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/ Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780098 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l293410646.jpg"> <BR> Get out there and MOVE!---Lord Love A Duck!-----It will keep you from "seizing up"! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1107167792.jpg"> <BR> And WE CAN eat healthy---- <BR> WE WILL drink water-----cold fresh water! <BR> And we shall get our exercise in to-day---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1160102829.jpg"> <BR> It's all about being motivated! Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:17:11 EST Justa wee thought on Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779541 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l448787151.jpg"> <BR> It is true-----It might be Sunday----a day of rest--but also a day to plan the meals----to get more fruits in the meals----veggies-----and to keep the ol' body moving--- <BR> A wee walk outside refreshes the mind---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1224426410.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last night, on the way home from town, (still daylight) we passed an enormous Moose, standing right on the edge of the highway--... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:30:37 EST I'm going to the Hokey Pokey place! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778988 Well, it's Saturday--raining----much cooler----I feel ""Fall" is in the air! <BR> We have even had our new furnace on once in awhile in the early morning. <BR> Youza!---It means a new season is beginning---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1367688100.jpg"> <BR> I am STILL not at ONEDERLAND-----4 pounds away---- <BR> So, what on earth am I going to do about it? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l614833351.jpg"> <BR> Serious business now--- <img src="htt... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:05:48 EST Lotza stuff to worry about-and now this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778434 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l461477710.jpg"> <BR> He's back--- <BR> Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot called this morning to tell me there will be a solar storm. <BR> He said that this could disrupt communications---Yikes! <BR> This son is in charge "of the sky"----keeps me posted as to all stuff happening above my head!---LOL--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1427088673.jpg"> <BR> This is a picture he had taken awhile ago--- <BR> So--I looked up this "Sola... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:40:21 EST Fighting the fat---still! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777716 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l171242204.jpg"> <BR> Actually, I hate both---a lot! <BR> But--(that big "butt" again!)-the 30 extra pounds are the worst!- <BR> So, it's that time again--Dreadmill time-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1037779891.jpg"> <BR> Walking the Germans-----practicing piano----taping up the mouth----(Lord Love a Duck-!)- <BR> It's Thursday <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l510161612.jpg"> <BR> and we MUST fight the... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:57:13 EST Fat cat and the Piano! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777056 We have had this terrible odour in the study--- <BR> And of course we blamed Fat Cat(who is now very skinny)--- <BR> To-day was the day I was going to pull the room apart---search for what we thought Fat Cat had done---and-------early this morning----in the bookcase-----was-----an old dish of cat food----must've been there for days---- <BR> One shouldn't jump to conclusions--blame the poor old guy---- <BR> I was going to rush him to the vet---- sooner than later-----put him out to the "great ... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:26:01 EST It's the front row! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776347 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l72839905.jpg"> <BR> Wake up!----- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1865648652.jpg"> <BR> Some days---a pep talk is what is needed---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1612280472.jpg"> <BR> This might help--- <BR> Maybe it's good to go over what I've accomplished on Spark----this might stimulate me to continue on----- <BR> I don't drink pop--- <BR> I exercise a lot more-- <BR> I try very hard t... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 07:24:22 EST Monday and all is well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775652 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1278380584.jpg"> <BR> It was son#4's Birthday yesterday--- <BR> There was a party-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l215509210.jpg"> Of course all the children love the get together---I do too!!! <BR> And----it was a great party!! <BR> To-day will be 21C--a lovely Fall day--- <BR> I hope to get ALL the water in---plus the exercise---- <BR> Fat cat, which seems amazing --is doing well-- <BR> Well, he looks funny--but--he at... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 07:43:48 EST We lost the POWER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775041 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1560188315.