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/ A difficult situation-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205749 Does a recovering "Food-aholic" (that's me!)---ever get over drooling over foods they used to eat? <BR> I mean, stuff that made them look like Bertha Blimp? <BR> Yesterday, I had to do a "chicken run"--to the new grocery store----the one which has a bakery --the one with all sorts of spectacular things to eat-- <BR> <BR> I purchased what I went for---but---- (the big "butt" again!)---right in front of the meat section, was a cooler----- (now get this!)-----FULL--OF ICE CREAM CAKES__---all ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:40:58 EST "Stuff" always can wait! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205263 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/241eb312-8e91-4362-b29e-b916e32b8cb4.png"> <BR> --a lot of stuff happens every day--- <BR> I mean.....stuff that could make you just give up trying to look lean and svelte---- <BR> <BR> The aging thing, right there, is enough to make us throw up our hands , put on that apron, (which we see in books, that all grandmas wear) and bake up a storm-- <BR> <BR> There are the feet that hurt from walking --trying to get to 10,000 steps- <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:22:20 EST At least for to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204761 Beau and I ---the German (as in dog)-the Shepherd with the ""Flippant" heart beat---- <BR> We have made a pact----- <BR> We discussed this on our walk this morning-- <BR> We shall make every day--every moment count--- <BR> He has only me----and himself----- <BR> So we will pray that the good Lord sees fit to protect him from a heart which might stop--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f47704c-2f4c-4cdb-933e-e55fc8904bd2.JPG"> <BR> Life brings so many challenges--- <BR> ... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:40:41 EST Life can be tough --if we allow it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204210 It's another extremely hot day here in the North--- <BR> Already the A/C is flying--- <BR> The Germans (as in dogs) are walked---- <BR> -the wash is out on the solar dryer--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19ec0fbd-1f34-471f-abf9-15dc6574b888.jpg"> <BR> My weight is hovering --around 200.0 (why won't it drop?) <BR> This day has begun---- <BR> ---WATER------Hydrate---- Be happy---- Try not to worry over Beau, the German Shepherd with the heart which skips a beat----- <BR... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:47:51 EST I think "I've Had it"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203608 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3adc54f-513b-412e-adc6-29b7b3772d91.gif"> <BR> I feel sad--- <BR> You see, we took Beau to the Vet yesterday for needles--- <BR> She found his heart skips a beat--for a lengthy period of time-- <em>46</em> <BR> I remember when he was neutered, the same vet telling me he had a bit of irregular heart beating---- <BR> She told me that heart problems are common in Shepherds- <BR> I never knew that--- <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> So---poor Beau-- <... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:10:20 EST Onward to --Onederland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203032 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ca05b3a-a832-4296-a3fa-3c503d3a3e2a.png"> <BR> There has to be a concentrated effort to-day and to-morrow-----to get to Onederland! <BR> I am tittering on the edge-----200.0----- <BR> It was difficult with daughter here last week------ <BR> It is always difficult-- <BR> <BR> So, to-day thin thoughts---less worrying about the neighbour--fruit and vegetables---more fish and Kale---- move more-----watch the portions----drink more water---- <BR... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:09:30 EST The healthy fit daughter picked my Kale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202392 Our daughter left yesterday--- slept overnight halfway back to OHIO---- <BR> She gets home to-day--- <BR> So, this is day#2 without her children- <BR> It is quiet----but (the big "butt"!)---"quiet" seems good this morning--- <BR> <BR> She is a reg. Nurse--same as myself----went to University in Sudbury---got her degree---and then ventured out into the world, with her first job in Honolulu, Hawaii. <BR> When she graduated , she wrote her exams to work in the U.S.--- <BR> I was mortified that ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:51:40 EST The daughter leaves---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201872 Our daughter leaves to-day-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c1be666-31fa-4cda-9bc5-cd554dc5b472.JPG"> <BR> Here she is taking a thistle out of her son's hand--- <BR> We will miss them --a lot! <BR> She is the only one who completely understands my way of thinking---- <BR> She telephones when thoughts of her are drifting through my head- <BR> I always say, ""Must be mental telepathy"----and "I was just thinking of you"--- <BR> We are the same people it seems!--- <BR> <... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:53:41 EST Sad to see her go- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201356 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d39ed6dc-d4f3-45a9-8a5f-57aaeebf5bfe.JPG"> <BR> This is Himself and I--and a guy who happened to stop by our table last night-- <BR> We took Daughter out to son#1's restaurant--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38611e6a-f273-4aaf-91d1-c7285c60a264.JPG"> <BR> --mass chaos AGAIN!---- <BR> Daughter leaves tomorrow--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fcb9da0-04ad-4fe6-9aee-56edd25438f7.jpg"> <BR> -this wi... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:04:48 EST The Germans go to the groomer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200761 The Germans (as in dogs) are off to the groomers this morning--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ec41584-488d-4643-ab78-5c5b71be29e3.JPG"> <BR> They really need it---- going in the lake everyday makes them very "doggie"---- <BR> <BR> Our daughter leaves Sunday- <BR> It has been a wonderful visit--hectic but fun! <BR> <BR> I will try to blog later----Time to walk the Germans- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4de6bfd7-5d52-4ae3-b082-1ad48f26be88.J... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:30:57 EST justa 'bout at Onederland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200207 The ol' weight this morning is 200.0-- <BR> I am almost there----- <BR> --to Onederland!--- <BR> It has been a long long journey------ <BR> --a lot of "mind over the food--- <BR> --a lot of help from Sparkly people to keep me focused----- <BR> Maybe I will make it to-day-----I hope! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1942a62a-4aa2-4faf-a118-1e33771a9161.JPG"> <BR> (daughter is still here!)- Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:27:38 EST Too much technology! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199656 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8de521cd-8a7b-4e4d-b0c4-9c66fa96c2d5.jpg"> <BR> There is nothing much worse--- <BR> You turn on the computer-----and ----nothing---- <BR> ---terrible way to start the day! <BR> After turning off the bar with everything plugged into it----then turning it back on---it worked----This is the old -"hop-a-long" computer---- the rebuilt one---the one which is on it's last legs-the one which works on a 'wing and a prayer"! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I took p... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:51:02 EST Closing the mouth -and Mermaids! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199095 It's a tad tough , this "losing weight", when you have Grandchildren and tons of visitors staying with you---- <BR> I think I'm doing it---- <BR> --well, maintaining the previous weight loss is good enough for me! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cefad654-7f73-4013-92cc-a3f72e0ee9ac.jpg"> <BR> I try to remember the above---'specially in the kitchen-----when around the Grandchildren----listening to what they tell me is so important----- <BR> It's another very hot day her... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:25:14 EST Stay strong for the Grand Kids! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198541 There was lotza action at the dock yesterday-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b94b6e2c-5a14-451f-812c-6ece1a8ea4d0.JPG"> <BR> --daughter is here with her 2 little one-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/abf94290-0e5a-4e39-8bc2-a5653aba1963.JPG"> <BR> -a multitude of Grandchildren from this area came out--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ef3f76e-34cd-45b6-86dd-f602ea00d3e6.JPG"> <BR> They played on the watermat--and tubed- <BR>... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:03:07 EST Pure Bedlam here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197945 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2bbfd355-50f8-421d-aab6-fbb821b5715e.jpg"> <BR> It's pure bedlam here-- <BR> Our Daughter arrived at 4pm yesterday---- <BR> -then son#3 and son#4 arrived 2 minutes later with their children-- <BR> So------we had 6 Grandchildren plus 4 dogs jumping off the dock---- <BR> They all didn't stay for dinner----(Praise the Lord!) but will be here for lunch---- <BR> This is Day#1--and all is well--- <BR> Let's hope I can keep my head in all the turmoil-... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:50:20 EST Frazzled thoughts just before the visit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197412 The journal is out --on the kitchen table--- <BR> I am allowed 30 points to-day---- <BR> --Already I have walked---with Beau--then Tess--in a bug jacket, scanning the back road for bears- <BR> I've eaten my allowed breakfast--(Himself, by the way is Still munching--has been for the past 2 hrs-)- <BR> A goal to-day, for me, is to get more water in--and eat a banana---- <BR> Lord love a Duck, I don't know what those 2 things have in common---but (that big "butt" again!)--it's either me eat the... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 08:38:33 EST My challenge for to-day--Crazy good thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196875 It's a challenge to get from now---- 8:30 am--to bedtime--- <BR> I mean--eating -wisely---- <BR> To-day I shall do it--- <BR> <BR> I have it mapped out in my head---salad and tuna for lunch--probably fish for dinner too as we are going to son#1's restaurant! <BR> --NO UNPLANNED FOOD TO_DAY for me! <BR> <BR> Already I've walked the Germans --(as in dogs)--- <BR> Beau has become a pretty good dog now--walks along beside me--sits when a vehicle goes by (most of the time)-does not vomit en ro... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:57:01 EST just sayin'! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196325 Well, I made it thru yesterday--- <BR> Lord love a Duck----There are days when it's hard to not get the munchies-- <BR> To-day I am back on track---journaling-exercising-being nice-- no "Why me" syndrome--- <BR> I do look at my himself, and wonder ---"How come I get ALL the fat cells"----- <BR> How come I'm the one who is constantly trying to keep the figure sorta shapely---? <BR> (Himself has to fight to keep his weight on!)-- <BR> <BR> Our daughter will be here next week, with her 2 chi... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:13:44 EST The Battle of the Bulge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195727 There is a struggle going on in my head--- <BR> Crazy as it sounds, being so close to Onederland, the fat cells are telling me that to-day, I need a day off from eating healthy---- <BR> Now I ask you Sparkly People, on maintenance, ----"Do the Fat cells ever stop bugging one?" <BR> <BR> They started harping at me last evening in front of the TV---- <BR> It was "The Amazing Race, Canada"---- <BR> They reminded me that there were candies on the Dining Table--- <BR> And yes, I ate 2------ <BR>... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:32:33 EST Himself sometimes makes me cranky! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195073 Himself is on his summer work schedule. <BR> --which means----he will be home more--- <BR> Now this sounds wonderful, but--(that big "butt" again!)- <BR> It takes some adjustment on my part. <BR> <BR> For instance, the cleaning Lady , who comes on Monday -(-that's me)--had to change her hours to Tuesday morning-----which means , that the Grand daughters who visit on Tuesday,(because their parents both work)- now are booked in at Gramma's resort in the afternoon------which means that the gras... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:24:32 EST Grammas need to swing that apron--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194495 Yesterday, my 5 yr old Grand Daughter said to me-"You want to see me walk as an old Lady Gramma?" <BR> She had a hat on with a long skirt from the toy box downstairs, and a hockey stick in her hand . <BR> "Okay", I said, "Show me how an old lady walks." <BR> <BR> She immediately used the hockey stick as her cane, and she walked across the room with a severe limp, dragging one leg. <BR> Somewhere, or someone had shown her what she thinks of ---"an old Lady"!-- <BR> I was justa tad shocked! <... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:49:10 EST Adventures in the wilds of Canada! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193999 Well, ya jess never know what can happen on a walk! <BR> This morning, I took Beau, the young German, (as in dog) to the highway and back--- <BR> ---uneventful--- <BR> I came home--- left Beau--took Tess--to the highway----and----- <BR> ---on my way back home----I came around a corner, and lumbering along--TOWARDS us------maybe 20 ft away, was a mid sized bear---- <BR> Tess had not noticed him, but when I began to make noise--like--- "Go on--Get outta here", to the bear---she began to bark--... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 09:29:29 EST And a great time was had by all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193462 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce87d5ba-e6eb-45a0-9b47-ec28beefa723.JPG"> <BR> We had a party last evening---- <BR> You see, a few relatives of Himself, travelled from Toronto, to visit him. <BR> They arrived, loaded down, with fresh mangoes and Jamaican patties. <BR> Himself is Chinese-To Chinese people, food is very important----Food and Family! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48217733-2fef-4665-8948-5a7a9fe6669f.JPG"> <BR> The Lady on the left is ... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 08:45:29 EST Gramma's battling the Bulge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192914 My weight this morning is 200.5----- <BR> Lord love a Duck!------It hasn't been easy! <BR> I still struggle when I'm alone, in the car , driving past fast food places--'specially ones with ice cream! <BR> <BR> You see, it's the voices in the head, telling me that I could stop for a cone----like--who would know? <BR> <BR> Praise the Lord, there are other voices telling me that it will only, stretch out the "losing battle"--- <BR> <BR> Another horrible place , is the bake shop in the grocer... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:31:13 EST As the weight falls--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192270 The weight is ------ta-dah-------201 --- <BR> Can you believe it?---------------201--a pound away from ONEDERLAND! <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> Finally in my old age, I am getting my act together!--- <BR> BUT----(There is always that big "butt"!)------I KNOW I am only a bite away from becoming a Bertha Blimp---or--a Two Ton Tessie----- <BR> "Don't count my chickens before they hatch"--my Mom used to always say--- <BR> <BR> Anyway, the Jamaicans (Chinese Jamaicans----relatives of Himself)-... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:38:28 EST Stuff happens as one ages! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191637 Stuff happens as one ages--- <BR> For instance, I can't seem to put a meal together--- <BR> --nor , do I really want to---- <BR> Luckily, Himself has taken on the role of chief cook and bottle washer--- <BR> Sometimes, I don't even want to eat all that big hunk of chicken he puts in front of me-- <BR> It seems to happen only in our kitchen! <BR> The problem doesn't exist in a restaurant--mind boggling! <BR> <BR> I used to cook for 5 children---and I enjoyed it---- <BR> I even ate broccoli, a... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:28:24 EST The Jamaicans are coming--Tr-La --Tra-La! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191024 We received a phone call, telling us that Himself's Kinfolk are coming---on Canada Day!- <BR> They will be driving , way up here, from Toronto. <BR> They plan to drive back, on Saturday-the very next day. <BR> Lord love a Duck!- <BR> It's about an 8 hr drive, one way---- <BR> (You notice, people in the North don't judge distance in miles--but in hours_ <BR> <BR> Anyway, there are 5 of them---- <BR> Three people are older than Himself-----Their permanent home is in Jamaica, but they spend a ... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:25:50 EST The Heat--the Bug Suit --and the water! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190432 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43c05193-26f0-4fd5-b4a1-1890786902a5.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday was weed whacking day------I also cut grass--weeded a huge garden--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/984815d8-3117-43d1-aa39-502ee803dff3.jpg"> <BR> To-day I weed the veggie garden-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49d3c786-d5c9-4c0c-bd69-1d39f9475336.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck----I did all this in a bug suit---hiding from the horse flies! <BR... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:11:19 EST VERY very short----but sweet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189799 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2405d4a-172f-408b-884c-6b50caf0b788.gif"> <BR> Good day----- <BR> It's Sunday----- <BR> I hope to drink more water to-day--move more---and think about what goes into my mouth to-day-- <BR> Enjoy yer Sunday! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/792636dc-888d-46d8-9847-29257ddb6dce.gif"> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:39:49 EST Stress free memories when I was thin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189267 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77dd5058-b8d6-428a-89b4-e6caa1f5a535.jpg"> <BR> --peaceful----- <BR> This is a view from the dock----the place where I go to relax-forget about the world--- <BR> Yesterday, I was swarmed with Horse Flies down there-had to literally run up to the house--- <BR> First we had the Blackfly---then the mosquito----the Deer Fly----and now that enormous horse fly--- <BR> They should be gone in another week----hopefully! <BR> <BR> I grew up in Southern ... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:58:08 EST The bugs and the Bears! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188703 The Germans (as in dogs) have had their walk---- <BR> I walk each separately as Beau is so strong--- <BR> He has turned into a pretty good walker now--until a car passes us----then it's all I can do to hold him from jumping at that car and chasing it -- <BR> --I figure that must be my weight training each day! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5de3ef8-5f95-49ed-ac5e-375c8a1ae70c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a great day--journaling really does keep one from going over th... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:40:48 EST almost at Onederland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188084 202-----This morning I weigh 202! <BR> I am only 2 pounds away from ONEDERLAND! <BR> Lord love a Duck!----It's hard to believe! <BR> <BR> So much has changed in my eating habits--- <BR> It has only taken 567 years to get to this point!-- <BR> --I think what motivated me so much, is typing my himself's charts--seeing the health problems connected to be overweight-- <BR> But--(that big "butt")--I'm not there yet---- <BR> I must get offa here and keep working at it! <BR> <img src="http://phot... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:58:43 EST A New Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187420 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5106a215-89c2-466a-abce-45c27231c055.JPG"> <BR> The docks are out----the play equipment is ready to go-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bd2693c-36da-4a04-b5bf-8300d6d98f54.JPG"> <BR> Beau loves the afternoons at the dock-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0eb2fd4-eef2-422c-aab4-53f0d9640125.JPG"> <BR> So does Tess--- <BR> There are very few bugs at the dock--the wind I guess! <BR> It takes a good mo... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:14:15 EST Beast mode on-AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186768 I'm back to giving it the ol' push to-day-- <BR> -that means-----a stricter routine--journaling--watching portions--and exercise! <BR> You see, since Father's Day----and our trip to McDonalds-----AND------a slip of the mouth---- <BR> -which means , eating a few of Himself's fries,-it has been difficult to keep the portions under control!---- <BR> I am 3 pounds away from Onederland---- <BR> Here I go AGAIN----- <BR> Determination-----get out the salmom----and the tuna--- <BR> Lord love a Duck!... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:12:51 EST Power-Bugs and swimming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186117 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee122079-96cf-4a77-a747-bd45e0d1c2ad.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday morning, the power flicked off--then on--then off--then came back on, with a funny glow--- Half power--- <BR> I knew that was bad for appliances in the home---I could hear them struggling--- <BR> We finally got the bright idea, to throw the main switch in the basement---shut everything off- <BR> We are on a well, with a pump, out here in the boonies, and that was our main concern---not t... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:02:33 EST No Power this AM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185712 Well, the power is on now--went off around 8am---just came back on-- <BR> Himself and I are running around here making sure that all is running well--freezers--friges---TV's----computers<BR>------ <BR> One forgets just how dependent we are on electricity 'till it goes! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/582238a4-f360-4be5-8329-fdd4faa43aa8.jpg"> <BR> Happy Father's Day to all the Dads ---- <BR> They really are special! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:44:11 EST Drivin' on Fumes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185076 Our small town, has 2 gas stations--- <BR> But (the big "butt")----one is now closed as they are putting in larger tanks--- <BR> So, that means, only one station operating, for the next 5 weeks. <BR> <BR> Last evening, on the way home from dinner at son#1's restaurant, we pulled in to get gasoline, at that one remaining station. <BR> A girl came over and announced that they had shut down. <BR> I couldn't believe it! <BR> They said a computer had broken, and they couldn't keep up with the de... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:04:39 EST Germans to the groomer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184466 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9357d8c7-2b5f-49fc-9c6f-742aa15893db.JPG"> <BR> These Germans (as in dogs) are heading to the groomers to-day--- <BR> It's a wee drive into town--- <BR> Hopefully Beau will behave---not vomit--nor piddle , when he arrives--- <BR> It's a challenge to get them there ---- <BR> Here we go!-- Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:32:04 EST Maybe I should be a Pirate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183902 Thank-you , all of you, who cheered me up yesterday- <BR> I was in the "Doldrums"----- <BR> I wanted to eat---everything---- <BR> <BR> But---(that big "butt" again!)---- <BR> -I didn't----- <BR> And you know what?----To-day----I LOST ANOTHER POUND! <em>244</em> <BR> To-day I weigh 203----- <BR> Lord love a Duck!----It is unbelievable! <BR> <BR> Onederland is just over there---- <BR> It's agony trying to get there ----planning the meals----no fast foods----lotza fish and chicken---guzzlin... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:58:17 EST Woe is me--sob sob! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183276 There are changes ---drastic changes---in my life! <BR> I'm talking about my eating patterns. <BR> <BR> It began with Spark--- <BR> No more diet beverages----except water -- <BR> (and I used to consume at least 6 Diet cokes per day) <BR> No eating after supper (unless it fits into my calorie (or point) count! <BR> ---(so I usually just go to bed)---- <BR> --because, sitting in that chair in front of the TV , the voices from the frig call me---- <BR> <BR> Breakfast now has no bread---an eg... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:43:41 EST The brain cells love a walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182570 It's amazing how the aches and pains come and go! <BR> Since I began to walk a longer distance, the top of both feet have been so sore- <BR> This morning they felt OK----and I walked farther--- <BR> Over the weekend, I cut my distance down a wee bit--- <BR> It takes time for the ol' body to adjust to change I guess! <BR> <BR> I was almost the only person out on the highway this A.M.----not even any animals! <BR> Very few people , walk in this area--at any time of day---too bad ! <BR> <im... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:31:09 EST Think Positive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181953 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b15a8cc-a9aa-4d65-9a15-785b207a070f.jpg"> <BR> To-day is a great day---- <BR> Rhubarb to stew-----maybe a blueberry cake---- <BR> ---the house to get back to normal after a Herd of Grandchildren were here yesterday--WITH their dogs--- <BR> --the laundry has been done-- <BR> --the Germans (as in dogs )-walked - <BR> <BR> Over the weekend , a great accomplishment, Sunday, was to turn my back on the pizza--and hot dogs---- whip out a wee sal... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:30:17 EST I wanna be thin-ner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181325 Going out to eat, when you are trying to lose the fat, causes my head to spin--- <BR> That's because all I hear inside my head are voices-- <BR> ----telling me that I could eat whatever I wanted---- <BR> ----it would only be this once---- <BR> --the lady at the next table has a full plate of fries---AND a cocktail---- <BR> ----but (that big "butt")--look at the size of her! <BR> <BR> I'm getting better at it though-- <BR> I try to order some kind of seafood --or a small piece of beef--- <... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:27:27 EST A little bit of Heaven yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180737 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0835e24f-f7df-443d-9d7e-02730abf314a.jpg"> <BR> This always gets to me-----makes me laugh--- gets me to stop worrying -- <BR> I do worry about everything----all the time! <BR> <BR> Yesterday, the finishing touches were done by son#4, on the dock--a new step connecting the floating docks to the stationary one---new clamps so the floating docks can move with the water---the windsock put up--the flower pots carried down---as well as the chairs--... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:49:11 EST M.S breakthru-maybe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180142 Every morning , I listen to CBC radio --- <BR> This morning they were talking about results from a new Canadian study published in a Medical Journal--- <BR> It was on M.S. <BR> They told of Canada having the highest number of M.S patients in the world! <BR> I never knew that! <BR> <BR> Anyway, Drs here have found a new way to rid a person's body of M..S-- <BR> They use Chemotherapy to destroy the patient's immune cells, which destroys the M.S cells---then use stem cells from that person's ... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:50:25 EST To-day is a "YES" day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179537 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9fc5c02-1514-46f1-b7c0-b63f7f75faab.jpg"> <BR> THIS --is a Yes day---- <BR> "Yes" days are the best! <BR> <BR> They are the sorta days that you just know everything is going right! <BR> --like when you get yer walk in---- <BR> ---like when you walk the big German,who jumps at cars , out of fear, and this day , you are prepared and you hold him back! <BR> ---and when you return from that walk, himself has yer egg cooked-!- <BR> --and you have... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 09:05:59 EST Good news---No Swearing---or anything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178861 204----- I weigh 204 ----- <BR> --almost----('fraid to say it too loud!)-----almost--at Onederland! <BR> --no cream in my coffee---very little bread---lotza protein---and fruits and veggies! <BR> I love all the stuff I'm doing without---but-(that big "butt")---- <BR> I'm doing it---a meal at a time! <BR> <BR> Last evening, while typing himself's charts (as he dictates)---in walked son#3, the Policeman, with his 2 dogs----plus his 2 girls. <BR> So, we were ALL up in the study----dogs-kids--an... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 08:36:06 EST Just carry on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178193 It's just after 9am--- <BR> So far to-day, I have had my walk, stretched the ol' back--walked both Germans (as in dogs) -separately, put the wash in--then out--- <BR> It's just after 9am and the cleaning Lady--"ME"--will be here soon--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday was sorta a weird day---- <BR> As I told you, Spark People do not like any profanity on here--- <BR> I had posted a picture with the word, S__T----- twice---- <BR> So, that won't happen again-- <BR> Good thing, "'Lord Love A Duck" i... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 09:24:13 EST Crazy thoughts on a rainy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177455 There is not much on TV these days. <BR> In fact, most nights now, I don't even bother to turn it on. <BR> This might be why the weight is falling away from the ol' body. <BR> Because, when I sit in that easy chair, with the TV blaring forth, in the evenings, kinda in an exhausted trance, almost all the commercials are about food----foods saturated in fats---foods that might have one calling for a take-out---- <BR> <BR> <BR> Around noon, when Himself appears for lunch and the TV goes on aga... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:18:34 EST Even a bear might find me too thin!--as if eh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176756 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d8e9407-150e-4580-a0a9-39dbc1709a1b.JPG"> <BR> It's a rainy day here--- <BR> I love it!------ <BR> This is a picture of my garden--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b784a4b1-15a6-4cbe-a226-af1bf549fbd8.JPG"> <BR> -another flower bed ---and you can see my vine climbing the Maple tree! <BR> It looks like we live in the jungle! <BR> <BR> You see, we live far north----which means that we get more daylight hours in the summe... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 07:51:09 EST