LINDAM.1's SparkPeople Blog LINDAM.1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Good timing My open heart with two veins replaced came as a sunrise. Murmur to be fixed is why the camera was in my heart. They backed out and told me open heart in a couple of weeks. <BR> That was years ago but remembering the good is helpful some times! <em>252</em> <BR> Open hearts was my first team. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:45:11 EST The chiropractor I have been putting in my husbands tea what the chiropractor,perscribed Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:39:30 EST Vacation Vacation was much better than I expected. Got to know our renters better. One renter we have known for years. She is not seeing well enough to drive, friends her age can not come see her. We had a nice chat. <BR> Found raw filberts(hazel nuts) in the fridge. got spinach, peach, 4 raspberries , baby greens. one stalk of celery(24cents) soy milk from coffee tasting . <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> Good 60th birthday! <em>376</em> <BR> My husband dose not appreciate how thrifty I am. <em>21... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:55:18 EST Yahoo My yahoo mail is not opening so if you tried to send me something and I did not respond that is why. <em>20</em> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:08:57 EST Birthday' My 60th is 7, Best friends little brother's is 14th Best friend is in Leo in July. There grandmother was in July also. Best friend from 2 and I will both be 60 this year. Nephew will be 30 this year. I was the first non blood relative to watch him. <em>236</em> <em>551</em> in steed of cake . I drought it. <BR> <BR> Birthdays are better than the alternative. <em>88</em> <em>44</em> <em>44</em> <em>44</em> fore the three of us and <em>44</em> in memory of grandma... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:05:05 EST Have a Marvelous day. Smile it is better for you than frowning. <em>334</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:30:35 EST Taking care of loved ones. Rememring 26 years ago. Taking my best friends Nephew during the day the year before kindergarten. Grand parents said what did you do to that child He now has manners. First non blod person to take care of him. <BR> His girlfriend said thank you. Last summer <BR> He will be 30 this year. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 18:06:49 EST Not so old When a friend reminded me what we were doing 38 years ago. <BR> Turning 60 this summer we are. <BR> Then a grad school friend invited us to her mothers 90 birthday party. Let us be Healthy at 90 together. Thu, 29 May 2014 03:01:14 EST Mothers A friends Grandson died in uterus. I do not think they were ready for another one. <BR> <BR> I would have had a child if it was not for the doctor at the Air National Guard. <BR> He said it looks strange and scraped away my pregnancy, after corrective surgeries, fertility pills , take my temp before peeing on the stick , with bladder infections. Sun, 11 May 2014 23:16:00 EST Be good to your body One of my Huddle Posts. I miss huddle. Wed, 7 May 2014 01:33:36 EST Good News Good news Husband did not break the top of the septic tank with the tractor clearing the top. It will cost us $1100,even though we cleared the top off. It was fairly full. But a t in the pipe is why it backed up in the basement. <BR> <BR> We all have lives outside Spark people. <BR> It is nice to have some one else not desperate to loose weight. <BR> <BR> I Came out of open heart wanting to be healthier. <BR> <BR> Logging until I can take a week away from the computer and not fe... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:47:45 EST April weather Lucky people are skiing on Mt Hood fresh 15" powder. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:01:11 EST Retirement I may get retirement 5 years before I expected it. If federal forms get together. Air national Guard records burned 40 years ago Might be short a few point. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:53:40 EST Happy Weekend be it Easter, Passover, Oster. or Spring or Fall Happy healthy Weekend. Be good to your body. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:06:15 EST Seasion change Let us be glad we survived to the next season. Have another salad . <em>30</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:27:32 EST Looking up I am Fine our old cat said hi Monday when I went back for the younger cat who had been hiding. <BR> We may have a trailer sold. I have not gotten a garden tilled yet. two renters said they were going to but nothing has been turned over yet. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I have British in me stiff upper lip, Or <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> The sun is shining. <BR> Doing fish for dinner with a free half of lemon. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:12:44 EST Better Day Good we do not have to pay $20,000 we get a refund. <em>345</em> <em>458</em> answered. I need vegies. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:50:22 EST I love my husband We went on vacation last week. I did not have my new pas word so no Spark or my kind of vegetables, but he bought a salad. I gave him socks and nuts for his birthday. Health for both of us. Making Lasagna From canned tomatoes. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:10:48 EST No I am not fallin of the earth. might be out of touch next week be good to your bodies. <BR> Vacation Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:55:31 EST Soda You know when it takes you 3 days that the sugar in soda is too much for you. Perhaps a healthier way of getting calories. <BR> Used to do one a day, like clock work. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:11:40 EST Sunny morning yes I sleped well but early morning we are dog sitting. Up to give her (the dog)her pills. <BR> I am eating the leftovers from juicing this morning carrot, tangerine and apple pulp with oatmeal. Just a different way of getting roughage . <BR> The sun Sind this morning. It sprinkled and saw friends. helped another Curtsied at some one who was surprised and he said I made his day. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:15:30 EST Happy Monday Happy St Patrice's day <em>137</em> <em>334</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> I am not much for bear <BR> Work on being healthy. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:41:48 EST Cat is still there Our old cat is hanging in . Still thinks he should come in. He gets petted when we go out to smoke. Or get wood. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 00:43:27 EST Concitancy Break down at Farmers market. It is pouring and windy. constancy Wednesday Farmers market all year round. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 20:57:28 EST The day after Our Old cat Is outside in Yamhill. We gave him his special food. He hase a warm dry place to nap water. But I miss him. It was time. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Let Us Smile Even if we do not mean it. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:50:34 EST Old cat Our old cat. He never got over his Dog not being here . <BR> We got him a kitten and new dog because he looked like he was going to die of loneliness. <BR> Got a pheromone plug in to make him a happier cay. Still not using the cat box, Pissing in the water bowel, not willing to sleep with us. just not a happy cat he wants to go out side in Yamhill so we will fill his CD food (food only available at the vet) He is at least 15 He appeared on the porch one day. I would not give him anything ... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:57:22 EST Patti Party for Me I had to take the House Payment out of savings. Instead of checking. <BR> <BR> Have to put our old Cat outside in Yamhill. He has not been a happy cat for at least a year. <BR> <BR> We got a kitten and then a dog to keep him company when we had to put down his dog. Never got over the loss I guess not using the cat box. Not sleeping with us. we got a pheromone thing that was supposed to make him happier, He got out of the bathroom cu bard. <BR> <BR> I am eating more veggies and fruit. 6... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:27:17 EST Patients Diet change takes time. I still have noodles not even whole wheat. Rice, Vegetable noodles are replacing them . Salad before the rest of the meal. water with re usable bottles. <BR> <BR> Too cold to walk or rake leaves. It is finally over freezing. <BR> <BR> Good thing I did not have edible vegetation out side. <BR> <BR> Some times I get uptight and for get to breath in 123 hold 123 exhale 123, like I share with others. <BR> <BR> Finances are working out. Better than I h... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:24:54 EST Reminding my self of thrifty Got two leaves of kale and two leaves, lettuces garlic, mushrooms and a tomato for less than 50 cents. <BR> Got pineapple from New Seasons and kale salad chees, bread. Love samples and 10 percent off. <BR> Made a apple, banana, pineapple raw protein for about $1.70 <BR> Polishing up on thrifty Mouth wash $1. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:50:57 EST Vacation Vacation Just so you do not think I forgot you. We (Husband and I) are going on vacation. Wish me good eating. <BR> Land lord is not my favorite job but as for now it is my only job. <BR> Dialup means no communication for a week or more. <BR> No I did not give up or drop out. Just a week away from this home. <BR> Will miss the furry friends. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:10:18 EST Help Farmer needed Being close to the land, socializing was filling a need while working on my rehab My farmer dose not want me. I am beside myself. Do not know what I did wrong. I bring food, her mother likes me, brought cloths , bring rubber bands for eggs, brought ice for her water. Ask about her husband and daughter, gave them tooth brushes, gave them mouthwash day before yesterday. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:44:28 EST My favorite Farmer dose not want meHelp My farmer dose not want me. I am beside myself. Do not know what I did wrong. I bring food, her mother likes me, brought cloths , bring rubber bands for eggs, brought ice for her water. Ask about her husband and daughter, gave them tooth brushes, gave them mouthwash yesterday. <em>46</em> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:18:17 EST Farmers Market this week I missed farmers market which I have not done with out being out of town, or in as per doctors orders For 4 years. Witch added up to 9 days missed in 4 years <BR> I was in a funk. The temperature will be over 90. Loading truck's is something I enjoy. <BR> It is also my retail out let. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 19:22:49 EST Mushrooms are not a nasty word Tried to put in what I ate in two teams could not figure it out so I took out words and the mushroom Starting with Shat was banded. <BR> Shiitake mushrooms Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:08:17 EST My favorite farmer needs good vibes! <em>39</em> My favorite farmer needs good vibes! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My open heart surgery is why I am on Spark people. <BR> Pre diabetic, High cholesterol, not much activity after rehab. <BR> <BR> Farmers market got me out of the house and gradually little by little in better shape once a week smiling faces. People to socialize with. Helping pack up has been good for me physically and emotionally. We have been feeding each other. <BR> Her daughters Easter dress and hat wit... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:16:37 EST Tut Tut It looks like rain Remember who said that? <BR> <BR> Poo Bear <BR> <BR> It is raining. On my way to farmers market. <BR> <BR> What is in my daily or weekly arsenal TVP, nuts(sparingly High in fat), beans, Rice of many varieties, onion, garlic ,carrots, small red potatoes, mushrooms, oatmeal, Meat. Then get creative with vegetables. Some times we need a diversion. A reason to smile. <BR> <BR> An aha to share <BR> <BR> From AA Milne When We Were very young <BR> <BR> John had <BR> Great Big <BR> Waterproof... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:04:44 EST Some times Country Living Worked on wood for winters fire. Yes we are ahead day before yesterday and I am not sore. Filled over a rack. I am not sore. Walked up 300 vertical feet. good workout just country living on our weekends. <BR> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:33:20 EST Breath and things just might look up. Cinnamon was what I was going to suggest, For cholesterol <BR> <BR> Grapefruit,( They say do not take that with statins but I asked and if you do not do them at the same time it should be ok) <BR> <BR> oatmeal. <BR> <BR> I think ginger and turmeric also help the turmeric is a spice that goes with curry or is curry spice garlic, just off the top of my head. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am pre diabetic and high cholesterol, so when my cardiologist said my potassium was high I was about re... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:26:08 EST Highs and Lowes A1C is sugar in your blood 2-3 months reading. <em>224</em> It was down. JUST a quick peek at what made my potassium high brown rice, beans, beef, dried apricots, dried apples, the last 2 I have been adding to my oatmeal to lower my cholesterol, which went up any way , The doc wants me on a $160 plus after insurance Statin. I Called my Cardiologist about that. <BR> <BR> I was commiserated with some post about eating wrong <BR> "Holidays are not good for healthy living. Old habits com... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 22:27:42 EST Highs and Lowes A1C is sugar in your blood 2-3 months reading. <em>224</em> It was down. JUST a quick peek at what made my potassium high brown rice, beans, beef, dried apricots, dried apples, the last 2 I have been adding to my oatmeal to lower my cholesterol, which went up any way , The doc wants me on a $160 plus after insurance Statin. I Called my Cardiologist about that. <BR> <BR> I was commiserated with some post about eating wrong <BR> "Holidays are not good for healthy living. Old habits com... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 22:26:58 EST Troops Let us be glad for our troops. Most were voluntary. Even the ones who were not deserve our thanks. Lots of them could use support. Even those whose bodies came home hole lots of brains did not. Hooray for Veterans. Sun, 26 May 2013 21:37:44 EST Joyful sugestions Thanks for the happy Mothers day greetings. Having no children after corrective surgeries, fertility drugs, taking my temp. First thing for years. Not my happy day. <BR> I do give joyful suggestions to fellow Spark's people. <BR> Sun, 12 May 2013 22:04:16 EST It seams silly It seams silly. But I am proud of myself for reaching level 13. Dose that mean I spend too much time on my behind, probably. <BR> I purchased a Spinach plant and organic slug bate for my lettuce. One spinach I bought . I have 7 or 8 lettuce plants, 2 Spinach. My veggies might be here for the summer. I have seeds to plant also Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:13:02 EST Too close for comfort On KATU news The man apprehended was just a few blocks away from us . I heard the bang when the police opened the door . He was throwing knives at officers. They had one of our cross streets closed. A major throw fare was closed. I figure that's 3 blocks . Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:32:44 EST You never Know where a hug can make a diferance We went for dinner at a bar we frequent because we can eat late. <BR> <BR> <BR> One of the patrons was not having a good night until we showed up. He needed to see a couple of positive people in his life that he had not seen for a while. He made Mike think about taking better care of me. <BR> <BR> <BR> The infection is not getting worse. Ma be a little better. Yogurt is one of my favorite consumption's, but not with antibiotics. <BR> <BR> You never know where a hug can make a big dif... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:41:51 EST Good fosters Good Got free salad plants. Some bode parched them and left them buy a farmer I was helping pack and he said they were mine. Curley is not very talkative it has taken 2 years for him to accept help from me. <BR> Be persistent and helpful cheerful. Good fosters Good <BR> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:23:13 EST Easter dress My favorite farmer is not rich. Her daughter is about my size. Her favorite color is teal. I was going to lend her one of the dresses I wore for square dancing ( She had said she would like to see again) went to the basement closet when I found a dress that had been my mothers in my closet her color . So off to my ribbons to find one that matched a 70's teal. Took a while but I found one. I added a hat to polish it off. Her hair is shorter than she wants it so the hair ties I got her w... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:51:20 EST Helping others Helps Me So often when I try to suggest options to others it is a note to myself. <BR> Such as <BR> Communicate Geography is a start as in did you get snowed on. Are your grand children close? We have all been lost or we would not be on this team. <BR> <BR> Kudos for checking in . Getting of the couch has been a problem for me , some times just getting to the computer is a win. <BR> <BR> We have bad and good days. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:07:37 EST Some times I miss the salt Just made stew and put squash in it, just to get more vegetable in it. oops just remembered I did not put a bay leaf in yet. Paws Got the bay leaf in. I have not made stew since I have been rely watching sodium. I put onions and garlic in carrots, celery, potatoes , browned leak . boy some times I miss the salt. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:29:01 EST Different ways Friday and Saturday we loaded wood. Friday we unloaded it and split it so it was lighter. Hard wet wood. Our splitter is rated at 2700 ft lbs,and it was too much for it in one press, on about half of fridays. We went back Saturday to help the man out. We have lots of soft wood to burn cut and split. More to cut and split that's down. <BR> Wood warms more than once. <BR> I do not go to the gym or 5k but I am not stagnate <BR> We get our exercise differently. I am chopping nuts for oatme... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:54:32 EST