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l237308505.jpg"> <BR> Good morning!!!-----Happy Sparkly Sunday! <BR> We went to Son#1's restaurant last evening for dinner---- <BR> The Hydro (people in the US call it "the power")--went out while there! <BR> It went out in the whole town--- <BR> We live about 10 miles North of the town--- <BR> It was out there too when we got home! The house was quiet----- <BR> The Germans (... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:07:56 EST Shorter than ever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774419 It's a sunny , much cooler day---- <BR> The weight hovers around 204--STILL! <BR> It sure takes a long time to get the scales to move down---- <BR> I will continue to walk-----aim for 10,000 steps daily--- <BR> I will drink more water----after all water is the only liquid we need----- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l605890632.jpg">' <BR> Spark on----- Sat, 6 Sep 2014 08:25:13 EST I'm B_a-a-a-k!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774180 I said I would return---- <BR> Whatta crazy day---- <BR> The Germans did get to the groomer, and they not only look fantastic but they smell better! <BR> Rushing them into town for 8am--rushing back home to clean house---rushing back to town to retrieve the dogs----I didn't get any steps in this morning-- <BR> ----well--maybe 1500-- <BR> After lunch--a wee rest -(with my book)----and then------the big decision---what to do? <BR> Should I just forgo the ""steps "" for to-day? <BR> I needed 10,... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:40:18 EST I SHALL RETURN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773793 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2060133635.jpg"> <BR> 'Tis the weekend! <BR> This morning, the Germans (as in dogs) are off to the groomers-which is very much needed-----Swimming in the lake creates very bad odours on them! <BR> Before I go, I must tell you that Fat/Thin Cat--is still in the Land of the Living--even ate some million dollar cat food------ <BR> My weight STILL hovers---- <BR> Some drastic action will be required in the next 3 days--- <BR> I need that scale t... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:39:32 EST Broccoli and Griping! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773122 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1408856738.jpg"> <BR> Well----at least with a workout, one feels like one accomplished a good thing ! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2063516547.jpg"> <BR> For me, that is not griping---- <BR> Poor himself has heard it all---- <BR> "My Mother never pushed a lawn mower!" <BR> "I need more cord on the weed whacker!" <BR> "The mower is out of gas!" <BR> "How come I'm the overweight person-and I don't eat what you eat?" <BR> ... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:20:05 EST Fat Cat is still in the "World of the Living"--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772401 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l939029176.jpg"> <BR> This is FAT CAT---(who has seen better days)--- <BR> Yesterday I had an appointment to --""put him down""--as --to go to Heaven! <BR> Son#2-the Pilot, begged for him-----told me --"to let him be""-----to get out some canned salmon in him---plus----some milk----to get his innards working---- <BR> I did----- <BR> So------after all your well wishes that I would have the strength to----""pack him on his way to the great bey... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 07:01:22 EST Fat Cat may have to go to Heaven! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771651 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1871397772.jpg"> <BR> This is SNOOP-----alias--"Fat Cat"---in his better days-- <BR> Well, he used to be FAT CAT----- <BR> He is pretty thin now-- <BR> He is about 15 yrs old- <BR> I have struggled with his weird body shape---till now- <BR> He is having a problem pooping-- <BR> I know what I have to do-----and unless things change--I will have to do it to-day. <BR> Snoop didn't always live with us-- <BR> He used to belong to son#4. <BR> I ha... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:04:26 EST Sparkpeople promise us a way--ee longer life---???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770937 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l867824315.jpg"> <BR> I love that cartoon--- <BR> I had a goal last month ----to reach ONEDERLAND- <BR> I am still 4 pounds away--- <BR> I lost 4.5 pounds-----You see, my scale was much higher-- <BR> So-----I need to review my road map here--- <BR> How will I achieve this weigh loss this month?-- <BR> I need to lose a pound a week---that means, cutting 3500 calories from my week-- <BR> which means......eliminating 500 calories per day from m... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 07:55:34 EST Success on Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770326 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1638635287.jpg"> <BR> If I continue to eat what I've always eaten, that goal of Onederland will always be way--way--over there! <BR> Enjoy this day Sparkly people-- <BR> We can be successful---- <BR> We will be successful! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l808895422.jpg"> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:02:08 EST Success on Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770327 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1638635287.jpg"> <BR> If I continue to eat what I've always eaten, that goal of Onederland will always be way--way--over there! <BR> Enjoy this day Sparkly people-- <BR> We can be successful---- <BR> We will be successful! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l808895422.jpg"> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:02:08 EST oh-oh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769788 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1018282932.jpg"> <BR> Well, I AM trying!---- <BR> You see, it's a journey---- <BR> I have way more good days now----days that I don't get into the ice cream--- <BR> And I have my stepper--that is a fairly new addition in my life! And it keeps me moving! <BR> The trouble is though ---I still listen to the ice cream calling--not as much as I used to----but------- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1029966388.jpg"> <BR> What is ... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:09:58 EST We CAN Do THIS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769211 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1517357597.jpg"> <BR> He is here!--Determination plus!-- <BR> And it's a Holiday weekend!--a long weekend!-- <em>244</em> <BR> ...not a vacation from moving the ol' body however---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1296331431.jpg"> <BR> This (ahem!) --old-er person-----hopes y'all stick to yer guns-----EAT HEALTHY---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1067056818.jpg"> <BR> KEEP MOVING------ <img src="htt... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:55:14 EST The ol' stepper chimes again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768523 I continue to be impressed with my wee stepper! <BR> Yesterday, after 30 minutes on the treadmill, then a walk with the dog---house cleaning----(all this before lunch)-----cutting grass in the afternoon-----my stepper was still short 1500 calories---I just couldn't believe it! <BR> I did NOT want to ""move"" any more---I felt tired! <BR> But------I tied up my runners-----told himself I didn't feel like it, but-----I was going to walk to the mailbox--just a hop, skip and a jump, down the road.... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:01:03 EST Watch out for the big bad wolf! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767847 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2133304576.jpg"> <BR> I know, that there are days I don't get enough water--- <BR> And look at how much it does for you? <BR> <BR> Changing topics here----at about 3pm yesterday, my steps were sitting at around 7500--I needed 10,000 for the day---so------out I went--in the heat----and not only trudged to the boat landing, but went a bit farther up the highway---- <BR> Living in Northern Ontario, in the bush, I felt like Goldilocks with the ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:49:06 EST Himself had to pull me outta bed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767159 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1625915032.jpg"> <BR> But it's hard----- <BR> Some days it's harder than others----- <BR> -----like this morning! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l535822027.jpg"> <BR> I am pooped!----and for no reason really----- <BR> I mean--it's hot---humid-----and I got the 10,000 steps in yesterday--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l320062421.jpg"> <BR> I tell myself that----I NEED TO BE AWESOME TO_DAY---... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:37:03 EST A Celebration! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766507 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1329662501.jpg"> <BR> We were at son#1'a baby Christening yesterday-himself and me-in my 205 lb body! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709051331.jpg"> <BR> Here is the gorgeous little one---- <BR> It was a very long affair-----but-----very memorable! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1755195409.jpg"> <BR> --some of the Grandchildren there---our Grandkids! <BR> These rituals are what makes a fami... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:29:23 EST Managing---the 205 body... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765871 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1503490717.jpg"> <BR> I am going to glue this to my mouth! <BR> <BR> To-day son#1's wee baby will be Christened--- <BR> Himself and I are going--- <BR> Me and my 205 lb body!--- <BR> There will be a light lunch---bet it will be finger foods--which means--CARBS! <BR> I shall eat some fruits before I go. <BR> It's a lot of "mind over matter"--planning-----what should I put in the 205 body-to help get it to Onederland! <img src="http://photos... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:44:49 EST DOWN another pound-and I'm really old!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765341 I lost a pound!----- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1439672352.jpg"> <BR> It's about time too!