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/ Dancing around the May Pole! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153844 Hurrah, hurrah , the first of May--- <BR> Outdoor "necking" starts to-day-- <BR> Laughing away, we used to chant that, when in high school! <BR> --I don't remember it ever happening tho--- <BR> <BR> Another song , we used to chant on May 1st, was, "We'll dance around the May Pole"----and we'd watch young girls in white dresses, and white streamers , pulling them around a decorated pole-- <BR> I don't remember ever doing that either, but, always thought it would be fun! <BR> <BR> To-day o... Sun, 1 May 2016 08:08:54 EST My Favourite day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153277 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/659b1323-f299-48df-ac46-cc99a45425a2.JPG"> <BR> THE LAKE IS OPEN----- <BR> HURRAHHHHhhhhh------------ <BR> <BR> The Robins are here---- (no geese yet!)---rain is coming to-morrow--- <BR> The grass will get green--- <BR> The dog is neutered-- Himself's tax receipts are off to the accountant--- <BR> ------but------ <BR> <BR> Is the body ready?- <BR> NO---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1bf5cc6-089b-4c1b-8977-03b0a927df... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:52:39 EST WE ARE BACKkkkkkk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152649 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/460ea1e9-0b48-4981-9dd9-15ab57ed3d47.jpg"> <BR> We took Beau the 1 yr old, German (as in dog)-up the highway yesterday, for his surgery-- <BR> He needed to be "neutered"--- <BR> It was a 2 hr trip--- <BR> He survived the trip pretty good----looked as if he slept in the back seat--- <BR> --or so we thought- <BR> When we arrived---opened the back door---poor fellow was lying in, and covered in, a pool of "drool"----lots of it---- <BR> <BR> We t... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:25:09 EST already vomiting--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151906 Today we will be off to the Soo---- <BR> Beau is going to the vet along the way- <BR> Hopefully he won't upchuck in the car-- --see y'all later <BR> oh Lord Love A Duck <BR> <BR> He just vomited--in his bed--- Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:32:26 EST already vomiting--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151905 Today we will be off to the Soo---- <BR> Beau is going to the vet along the way- <BR> Hopefully he won't upchuck in the car-- --see y'all later <BR> oh Lord Love A Duck <BR> <BR> He just vomited--in his bed--- Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:32:24 EST It's not easy being me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151236 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29593bf9-566f-4670-bbc4-ce2c125aeeeb.JPG"> <BR> Believe it or not--we still have ice on the lake---- <BR> One warm sunny day will break it up--- <BR> <BR> And to-morrow, Beau, the German year old pup, goes to-morrow to be neutered-- <BR> -that means a 2 hr drive up the highway, to the vet--- <BR> That will be interesting for sure with his "carsick" problem! <BR> <BR> My weight is the same-hovering just above ONEDERLAND--- <BR> Drastic measure... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:16:24 EST So you want a dog? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150531 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0047b4e5-e5ac-4784-9cb5-b93e76db34c7.jpg"> <BR> This morning--AGAIN---I woke to Beau, the German, (as in dog) --gagging --in his clean bed----in the bed I just washed yesterday!-- <BR> One thing , for sure---- It got me out of my bed--fast----shouting-----"Beau is vomiting"---- <BR> Himself finally heard me----and ushered this dog out-- <BR> Beau needed food--fast---- <BR> <BR> We've always had dogs---- <BR> I sometimes wonder why---- <BR> Y... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:25:09 EST Too much in my head! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149749 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd216e12-25e4-4caf-9a98-78b57c94b933.JPG"> <BR> This was taken this morning-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fc44576-d0fe-4c06-be2e-b5454011dbdd.JPG"> <BR> --this too--- <BR> The weather is not warming up---but, how can we doubt that things are turning out the way they should, when we see this?--- <BR> <BR> Sometimes I do doubt various events going on in my world-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:25:58 EST Himself with me "on hold"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149101 Himself has been harping at me to get rid of channels on the TV- <BR> It seemed like a good idea to me--I could already see dollar signs going down! <BR> <BR> There are very few programs that I watch---- <BR> I surmised it might be a problem with himself, being a tennis fanatic and a lover of boxing. <BR> However, he passed me his very long list of desired channels--- <BR> "You make sure they (the TV. company)---keep these ", he announced---"These are all sports channels". <BR> <BR> I cal... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:28:20 EST Dreamin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148478 We live on a lake-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7155e74-0bec-44c2-b938-782361d3b60b.JPG">- <BR> This time of year, the ice is usually gone- <BR> -not this year--yet! <BR> It's the time of year we don't go on that side of the house, as the 2 Germans , (as in dogs) might run out onto the ice---- <BR> We are hoping that in the next week, the ice will break-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72c50a8b-1d33-457f-b32b-e65c43fd7956.JPG"> <BR> -----and-... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:13:27 EST no hitting or biting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147766 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29f7ad6c-8ae8-4589-803f-ecd8092a0abd.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday our day went to the dogs---- <BR> You see, Tess , the older German needed shots-- <BR> We drove (me with my new glasses)--to the next town to our vet--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dfe1ef67-83f2-4067-80c0-e81751134022.jpg"> <BR> Beau , the year old German stayed home with a dog sitter--- <BR> It was a traumatic day for him--separation anxiety from Tess --and us!... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:52:11 EST Home sweet Home ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147045 I'm not a good traveller---- <BR> I envy people who can leave their wee part of the world, for weeks on end, and head off to multi countries-- <BR> Himself and I are happy in a new environment-a vacation spot---for about 3 days----then it's off home for us! <BR> We used to enjoy being away----Our house was smaller then, and a hotel room--or two, was a happy replacement to our home, 'specially with an entourage of 5 and more children, which we lugged along with us. <BR> <BR> Perhaps it comes ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:31:02 EST The Solar Dryer and I bought the Shoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146250 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/480eff00-013c-4151-a78c-c9460fe969f9.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday --for the first time this Spring----I HUNG OUT THE CLOTHES- <BR> --on the line-----outside----- <BR> I'm emphasizing this-----well--to brag--a bit! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34abad2c-f4dd-4d02-8e3e-1a46b17cf5a3.jpg"> <BR> No-one-----it seems--for miles around , hangs out laundry-- <BR> The line extends from the deck, overlooking the lake, out, towards the lake... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:21:56 EST When stuff doesn't go right--go left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145499 Yesterday was a day where everything went wrong-- <BR> The TV man never showed up with the new receiver--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c940906c-b9a4-4d3a-8b37-b6a70877c869.jpg"> <BR> The Germans (as in dogs)-got out onto the back road--as the fence is down in areas due to the snow and frost still in the ground-They chased an arrogant man's 2 large dogs. He refuses to leash his canines---so there was a noisy hallabalu out there--with Himself and I making it worse,... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:30:55 EST Up--and at-er! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144704 Spring has sprung in Northern Ontario-- <BR> Yesterday the temperature rose to 22C---- <BR> ---I raked-------wore shorts--- <BR> We still have snow in areas of the lawn-so my trying to clean up was limited-- <BR> As I type, I hear the Sand Hill Cranes , outside , screeching, as they fly over --- <BR> But--(that big "butt" again)-the lake is covered with ice --still--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f06ded7-7cdd-4c15-9a86-786a48ee531e.JPG"> <BR> I don't go on that si... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:39:15 EST Spring Sparkly thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144062 Sunday---a more relaxed day-- <BR> The sun is out--- <BR> And I really believe that SPRING has SPRUNG in this area--- <BR> It went up to 70 yesterday here--- <BR> -Himself is even wearing a short sleeved shirt---! <BR> <BR> And am I slim---and trim? <BR> NOOOOOOOOOO!--- <BR> Lord love a Duck---- <BR> <BR> And how do I intend to get the ol' body looking sleek----? <BR> #1.---JOURNAL-----online-keep the calories at the allotted amount--- <BR> #2----Run thru the new grocery with the bakery an... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:29:47 EST SEEING is everything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143358 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8d27e41-eae2-45cb-bd79-b095bda578a4.jpg"> <BR> It's amazing what I can see now-- <BR> You see, I have new glasses---a couple new pair! <BR> One pair , are my piano glasses--- <BR> I can now see the notes. in the book---YOUZA! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faa9634d-ac78-4852-879b-9a866331a483.jpg"> <BR> Usually when I play the piano----the 2 Germans (as in dogs) position themselves, beside the piano--and fall asleep- <BR... