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/ Snoopy has it right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6092487 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3dd7737-209a-45f3-a98b-e88da665f0d2.JPG"> <BR> I type Himself's charts---He is a Dr. and the Health clinic has gone paperless-- <BR> He does his own Labs---reports etc online---but --(The big "butt" again!) <BR> It takes me about an hour everyday to type various charts online.-- <BR> <BR> Last evening, as I typed, I looked down and saw the 2 Germans---(as in dogs!) <BR> It always amazes me when I see these 2 German Shepherds so close---beca... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:33:47 EST it's Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6091564 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f8b0780-0c12-4ff0-adde-85149e84c4b0.JPG"> <BR> Good morning Sparkly People--- <BR> It looks like more shovelling will happen to-day--- more chopping of the ice in the dog pen--- <BR> We are mid way through February however---- <BR> Spring is the next season---around the corner-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27895808-98a9-4929-9c23-031a2fbde383.jpg"> <BR> Hopefully the roads will be rid of the snow piles---wider ---to... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 07:20:09 EST Making it happen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090669 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7e14b16-4294-4362-b647-d9d729c00491.jpg"> <BR> To-day I shall be determined--- <BR> The calories to-day will be around 1200-----( usually a few more slide in there as one never measures correctly)--- <BR> The water is getting easier to get down--so 8 glasses will be OK----(but--there is the big "butt"!)---I have to remind the ol' brain to drink it-not just leave it on the table)- <BR> This week, (Winter mind you!)--I shall get the steps up to ... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:26:10 EST Family Day in Canada!--Well-its NOT to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089821 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b8adf6e-bab4-47f7-9f3c-9af3de8f57aa.jpg"> <BR> This is a Holiday weekend in Canada! <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <BR> It's called "Family Day"! <BR> It's a Holiday weekend, in the winter--a restful fun day to spend time with your children--or to do whatever, preferably outside. <BR> I love it! <BR> <BR> It means, having more time to walk---to grab a nap=--more time to cook something special---to try harder to get that water in----perhaps ... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 07:15:07 EST Naked old people at 7am! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089127 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64d8b907-51b5-4b8c-900a-e129aea953f9.JPG"> <BR> This is Beau--the mammoth 11 mo. old German-(-as in dog)-completely relaxed! <BR> He is still crated at night--- <BR> We slept in this morning-to 7am----lolling in our cozy bed!- <BR> It seems Beau can't go without food for any lengthy time--- <BR> We were 2 hrs late --de-crating him---- <BR> We woke to that terrible sound of Beau , ""upchucking" in his crate-- <BR> And we both ran---- <BR> Covers... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 08:52:41 EST Smile! Yu're on SPARK--yu beautiful person! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088316 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/253c79b5-70aa-45b7-9388-84e4de810731.jpg"> <BR> It's FRIDAY!----YEAH! <BR> And the flu bug has been passed on---AND-----the toe fits into a running shoe----AND----I am ignoring (or trying to ignore)-the crazy people-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40ebfee3-c934-4a00-9d22-521f5ff34ca2.png"> <BR> And-----the BEAST MODE is on-----determined to get back in action----walk---bring the steps up to 6000 (only ranged between 2000... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 07:45:53 EST Chuck the stress-Shhhhh-listen to yer body! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087428 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ae1998c-110e-4bda-b01a-96d664e28f48.jpg"> <BR> My Grand Mother used to bend down, over my shoulder, as I coloured, and say that!- <BR> I was young --didn't know what she meant--- <BR> I do now! <BR> I don't remember much about my Gramma---but, I always remembered that! <BR> Yesterday I tried very hard to drink more water---managed to get 4 extra cups in--- <BR> The steps were just over 4000--not as much as I'd liked--but, I tried--I spent most... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 07:24:52 EST Getting fatter is so easy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086523 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/019561af-2b44-407f-adf8-2b6d1128c8ab.JPG"> <BR> This is Beau--the 11 month old German--as in dog-- <BR> He is not allowed on the furniture--but-----he knows I won't say too much--Himself will tho! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c08e843-ced8-4136-91c5-395bdc2db7db.JPG"> <BR> Here he is with his side kick-Tess! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3258e21-5cef-45ad-a2c7-f0230bfc9dc1.JPG"> <BR> We , in the... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 07:13:11 EST Snoopy says it all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085606 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94fbbb2a-4289-4839-a5d7-6060b7195ede.jpg"> <BR> Crazy how we like to think this wee fella might predict more or less , winter! <BR> I live in the North, and on a good year, we might get rid of our snow by the end of March. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/332d9859-bfff-4cc0-a598-2293a3ffa4f1.JPG"> <BR> The Groundhog gives us hope however----that the snow might leave us sooner! <BR> Positive thoughts----love them! <BR> <img src="... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:05:41 EST And all is good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084566 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/262c9d70-991a-4939-9913-6297002b07a6.jpg"> <BR> Well, a new month begins to-day----so----to-day is a new beginning! <BR> Yesterday, son#3, the Policeman, rode out on his Police Ski Doo---He came up to the house from the lake. He said there is only 6 inches of ice on the lake----compared to 5-6 ft., this time of year---usually-- <BR> It's our mild winter---- <BR> We had rain all day yesterday---which of course , froze at night-- <BR> The mild we... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 07:30:07 EST I am happy----I am! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083720 I listen to CBC radio each morning as I Spark---- <BR> This morning, a Lady was on who had had a cardiac arrest in a park-- <BR> She survived it, after strangers did CPR ---took her to the hospital---eventually, she had surgery- <BR> Her message , was, ""Make A Choice Right Now. Am I Going to be happy in this moment?" <BR> <BR> Being happy in the moment, I'd say, is to be satisfied where you are--what you are doing--like-----right now----whether you are in line at a bank----or driving home-... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:33:40 EST Extremely short blog-on a snowy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082901 Don't hurry. <BR> Don't worry. <BR> We are only here on a short visit, so don't forget to stop and smell the flowers. <BR> --a bit of advice from walter Hagen--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60c904cd-d98b-401e-a58b-14f2cb817625.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:05:29 EST Sore paw--(I mean-"foot") http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082147 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5bed338-6a39-4889-ab05-c06a029348c1.jpg"> <BR> Ya gotta love the weekend---a bit slower----a bit more time to exercise---to walk the Germans--- <BR> A couple days ago, I dropped an enormous clock onto my toe--- <BR> I was changing the battery when it slipped from my hands and fell-- <BR> It sliced my toe---right through the nail--- <BR> --seems like there is never a dull moment around here--- <BR> I have it bandaged it---but--- (the big "butt... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:20:39 EST I love you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081266 Grand Daughter #1 called last week ----was in Jamaica with her Dad, Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d907a5d-a292-4626-9711-eb83e7971160.jpg"> <BR> She is 13 ----- <BR> I was going to say "Good Bye", to her, when I heard, "I Love you Gramma". <BR> It was music to my ears----kinda surprised me---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11883846-43b8-4405-b0d7-4f0d442d9268.gif"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:00:39 EST Does anyone have the flu? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080361 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e96ff34-0f7a-482e-ac57-1143b6071656.jpg"> <BR> Does anyone have the flu?--- <BR> Every time I feel "not quite right"----a sore stomach---not to peppy----I usually put it to "'something I ate"---- <BR> Most times however, I find multitudes of people, 3 months later with the same bug--- <BR> <BR> You see, last weekend we ate out----All that night I tossed and turned, and felt terrible--- <BR> This is 3 days later, and I feel good to-day--FINALL... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:27:37 EST Positive thinking might move the fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079438 Do you realize that January is almost over? <BR> February is a short month----WITH a Holiday weekend--Family Day! <BR> Youza!---- <BR> That means shedding the Parka---- <BR> Hopefully I will look like this--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/286d8d5f-0a4f-4bf9-8626-1107574ecc24.gif"> <BR> Yesterday was a good Spark Day--Looking back--perhaps drinking more water-might help- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5d05894-78a3-411c-9d9a-24b5b9448d04.gif"> <BR... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:25:58 EST Prayers on a Monday--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078472 I'm heading to the dreadmill in a few minutes-- <BR> -We have freezing rain falling outside right now---dangerous--- <BR> (Freezing rain in the North is the most dread of all---) <BR> Good news tho----Milos, the Canadian tennis player won his sets last night in Australia-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc914094-eba1-45f5-908f-6328e7d45423.jpg"> <BR> So, if I Spark a good day to-day---get the water in---shut the mouth---think positive thin thoughts----try not to worry a... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:07:54 EST Sick on a Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077660 We have a light snow falling--- <BR> It's beautiful! <BR> Hopefully everyone in the big storm Jonas survived it----so many people living in that area---probably power outages too <BR> <BR> Last night Himself and I went to son#1's restaurant-- <BR> I ate a seafood linguine----woke up in the night feeling terrible---- <BR> The dish had an oil base--- <BR> I don't have a gall bladder--- <BR> When will I ever learn?--- <BR> This morning I feel like I've been run over by a truck---- <BR> A plain ... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:03:18 EST meanwhile----in CANADA--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076836 My head is swimming---too much info-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67105f39-6fa2-45b1-bc6b-8224516462dd.jpg"> <BR> I was sitting here--sparking---I heard--"Yoo Hoo"--- <BR> It was son#2 the Air Canada pilot, talking thru the web cam he has pointed out the front window of our house here-- <BR> He is in Deer Lake, Newfoundland-- <BR> I can hear him--he can't hear me--so, I called him! <BR> Pretty funny ---I suppose seeing our house,""--live-""-no matter where he is in t... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 08:28:06 EST Himself is now humble---plus the Germans hit the road! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076034 Himself sailed thru the scope of his esophagus---AND........ <BR> No cancer---no ulcer------They had to send away a swab for H Pylori----so, he will hear about that later--- <BR> I think it is all gone---- <BR> In fact, I told him, he didn't need that scope--that he was all better----- <BR> I feed him tons of fresh veggies--fruits--make custards --jello---keep him away from fried foods--- <BR> In his mind---- (He is a Doctor)---he had to hear another Dr tell him that all was well-- <BR> <im... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:04:58 EST Himself for a scope! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075148 A very brief blog this morning- <BR> Himself is heading off to the Sault for a scope of his esophagus--- <BR> I have to meet son #3 the Policeman, who will drive him- <BR> Its about a 2 hr drive to Sault St Marie. <BR> I am really hoping the result will be, that the H Pylorori is gone. <BR> I shall blog in detail later.---- Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:46:07 EST Scary!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074286 I have to type Himself's charts---- <BR> I do it online---- <BR> He dictates--I type---- <BR> And altho I am an R.N., most of the abbreviated medical terms, I am not familiar with--- <BR> He does not explain----pretends he doesn't hear me saying, "What is that?" <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c7aa341-bf82-43ee-86fc-35ef5765526d.gif"> <BR> I have noticed however, that before he sees a patient, most have their blood pressure checked----and it seems everyone who appears t... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:29:51 EST Panic attack could send me over the edge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073398 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c668c70-f53a-4b55-98e3-75f2478b0584.jpg"> <BR> I was talking to me daughter yesterday---- <BR> Her life is as busy as mine--- <BR> She stated that her computer wasn't working very well---- <BR> She turned it off and walked away--said she couldn't deal with it--in fact, if she did, it would be "the straw which would beak the camel's back"--so to speak--- <BR> <BR> I handle a lot around here--- <BR> Most days, my head looks like this..... <BR> ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:19:00 EST Baby it's cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072442 It's minus 27 C outside right now as I type--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e450048-5316-4719-9f03-ee425fde9050.jpg"> <BR> The relatively new furnace is chugging away--- <BR> Last winter, any temperature hovering around minus 30C caused this furnace to quit-- <BR> However, seems we solved the problem----or--"Rusty" , the furnace repair man did--- <BR> At my request, he came, made some minor adjustments, and so far , so good--- <BR> Living in the North, this furnace ... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:57:06 EST Beau loves my shoes--? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071618 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8f454d5-839b-434e-9052-e686c4217c49.jpg"> <BR> This guy looks guilty eh? <BR> You see, my best indoor runners are missing---- <BR> I'm sure he knows where they are---- <BR> This is Beau----a chewer----and he is NOT discreet as to what he chews--- <BR> Life with Beau is improving--a lot-----"BUT"--(there is always the big "Butt")---any shoe , left out in the open, is fair game to Beau--- <BR> <BR> It's Sunday-----a relaxed sorta day---- <BR> H... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 08:53:28 EST I have a confession-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070764 I have a confession---- <BR> Hypo-thyroid people do NOT have eyebrows----or---very little--- <BR> I am Hypo-thyroid---so when I saw in our local paper, "EYE BROW EXTENSIONS", advertised, I thought that was for me----The price was $80----- <BR> I inquired----They told me , these wee fine hairs were "mink hairs"---and would last about 2 weeks--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6884bcce-9da2-40d6-8f6d-fa84a50439cf.jpg"> <BR> Of course they fell out in one night----after an ... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:00:19 EST Smile Sparkly Losers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069954 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48872f54-5cee-480e-9918-afe60e087a54.jpg"> <BR> Our reward is feeling good-- a healthy body----being able to walk --WITHOUT PAIN--- <BR> But---(there is that big "BUTT")--doncha think that after a few days of doing everything right---journaling---cooking the Kale----that you might deserve a burger--fries? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f257039c-7593-41cf-b9a3-8127e340662b.jpg"> <BR> To-day is one more day closer to ONEDE... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:46:47 EST If I won the Powerball--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069093 Well, I did not win the power ball thing!-- <em>39</em> <BR> But--if I had-----Lord love a Duck---- <BR> I'd have sponsored a "SPARK PEOPLE GET TOGETHER"----- <BR> We could all meet in a central location---- <BR> Of course, our travel expenses would all be covered--- <BR> I'd get Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot to line up a few 'planes---fly us all there--- <BR> Perhaps my himself could cook us up breakfasts--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9666e2a8-86f2-4409-ab9d-d63b3... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:33:31 EST Baby, it's cold outside! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068240 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b057cfa7-ce96-4194-aa32-62bb3755f9e9.jpg"> <BR> Well, tis true-----but---(that big "BUTT")--we can't look like this in the Spring--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ab44aad-ee26-4941-b45a-79f7e72fcfdb.jpg"> <BR> and just because it's minus 30C outside----I do have the Dreadmill inside---- <BR> No excuses--Get the ol' body moving--- <BR> --The Germans are chomping at the bit here to go out--then--back in-----then--well, th... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:12:49 EST God does help Sparkly People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067402 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/936d62d7-5a0c-45cd-9243-f31f0c7fae06.jpg"> <BR> I need this wee fella to knock on my door--- <BR> ---to inspire me to "stick to it"----get out there in the cold and shovel more snow---get back on the Dreadmill , even for 10 minutes---eat the egg----drink the water----and more or less, Spark a better day, to-day, than I did yesterday with the sore feet! <BR> Yesterday was a ""FEEL SORRY FOR ME"" day----after the blizzard dumped 566 tons of snow... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:39:28 EST The weather outside is frosty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066462 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09921373-1ae3-443f-9b7f-d0f13ff19958.JPG"> <BR> Yesterday , it snowed---and snowed---and snowed--- <BR> Our snow plough man's plough broke---- <BR> So-----I shovelled----all day--- <BR> It was gruesome! <BR> <BR> Did you know that you don't get too many steps, shovelling snow?- <BR> It's not like cutting grass---- <BR> This morning I am "pooped"--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2a93efe-f0e5-443c-bbcc-3a7210bd40e8.JPG">... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 07:36:34 EST Sunday and all is well----I think! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065479 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cee65be0-5956-4aaa-8dec-46c592aa7449.jpg"> <BR> This is me----LOL-----(-No-not really)---- <BR> But it feels like me---- <BR> We had snow overnight-- <BR> I have to tell you that yesterday my calories were about 1300 --FOR THE DAY---and----- <BR> I wasn't hungry---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a8dd2c6-b99e-48f9-b587-af7d8b209b81.png"> <BR> Of course no weight loss---yet---- <BR> I must tell you----Himself does NOT h... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 06:52:40 EST Get going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064634 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a5d3961-e937-464f-971c-7b95fd670f05.jpg"> <BR> It's another day---and I need to do everything AGAIN--- <BR> Himself says the egg and toast is ready-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db735565-3614-4869-bc14-6cc78ae4a234.jpg"> <BR> I have 2 Germans (as in dogs)-wrestling here beside me---chomping at the bit to go out AGAIN---Himself keeps shouting, "Yer egg is getting cold"----so----- <BR> A new day has begun---and with it... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 07:47:39 EST As the stomach turns-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063831 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45666463-5518-4d9a-8f30-98a8bcb77ace.jpg"> <BR> It's almost here-----the weekend----- <BR> --more time to workout---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0617ec1f-ff94-4303-beb5-3e0a62b34bdc.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday I "finagled food"-------tried to get more food into the allotted calories--- <BR> To-day, I gained a pound---- <BR> Lord love a Duck--- <BR> Ya jess never know eh?---- <BR> <BR> I shall try to get the calories closer ... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:08:49 EST Think MAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062856 Did you know that "May" is just 5 mos away? <BR> Do you know that May is coming anyway?-----no matter how we live---no matter if we go on the "HOPE DIET" (where you eat whatever you want and hope for the best!)---May is coming! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8c08644-643b-46f2-b5b2-2fa113f2d205.png"> <BR> <BR> I was vegging in bed this morning----thinking---"Wouldn't it be fun to do nothing to-day---nothing-----then.......I remembered----- <BR> MAY is coming---- <BR> D... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 07:45:36 EST Well, Ya know.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061885 I am still on a roll here --sparking like my life depends on it! <BR> ....It does you know! <BR> It has taken me a zillion years to figure this out--well, Spark people has had a difficult time getting it into my head! <BR> You see, I was a Diet Coke addict---drank at least 10 cans/day--- <BR> I ate most of my calories after dinner ---and during the night----ice cream being the worst! <BR> I enjoyed exercise however--which probably kept me alive till now--- <BR> -----bad habits---- <BR> I belo... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 07:39:11 EST An update on us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060831 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91e9d557-05be-4be7-bbd1-22be9cdfe006.JPG"> <BR> Beau the mammoth 11 mo. old German (as in puppy)-still chews----anything----- <BR> I thought it was time to do a report on life in the north here! <BR> He is booked to be neutered the end of this month, of which I am very nervous for him! <BR> He loves routine--thrives on it!----A day at the vet will be hard on him! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4febe17-f5c8-4ce5-b6e0-0ee7... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 07:48:10 EST Monday and -"control" is an issue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059685 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/660c3414-afb7-4e38-9dd1-09c3111add78.jpg"> <BR> ..pretty cute-----but true! <BR> So, it's a new year----a new beginning---and--- <BR> --this is the year I shall get to ONEDERLAND! <BR> Up till now, I've been hovering---recycling the weight--on--off----Well, you know! <BR> Grant it, Spark has been a great health thing in my life---no more diet coke---almost no eating before bed--eating more fresh veggies and fruit--moving more---- <BR> And now t... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 07:31:27 EST Winter-a challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058696 You know what? <BR> We are in "the dead of winter" right now--- <BR> To-day it is going down to minus 16 C--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13aa8b71-5d99-41bc-995e-1d6d6019254a.png"> <BR> This is a picture taken from son#2's wee cam--pointed out into our front yard--- <BR> You can see the snow--- <BR> He placed this cam there last fall----kinda fun for him to watch what goes on here! <BR> So....what to do to keep fit in the "Parka" weather?---- <BR> Get outside in the... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 08:41:43 EST And all is good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057736 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b4d8059-1e3a-490d-87c2-3d0c4468f89e.jpg"> <BR> "Health"----if you have that, you really have everything!- <BR> Over Xmas, my steps were down---about 2000--from 6500/day--- <BR> Yesterday I managed to get them up to 4700---- <BR> It nearly "did me in"! <BR> --there were many wee segments on the Dreadmill--- <BR> Shovelling snow didn't amount to many---- <BR> A wee walk up the road does pack on the steps quickly- <BR> <BR> Daughter did arrive b... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 08:38:57 EST Oh woe is me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056664 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f314fa71-18b4-468b-9633-b40fb9cbfdf7.jpg"> <BR> Gumption----Guts---Get out and walk----Choose healthy foods--- <BR> I know it all!------BUT..(The big "butt" again!)--- <BR> Will I put all this into practice --like...every day? <BR> Lord love a Duck---I shall try------ <BR> "Stuff gets in my way"-----a lot.......like...cold weather----people visiting.....the flu....the Germans needing a bath--at their Spa----Himself getting sick---- <BR> ..the l... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:00:08 EST We CAN do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6055884 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/783f3c82-5e47-4322-8f5c-989c175a7b48.gif"> <BR> Well, I might as well "carry on"--- <BR> Yesterday I was in the "depths of despair"---missed all the action we had here from visiting adult children and Grandchildren- <BR> I am relieved they all have their own homes to return to----but---(the big "butt"-again!)-it sure is quiet here now---- <BR> Even the Germans (as in dogs) seem to be sulking..... <BR> .. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:24:36 EST Only half a tongue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6055189 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8e4b86e-8666-44cf-a6a7-1eb32e113e99.jpg"> <BR> These 2 children go back to Ohio to-day--with their Mom-- <em>46</em> <BR> I shall miss them so much! <em>39</em> <BR> I shall probably cry all day-- <em>46</em> <BR> All kinds of stuff happened while she was here--"no power"----"Goliath snow storm"---"Christmas being moved "----There was 'nt a dull moment!-- <BR> She thinks we should not live out here in the Boonies---says life here is di... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 08:18:10 EST Dealing with the fat--AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054540 About 2 ft of snow fell overnight-- <BR> It feels kinda good--We had no snow up to now--very different for Northern Ontario! <BR> Our daughter postponed her trip back home, till to-morrow--due to the storm. <BR> Last evening, we all went to Son#1's restaurant--17 of us--- <BR> It was wonderful to all be together at one table--and it ended with one Grandchild, throwing up---typical----always something! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e7ae4a0-c565-48d4-8c05-b16b83400799... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:11:54 EST Trying to get back--to normal--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053841 And the tree is down---- <BR> Little by little, ""stuff" is returning to normal---- <BR> We still have daughter and her 2 children here ---- <BR> We are under a "winter storm watch" for this area, so daughter will not attempt the drive thru Michigan to-day-- <BR> <BR> Yesterday, my steps increased a bit--over 4000---- <BR> Eating properly (within the caloric range--sorta)-was better yesterday too! <BR> <BR> I hear of people leaving for exotic vacations---heading South to beaches--- <BR> ... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:33:03 EST Holiday Haliballoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053265 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b384fea3-3a85-462c-8382-b1e7bf4df949.gif"> <BR> Well, looking back over Christmas, my eating certainly has changed---for the good I mean! <BR> Do you find that? <BR> Perhaps it's the exercise too--not as much this week, but at least a walk here and there--- <BR> ""Survival mode""---I guess I call it----- <BR> ...treading water, till all the ""halaballoo" is over----- <BR> Water was the drink of choice over the holidays---- <BR> <img src="http:... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 08:15:07 EST WE HAVE THE POWER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052772 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8891fc74-9fb3-44ac-9646-52d9b4844902.JPG"> <BR> Here are himself and I--at our son's home----Xmas eve--- <BR> Us-----and all our Grandchildren----- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b3c7c60-c7e3-4af2-b700-192b0939b714.JPG"> <BR> There were 21 of us---who had to descend upon son#4-Xmas eve----because ..... <BR> We HAD NO POWER--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be72915d-469f-4fc0-a9a0-b0f8afd67fc4.JPG"... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 07:40:48 EST No power for 2 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052587 We had no power for 2 days---and 1 night---- <BR> Thanks to our 3 grown sons in town here , we didn't freeze-- <BR> They brought out generators--which kept the freezer, frig and 2 small heaters going--- <BR> It sure didn't seems like Xmas...... <BR> The power came back on at 4pm---- <BR> Praise the Lord! <BR> Lord Love a Duck--This past couple days really show one how life changes very quickly without power! Fri, 25 Dec 2015 18:45:15 EST Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051972 No power. Out now for day2. Cold in house cell phone just began to work so I'm typing from that lynda <BR> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 07:00:41 EST Chaos!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051543 Lord love a Duck! <BR> Busy times----""coming on Christmas"---- <BR> Daughter-arrived--with children----plus rest of family dropping in to see her--- <BR> --children everywhere-kinda a big mess---- <BR> This is what its all about this time of year--- <BR> Hopefully I can keep my head-- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca72c4ec-64a9-4ebf-85e8-eef950af18ca.jpg"> <BR> I must remember----"It's all about the people"----forget the dog hairs--the mess--- <BR> <img src="http://... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 07:28:05 EST