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/ Well---He's still here---for to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917335 Well------Coal is still with us---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l907779257.jpg"> <BR> This is Coal---our 10-11 yr old German---Degenerative Myopathy----The nerves of his spinal column are going causing one leg (so far) to be dragged--and now a loss of his bowels-- <BR> We managed to control Coal emptying them in the house yesterday--mostly by me being outside with him--- <BR> We decided to give him this weekend-----I have an appointment with our vet, Monday at 4pm... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:17:07 EST Well---He's still here---for to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917334 Well------Coal is still with us---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l907779257.jpg"> <BR> This is Coal---our 10-11 yr old German---Degenerative Myopathy----The nerves of his spinal column are going causing one leg (so far) to be dragged--and now a loss of his bowels-- <BR> We managed to control him emptying them in the house yesterday--mostly by me being outside with him--- <BR> We decided to give him this weekend-----I have an appointment with our vet, Monday at 4pm-... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:17:06 EST Hug yer pet----for Coal-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916806 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l214338650.jpg"> <BR> I think------I--have--to --take Coal to Heaven---to the door----- <BR> I hope he will be waiting there when its my turn---- <BR> Lynda Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:47:39 EST You guys are the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916228 Thanks all you big time Sparkly People! <BR> You are great ones to support others in life! <BR> Coal, our big German (as in Shepherd)-really had an uneventful day-- <BR> In other wards, he didn't die-yet! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1829833742.jpg"> <BR> I have spoken to the vet who assures me that he will be around when it's the right time, to help him--and me--- <BR> It seems that its a wasting away of the nerves in his hind end--which means, soon he won't be ab... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:17:57 EST We are losing a German! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915594 <em>46</em> <em>46</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> Coal, our 10 yr old Shepherd----well, he is going into his 11th yr----is NOT doing well- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l697961539.jpg"> <BR> He is losing control of his hind end--- <BR> Lately he has been losing control of his bowels-----in the house--- <BR> The nerves in his hind end are gone--- <BR> And he has lost the ability to climb stairs--- <BR> I know what I have to do----- <BR> It is hard tho <BR> C... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:16:56 EST Himself teaches me patience? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914995 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1386519715.jpg"> <BR> Lord love a Duck-----We have snow falling!--- <BR> Of course it's melting before it hits the ground---- <BR> Me thinks this might be an "indoor day""---maybe a day where we don't look outside! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1047694387.jpg"> <BR> The weather is beyond my control---- <BR> But---I CAN control what goes into the mouth--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:10:13 EST The rain in Spain--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914358 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l970139958.jpg"> <BR> Our snow is melting----- <BR> I even see water along the shore of the lake--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1252761897.jpg"> <BR> This is a very late Spring--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l154737885.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday, I raked-and raked---- <BR> It's raining to-day , which means, -----no raking! <BR> Youza!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:29:26 EST Eat everything????--No..no..no... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913800 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1941838985.jpg"> <BR> Crazy theories that don't work!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l593370312.jpg"> <BR> No--No No!!!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1317028774.jpg"> <BR> This is my all-time favourite!---Doncha just wish that you could?--LOL <BR> <BR> Tis Sunday----but, Sunday IS a great day to count calories--keep moving--We all are perishable items----and it's ""mind over matter""--... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:54:54 EST Spring has sprung- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913316 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1179983021.jpg"> <BR> Good morning---- <BR> Spring has sprung------the grass is riz---I wonder where the Boidies iz? <BR> <BR> Yesterday a huge flock of Canada Geese went over our house-heading north--- <BR> I heard them honking, as they communicated to each other, in their enormous "V"--- <BR> When we hear and see the geese come back, to the north, it means warm weather--- <BR> I just stood there and looked up--I wanted to shout, ""Welco... