Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:08:42 EST Needing more WHACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454136 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7dcbed6c-1669-4a66-9161-e78f71e23d6e.jpg"> <BR> There they are---the scales-- <BR> I stepped on them this AM--and----the weight stayed the same--but--the good news is, I am still down 3 pounds--in 3 weeks--a pound a week!- <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fbca6dd-2f6d-4f8b-b226-4229d235362c.jpg"> <BR> Now, last week, was a tad "out of Whack"---I really have ordered more Whack---so, I will continue on here--journaling... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:09:23 EST BEWARE--just beware- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453747 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dde5eedc-6430-4b75-b179-5a57fba647ee.png"> <BR> To-day I shall Spark, as if my life depends on it-- <BR> --because it does!--- <BR> To-morrow is weigh-in day--- <BR> Perhaps I should put the scales in the kitchen, in front of the frig--justa reminder of what's to come! <BR> Yesterday was not a bad day--but--- (that big "butt")- my journaling was not good, and because of that, I have no idea how the calories went- <BR> Why is it, on WEEK #3, I... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:30:04 EST A lot of BUTS"--and massive chaos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453423 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9f110bab-c76d-408b-9cf6-6f4c440f1eb2.jpg"> <BR> BUT-----I am "fighting the Fat"--- my 3 month "turnaround my life of devouring sugar" plan- <BR> And this is week #3 of the first month-- <BR> I did not get on the scales this morning--but--Lord love a Duck, I did wake up hungry-- <BR> How long has it been since I felt a hunger pang?--seems like "forever"-- <BR> <BR> This is not an Uber day ---no driving Himself to the office---but-----it was a ... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:07:07 EST The camera and the kids! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452948 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0240e5e8-af50-4639-bed5-b516de27579e.PNG"> <BR> This was me----yesterday, shovelling the bricks , on our driveway- <BR> Son #2, the Air Canada Pilot, several years ago, placed a "CAMERA", on the inside of our upstairs study window, pointing outside- This way, no matter where he is, he can view what is going on at home. <BR> If you look closely, you can see the 2 Germans (as in dogs)- playing, as I push the snow away. <BR> And you can see that ... Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:04:34 EST Keep on doin"--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452558 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3f4bb0d-0c88-4ac3-a2d2-87e3b8b116b8.jpg"> <BR> You know, the most difficult thing about changing a lifestyle, is sticking to your new plan---day-after day, after day-- <BR> Persistence--- <BR> Yesterday I really wanted the phone to ring, and it would be Queen Elizabeth telling me that she was going to share her crown with me, for reaching week #3 on my new make-over plan-- <BR> It never happened--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeop... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:55:15 EST -Keeping on with keeping up with the thinner people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452147 Yesterday I threw out an opened box of chocolates-- <BR> I took that box and tossed it into the garbage--- <BR> It has taken me from Christmas --to now--to make that momentous decision-- <BR> And, I am happy it is gone! <BR> Lord love a Duck!---I know now that I am serious-- three months--a pound a week-- <BR> -and this is week #3----and--I'm sick of it---- <em>334</em> -- <BR> I'm being honest here---but-----well, if one quits now watching what goes into the mouth, I will feel terrible ... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:52:44 EST And all because of a mouse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451731 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56a23b3a-91ae-4387-b809-d48f87de8520.jpg"> <BR> We used to have a radio just like this-- <BR> And we usually sat beside it, on the floor to listen to the "Teddy Bear's Picnic" in CBC radio- <BR> Technology never seemed to be any problem then--- <BR> <BR> I'm saying that, because, yesterday, Himself asked if I could put him online so he could do his labs- <BR> It was all "a-go", (My Mom's expression) until I saw the mouse disappear , to the bo... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:32:31 EST The New life, IS WORKING---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451297 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03c6a320-f848-4c35-b047-6a8850fa8dfd.gif"> <BR> Well, I'm still "plump-ish"----but------ <BR> I DID IT! --I LOST WEIGHT--- <BR> Last week, I lost 2 pounds----and the week before 2 pounds--(recycled of course---which means fat that has come and gone, then come back, at least 452 times)- <BR> -I aimed for a pound a week--(-like , who couldn't lose that?)---but------it turned into 2 pounds a week--gone--- <BR> And it sure wasn't easy---It took a l... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:51:36 EST Rome wasn't built in a shot time-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450988 The biggest news to-day, is that I am still trying to reach the end of week#2 of my 3 month make-over the body, plan---weigh-in day is to-morrow-- <BR> This has not been as easy a week as week #1 was--there were some weak moments--- <BR> I have not "thrown in the towel" , as my Mom used to say--- <BR> It amazes me that so far, I have been able to pick myself up, and force myself to get back on track- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/500668f1-b060-4f63-b5f7-110c9a1bbfad.j... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:48:31 EST The worst habit of all-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450626 I am late posting this morning- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1114de0c-36e3-429a-b08a-c36a48eed6ab.jpg"> <BR> I suppose it's sorta because, it is never a "smooth sea" around here- <BR> <BR> This was NOT an Uber day--you know---I did not have to drive Himself to the office-- <BR> -so, I spent more time on the Dreadmill---something for me--- <BR> <BR> Little did I realize that the whole of outside, had turned to ice--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:18:55 EST A lesson from Bossy the Cow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450162 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26c6e879-5a3f-458f-be9e-a64395f4f344.jpg"> <BR> This picture put a smile on my face this morning- <BR> So, I am in week #2 of Sparking as if my life depends on it--for a 3 Month trial---and hopefully this trial will become a habit-- <BR> <BR> I have decided that stress can put a damper on all my determination--- <BR> Yesterday turned out well, in spite of all my worrying--would I fit it all into my day?---could I do it all---by myself? <BR> A... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:16:18 EST Does Queen Elizabeth have time to dance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449803 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc5c7e19-0aba-47a1-be62-7d6dec2c86c5.jpg"> <BR> This has been one of those days, when every which way, I turn, there is a time consuming blockage-- <BR> We all have these mornings, I'm sure-- <BR> <BR> #1. It's an UBER DAY-(I'm the Uber driver!)---which means I must be totally organized, to get Himself at his office by 9am-- <BR> #2. The scales showed a pound increase--(I will deal with that later)---I know it bobs around a lot before the real... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:47:41 EST Another day to charge on thru! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449322 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13c516bf-b305-40ce-bb65-cc4baf405709.jpg"> <BR> Did I scare you?--- <BR> It's kind of shocking to me, that I am STILL on my 3 month challenge to lose 4 pounds a month--a pound a week-----AND I AM DOING IT!-- <BR> Well, it is only the 2nd week-- <BR> I hope that I keep this up--- <BR> You know that so many times I have tried---then the aroma of the white bread drifts by my nose, in that bakery section of the grocery, or, a box of candy happens ... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 07:54:52 EST Week #2 and going strong-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448852 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/508843cc-55e9-471b-a8bd-3ff369e535bd.jpeg"> <BR> This is week #2 of my body makeover--- <BR> Yesterday we had a ton of snow fall--I shovelled snow as it kept coming down--- <BR> Before I went out, I pulled out my snow pants which my daughter sent me, a couple Christmas' ago-- <BR> You see, last year, I was afraid to try them on-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2eb4dbb8-a88f-4e62-bd65-9e9b921891ad.jpg"> <BR> I pulled th... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 07:57:27 EST Saying to me----"I CAN DO THIS!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448440 This is Day #7--with the new determination-- <BR> For 7 whole days, I journaled---The end of week #1, of my 3 month challenge , to "stick to my guns", as my Mom used to say---to get on that treadmill everyday--might be only a 10 minute stretch, and then a walk in the snow---to eat way more cooked veggies and fruit--and this is the biggy---NOT EAT SWEETS--- especially after supper--- <BR> Now you might think all the above would come easy, after being on Spark people for a zillion years----- <... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 10:00:14 EST A weight loss -and a cow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447985 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6c11f75-8cb1-4cb8-ad56-706045a29b64.jpg"> <BR> I want to say, "Here's looking at you Babe!"--- <BR> I hope this wee fella in that picture is noticing that, over the week, I have met my goal-- <BR> I LOST A POUND!-(-of course, I have lost that same pound 456 times-)-I call it recycled weight----but--(there is that big butt again!)--the difference this time--is-----This Time I am sticking to my plan of a pound a week---for the next 3 months of m... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 08:27:10 EST Doing what's best for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447590 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d695a91-c603-44ce-9ea0-c369b7e3db37.jpg"> <BR> It is minus 30.1 C outside-without the wind chill- <BR> The good part is, that we have sun--with clear blue skies. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b91a4f7a-1080-48d4-bfbe-5acb64ab4877.jpg"> <BR> When one lives in the North, one must find the positives of extreme cold days--I think! <BR> <BR> So--this is Day#5 of the new body makeover-- <BR> I shall step on the scales to-morr... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 10:03:15 EST Too many remotes--and a voice to keep me on track- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447075 We have many TV controls, for each television-- <BR> But---- (that big old "butt")-I try to use only one--put the other 2 out of sight-- <BR> Usually I have figured out how to get a picture back, when Himself , unbeknownst to him, has tried to turn off a machine, and hit the wrong button by mistake. <BR> It has saved me time however, over the years, if Himself only uses his TV---the one in the kitchen-- <BR> <BR> Yesterday however, I knew , after being on the Dreadmill, that I had turned off... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 08:09:37 EST Another wanna-be awesome day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446563 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dfdddce9-12f7-4cbc-a608-04ab3be73e13.jpg"> <BR> It is Day #3 on my determination to get it right--- <BR> Yesterday went quite well--a few more calories crept in, but --(that big "butt")-I stayed under the 1600 calories allotted -- <BR> <BR> I listen to CBC radio, as I go from room to room-- <BR> The news was not good--- <BR> I finally turned it off---it was upsetting-- <BR> I remember , as a kid, maybe 6 yrs old, looking out our dining room wi... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 07:58:01 EST