- <BR> I've only been on "Spark" a zillion years--- <BR> I am now 205 lbs--- <BR> My goal for now is to get to ONEDERLAND---- <BR> My goal also is to defeat Diabetes, which is knocking at my door--- <BR> Lord Love A Duck!---- <BR> <BR> So, what has changed in my life? Why now?---- <BR> Well-----Let me tell you--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1522889372.jpg">... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:49:55 EST If the SHOES fit--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764729 <em>331</em> --I bought 2 pr of colourful runners , yesterday-- <BR> I was so excited to try them out!--(incidentally they felt so good-'specially on my one sore foot!) <BR> I also bought a new suit--Son#1 and wife are having their baby christened on Sunday. <BR> The suit fits me-----Oh man!----I was happy!- <BR> We live in a town, where we don't have a Mall--It caved in 3 yrs ago---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l21269091.jpg"> <BR> Our shopping is VERY limited---- <BR... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:29:56 EST A lotta non-sense! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764059 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1723507987.jpg"> <BR> Well, it's Thursday-----but--to himself, (who does NOT have a weight problem!)--it is his Friday--He is off every Friday. Right now Himself is in the kitchen, chowing down, his mammoth breakfast--This meal goes on for 2-3 hrs--- <BR> He never eats between meals---- <BR> He never eats cake-or sweets----- <BR> He has always been careful what he puts into his mouth--- <BR> -----makes you kinda mad eh?--LOL <BR> <img src=... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:23:26 EST Earwigs and Babushkas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763347 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1062898226.jpg"> <BR> To-morrow is "hair day" for me---- <BR> Right now-I look like "Zu -Lu" Lady---- <BR> For some silly reason, I've decided to let the hair grow---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1525302300.jpg"> <BR> It's a bit of a challenge right now- <BR> So--We have rain-----I heard on CBC radio this morning-----that, it will be a good day, if you are an EARWIG--pretty funny! <BR> Yesterday, in the torrents of rai... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:50:05 EST Be AWESOME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762656 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l945975992.jpg"> <BR> ..thought y'all needed a smile--- <BR> Isn't it so true though?----When you go away, who do you miss the most?-----your dog-right? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l174685916.jpg"> <BR> --the above saying ---after my own grown kids-----let me down----will be my motto to-day-----I read all yer comments yesterday, after I was in the depths of despair----appreciated them SO so much------and now it's time t... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:43:02 EST Feelin' old--and sad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761861 I guess I'm "'Old"'! <BR> It's 4am---I can't get back to sleep--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1063273394.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday was a Grand Daughter's Birthday---- <BR> Family to me is everything!--We were so looking forward to going---- <BR> Himself called son#3 early in the morning , to ask the time of the get together--- <BR> He was told that it might be better if we didn't attend----that there would be a lot of children there and we might not like that----- <BR> <img... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:56:23 EST Steppin' Out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761279 I have a stepper--My daughter gave it to me. <BR> Her other half is a Doctor at the Cleveland Clinic. <BR> If they get 10,000 steps everyday, they get a discount on their health care. <BR> I was impressed-totally! <BR> So, she set it for me-----I clipped it on----and the 1st week, I got my 10,000 steps daily. <BR> I get on my Dreadmill daily, so I thought this would be good---just dive right in! <BR> After about 7 days, I was limping---- <BR> The walking outside was destroying my rt. foot! <... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:26:49 EST Onederland is out there..somewhere? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760720 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1522100380.jpg"> <BR> She is one determined woman!!!------not a wimp!--- <BR> - <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l749061057.jpg"> <BR> I feel tired to-day-----"FAT"ique I guess! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l647243846.jpg"> <BR> So--when I dig out the ice cream-----it's my hand that does it! <BR> Yesterday---I did the 1o,000 steps-----ate healthy-----and felt I had a Good day- <BR> This morning I a... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:52:22 EST Stay Strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760091 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l948219831.jpg"> <BR> It's Friday-----This wee fellow reminds us to count the calories----weigh whether it's worth eating that bowl of ice cream---or--eat an orange----- <BR> Will the extra calories fit into my day? <BR> Saturday is really just another day as far as my body knows--...in fact...... the weekend gives one more time to exercise. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l108425951.jpg"> <BR> I have a goal-----to g... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:22:07 EST Blasto free 1 year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759408 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1601863321.jpg"> <BR> This is Tess---- <BR> It is a year ago to-day that she came down with Blastomycosis--- <BR> "Blasto" is a fungal pneumonia-- <BR> She breathed in a fungus spore. <BR> She is lucky to be alive . <BR> This horrible disease went on for 8 months. <BR> We got a negative test in March. <BR> I continued to Spark through all this---Spark people were kinda my salvation! <BR> They encouraged me-----you people prayed for Tess--an... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:06:07 EST I have a Goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758717 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l411773009.jpg"> <BR> But----people who love to eat--""THE RIGHT FOOD"--are the best!- <BR> I used to eat butter----tons of butter-----ice cream--diet coke---- <BR> It has taken years ---(on Spark)-to learn how all that affected me--- <BR> I even, way back when, used to ......smoke! <BR> Lord love a Duck!----We used to smoke on Airplanes-----in the hospital----in restaurants--- <BR> I am not there yet----not at a weight where I feel comfortab... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:53:38 EST There is hope! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758034 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1468238367.jpg"> <BR> Interesting ...... <BR> I am a night eater----but...I have learned to try to keep whatever I eat, in the calorie count--- <BR> Fruits---maybe some nuts---tea....water....... <BR> It didn't used to be that way----- <BR> Reading articles every day here on Spark sure has helped ! <BR> I have been on here a zillion years though..... <BR> So.....it does pay off to stick to yer guns-----read the articles----make time for your... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:34:11 EST Remember the pledge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757341 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l565548873.jpg"> <BR> And THIS is to-morrow----- <BR> Yesterday I did well--till the cake appeared---- <BR> To-day I will make healthy and positive choices so that I can live a healthy lifestyle and reach my goals. <BR> Remember that pledge? <BR> Why is it so difficult to stick to it--every minute of every day??? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2041803396.jpg"> <BR> And speaking of dogs-----it's time to get out there ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:35:39 EST "Mindfull" does pay off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756747 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l112101983.jpg"> <BR> It was utter chaos at our dock yesterday----- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894700090.jpg"> <BR> For Gramma here (that's me!)---It was a lot of "'mind over matter"!---- <BR> I guess summer is what it's all about right now! <BR> <BR> Last night, we went out for supper---(son#1's restaurant)- <BR> To-day, looking back on the meal, I realize how I have changed (with Spark's help of course)- <BR>... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:10:05 EST Choose to exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756171 Some days are easier than others, to fit in exercise!- <BR> Sometimes I have to remember to put myself first---- <BR> I seem to be able to accept what the day brings, however, if I get some exercise in, for me-- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l714953538.jpg"> <BR> Lord Love A Duck!-----There is always so much to do-----but---- <BR> It will still be there...after my walk----- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l581732937.jpg"> <BR> To-day I will fit in my wal... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 07:52:04 EST Friday Thoughts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755563 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l744458817.jpg"> <BR> Friday -----means we must be even more vigilant-----just because I have a few days , without routine (Sat. and Sunday)--doesn't mean that I can relax with the exercise---the journal--the stepper--eat what is in the frig----be happy-----be kind to yer neighbours--walk the dog----weed the garden----drink more water---- <BR> Oh, the list does go on and on! Lord Love a Duck! <BR> - <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 07:33:29 EST Lord Love A Duck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754868 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l457640526.jpg"> <BR> This is son#1, the restaurant guy-with his family!----The baby is a miracle child!---She came when they were both in their 40's---Special child!--I just thought I'd share them with y'all! <BR> So-----ya jess neva know......Yu can Spark and think yu are Sparkin'----and it seems not much happens with yer weight-----and one day.....after yu've been on here, a zillion yrs., (as I have)----something clicks in yer brain, and t... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 07:03:27 EST The battle of the Bulge continues! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754130 I have a fault-----Lord Love A Duck----I mean--I will "admit" to this fault!--*S* <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l706954179.jpg"> <BR> I was a student nurse--wore a uniform like this--at Sick Kids in Toronto. <BR> We were taught to stay out of a Doctor's way---LOL--I married a Doctor! <BR> We were also taught-----over and over--and over-------how to make a bed. <BR> Now, to this day-----if the sheets aren't mighter-ed--tucked in properly-----if the pillow opening isn'... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 06:53:09 EST The http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753411 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2058118659.jpg"> <BR> LOL-----I get a kick outta these crazy sayings!---- <BR> Serious thoughts here this morning however----- <BR> I listened to CBC radio over the weekend--- <BR> A Doctor was talking about people who journal, and how successful they are in their weight loss--more successful than people who are trying to lose weight, but do not keep track of the calories they eat-He maintains that people who write down "what you eat" lose m... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 07:02:57 EST Crazy Holiday here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752670 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l693564099.jpg"> <BR> It's a Holiday here in Canada--Civic Holiday! <BR> We love it!----- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1381375139.jpg"> <BR> This morning, I wish you all a great Sparkly day---- <BR> We are so fortunate to live where we do---- <BR> Be kind to your "himself"----hug your pet----smile at old people----and ........ <BR> Get that wash out on the line!----(Bet you didn't think I'd say that!-LOL) <BR> Lord Love... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 06:42:53 EST Looking good on the homefront! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752092 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1511787037.jpg"> <BR> We have a choice----right??-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141673437.jpg"> <BR> To-day is a sunny Sunday---- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l725938882.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All is well on the home front here---We are enjoying our break from grown children and their families dropping by---and ......we are almost ready to welcome their visits again-- <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 07:53:58 EST Fat Cat's photo shoot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751520 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542098379.jpg"> <BR> I tried to be like this, when my medic alert bracelet finally was returned to me-- <BR> You see, it had been at a jewellers to have a clasp changed. <BR> That was 2 mos ago---- <BR> I really believed the new owner of the store had lost it---He had told me every story in the book, as to what had happened to it. He was sarcastic to me--couldn't understand why I was upset---- <BR> I finally called the previous owner of th... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 07:30:17 EST Fat Cat's photo shoot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751519 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542098379.jpg"> <BR> I tried to be this, when my medic alert bracelet finally was returned to me-- <BR> You see, it had been at a jewellers to have a clasp changed. <BR> That was 2 mos ago---- <BR> I really believed the new owner of the store had lost it---He had told me every story in the book, as to what had happened to it. He was sarcastic to me--couldn't understand why I was upset---- <BR> I finally called the previous owner of this st... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 07:30:17 EST August---and--We are in it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750858 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1369570980.jpg"> <BR> Here he is----this "tough " little guy!!!- <BR> In Canada, it will be a Holiday weekend--We call it CIVIC HOLIDAY----LOL---- <BR> What does that mean?--- To me, it means, every month in the summer, in Canada, we Canadians <em>636</em> --get a long weekend--and---this is it for August! <BR> -----pretty neat eh?--- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1584776089.jpg"> <BR> Himself and I are planning on doi... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:04:04 EST Some Cat stress-----but..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750170 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1683950613.jpg"> <BR> True eh???? <BR> And to achieve more "time" to your life.....we must move more! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l759657152.jpg"> <BR> Sometimes the number on the scale does not change right away--- <BR> <BR> However----yesterday was stressful for me-----15 yr old Fat cat, you see, is not ""fat"" anymore--In fact, he is downright thin now--too thin!---I've decided (with his permission,) to allow... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:42:58 EST