LINDYPOWER's SparkPeople Blog LINDYPOWER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A very light meal for dinner - raw Some times you feel like a nut ~ Sometimes you don't. A very light fare for dinner. I'm just not feeling well - low level migraine, vertigo, blurry vision, heels are in deep pain with spurs, calluses. I apply my homemade shea butter/coconut oil salve on feet 7 nights/week. A podiatrist's main intervention is steroid shots in feet. never!!! I'm cushioning my heels when I walk now it's so painful. GOAL: lose 10% body weight & continue eating pure foods like I always do. I'm on ZERO meds. <BR> ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:21:02 EST Turning 5 small Mums into Many! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mums were brought inside in November,cut all the way down, heeled into an orange bucket, and placed in basement next to fig trees in a dark corner. Plants are smart. As we gain more light each day. it signals them to begin growing even in the darkness. <BR> <BR> I noticed the 5 Mum plants ($1.00 each at Walmart last August in 4 inch pots) were stretching and light green due to no light. ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:07:38 EST Cleaning Up Last of Autumn Bulbs I didn't Plant Outside <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:42:32 EST The Garden that Keeps on Giving. <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Dinner was 500 calories according to the tracker. <BR> <BR> The pork roast was a bit dry so I remembered I still had some jars of sweet n sour red cabbage from the 2014 garden. Better use it up!! <BR> <BR> I feel empowered that I am an organic gardener. <em>284</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:46:41 EST Back to Measuring everything - too many Carbs Make Me Pass-Out <link><BR>n.asp </link> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Check out my nutrition track for today's breakfast. Hot warming oatmeal as filled me up and this meal provides 11 grams of fiber!!! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:10:34 EST Resolution for Losing Weight is????? Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. chan School of Public Health and author of Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells & Lose Weight Permanently. David Ludwig. <em>289</em> <em>488</em> <BR> <BR> Q: What is the ideal New Year’s resolution for losing weight? <BR> <BR> A: Forget calories, focus on food quality, and let your body do the rest. <em>267</em> <em>368</em> <BR> <BR> Cutting back on calories, the time-honored approach to weight loss,... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 10:24:15 EST Mindfully Choosing to eat only 2 not 4 pancakes While cooking, I decided to measure only 1/2 cup whole eat organic flour, and to make 4 cakes, but eat only 2. I have placed the other 2 cakes into a container - for freezing or for tomorrow. Eating LESS good food not more this year. <BR> <BR> I don't buy packaged or preserved foods <BR> <BR> I cook from scratch <BR> <BR> BUT I eat larger portions than I should at my age. This is the year that less is more!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:59:22 EST Affordable Nutrition. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup dry oatmeal, 1/2 cup organic whole milk, 10 almonds, cinnamon, coffee, navel orange. using SP food tracker is awesome. <BR> <BR> Total cost for breakfast $1.36 <BR> <BR> 414 calories <BR> <BR> 9 mg. fiber <BR> 17 mg. fat <BR> 16 mg. protein <BR> 55 mg. carb. Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:44:43 EST Forcing Paper Whites For Christmas Presents <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Buying Paper White bulbs at Home Depot when they were discounted 50% and buying 3 planters at the Dollar Tree, and using ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:19:21 EST My Organic Garden Brings Much Joy! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:53:57 EST Food Addiction? <link><BR>6-video-3/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:34:18 EST One Place I Feel Safe Is Here with my Friendly Persuasion Group <img src="">The rest of the world and in my community where I administer a group page have been more than disappointing. <BR> <BR> I started it because I did not like what I saw in my village, and I worked 11 months making it a good site, but when its time to get the community active and to address real serious issues, the only way some members know how to discommunicate is via equivocation, misconstruing, twist... Sun, 1 May 2016 16:27:41 EST How to control eating <BR> <link><BR>ays-to-control-eating </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 12:10:37 EST Food Cravings Food craving - How to find the way out of it ? <BR> Food craving are very common and many people through their life can develop addiction to several things that literally may control their life. But when understanding addiction, it is possible to find it way out of it, <BR> This is how Wikipedia explain food craving: <BR> A food craving (also called moreishness) is an intense desire to consume a specific food, and it is different from normal hunger. <BR> There is no single explanation for... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 02:27:38 EST Breadmaking - a weekly passion with experimentation I no longer buy bread. All bread is made at home. I love making it and kneading it with scrubbed, clean hands. Today I'm doing it a different way, the usual grinding up whatever whole grains I have to = 1 cup of grains (today using organic barley & oats) to add to the 6 cups of flour (as I always do), but this time I'm cooking the ground up grains over the stove, adding 1 tablespoon molasses, 3 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoon butter, 3cups of water and 1/4 cup milk then cooling it to luk... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 16:26:25 EST Kamut <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For $2.69, this organic cereal is always in my cupboard for a quick breakfast when... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:23:20 EST always eating pristinely cooking from scratch 21 meals a week <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 22:39:42 EST Food Addiction <link><BR>ts-in-recovery-anonymous?cid=NL_PVNT_-<BR>_02092016_whatitsliketobeatfoodaddicti<BR>on_Img&smartcode=YN_0005268289_0001541640 </link> Tue, 9 Feb 2016 16:13:55 EST How Can People Live Like This? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> From a studio apartment 240 sq. feet big, I dragged, bagged, and sorted all this trash out of a filthy, uninhabitable studio apartment that my developmentally disabled niece was living in for almost a year. <BR> <BR> Her developmentally disabled Mother and brother were moved by me June 29 2015 and my niece stayed by moving into an older man's studio next door to continue helping him. She... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:52:29 EST The Blizzard of 2016 is over On Sunday, January 24th, my son and daughter in law drove 28 miles to my house unannounced and plowed my car out of the deep snow embankment caused by the snow plows. I was so happy to see them. They both work so hard and took their day off to come here and help me. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was prep... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:13:03 EST Saturday Jan. 9th The house has finally been warm for the past 5 days. Oil burner is running on the 1/2 tank of oil I hoarded since April 1rst. <BR> <BR> I flushed all the rust out of the hot water heater and had a hot bath for first time since November 24th <BR> <BR> Food stamps activated Jan 2nd and bought dried beans, chicken small ham hock and made 2 big stock pots full of chicken and split pea soups for the week. <BR> <BR> Saw the chiropractor for debilitating vertigo. <BR> <BR> Woke up achy on the ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 09:55:45 EST WHY? My weight has bounced from 205.1 back and forth to 207.4. <BR> <BR> Manic up and down stress levels off the charts. <BR> <BR> Never felt so upset in eons. <BR> <BR> I attempted to help my deceased brother's developmentally disabled 38 year old son and all the old family dysfunction smashed me in the face spending time with him. He has allowed his non driver's ID to expire since 2008. No adult in the family cared. Hey $10 to renew it would be a pack of cigarettes, RIGHT? <BR> <BR> Well ... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 12:05:52 EST Looking for dollar donations to save my house <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> The house is still cold. I don't understand why oil burner switch is cutting off switch 7 on circuit breaker and that is cutting off refrigerator, kitchen living room and dining room. <BR> <BR> New Year's Day I've been up on 30 ft ladder to unclog black gook to free clogged leaders that overflowed gutters that flooded basement through 90 year old foundation. With my vertigo very bad I've been balancing myself up the stairs from bas... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:40:07 EST Day 2 filled with frustration, cold house no heat due to switch everything breaking. no heat. day 2 already too hard. <BR> computer keeps freezing crashing. keyboard sticking. <BR> <BR> in flannel pj's at 445 pm under thick comforters to stay warm. Old rescue dog covered up too with his blankets. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> house cold , circuit breakers tripping off <BR> <BR> <BR> raking up where car was I had to jumpstart it and fill flat tire in driveway, I didn't sel... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 20:24:57 EST Day 2 filled with frustration, cold house no heat due to switch everything breaking. no heat. day 2 already too hard. <BR> computer keeps freezing crashing. keyboard sticking. <BR> <BR> in flannel pj's at 445 pm under thick comforters to stay warm. Old rescue dog covered up too with his blankets. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> house cold , circuit breakers tripping off <BR> <BR> <BR> raking up where car was I had to jumpstart it and fill flat tire in driveway, I didn't sel... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 20:24:57 EST Accountability Rains Over 2016 for this determined SP Thoughts, Actions, Accountabilities, Responsibilities, Discipline, and Self Caring are just a few of the virtues to focus on for a New Beginning in 2016. It doesn't take much to control your life for optimum health and happiness. Be mindful of compulsive actions. Take a breath. Count to ten. Get out the measuring cup!! Put everything away. No seconds. Get busy with chores!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yes... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:47:21 EST Eating sparingly <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 6 oz. kasha with unsalted chicken stock, veggies and curry powder on 8 inch plate. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 small potato with 1 turkey sausage, jalapeno, garlic, onion, mushroom Mon, 28 Dec 2015 20:49:39 EST I want to be GOOD <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't even feel hungry. Sunday breakfast was a hard boiled egg and baby tangerine and a few cashews. <BR> <BR> I like my new doctor who takes an interest in my well being. <BR> He offers educational research and ideas. <BR> <BR> I see him Jan 14th. It's my first short term goal to lose weigh and I've been doing many things to get to this goal of weight loss......whatever that # will b... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 12:11:03 EST Tracking Meals <link><BR>n.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> my lunch and snack today!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My daughter and I went to my son's house for Christmas dinner. <BR> <BR> We had a nice time. I ate wisely. I did not have seconds. I did NOT eat dessert except fo... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 21:42:56 EST Wellness Care Seeing Chiropractor to correct vertigo. <BR> <BR> He told me to research information about homeostasis via correct balance of Omega 6 / 3. <BR> <BR> Seeing OB/GYN today for follow up from D & C surgery on November 25th. <BR> <BR> The scale crept up in a week to 208 from 203. I am not over eating. <BR> <BR> It's the story of my life <BR> <BR> I took a 91 year old woman out for 12 hours to get her help in everyway possible = its way too long to itemize, <BR> <BR> I didn't eat the ... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:23:34 EST What Can Make You Fat! <link><BR>t-can-make-you-fat </link> <BR> <BR> WATCH TWO MINUTE VIDEO. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:51:42 EST GOAL BMI 24 <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> weight 165 <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> blood pressure 120/70 <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> A1C under 95 <em>274</em> <em>492</em> <em>474</em> <BR> <BR> jean size 14 <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>7</em> <BR> <BR> happiness level high <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> energy level high <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> more friendships in 2016 <em>223</em> <BR> cholesterol under 200 <BR> income - increased <BR> <em>437</em> <em... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 21:36:11 EST Do NOT enter kitchen with intention to make poor food choices!!! <img src=""> <BR> Spark People is flipping this image sideways and is not allowing me to post it the way its stored in my folders. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Found size 14 jeans in attic going through clothes ~ jeans pre-2008 when I had work injury in May 2008 ~ this was also pre-menopausal. I tried them on and this is how the... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:31:17 EST 11 hours non-stop work in house & vegetable garden <img src=""> <BR> <BR> never more exhausted. I got a lot of work done today, and I feel good for the ability to work hard and accomplish more/ I wasn't even hungry but I made tri color quinoa and added fresh asparagus, broccoli, pepper, garlic. <BR> <BR> There is nothing more I want tonight; sweet dreams. <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 20:31:43 EST Staying on Track. Determined to get to Onederland by January 1rst. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 261 calories for breakfast. 1 walnut. 2 raw cashews. Unsalted Eziekel sprouted bread with 1/2 pat unsalted butter. 1/2 cup cottage cheese. 2 blackberries. 2 strawberries. coffee/whole milk. <BR> <BR> I am so motivated to continue to lose weight ever since I got myself off Amlodipine Besylate 5 mg. that was KILLING me. I was living like a zombie. The dizziness was ruining my life. I h... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 07:47:12 EST Keeping on track. I feel very good today. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> calories under 1100 gm today. I feel full and satiated. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> All these stakes were behind the compost pile. I've broken down the fence that surrounded <img src="">the compost pile, and want to clea... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:01:42 EST boca burgers with Eziekel low sodium sprouted bread - keeping the carbs & BP down Veggie burgers were good. chile relleno burgers with 18 grams of protein for 2, and sprouted bread with no sodium. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Last night for dinner I had 1/2cup plain fat free yogurt & 1/2 cup Daisy 2% cottage cheese with 18 raspberries. <BR> <BR> This morning I had a cup of Kasha... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 14:05:50 EST More Outdoor Work Ongoing <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am exhausted. <BR> <BR> The expanded backyard vegetable garden is a mess. In mid November last year it was neatly put to bed for winter, but with the vertigo and surgery, ... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 18:36:30 EST 2 Days to Put the 800 sq. ft. Garden & Sailboat to Sleep <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is going to be exhausting work for me especially with the vertigo lingering. Temperature to rise to the low 50's today. Frost still on the ground. I figure 7 hours to do the b... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 09:55:29 EST Attempting to be very positive today!!!!! <BR> “Say, ‘I love you,” silently in your head to every person you encounter today.” <BR> <BR> I LOVE YOU! <BR> <BR> I was able to obtain a camping spot for next year in Montauk. The one spot I love! It's the hardest campsite in America to reserve. I prayed hard as I waited for exactly 9 AM and 0 seconds to arrive this morning. I was already online waiting to hit 'send' with my favorite campsite pre-selected. Next to the rest rooms and showers and right by the ocean. I got it!!! ... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 11:52:46 EST Finally all the herbs are finished being dried and stored From growing outside all year <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To moving inside to re pot and place in new pots and sterile soil. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> To carrying down into the basement under recycled baluster lights for winter herbs. <BR> <BR> To cutting down fresh herbs and washing then hanging to dry on re purposed VHS rack <img src... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 17:18:52 EST Doctor prescribed new HBP pill, but it causes 20 lb. weight gain in belly My goals are to lose 45 lbs. this winter, to get the BMI down to 24 from 30. I plan to eat a pre diabetic diet, exercise, and get fit. <BR> <BR> I picked up the new prescription, Propranolol, after I told the doctor that Amlodipine Besylate 5 mg. caused ankle calf and foot edema, severe dizziness, etc. and the side effects were unbearable. NO WAY do I want another drug that also causes dizziness. And you have to wean yourself off of it. I do not want to take drugs for high blood pressu... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 17:00:21 EST Eat Real Food MAKE ONE HEALTH CHOICE, THEN MAKE ANOTHER. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter how Slowly I go, as long as I do not Stop! <BR> <BR> 1. Eat Real Food <BR> 2, Do it because I love myself <BR> 3. Make one healthy choice, then make another. <BR> 4.Think Positively, Exercise Daily, Hydrate Often, Love Your Body, Sleep Lots,Eat Healthy, Work Hard, Stay Strong, Worry Less, Dance More, Love Often Be Happy; repeat for Life. <BR> 5. Just Keep Going. <BR> 6. Strive for Progress, Not Perfection. <BR> ... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:12:08 EST Surgery finally scheduled for November 25 2015 Had pre surgical testing done for second time. D & C to be done the day before Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Now I don't have to deal with my family. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:08:47 EST Surgery finally scheduled for November 25 2015 Had pre surgical testing done for second time. D & C to be done the day before Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Now I don't have to deal with my family. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:08:47 EST Dizzy and staggering around the house I hope the ENT calls on Monday. Should have called on Friday. Not nice having me wait 4 more days for results of tests in light of the fact that I had to cancel uterine surgery due to the vomiting and vertigo of extreme proportions. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> This is one pound of FAT. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 10:32:07 EST 3 days of testing at an ENT & Audiologist office Had to fast for a long exam yesterday using waves to the brain and watching my eyes for the readings. Going for long walks being held up by my companion and using a walking stick. Swaggering and swaying. I scared the person I was with for sure. but I felt that I had to move. The day before after testing we went to the ocean and I walked like a drunken sailor using an arm and a stick. Got some sunshine and it was 75 on Long island. The day before we went to get a few groceries. I was t... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 21:45:44 EST vertigo subsiding/ I wasted 4 days in bed unable to balance orwalk I took a chance not going to ER but glad I didnt go to be bombarded with ex rays for diagnostic testings and using me to make $$$$$. Doctors do not like patients Googling their symptoms. But glad I did. Vomiting does accompany vertigo. I thought I had NoroVirus or Food poisoning it was so bad. <BR> <BR> I learned that there are different types of dizziness. Exercises to do with head positioning for vestibular neuritis. I got someo e to bring over Benadryl. I've never taken it be... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 17:50:35 EST canceled uterine surgery due to severe vertigo I can not walk without a stick to support me. using lap top on sofa. scared. eating ginger and taking benadryl = never used it before hoping it will help with severe dizziness. researched vertigo. wrotendown notes in case Inaveto go to ER. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20:27:12 EST overwhelmed with work <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So glad the weather warmed up after a freezing cold weekend that zapped out the tomato crop. This is just a few green tomatoes but I pulled in about 50 big green tomatoes this morning, and pulled the vines out of the ground. Lots of work to clear out the garden, still, and prepare it for Spring. <BR> <BR> Also I'm preparing for a yard sale; the entire house is now filling up with 100's o... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:03:02 EST