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:37:01 EST Lord Love A Duck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142712 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27639b5f-360b-4ad8-ad0d-30a2cb920f6a.jpg"> <BR> Doncha jess wish eh? <BR> <BR> The weekend here means a little more time---- <BR> More time to get a longer walk in---- <BR> -not as much stress to get himself off to work-- <BR> And if I'm lucky, Himself just might help me vacuum--- <BR> <BR> --more time to think about healthy foods--- <BR> --get the water into the frig ready to drink-- <BR> --more time to read "Beck"--- <BR> Smiling at "older... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:34:26 EST NOT a good week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141973 This is weigh-in day-- <BR> I did not lose weight--- <BR> I did not try hard enough---- <BR> I did not gain weight---good thing---- <BR> --But I could've done better--- <BR> My downfall last week, was eating after supper----not reading Beck's book to get my mind in gear-- <BR> I am not proud--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/831b24ba-b9e6-48a7-8a87-04fb1da0f425.gif"> <BR> I know I can do better--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc49d730-26f3-4ca6-... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:20:58 EST Turtles and Birthday Suits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141250 Sticking to an "eating plan", every day, for 7 days is hard--- <BR> You see, once a week, I step on the scales-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73a15e90-48c5-450a-8aa7-5d666fbf5be2.jpg"> <BR> So , to stop my tears from flowing----that means 7 long days to make good decisions- <BR> --to not have too many unplanned indiscretions in my food plan- <BR> Everyday , there are 24 hrs---- <BR> Some days my head is crammed with voices telling me---"If you bite it-write it"----an... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:21:33 EST A short dream-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7e50eca-24af-4302-a64b-4ba608306fb5.jpg"> <BR> Relaxin'----sitting by the side of the bay---- <BR> Reading----- <BR> -in the warmth of the sun---- <BR> I wanna be this person----- <BR> And she's not overweight---- <BR> And it looks warm----and sunny----- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3caf3459-3b61-4273-8877-f0db93559577.png"> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:05:28 EST Mother Nature is waiting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139646 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d93402d0-3f59-45a3-93f1-bbabaeeaa896.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday was Grand Daughter's Confirmation --- <BR> Son#3 (her Dad) and her Mom had a celebration for her--- <BR> -----with a cake--- <BR> ----AND-----I ATE IT! <em>4</em> <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> <BR> I'm beginning to think , however, that Mother Nature must be stalling-- <BR> -like--waiting with the warm weather-----for me to get my act together--- <BR> ---like--to stop eating cake----a... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:21:49 EST Sparkly thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138959 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c92dddc-d6a9-4afd-be06-086fd9304f40.JPG"> <BR> This is the new grocery store--- <BR> Eventually it will be a new strip mall too! <BR> Our other mall collapsed ---about 5 yrs ago-- <BR> <BR> I was in the new store yesterday and --I DID NOT SUCCUMB to the freshly baked bread- <BR> I had made my mind up before going there---to walk through the aromas, and get to the veggies and then the meat section. <BR> Isn't it funny how one must get the pl... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:22:50 EST Beast mode on--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138313 Well, it's Saturday----grocery shopping day-- <BR> We have a new store here---a really modern large store-WITH A BAKERY! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c04d4cfe-b1f4-4f6b-b474-c4c19330f0f4.jpg"> <BR> The smell of the fresh bread drifts through this place- <BR> I shall not succumb to it----I shall "stick to my guns"---"Spark Healthy"--"Stay within the caloric range"-- <BR> Lord love a Duck!--- <BR> -"THE WHITER THE BREAD_ THE SOONER YU"RE DEAD"--- <BR> I shall chant that... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 07:48:09 EST Spa Day for the Germans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137645 The Germans are heading down the highway very soon-- <BR> It's their SPA Day---- <BR> And they need it! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7211dfbc-4777-4b16-b179-32ad39cf256c.JPG"> <BR> The blog will be cut short --for now-- <BR> -- <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32a46823-3569-4120-9fd2-7dfe63493ce5.JPG"> <BR> Me in my new glasses will catch you later--- <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> I will be able to see the road! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 07:25:13 EST Short n' cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136900 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/407bf7b5-f1f9-43ce-8ca1-70464554fa64.jpg"> <BR> Yes, we are in the midst of another winter storm-- <BR> But I continue to prepare for "the shedding" of the winter wear- <BR> Yesterday was another "white knuckle ride" to town for hair care- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/565a1b20-624b-46b3-9312-28424b3c804a.jpg"> <BR> The agenda for to-day however, besides trying NOT to spend too much time looking out the window at the whi... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 07:30:41 EST The eternal optimist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136102 Looking out the window , we have SNOW falling-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/917d7ddd-3ea1-4022-b274-d08a21ffb946.gif"> <BR> I know however that in the North, Spring usually arrives with a BANG! <BR> --one day cold--the next extremely hot! <BR> So I continue to lug out the summer clothes--the flip flops---himself's summer shirts- <BR> One must be an Optimist---- <BR> <BR> I am reading Beck's book on thinking like a thin person--- <BR> Again, I am trying to be the Op... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 07:22:59 EST Thinking Spring? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135326 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd4a2459-fb47-4a4b-998d-a7370b1a3c47.png"> <BR> It's another cold morning here in the North- <BR> It's minus 17 C---- <BR> It seems like I should "bulk up" in this crazy coldness! <BR> Like--Who will see me in my parka? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca4a29f0-a4bc-4bdb-bac8-d39dcd26e7f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hard to believe--It's APRIL--- <BR> I know----really-----that Spring is eventually going to arrive-- <BR> I must "think... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 07:22:23 EST A Robin on the Windowsil---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134486 I saw a Robin yesterday-- <BR> --a good sign of better weather to come! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b19f404-e8d3-47d7-96f3-001314cf950b.jpg"> <BR> I told this poor little Robin to hang in--- <BR> Next week will be warmer--I hope! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/128608c4-6a11-4fd5-b01a-eaec33447379.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday was son#4's , 7 yr old son's Birthday--- <BR> We were at his party--- <BR> He got a new 2 wheel bike---another sign that Spring... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 07:13:23 EST The Exercise Garu calls- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133779 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/383cc394-95f4-412a-8457-f1671e4dbf25.jpg"> <BR> --kinda a shocking statement on this cold Sunday---- <BR> "True " however---- <BR> <BR> Why, on a Sunday, do I hear a voice inside me , telling me to relax--- <BR> ---take it off--- <BR> "But I took yesterday off--"--I hear another voice say--- <BR> <BR> Lord love a Duck!---"Just get on the Dreadmill--Just DO it!" <BR> The Germans (as in dogs) are waiting to head downstairs-- <BR> <img src="htt... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:17:20 EST It's all in the mind! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133077 Consistency--- <BR> Day after day--- <BR> Day in--day out--- <BR> ""DON"T WAIVER!" <BR> <BR> I chant that----hourly--- <BR> Sometimes the odd unplanned food sneaks in--- <BR> But not as often as it used to---like when I was on the "Hope Diet"---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50578ace-ff56-4cbc-aa63-2d4911ea31cf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Rewards?---- <BR> Last night , after trying on 3 dresses in my closet---ONE DRESS FIT ME___ <BR> And off I trotted to a dance recital with G... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 08:28:11 EST I've HAD it!----I'm quitting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132275 I've decided to quit Spark People--- <BR> I've decided that eating ice cream for the rest of my life is what I want to do--- <BR> ------ <BR> ---------- <BR> ------------------ <BR> ................. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b7d0072-73a1-46c3-a50c-1718bf832325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> LORD LOVE A DUCK! <BR> -----as if eh------? <BR> You guys are stuck with me-----like-----forever----!!!! <BR> I'm in this for the long haul----- <BR> <img src="http:/... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 07:15:19 EST YOU are so worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131507 " The number of times you fall down is irrelevant. The number of times you have the courage to get back up is what matters." <BR> ---That is my favourite SPARK quote-- <BR> <BR> It's difficult--- <BR> It's horribly hard----at times-- <BR> <BR> I used to figure that if a Doctor told me I only had a week left on this earth, I'd find the biggest buffet going--and eat my way through it-- <BR> After so many years Sparking, I recently discovered that I don't care for buffets anymore-- <BR> ----t... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:45:10 EST Keeping the Blood sugar down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130689 I like to exercise in the morning-- <em>311</em> <BR> It gives me a sense of accomplishment to get 30 minutes over with, before all the chores begin to pile up--- <BR> Yesterday I read how a " wee walk" after a meal, will lower your blood sugar- <BR> To-day I will walk after supper---- <BR> It's daylight now in the evening---and I shall take the ol' music, and trot on outside- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b81b7316-1496-4d65-8442-0e7b05c77411.jpg"> <BR> Wanna join... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:37:35 EST Youza--almost April! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129913 Consistency---- <BR> Eating healthy--every day---- <BR> --Not eating out of boredom, the sweet stuff--- <BR> Perhaps NOT sitting on the sofa trying to find something on TV--- <BR> For me, it's so much "'mind over life"! <BR> <BR> Himself and I enjoyed the past weekend---no shovelling--- <BR> --no company----no squabbling---kinda shocking really---- <BR> I learned that I don't care for buffets--- <BR> I know now NOT to buy ice cream-'specially Maple Walnut-- <BR> And I like Broccalini--- <B... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:17:20 EST Sparkly people must be Pirates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129167 This is the first year in my entire life that I didn't devour even one chocolate! <BR> --hard to believe--- <BR> <BR> I attribute it to Spark people and my new attitude---- <BR> ...plus....my fear of that being a trigger food---you know--- <BR> <BR> I'm one bite away from losing the Battle to have a thinner, healthy body! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42136a1e-2c49-464c-9635-c39683b88c62.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I begged--pleaded--with himself yesterday-- <BR> "Take me to so... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:22:33 EST no words can describe today-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128503 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff7707f7-9c9a-4859-92cc-3fb24fd4797f.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84a61eba-bef7-4dd2-b224-e1747c786f89.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a502126d-8cc7-4708-bb9c-c04fcf27cc91.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2656559-f064-41aa-90a1-605705905e25.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ce13432-1789-4373-aee8-39221eb78807.jpg"> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:55:41 EST De-stressing Thoughts ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127873 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b70f5a9d-d11f-4d72-81bf-b16d66b25c45.jpg"> <BR> This was Himself and I yesterday, chanting the above! <BR> You see, a foot of snow (and more) fell on us-- <BR> Our snow plough man is on vacation--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a7044f2-a1f4-4fa3-9434-891bf31a907e.jpg"> <BR> This is how our driveway looked--- <BR> Son#3, the policeman came out in the afternoon to plough us out--- <BR> <BR> On the home front, the German... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 08:30:22 EST Applesauce and porridge!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127241 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4d324cb-0241-425e-852f-a38011238afc.jpg"> <BR> The weekend is here----beginning right now! <BR> Yesterday, Himself and I "'hunkered down" as a foot of snow dropped down from the Heavens--Hopefully it will be the final storm of the season! <BR> Ya gotta have hope! <BR> <BR> Some people make tea when they are stuck in a situation they can't change-- <BR> I cook --APPLESAUCE--- <BR> It's a Scottish thing--I think! <BR> My Grand Parents loved App... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 08:55:24 EST No lolling in bed here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7886c140-e109-4a07-ad5e-78540847c319.jpg"> <BR> The eggs here are filled with broccoli and Kale! <BR> Doncha wish? <BR> <BR> My weight is the same----didn't lose--didn't gain- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c49388c2-68c1-487a-8aef-1431f5ef0b2d.jpg"> <BR> But--(the big "BUTT")---the eyes are not as gritty---which must mean that the pressure is down somewhat-- <BR> <BR> Easter weekend is on the verge---- <BR> I remember,... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:32:18 EST Superman to the rescue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125686 Yesterday I was at the hospital twice---about my eyes--- <BR> I call the Opthamologist "'Superman""! <BR> His name is Dr Kent---(-you know---Clark Kent--???) <BR> My eye pressure was even higher--in both eyes- <BR> Drops were prescribed and so far, to-day, the gritty feeling in them is sorta better! <BR> Praises for "Superman"--- <BR> A teeny weeny bottle of eye drops were $85----of course all covered by Ontario Health- <BR> We are very fortunate --- <BR> Himself came through ---accompanied m... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:14:42 EST Justa couple comments--for now---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124928 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf82c553-8148-413b-b194-3018a24207ee.gif"> <BR> Spring has sprung----Youza!-- <BR> --just have to hang in for 1 more Spring snowstorm----heading here for Thursday---up to 30 cm snow-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64d073d6-f986-48d4-8c43-11d657056321.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> But to-day I am heading in to have the pressure of my eye rechecked-- <BR> I am thankful to live where I do---Easter weekend will bring mo... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:02:52 EST Short deep thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124109 When one ages, one hands out advice, liberally--- <BR> It seems to come with the territory--- <BR> I wish, in certain situations, I could just smile----and walk away---neither agree nor disagree- <BR> Himself never gets "mired" in messy family stuff--- <BR> I need to adopt more of his philosophy---perhaps I'd sleep better---not worry so much about "putting everything right"--- <BR> <BR> It's Monday----back to the Dreadmill--=-a wee walk outside--- <BR> Exercise really does help the mind! <... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:32:50 EST Positive Spring thoughts on Palm Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123408 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0c59055-c8eb-4018-bce9-888b147e33ce.jpg"> <BR> Spring has sprung---- <BR> The grass has riz-- <BR> I wonder where the boidies iz! <BR> Here in the North, it's sunny----the sun is warmer--birds are returning--the roads are free of snow---so exciting! <BR> <BR> Last week, I had blood work taken----I was petrified that it would show , terrible diseases--- <BR> But--(that big "butt" again!)- the random blood sugar showed NO Diabetes--(Yeah!)---an... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 09:06:05 EST Half a tongue on Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122725 OPTHAMOLOGIST--That's who I went to for my sore eye---and I have to travel 45 minutes away to get new glasses--next week---kinda a shocker to learn that eye problems are a result of a being treated for a low thyroid- <BR> I do remember my Mom and Dad having "Eye problems"---putting drops in their eyes-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee3e81ca-f3eb-4ec6-8db4-456c2227e521.jpg"> <BR> And on the home front here----5.5 pounds have gone----and it's ever onward to lose more--... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 08:21:00 EST Eye troubles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122026 It's a new day---new determination--- <BR> The weekend is here----more time to get more steps in--- <BR> I've had a very sore eye for quite some time--have ignored it --until yesterday--- <BR> --tried to get in to see an optician, who gave me an appointment Nov 15th----like so long away--- <BR> Himself got me an appointment at the hospital, yesterday , with an optician.--- <BR> He said it's a complication of my thyroid disease--never heard of that before----also a "follow up" appointment nex... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:48:50 EST The weight is DOWN___ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121208 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad6abcdb-422d-41c3-8ada-d4c13c1bd41d.jpg"> <BR> AND IT HAS!----- <BR> I've lost another 2.5 pounds-----in a week! <BR> Youza! <BR> To-day was weigh-in day--- <BR> Since March 3rd, I decided a lot of things--that I would get weighed once a week---that I would change my breakfast-eliminate cereal and toast and substitute cucumber, and tomato or cottage cheese with my egg----that the Dreadmill would be my friend each morning--that I will survive w... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:21:45 EST Troubles on the homefront! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120406 To-morrow is weigh-in day--- <BR> How did I do last week?--- <BR> Well, not as well as the week before! <em>46</em> <BR> We had 5 extra people here visiting us. <BR> I feel I did better however than if I weren't Sparking--- <em>41</em> <BR> There was the odd ""unplanned" food though---- <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Last night there was an upset , with a 13 yr old overweight Grand daughter telling me that she hated me, all because I asked her to make her bed and please not to strip the r... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 07:11:18 EST Keeping Spark in my head! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119623 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/260ab8a3-84db-40f7-9895-bf05a98d074f.jpg"> <BR> I feel like I need this--so, I'm a-thinkin' maybe we all do- <BR> If the rain holds up to-day, I shall put on my music and get a walk to the corner in-- <BR> With family visiting, (still here!)--- it's difficult to get out-- <BR> I hear that son#3 ,the policeman, is coming out to-day to take the snow tires off the car--- <BR> Soon I can haul out the summer clothing---- <BR> I wish I were lighter-... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:18:29 EST Oh no--CAKE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118752 It was son #3, the Policeman's Birthday , plus son#2, the Air Canada Pilot's, Lady friend's Birthday---- <BR> We celebrated them together last night. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5552cf80-0a10-42f5-97d9-8babd9ff970b.JPG"> <BR> And--cake was a large part of it! <BR> AND-----I ate a piece--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70bb7303-cadb-4d83-9b14-2eec1e97f12f.JPG"> <BR> Family celebrations are so important to the Grandchildren! <BR> <img src="htt... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 06:58:15 EST