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/ Living on the edge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278492 There are mornings that you have to be strong- <BR> Sparkly People ARE STRONG!----good thing too! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf7f5fbf-70f2-49ce-b02c-f8c832289253.JPG"> <BR> Beau the German---this morning, decided he wanted the bed in the kitchen-pushed poor old Tess out--who yelped----and Big Bully Beau, was immediately scolded--put in the corner, told to "STAY"--which he did------till I finally just told him to "COME"- that all is forgiven--FOR <BR> NOW! <BR> <... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:59:21 EST Beau comes to my rescue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277961 I just can't "put Spark on hold" because of Christmas! <BR> It would be sorta like---walking backwards---digging myself into a hole--eating everything I used to eat--- going back onto that old "hope diet-- , where you eat everything you want, and then, hope for the best! <BR> <BR> The closer I get to Christmas, it is tempting---'specially with the glitter of bake goods everywhere---the music playing in my ears when I waltz around the grocery store, with the plates of sweets , decorated festi... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 07:44:21 EST "Patience is a virtue" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277489 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae9fa9b1-a330-40c6-b021-c4c83e0e4254.gif"> <BR> This is me--at the end of the day--everyday! <BR> You see, Himself, the Doctor, needs a typist--- <BR> As it turns out---""I'm the one!"-- <BR> <BR> I am a one finger typist----never took typing in school-- <BR> It kinda goes like this--- Himself reads his notes from work--- <BR> I do quite well at keeping up, until, he comes to some medical term which I can't even hear properly-- <BR> Himself... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:22:55 EST Beau, the Bully! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277031 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4410090a-8063-46a6-9a64-6b9aa3025ea9.JPG"> <BR> I have 2 Germans here (as in dogs) chomping at the bit, to get out to play. <BR> They have already been out once--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17b45911-ec8f-44f8-b275-21646eaaf031.jpg"> <BR> This is what makes up most of my day! <BR> <BR> I have to say, that Beau, the German whose heart doesn't beat consistently---is tolerating exercise a lot better---- He can run arou... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 07:46:21 EST Winter hits the North--Bring in yer loved ones! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276586 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/843a779f-196e-4742-a6df-82ad7402f136.JPG"> <BR> We have snow falling---- <BR> -heavy wet snow-with rain now mixed in! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d1d87ab-e709-43ab-a449-16a3aad26f86.JPG"> <BR> I've been out, with the Germans,(as in dogs)--shovelling-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad0015bc-d287-40ff-92b2-6fc7e1d5d24b.jpg"> <BR> -no dog walking ---no Dreadmill----my exercise to-day will be movin... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:53:37 EST Trying to be happy--on Sunday ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276100 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45bb18df-0e13-4e60-9634-9a765e6c3802.jpg"> <BR> I remember taking courses in my last year of nursing on "staying calm" in emergencies-how to separate in catastrophic events, those who will "make it"---from hopeless cases. <BR> I knew in my heart that would be what must happen, but--(the big " butt")--I really didn't think I could walk away from some who were suffering, to attend to those who could be dealt with . <BR> <BR> I once got stuck in ... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 08:54:06 EST a few interesting pictures to maybe make you say, "AWwwww" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275690 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28a1ddad-96a5-443b-9a94-00c8424af6bc.jpg"> <BR> It's here! -- I must keep the calories in check! <BR> On the weekend, I have more time--stuff isn't done as early as it used to be! <BR> So--I've put together a few interesting pictures----maybe some will put a smile on yer face! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8877c1b8-7959-4318-ba3e-8731f29e0a23.JPG"> <BR> -seems I always can never find my glasses-- <BR> <img src="http... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:21:30 EST Chattin' on the I Pad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275230 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1f28f97-99fa-49a6-af52-ffb7fe854c17.JPG"> <BR> It has to be a good day, when you wake up, and you are still alive! <BR> Lord love a Duck eh?---that's the age himself and I are--sounds pretty gruesome! <BR> <BR> However, this morning, we woke up to Calypso beeping on the I Pad-- <BR> It was our daughter in Ohio--checking the web cam for the weather in our area- <BR> --also, chatting away to us about her morning, complete with pictures of her d... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:54:44 EST Delightful when the weather is frightful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274699 I have lost 4 pounds---in the month of November! <BR> But ( that big "butt") --all of it is recycled weight--weight which I've lost at least 456 times-then regained ---- <BR> You see, Nov. 1st, my weight had crept up to 203.5- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b0005bb-04d1-4a3d-8975-29144dce5118.gif"> <BR> I knew this had to change! <BR> <BR> So, I set a goal of trying to lose 5 pounds in 30 days-- <BR> Well, I lost 4 pounds in 30 days--again, recycled---- <BR> But I'm... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:41:18 EST Thoughts on a day with "Stan-the Man"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274195 If I wasn't a "Sparkly " person, I'd never have made it through yesterday-- <BR> I was thinking that, as I sat in a corridor full of older adults, waiting to see the eye Doctor, at the hospital. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e20d25b3-29c6-448a-a04a-609005195dc0.JPG"> <BR> You see, I wear glasses and have high pressure in both eyes, which needs to be checked yearly. <BR> Yesterday was that day! <BR> There were at least 60 other people waiting to see the same Opthamologi... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:44:59 EST Oh woe is me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273748 I'm in a mess here--- <BR> You see, son#2 the Air Canada Pilot installed a NEST CAM on my IPAD- <BR> It shines down on the driveway, so he can feel connected to us where ever he is in the world! <BR> Well. I messed it up--- <BR> They asked me questions when I turned it on this morning--AND--I answered their questions-- <BR> NEVER DO THAT! <BR> I just called him -- <BR> He was on his way to Mexico---in the airport- <BR> "MOM", he says, "NEVER CHANGE STUFF ON THERE!" <BR> Well, I did-- <BR> <... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:02:36 EST Counting down the days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273163 In a Chinese household, the grown children bring their families out to visit the Grand Parents on Sunday.--This sometimes includes their dogs ! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b564cb4a-e0c2-4d5c-a387-fdd614c7ce34.jpg"> <BR> And if its a meal hour, of course they all stay --- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/16949897-ba05-464a-9297-dca9cfd0a03c.jpg"> <BR> So, yesterday, we had these 2 happy wee ones---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:47:59 EST Techno Mama here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272734 I am bleary eyed this morning--- <BR> --because I was up trying to put all our grown children's phone numbers into a set of new house phones---AND----not only their house numbers, but their cell numbers plus, their wives cell numbers-- <BR> <BR> You see, about 2 mos. ago, himself purchased a set of new Panasonic telephones. <BR> They sat in the box, in the kitchen--- <BR> I knew it would be up to me to get them going---- <BR> I also wasn't really feeling "up to the challenge"- <BR> <BR> L... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:37:01 EST memories of good -and bad habits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272326 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32bc4eba-3948-4207-8898-9a243691316e.jpg"> <BR> And--it happens all the time!- <BR> "'Lord love a Duck", was a favourite expression of hers--- <BR> I never ever heard my Mom swear, so perhaps that was a replacement! <BR> We knew she really wasn't angry when she used expressions, such as those! <BR> In fact, when she WAS angry, we knew it too, because she would repeat our entire name, and very loud! <BR> "Cold as Bilio"----"Dark as the Ace of... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:37:24 EST Should I---or---should I not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271960 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c2df149-efa3-4262-8b02-098bb9820cce.jpg"> <BR> The weekend is nearly here for all of us in Canada--- <BR> To you in the U.S., I can smell the turkey wafting across the border--lingering in the air above your country-- <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> We had light flurries overnight--- enough to cover the driveway and the walkways-- <BR> --enough to shovel----- <BR> Decisions -decisions--because-----if I shovel, I will not get my 20 m... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:19:20 EST News Flash!--News Flash! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271453 We have snow falling --I love it! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0cf38dfb-5cec-4993-b10f-c1f92c038902.png"> <BR> AND-----there is more news--- <BR> and--I can't wait to tell you- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b162c625-9e14-4a12-b602-5bf7b10f37e7.jpeg"> <BR> GUESS WHAT? <BR> <BR> Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot---- ready for this?-----IS ENGAGED! <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> Here they are at Diamond Head, in Hawaii, where he proposed--gave her a... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:44:55 EST back home from the vet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271033 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a4007c0-1648-432a-b616-ca58e487d288.jpg"> <BR> Isn't this the beginning of the Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S.? <BR> In Canada, we try to remember to watch the Macy's Day Parade. <BR> My daughter who lives in Ohio, says everyone in the U.S watches football on Thanksgiving weekend---then after they eat their turkey, they go out and throw the football around on the front lawn. <BR> I like this weekend, your Holiday few days, as there are usuall... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:31:17 EST You might say, he is "all heart" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270639 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/924b5cf2-3476-4fa2-8c93-271fcdd643ba.jpg"> <BR> This is Beau----the German (as in Shepherd), who should be going to the Emerald City--to ask the wizard for a new heart-- <BR> Actually, Himself and I listened to the beat of his heart, last evening, with a stethoscope--- <BR> It seems to be beating more regularly---- still skips a beat here and there, but much slower too than it used to. <BR> Of course, he is on 6 heart pills a day, with food---... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:59:26 EST Himself and I Meet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270201 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e093e32-fb2c-477c-b86e-04a55aaeda01.jpg"> <BR> This was Himself and I---not married too long--pre-children days! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86efb0be-0ab4-459b-9e15-f745b79471b1.jpg"> <BR> You see, I am a Registered nurse---a graduate of The Hospital For Sick Children, in Toronto- <BR> Himself was an Intern---had graduated with a University of London degree in medicine, and was from Jamaica. <BR> And we both were wor... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:43:43 EST Winter begins in the North! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269722 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d8a5f2d1-ec5d-40d4-99d5-a722733424e0.jpg"> <BR> Here are Himself and I---not so long ago-- <BR> One day I must tell you how we met--- <BR> <BR> But--(the big "butt"!)--this morning, we woke up to----SNOW! <em>425</em> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed951491-01e0-41f1-aabb-873637986e36.jpg"> <BR> This is the end of the lake--We call it the "Landing"---I walk there everyday---It's a boat launch! <BR> <img src="http://p... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:18:43 EST I feel "Over the hill" to-day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269315 There is a saying: "You are only as old as you feel!" <BR> -and--to-day, I feel old! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48b168c6-0bd2-4163-bad7-fe1c232fe20d.jpg"> <BR> You see, son#3, the Policeman, was just trying to make life easier for us-- <BR> "Why don't we grocery shop after supper on a Friday night?" he said. <BR> We tried it last evening. <BR> ----after we had vacuumed the whole house, walked Germans (as in dogs--big dogs!)- Himself put up 2 artificial Xmas trees ou... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:01:48 EST As the Fat falls! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268856 The weight is moving-----DOWN! <BR> I am DOWN--a half a pound--- <BR> Big DeaL EH?------and it is recycled fat--- weight that I've lost at least 356 times before, as the scales yo-yo-- <BR> But--(that big "butt"!)---it is heading in the right direction, after perhaps 2 weeks of being "on hold"--- <BR> So, what have I done differently?--- <BR> <BR> Eating at home , is a biggy--- <BR> Exercising on the Dreadmill each day --up to 19 minutes this week--- <BR> Staying on track---no treats--- con... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:53:56 EST Why on Earth are we still together? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268341 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1644d93-6282-4c0b-a174-98de3e72cd42.jpg"> <BR> These were our children, many moons ago-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/056ed1f7-5e52-41ac-9c6a-ff772ba47b61.jpg"> <BR> And here they are now--with Himself and I--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/476543a2-bb9c-4449-8d18-3730e55743e1.jpg"> <BR> And from there, these Grandchildren developed---and now we have 2 more! <BR> <BR> I often look at all these ... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:25:01 EST -Wanna-be Chinese! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267727 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/349fdcc3-08ba-4422-b47c-1eff69f3205d.jpg"> <BR> Here is son#1, the restaurant owner, with his 2 yr. old daughter---our youngest Grand Daughter--- so sweet! <BR> They paid us a visit last Sunday and I took this on my IPAD-- <BR> <BR> Sundays in a Chinese household are sorta --"Family Day"--- <BR> It was the same in Jamaica, when Himself and I used to visit his Family home. <BR> Many cars would drive into the compound. Every vehicle had children... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:53:54 EST Why we must stay strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267224 Have you ever stopped to think of how much one does every morning, as soon as you put yer feet on the ground? <BR> And here it all must be finished by 8-30am, when Himself heads out the door for work-- <BR> <BR> There is the dog water to change, the laundry to run downstairs to the washer (trying to get it in and out of the dryer before 7am-which never seems to happen!--which is supposed to save us dollars on our power bill--which never seems to happen either!)-the dishwasher to empty--the... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:21:57 EST Sick as a Dog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266635 Did you know that a flu shot only covers 3 viruses?- <BR> Himself says that there are hundreds of viruses out there--- <BR> He added, that the flu shot doesn't cover the common cold either! <BR> <BR> So, why am I telling you this? <BR> Because.......I have the flu----AND--I had a flu shot! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1ec7e27-45bc-4d93-9c9d-665bc180f91b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last week, a Lady behind me said that she had been sick the week before. <BR> "Oh no", I told her... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:57:52 EST Laughing cures a lot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266111 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af5f0a14-b120-4aea-96b1-d9c38e75a56f.jpg"> <BR> --so true isn't it? <BR> My Dad could laugh--see the funny side of most everything <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff323088-acd9-40f5-b1ef-411c4854157b.jpg"> <BR> -my Grandfather too----on the Right! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be71a45b-2adb-45f2-8562-f42007d63ee1.jpg"> <BR> I remember him dancing me around the kitchen of that house in Port Perry, si... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 09:57:39 EST Himself is pretty unique! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265614 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/851c4f35-1156-460a-8737-16ca3325e073.JPG"> <BR> Here is Himself---- <BR> He has a weak knee---wears a knee brace--but--(that big "butt")----He refuses to use the 345 walking sticks and canes I have in the front hall. <BR> He prefers an ordinary piece of wood--- <BR> And so we have long sticks of wood , posted at every door, and----at every walkway around this house and Heaven help me, if I move them! <BR> I used to be mortified , years ago, wi... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:29:10 EST Its Spa Day for the Germans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265134 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9166bc89-b226-4e09-9709-5b78d1414b72.jpg"> <BR> We shall not forget those who lost their lives, so we are free- <BR> <BR> To-day is "take the dog to the groomer day"--- <BR> --their Spa Day! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f8c54fa-5852-48ad-8da0-b24b869cf662.JPG"> <BR> I shall return and add to this blog later-- <BR> <BR> --10:30am! <BR> I am back from the groomers--will go and pick them up shortly-- <BR> It always hec... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:21:20 EST Built like A Truck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264726 "Keep my eyes on the prize-"-- <BR> That is going through my head--- <BR> And my dream is to fit into my new black ,fitted, sorta long dress- <BR> I purchased it online, for Christmas- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe9406c2-d19c-42de-b524-b81d3258b734.gif"> <BR> It fits me-----but-(that huge big "butt"-)- <BR> My stomach sticks out--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9ed0af5-1e61-40c2-b474-0cfc6f9d01d4.gif"> <BR> And so, I SPARK---like--everyda... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:06:54 EST Built like A Truck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264725 "Keep my eyes on the prize-"-- <BR> That is going through my head--- <BR> And my dream is to fit into my new black ,fitted, sorta long dress- <BR> I purchased it online, for Christmas- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe9406c2-d19c-42de-b524-b81d3258b734.gif"> <BR> It fits me-----but-(that huge big "butt"-)- <BR> My stomach sticks out--- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9ed0af5-1e61-40c2-b474-0cfc6f9d01d4.gif"> <BR> And so, I SPARK---like--everyda... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:06:00 EST Living in Interesting times! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264220 THE WEIGHT STILL FALLS! <BR> 201--a pound away from "the land of the One"! <BR> And I am 9 days into my goal of losing 5 pounds by the end of November! <BR> <BR> Last night, we went for supper ---at McDonalds-- <BR> But--"(there it is--the big "butt"!)---I took a "Smart One's " meal---microwaved it at home--- <BR> I checked online prior to going--270mg of sodium----compared to 1020 sodium in a Big Mac! <BR> Mind over matter helped those scales, I'm sure! <BR> <BR> I stayed up till 2am las... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 07:24:12 EST The FAT IS MOVING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263686 THE WEIGHT IS MOVING! <BR> Lord love a Duck! --It is about time! <BR> -down a pound----recycled of course-- <BR> The poor ol' body probably is in a state of confusion! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3710c1a3-40cc-4092-beef-d8692b8f9c9d.gif"> <BR> like-----"What do I do now", it must be saying!--"Do I go up , or down?"- <BR> <BR> So, what was different about yesterday?- <BR> -maybe the exercise ---like---Do I have time to get on that Treadmill--for 18 minutes? <BR> (I... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 06:53:58 EST Monday morning Pep Talk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263164 I am a week into my quest to lose 5 pounds in 4 weeks-- <BR> -The scales are bouncing--but no great weight loss yet- <BR> I complain bitterly to you all about eating the wrong foods-- <BR> But (there is that big "butt")- pre Spark days, I never even knew-or cared , about calories and sodium--so, I know there is a great deal of progress really! <BR> <BR> I still think if someone could measure out my kibble, the weight might drop faster--kinda like the Germans, who are my dogs! <BR> <img src... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 07:40:30 EST Plugging along full of Jamaican Patties! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262742 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62f901cb-3585-4026-93f5-ed72cbfee4c4.jpg"> <BR> And we have about 50 chiming clocks---- <BR> It takes us forever to get their chimes to go with the hour! <BR> <BR> It's Sunday---Day #6----and I am NOT back in the Land of the One, yet!-- <BR> Lord love a Duck! <BR> Yesterday, at lunch, instead of looking up the calories in a Jamaican pattie, I wolfed down 2 of them---Afterwards, noticing how difficult it was to eat all of Pattie #2, I began to... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST Do it because you love yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262250 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53802055-9c38-4f90-ab7e-d9ed9acb20a9.JPG"> <BR> Here are the 2 Germans--as in dogs- <BR> This morning I walked each of them and took some pictures along the way. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69d6ac2a-7219-4dfe-94b4-0e8ba79d4fdd.JPG"> <BR> As you can see, we have no more leaves on the trees. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b98d29d-c2dd-4a7e-88a4-0be88e5929eb.JPG"> <BR> And the bush, along the road,... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 10:10:40 EST My PEP talk on Day#3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261772 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94f7750b-46ef-4f64-8972-f6c1c042dfa5.jpg"> <BR> To get to the computer this morning, I had to hop over dogs--- <BR> They are waiting for their walk--- sleeping beside me here, not even thinking that I might step on them! <BR> <BR> So, to-day is Friday--- <BR> Yesterday was a good day , Spark-wise---perhaps the portions were too great at supper--- <BR> And the weight is 201-almost back into the " land of the One"--- <BR> There were weaknesses h... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 08:26:43 EST Staying on track--2 days down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261330 My Spark web site seems to be acting up this AM--- <BR> I shall try going in thru the back door , so to speak--- see if this works-- <BR> <BR> So----Yesterday was the best day ever for me--Spark-wise! <BR> I lost 1.5 lbs-- (recycled)-and it leaves my weight at 201-- <BR> The goal is to get to 195 by the end of November! <BR> <BR> It was easy yesterday-- <BR> -mostly because I read everyone's comments--people who are going to try to lose weight this month-- <BR> Total inspiration for me t... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 09:22:16 EST just doin' it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260791 This is not just another day! <BR> This is my new challenge--to get 5 pounds off this ol' body, in 30 days <BR> That means, a pound a week--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a0972cd-2f9b-4ece-864f-bbb908308e41.gif"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday-Day#1--I was successful--- <BR> -didn't waver-----controlled what went in the mouth---exercised---did NOT eat after supper--- <BR> This morning, the weight is still the same--- <BR> BUT-----It isn't up---- <BR> <BR> I'm doing this expe... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 09:00:52 EST The Bears love chocolate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260217 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa672b1a-3615-44a5-b50d-c0f5a8994835.jpg"> <BR> -a brand new month--- <BR> -and it's a great time to make a new goal--- <BR> <BR> Lord love a Duck--How many times have I decided on a goal?---but--that big "butt"---- "The number of times you fall down is irrelevant. The number of times you have the courage to get back up is what matters." <BR> <BR> Ta-Da---By the end of this month---Nov.16--I shall weigh 195---my new goal---- <BR> That means ... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:05:20 EST BOO!___BOO-BOO --Are you scared? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259658 <em>424</em> <em>275</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> <BR> BOO! <BR> This is it----the scarey day----the day you might see weird looking people driving cars-- <BR> This morning the weather man on TV had cotton balls stuck all over him--He was "scattered flurries""----so funny! <BR> I never liked Halloween---probably because my parents left our costumes up to us--- <BR> So we were ghosts--old men--- hobos-- dressed with any clothes we could find in ... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:00:14 EST YES! I CAN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259195 To-day--all day--- I shall put "me" first---- <BR> It's not my nature to do this--- <BR> <BR> You see, there are the dogs----the house--the bed to change---the leaves to rake---Himself might need me to make a dessert (which I mostly eat!)---the Grand children might drop in---- <BR> --and then-----the day is done! <BR> <BR> So, my new revelation --for to-day--is-----I need to enjoy a walk-----by myself----just me and my music-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83cfddc8-... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:47:37 EST Dreamin' here-AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258791 You know, no-one asked us, on our 50th wedding anniversary, what was our secret to being married so long---- <BR> I used to dream about that-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/655303c4-ac05-426d-968f-b7edbf29c38a.png">- <BR> <BR> And in my dream, we would hug each other--perhaps himself would grab me, and tenderly waltz with me around the kitchen--- <BR> Maybe the children would be playing violins---would have the house decorated with hearts-----perhaps even send us bot... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 10:29:36 EST Son#2 flies into New York! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258298 Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot was in New York a couple days ago-- <BR> LaGuardia Airport-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86faf58b-9af4-4fe3-8e49-12d13e9f2af6.jpg"> <BR> Here yu can see just how busy that airport is---- If you look closely you can see planes lined up ready for take-off---also, how that airport is right in the city-- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6781355a-5258-4506-b0f1-2f0b60756a21.jpg"> <BR> and Hilary's plane across the Tarmac- <... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:27:02 EST Off to see the Wizard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257803 It's almost 8am here--and it's still very dark! <BR> Our clocks change Nov.6th---"Fall back"--- <BR> In Canada, we are entering the darkest time of the year---especially in the North here! <BR> From now, until the end of December, our day light hours will be less. <BR> <BR> I've had to change my routine---walk the Germans (as in dogs) later---workout now in the house more---not leave the dogs outside as long, in the cold-- <BR> So far we don't have snow. And we don't usually get too much s... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:58:02 EST I wish everything was as easy as getting fat is! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257354 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c04a4c9-dbc5-476a-a314-319351226745.JPG"> <BR> We had Ba-Ha's(Himself)-- 88th Birthday Party last night. <BR> It was at Son#1's restaurant--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea36dea9-5086-4115-8c9f-4bbda2409922.JPG"> <BR> Daughter in Ohio sent balloons- <BR> - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d60f6a8b-6210-4b04-9dc3-c989fdb24365.JPG"> <BR> There was cake--- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/g... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:14:50 EST Himself has a Birthday-today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256822 Himself has a birthday to-day. <BR> He is now 88 years---- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23243934-c63f-4b48-90b2-fdf6fb46ed08.jpg"> <BR> Here we both are--pre-children years---living it up in Ottawa! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9de0cea4-5eeb-40fa-9e64-4cc9d5739fe8.jpg"> <BR> Here is Himself holding Son #1---Himself was an Intern here---living in Ottawa. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84573319-10f9-4c51-9d12-3f28e7bd3e76.... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:24:57 EST There really isn't a choice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256284 I got a flu shot---on Saturday-- <BR> --at "No Frills" grocery store! <BR> Himself and I were shopping, and over the Pharmacy, was a sign, "Get your Flu Shot here." <BR> "I think I'm going to get it", I said to Himself. <BR> And of course, he, being a Doctor, said, "Oh no, I think you should wait. Get it on Monday at the Clinic" <BR> <BR> As we were loading the groceries into the car, I announced that maybe I would go back into the store--get that flu shot , there and then. <BR> And I did!--... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:32:20 EST Lord love a Duck!- I don't feel that old! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255766 There's no 2 ways about it--- <BR> Being married to a person of a different culture causes problems--- <BR> You see, Himself is Chinese---and he and I are--"no Spring Chickens"---- <BR> Well, the grown children tell us that anyway- <BR> <BR> In the Chinese culture, the sons take care of their father---- <BR> In the Canadian way of life, the parents are left to their own demise---to cope any way they can, and "who cares anyway", so to speak--- <BR> <BR> So you see, living close to 3 sons, Hi... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:22:49 EST You can't always get it right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255296 Dinner time last night was a complete flop! <BR> The only really tasty part of it, was the asparagus, and my fresh salad. <BR> You see, I decided to thaw chicken wings--- <BR> They really were terrible-- <BR> And to make matters worse, I cooked frozen fries ----like--I cooked them forever--in the oven. <BR> If we ate them, we would've broken off our teeth-- <BR> <BR> We used to eat out 3 to 4 times a week--pre Spark days that is! <BR> I am trying very hard to come up with different, healthy... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:28:05 EST