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:54:18 EST Naked and Aging ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912765 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l450697039.jpg"> <BR> Friday-----cloudy----but----the weekend is nearly here---- <BR> .....which means...more time to walk outside! <BR> <BR> This morning, the Germans (as in dogs)- go for their Spa Day--so-----himself and I will be loading them into the car--- <BR> We cooked at home last night--- <BR> Well, ""I""--cooked! <BR> <BR> It was delicious---NOT BURNT! <BR> To-night I shall monitor the cooking again-----One of the perils of aging ... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:03:01 EST Getting naked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912222 Good Morning---Ya gotta love the weather----The sun is up---The temperature is hovering around zero--and will only go up----and------We Are A PART OF THIS DAY- <BR> <BR> I shall walk with the Germans (as in dogs)- <BR> I shall get 30 minutes in on the Dreadmill- <BR> I shall drink water---- <BR> <BR> To-night I will be the cook. Last night Himself cooked the daylights out of the salmon. <BR> I told him that too!--It was rock hard and I could pick it up and eat it like a drumstick! <BR> I do... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:43:12 EST Dust yerself off---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911631 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l364289235.jpg"> <BR> Good Morning----The sun is rising here---The snow is now only in small piles scattered around the lawn-It can't get better than this!--I love it--- <BR> Yesterday I walked/ran 5km up the highway----It felt good! <BR> <BR> I am ploughing thru , Bill Gifford's book, "Spring Chicken, Stay Young Forever -or die trying"---This author has such a good sense of humor--had himself and I laughing till we were crying, as I read i... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:39:38 EST Happy life-Happy Wife! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910990 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l952343735.jpg"> <BR> A new day-----the sun is shining----the snow is almost gone from the driveway---The sky is blue- <BR> I mean--Can it get any better? <BR> Life is good------better because we are Sparkly good people who are trying to be healthy-and happy---- <BR> <BR> This morning I weighed FAT CAT-the hyper thyroid guy---He still is 10.5---and he eats a lot---It is impossible to get him to gain weight-- <BR> The Germans (as in dogs)-wa... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:29:42 EST Hugs help---and less food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910326 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2052855555.jpg"> <BR> I HAVE LOST........ another half a pound- <em>244</em> <BR> Well, I could eat it back in a minute---- <BR> But------ the munching after dinner --after the calories are added----has been a difficult bad habit to break-----and it's still being worked on--- <BR> <BR> Yesterday, all of you pulled me up--outta the depths of despair--- <BR> Thank-you SO much! <BR> I realized that I am not alone ----""parent bashing""-----... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:12:05 EST Chinese culture in to-days world! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909782 I am DOWN in weight--2 pounds- <em>244</em> <BR> It's recycled, of course------but--it's 2 lbs lost, while learning to not eat unhealthy foods, after supper--- <BR> Last night I didn't devour all the sugar plums which were going thru my mind----and--I am still alive to-day---I have survived to tell the tale! <BR> It makes me proud! <BR> <BR> There is sadness in my heart to-day---mostly because of our Chinese culture--where children honour family----show high respect for their Father--... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:10:18 EST What can I say---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909263 --so many comments yesterday on ways to not eat AFTER the calories have been added up for the day--- <BR> And so many Sparkly people in the same boat as me--eating on the sofa after supper-- <BR> Yesterday I told you that I would try harder to NOT eat after supper--or--work whatever I did eat into my calorie count---- <BR> ........I FAILED! <BR> Lord love a Duck!------lotza excuses --but--the bottom line is-----I didn't try hard enough----so all the exercise in the world will not compensate ... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:57:39 EST Breaking this bad habit!!!!! Geez! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908709 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1728580115.jpg"> <BR> "STAY STRONG"-----Lord Love A Duck----I feel I need to write that on my forehead! <BR> --'specially on a weekend--- <BR> Changing bad habits for me, takes a very long time! <BR> The worst bad habit , for me, right now, is keeping the mouth shut, after dinner---not listening to that wee voice which creeps in, telling me what is in the kitchen to munch on----AFTER I'VE ADDED UP ALL THE CALORIES FOR THE DAY! <BR> And so, f... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:27:50 EST My friend Coal- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908116 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l396236625.jpg"> <BR> Everyone has a life span--I guess----- <BR> And I know my German Shepherd, Coal, who is 10 years old----is 107 pounds----""large""------and large dog's life span --is short!------- <BR> And I've known for the past year that he cannot ""do"" stairs------is sorta medicated for that---- <BR> But-----I love this guy so much! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1554126619.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, he t... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 07:19:57 EST The daily trial- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907506 Did you know that 30 minutes on the treadmill----at 4 MPH----only burns 123 calories? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l338697428.jpg"> <BR> ---totally insane----- <BR> It's what goes into the mouth ------It's keeping the calories DOWN---- <BR> It's making the calories count---- <BR> It's the water----- <BR> --as well as --moving---- <BR> And it's doing "it" --day-after -day--after--day---- <BR> Lord Love A Duck!---- <BR> It's our life! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 06:53:43 EST NO MORE CHOCOLATE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906879 Yesterday the steps totalled 6000-not as much as I wanted! <BR> To-day I'll try for more-----Walking up the highway adds a lot of steps very quickly! <BR> Sometimes "life" steps in and takes over--- <BR> On those days I try to get in as much fitness as I can--any is better than none! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1996461830.jpg"> <BR> We still have at least 3-4 ft of ice on the lake-- <BR> --the driveway is pure mud----but-----it is supposed to be 5C--ABOVE zero! <B... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 07:14:15 EST You ARE worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906219 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269556951.jpg"> <BR> The 10.000 steps are back in my life---- <BR> The past 3 days, I've managed 8000 to 9ooo steps-- <BR> That requires one to move a lot----- <BR> I walk each German (as in dog) separately---try to get 30 minutes in on the Dreadmill---and I walk up the highway, 5 km---- <BR> Water is a large part too---trying to stay hydrated is needed with the exercise! <BR> <BR> I wear a stepper----- <BR> It monitors the steps---kinda mo... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 07:41:34 EST Oh no--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905687 Happy Easter--Happy Spring---Happy happy everything!---(kinda makes you sick eh?--LOL)---- <BR> It's NOT too spring-like-----but------here we are trying to stay healthy---- <BR> I got back to the ol' stepper yesterday----got 9000 steps in----and its pinned onto me to-day. Walking outside puts on the steps fast!--and it does warm up in the afternoon. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l864095291.jpg"> <BR> Here is daughter----with 3 of her brothers-son#2, the Air Canada... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 07:35:19 EST The weekend guy returns! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905436 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1968671751.jpg"> <BR> I almost forgot this little guy------in all the sadness of seeing daughter off---- <BR> I managed to get thru this day--thanks to all you Sparkly people---- did 9000 steps so far (trying to keep busy!)----- <BR> I hear our daughter is midway there----stopped in Michigan to have the 2 young children swim in a hotel pool----She will arrive home to-morrow--- <BR> I hope this sadness leaves me soon------It feels terrible!... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 16:36:10 EST Our daughter leaves--sad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905147 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l252447832.jpg"> <BR> It was our Grandson's Birthday yesterday--He was 6 yrs old! <BR> --And all (cept son#2 the Air Canada Pilot) were there---- <BR> Our daughter leaves to-day----- <BR> I am so sad to see her go==== <BR> I shall do blog #2 after she leaves--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l920372153.jpg"> <BR> Here are her 2 children with the Germans--- <BR> --talk to yu in a bit----- <BR> --hope I don't cry too ... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 06:19:20 EST It must be SPRING? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904645 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1529425820.jpg"> <BR> It's Easter weekend in Canada-a 4 day vacation from working-----a weekend to reflect on good thoughts--how fortunate we are to live where we do-----(even if its far north!)--to hear more birds back to our area----to see the snow melt-----and be happy that we are all blessed by the good Lord to be alive---- <BR> I'm sending prayers to IONIC, a fellow Sparkly Lady, who lost her canine-----and is crying in her heart, mis... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 08:25:08 EST The sillys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904021 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l233376857.jpg"> <BR> It's raining-----which must mean Spring! <BR> We still have mountains of snow--and frozen ground! <BR> ---which means----flooding------ <BR> I went to town yesterday in a winter jacket----nearly cooked!-----came home and packed it away till next winter---- <BR> All these are signs that the seasons--they are a-changing! <BR> <BR> Daughter is here with her 2 sweet children. It was her birthday yesterday, so we celebrated ... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 07:20:24 EST Quitting Sparking..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903361 Lord love a Duck!------I guess I am doomed to be fat--- <BR> I just give up! <BR> I am quitting SPARK------ <BR> * <BR> ** <BR> *** <BR> **** <BR> ******* <BR> ********* <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1275061928.jpg"> <BR> APRIL FOOLS DAY!---(as if I could ever quit!)- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l958404407.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> LOLOLOLOLOLOL Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:11:11 EST just saying--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902761 Wind Shear-----a term Pilot hear all the time---and it just might have been the cause for the Air Canada plane to have landed, short of the runway--- <BR> It was storming------and the Pilot makes the decision to land--or not---- <BR> But--at the particular airport where this all occurred, there is not the equipment to warn a pilot about "wind Shear"--- <BR> In fact, there are a number of airports across Canada where this equipment is missing-----Decisions to not install this at all large airp... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:30:06 EST Wee short little blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902117 My daughter is here---with her 2 children--- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l256120664.jpg"> <BR> I love it!!!------ <BR> She drove 2 days-----with 2 children--to get here! <BR> Youza!!! <BR> I shall try to not see the mess----the toys everywhere--the food all over the counters---the boots--snowsuits---- <BR> We will just enjoy her! <BR> But------I will have to shovel SNOW--We had 6 inches of SNOW yesterday! <BR> Eeeeeeee Gads!!!!! --and it's almost SPPRING! <BR> Lor... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:25:46 EST A bit of humour in a bad situation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901541 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1942822025.jpg"> <BR> This was sent to me by son#2 the Air Canada Pilot--- <BR> That's because I keep telling him, before a flight--"Don't use the washroom"! <BR> It seems callous to have humour in the German Wings situation, but sometimes, perhaps that's all there is! <BR> <BR> So, down to the nitty gritty here--- <BR> I AM DOWN a WHOLE POUND!--recycled of course-- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l117053278.jpg"> <... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:11:10 EST lotza prayers for Sparkly People --and German Wings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901039 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l488770637.jpg"> <BR> I started Spark to get healthy----to lose the extra fat---to get moving on a regular basis---and to try not to worry about everything---- <BR> Have I succeeded?--Well, I am still working at the ""worry" part----and the weight loss thing is happening, but I still have days where the mouth works overtime--STILL!!!--(the old hope diet--yu know--yu eat everything and hope for the best!)--- <BR> However--------those days are ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:27:45 EST I Love this cold weather--NOT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900475 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1419613985.jpg"> <BR> And this child is right----weekends are just more days to Spark---- <BR> - <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1389936035.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My daughter and her 2 children will arrive on Sunday, from Ohio. <BR> When she and I planned this, we thought it would be warm--- <BR> It's still winter up here in the northland! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2135467264.jpg"> <BR> Here she is... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:30:42 EST chattin' away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899873 Everyday, as I spark, I listen to CBC radio----world events----weather----It starts my day---Sometimes it makes me angry----like when I hear that power rates may go up again-- <BR> Sometimes when I hear of that airplane crash, I feel sad----It seems so useless--- <BR> The weather (more and more snow)-reminds me that I still have time to lose weight---time to get the ol' body ready to shed clothing--- <BR> I read this morning that our team leader on Spark is sitting in the Toronto airport wa... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:16:40 EST A shorter than short-Wednesday reminder! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899230 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1291949863.jpg"> <BR> ..just keep doing' it-----getting healthy----eating better----exercising---being happy-- <BR> Spark as if yer life depends on it----it does yu know! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1492421150.jpg"> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:19:02 EST Invisable elders and the Hokey Pokey Clinic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898616 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1452154016.jpg" <BR> It seems like little older women become invisible as they age-- <BR> ...sad---- <BR> <BR> I was standing at the pharmacy yesterday, in line, waiting to have a prescription filled, for Coal-y boy--the big black Shepherd. <BR> A wee woman (old!)--was sitting on a chair looking as if she was waiting to talk to the pharmacist. <BR> She asked me to rest, beside her, on another chair-- <BR> Immediately I thought--"Oh, if I si... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:24:42 EST nearly April--Yikes!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897941 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1331243301.jpg"> <BR> Its Monday morning---We might need this coffee--- <BR> It's minus 23C--- <BR> And---it's almost April! <BR> But-----we are strong sensible people here who wish to be healthy----happy--caring-- <BR> We are given the tools on Spark here to get to our goal---- <BR> And to-day, we are going to use them--- <BR> The Dreadmill is calling me right now--- <BR> - <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1739244434.jpg"... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:21:44 EST "Food Porn" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897402 "Food Porn"-----Whatta term eh?---that's what I get into sometimes, after dinner while vegging on the sofa-- <BR> I heard this term this morning, in an article, on Spark--- <BR> FOOD PORN-----I will remember this! <BR> <BR> Another article on Spark this morning is , "EVEN ONE CHEAT DAY HURTS YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS"----Lord love a duck! How many times , I've been doing so well, and BAM!-----a piece of Food Porn hits me in the mouth , and I swallow it?--- <BR> <BR> These are reasons I Spar... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:51:22 EST Hate to see them go--sad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896832 Son #2. the Pilot son has left---in snow--at 4am---- <BR> so sad to see them go---- <BR> But----(always the big " but")----I can get serious about what I eat and get off that ol' "Hope Diet"---you know--"Eat anything you want and hope for the best"- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l163790300.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have snow falling outside, as I type--- <BR> SNOW!------and it's Spring---- <BR> I couldn't sleep---saw son #2's car pull out at 4am---(in the snow)-heading for... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:44:04 EST oh-oh----weekend warrior! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896620 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1502055453.jpg"> <BR> The weekend little guy--- <BR> Someone reminded me------I hadn't posted him---- <BR> Lord Love A Duck-----perhaps because son#2 the Air Canada Pilot is here-has been here all week--with his daughter---- <BR> Things are a tad screwy--like......busy----His daughter brought her friend----so---Life is crazy --fun tho---- They go back tomorrow and I shall be very sad! <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:41:56 EST Spring ahead here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896295 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1288178727.jpg"> <BR> We made it through a very cold winter! <BR> And it will get warmer--no matter what!---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1701746452.jpg"> <BR> ""Spring has sprung--the grass has not riz, --I wonder where the boidies iz"? <BR> <BR> Lord Love A Duck!----Soon we can get out the flip flops----the swim suit-- <BR> Tip toe through the tulips---- <BR> with less clothes---- <BR> Will we be ready? Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:06:42 EST I must be holding up the season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895710 Just for to-day--I will eat healthy-ALL DAY! <BR> Just for to-day, I will remind myself that water is really all I need to drink! <BR> Just for to-day, I will get at least 30 minutes of exercise in! <BR> And -----at least for to-day, I will try to show extreme patience with "himself" <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1623004952.jpg"> <BR> as yu can see-----Spring is really not here yet- <BR> I think it's waiting for this body of mine to become more aerodynamic---- <BR... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:17:02 EST Determination! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895041 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l218037978.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1092196145.jpg"> <BR> 1200 calories is not a lot--- <BR> For instance, you can't eat too much sweet and salty popcorn-- <BR> You must drink a lot of water-- <BR> If I cut my food into tiny morsels, it will help to eat more slowly-- <BR> One must walk for over two hours to burn off the calories eaten (in one minute) in one piece of chocolate cake. <BR> Winning the losing batt... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:58:58 EST Germans really are Angels! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894431 Last night a whole lot of downloads came in for the I Mac--- <BR> Now everything is all new again--- <BR> Lord Love A Duck--It's driving me crazy! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l358915283.jpg"> <BR> And I'm tired----half asleep here---- <BR> You see, we were woken up around 3am by A German, as in dog--pawing us--trying to wake us up---We kept telling her--"NO!"-----and ""Lie DOWN""--but--she persisted! <BR> Finally himself said she might want out---so, he got up----... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:35:10 EST to-morrow is St Paddy's day- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893768 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l914473913.jpg"> <BR> Tomorrow is St Paddy's Day- <BR> -- <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l775198528.jpg"> <BR> I am NOT Irish--but-----the Irish will celebrate their heritage. <BR> I say, ""Good for them"! I'll try to pin a shamrock on himself as he goes out the door. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1549637403.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I shall--try --try --try---to eat healthy----and move more----drink... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:43:02 EST Extreme short blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893203 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l738630849.jpg"> <BR> ---extremely short blog here so y'all can get exercising-- <BR> Tis sunny here to-day-----plus 6 C---Spring is in the air---- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l768140864.jpg"> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:17:27 EST Techno Mama here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892690 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1531120668.jpg"> <BR> Son#4, the Policeman--and his family are driving to Florida--as I type! <BR> Last night , they were supposed to go from here (near the North Pole --or so it seems)-- to Corbin, Kentucky. That is the entire state of Michigan, and Ohio --then into Kentucky. <BR> By 10pm, we had not heard from them. <BR> I was texting ("ME"--texting!)----them----no reply-- <BR> You see, the deal was, he was to put unlimited texting on his... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:50:37 EST Lord Love A Duck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892090 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l842894396.jpg"> <BR> March Break , for this area begins to-day- <BR> We will be here. (as if we ever go anywhere!--LOL)- <BR> Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot will be here early next week--- <BR> I shall get him to help me with the I Mac--There are things on here I haven't had time to figure out. I use it all the time now--the old "Hop-a long" Dell sits , unused---Because of its age, it has become unreliable' <BR> <BR> It's a new day--a whole 2... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 06:47:05 EST Himself keeps his licence! YEAH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891551 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1715520403.jpg"> <BR> Himself did his driving test yesterday--and passed it! <BR> In Canada, every 2 yrs , after 80 yrs of age, one must do a test. <BR> He did well. I was proud of him! <BR> There certainly were some characters in the room, taking the test. <BR> It seems, a lot of people over 80 yrs, don't give much thought to what they wear--or, how they look---It was kinda sad really!--Maybe their financial situation prevent them getting a... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:07:44 EST Fat is slow moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890932 Trying to lose weight is very hard--- <BR> The whole process is slow---- <BR> It's a meal to meal thing--and in-between meals, you must think only thin thoughts--- <BR> It means a daily amount of exercise----- <BR> And this whole process goes on forever it seems--- <BR> <BR> There are good things---- like---- I very seldom, if ever, drink pop---- <BR> Vegetables-'specially fresh raw crunchy veggies are so good--- <BR> In short, food now is not an activity to me anymore--- the right foods a... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:32:39 EST Spring Has Sprung! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890300 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l284794071.jpg"> <BR> The big melt down in the North has begun! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1098335152.jpg"> <BR> It goes --in a day---- from minus 20-30C to plus 9C--as it was yesterday-- <BR> There are more birds around----huge chunks of ice falling from the roof---and water everywhere.----SPRING HAS SPRUNG! <BR> <BR> Yesterday , the power went off AGAIN----This time, it affected almost the whole town--- <BR> ... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:16:56 EST