LLITTLE21's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LLITTLE21 LLITTLE21'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/ Got my Activity tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517942 I got my tracker yesterday. I need to get my boyfriend's help installing it on his computer then I will be on my way. Im also bought the SP calendar and magnet. great tools. I will be back in business soon. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:13:22 EST back on Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515914 For about the posr 6 months my llife has been in transition. I have moved to Illinois from Texas, living with great boyfriend. I am getting ssi benefits and will get a medicare card in Mrch. I have not seen a doctor since my stroke over 2 years ago. My boyfriend lost 75 pounds by drinking mostly slimfast. I choose to eat real healthy food like veggies and woek into an exercise routine. I ordered the activity tracker online and I should get it soon. I am believing it will make a differe... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:37:52 EST Hearing yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109965 Yeasterday was was hearing. I got only a few hours sleep. Not sleeping good this month because of stress. So i gained back weight and bad habits. I walked to the busstop. I doubled checked because it was a new route for me. I easily found the building. One stupid mistake i had my mace on my keychain. I forgot i was going to a federal building. They kept it at the front desk. Got there an hour early. At the hearing all the witnesses favored me. My lawyer said usually 2 out of 3 do.... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:04:43 EST Foodstamp update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036339 Well i finally got a call late. It was a new guy. I always talked to a women. Told him my situation meeting with dars and lawyer going in front of a judge for me. He asked if i was disabled. I told him i feel i am but i havent been offcially declared and will know in oct. I am sure he is new. He said his boss will deside and i will know in 3 or 4 days. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:48:30 EST Feeling stresses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034861 I havent slept very good for a few days and my bp is going up. Making sure i get enough potasium in my diet helps i will find out about my foodstamps tomorrowm i think i will still get them. I may have to buy some sleeping pills to get over this hump.j Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:23:18 EST Joined facebooks dash diet challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033355 Im on my second day on the dash diet challenge on facebook. I love the support. There is also new improvements such as cutting down on carbs and fruits. My roommate has been having medical issues that stress me out to. At least this time he is dealing a little better with them. Yesterday went to the grocery store and did errands. Glad to get out of the house. It is too hot here and too many bad mosqitoes. I probably should try to get 5 minutes of sunshine vitamin d a day. Talked to m... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:48:14 EST Bathing beauty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031001 Well i finally had it. All i have been having for too long is sponge baths and washing my hair in the sink. Well i decided to take a real shower. My bathmat was out of the tub. My grabbar was never rehung. Then i saw he was using two of my towels even though he had one on the bar and two on the floor. He must like my nice clean towels. He saw what was up and asked if i was cleaning the towels. I said yes. These are my towels that i bought. If he just used one and washed it occasiona... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:42:15 EST I lost seven pounds yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027959 I have been eating a mixture of beandip quacamole lots of onion and little cheese on corn tortillias. Drink lots of water with lemon. I snacked on peanuts and a few almand. Banana and instant breakfast with soymilk. All this i bought fairly healthy and inesxpensive. Finally finding what works. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:20:02 EST Preparing for first appointment dars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027210 As i am writing this i think about all your helpful comments. As i prepare for my first meeting with my counsilor. I will have my bus transpotation figered out or possibly someone from church can take me. My paperwork is ready to go. My lawyer is still on my ssd case. My concerns i need to go home and get my stuff write home and tell them i will come when its cooler. I need a socialworker. There may be a way to help get the house safer someone asked a question. What they told us is t... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:23:49 EST Getting ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025728 Today got info ready to send to my ssd lawyer. Yea i cant stand forms and paperwork. My roommate sorted and gathered all my important paperwork. Tomorrow we are going to dars. My roomate hasnt been sleeping and makes stupid but not serious mistakes and takes it all too badly. He says its getting worse. Once i get my person to take my case hopefully i can tell her about the situation. Gotta go to bed soon. Goodnight. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:15:39 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023849 Remote works yea but more important. I found out my ssd hearing will be oct.22. I gotta fill lou lots of papers yuck and send to my lawyer. Everything happening at once. I hope thats a good sign. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:06:48 EST Accident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022269 Today while my roommate was out the tv remote slipped and fell in my water. I shook it and got out all the water i could. Later when he tried to use it it didnt work . He says if it is not working tomorriw i will have to pay for it. Ever since he lost his bedsheets he never cahanged since i have been here 3 years. I made room for my stuff because he never made room and i think he donated the stuff not checking in the bag so he blames me. His brother believes i dont take care of stuff bec... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 19:55:32 EST Food stamp typo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017638 I was thinking about this and all your comments. It has to be a typo. I was turned down because it said i make 15thousound. But that is wrong i make 15 dollars a month for ratings. And i have only 107 in the bank it is their missup. I have a receipt from my check i can send in. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:14:15 EST Mistake with foodstamps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017024 Did not get renewed this time. They said i was making too much money. I gotta call tomorrow am and fix this. I have i more month left. My roomate is taking me to dars on wed. Prayers and advice needed for dealing with all the red tape. Also got letter from ssd lawyer will go before a judge soon. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:28:18 EST Making small changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5013793 I have started drinking 2 cups of spring water a day. My other 6 or moreis filtered water. I also started eating almonds aprox 8 a day. I bought a anywhere chair kinda a golf cane witha seat so when i go to catch a bus i will always have a place to sit. Not all stops over here have a bench or a shelter and we are in a heat wave. I also have some small water bottles to take with my and a hat to wear. All i need now is to get up early enough and have everything out and ready so i can go t... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:32:45 EST Feeling blue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996730 My girlfriend did not call last nigjt. I had a hard time getting sleep. I woke uo late. I naver made it to dars. My roommate said some negative comment about me doing nothing. I admit i am having a hard time getting motivated. I will have to pit up with my dad to get my stuff. My roomate also told me i have to keep riding the gov. To get help. I dont like being a pest sometimes it is better to be cooperative. I also dont want to hear another lame excuse why i cant be helped. I have ... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 16:38:44 EST Feeling frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4988608 I now know to go to dars in the am on wednesdays for orrientation and which bus to take. Also need to go home and gwt more stuff soon. Next month my roommate has a busy scheldule and may be harder to work around. I got a book and have been researching online where i may get help with therapy. An old fb friend game me a # to try. Driving me crazy all the red tape ect. But going to keep trying. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:19:47 EST What keeps me motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4980445 I was asked what keeps me motivated. I have to begin about 10 years ago. I was still living at home in my 40s. Not by my own choosing. My dad is very controlling and has anger issues. I think because i did not live up to his exspectations that i was bad. I did not live up to my exspectations because i was always pleasing others. It was when i watched joyce meyers that i learned something was wrong. I started going back to church and took classes and read books on healthy relayionships... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 12:13:56 EST Looking for answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979064 My roomate has worked out his job money situation with ss and irs. I talked to my friends. We decided i am not that disabled so they would not take me in. I feel i have a foot drop and frozen shoulder and need to work on my hip muscles. I tried gettig in touch with the lady from dars with no luck. I research online for free psysical therapy or online support group. Finally my roommate has 3 days off and depending on the weather we will go to my parents house and start getting stuff agai... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:46:48 EST Roomate is thinking about putting me in a facility http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975103 After roommate got home he returned a call to his dad. His dad mentioned brookwood community. Although it seems like a nice place i dont think i am that disabled. I am still waiting to go before ssd judge. My roommates ssd will run out in 7 mos. By then he will be wanting rent. I want help getting stuff from home. Thinking of sellinf jewelry. My dad does not care just told me where i could apply for aid. We did that right after i got out of the hospital. Only glimmer of hope. Diet ha... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:49:34 EST My goals short and longterm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4971753 My short term goals are daily improve on my dash diet and stretch foodstamp money. I went to the grocery store today and got most of everything on my list. I found carrot juice blak currant juice both good for hmp and poedered peanutbutter. Made list for next week. As i told my roommate the more i stich to my dash diet my weight and hbp go down. When we can find a free day roommate day off and free of rain i still need to go home and get stuff. My exercise has been cleaning and organizing... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 19:51:50 EST My goals short and longterm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4971750 My short term goals are daily improve on my dash diet and stretch foodstamp money. I went to the grocery store today and got most of everything on my list. I found carrot juice blak currant juice both good for hmp and poedered peanutbutter. Made list for next week. As i told my roommate the more i stich to my dash diet my weight and hbp go down. When we can find a free day roommate day off and free of rain i still need to go home and get stuff. My exercise has been cleaning and organizing... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 19:51:23 EST Dash diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959198 I checked my bloodpressure after really sticling with the dash diet for a few months. It has gone down by about 20 points. I still need to loose a few more pounds and add more fruits and veggies to my diet. I am going to start making smoothies again. I can sneek in healthy stuff. I knew about potassium. Now i am adding calcium and magnesium. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 11:46:55 EST Too much need balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4950314 It started on friday. Went to our chuch singles dance. Stopped at the tjmaxx store and went on a shopping spree. I got a cute exercise outfit and misto oil sprayer. 3 months earlier at the last dance i tried to line dance. I used to be able to do it without yhinking. I was not able to get my coordination going. This time it took me halfway throu gh biitscootin boogie to get the hang of it. My only dance but i was happy. Good to see my friends and get out of the house. Saturday i spen... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 12:52:53 EST Prayer report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943322 Thank you for all your prayers comments and positive thoughts. The pipe got fixed and so did the fridge. When my roo.mate gets home we need to go grocery shopping. I threw out practically everything i did not want to take a chance to get sick. I talked to my girlfriend yesterday. Thank god for my friends. I am so isolated now i do not like it. I live in houston tx where it is too hot for my walks. So i have been organizing and cleaninmg little by little. By roomate is bipolar which ... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:27:06 EST Prayer report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943320 Thank you for all your prayers comments and positive thoughts. The pipe got fixed and so did the fridge. When my roo.mate gets home we need to go grocery shopping. I threw out practically everything i did not want to take a chance to get sick. I talked to my girlfriend yesterday. Thank god for my friends. I am so isolated now i do not like it. I live in houston tx where it is too hot for my walks. So i have been organizing and cleaninmg little by little. By roomate is bipolar which ... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:26:50 EST Prayers needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939611 Today the ceiling crashed a big hole. Turns out problem with the airconditioner. Still not fixed. My refrideratoe is not working. The freezer works and i have a small dorm size i am using for backup. My dad jist came by the house a few weeks ago. He knows of my situation with the stroke and loosing my job and just having foodstamps to live on. He brought by a spare phone that is kind of broken and after charging for a day does not work. I am using pay as you go phone. I have aprox 400... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 23:49:00 EST Prayers needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939609 Today the ceiling crashed a big hole. Turns out problem with the airconditioner. Still not fixed. My refrideratoe is not working. The freezer works and i have a small dorm size i am using for backup. My dad jist came by the house a few weeks ago. He knows of my situation with the stroke and loosing my job and just having foodstamps to live on. He brought by a spare phone that is kind of broken and after charging for a day does not work. I am using pay as you go phone. I have aprox 400... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 23:48:30 EST Prayers needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939604 Today the ceiling crashed a big hole. Turns out problem with the airconditioner. Still not fixed. My refrideratoe is not working. The freezer works and i have a small dorm size i am using for backup. My dad jist came by the house a few weeks ago. He knows of my situation with the stroke and loosing my job and just having foodstamps to live on. He brought by a spare phone that is kind of broken and after charging for a day does not work. I am using pay as you go phone. I have aprox 400... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 23:47:34 EST more prodical daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872704 he called he home phone yesterday and left a pretty good message. He wanted to know what he could to help mostly my friend-roommate. He does not know the whole story and I can't tell all you either. Let's just say I have boundaries now. While we were at the grocery store he called and left me another message. He was just going to bring over a cell phone. The lost one he gave me broke. I have been paying for a pay as you go for awhile. I still want to have some privacy. I have had 5 ... Tue, 8 May 2012 17:13:02 EST Prodical daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867938 Got a letter from my dad today. I have to go home to get the rest of my stuff. I ran away at 45 years old. I was overprotected controlled. He is emetionally and verbally absive. An unhealthy negative relationship. I worked hard for the little i own. I will use up all i can and sell the rest. I have a beatles collection. I had to sell some of it off but i have kept the most valuable pieces. My friend will go with me to get the stuff. I am praying to god all will go well. Sat, 5 May 2012 17:20:01 EST Peanut buttet and popcorn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866445 Today while making a peanutbutter sandwhich i thought of all the cheap foods i liked as a kid are healthy. Peanutbutter, popcorn , apples and potatoes are a few i like also, bananas and eggs and orangejuice. I am using sales and coupons,store brands to strech my foodstamp dollars and eat the best i can. Fri, 4 May 2012 14:13:13 EST Climb every mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863011 Just like in the sound od music i am at a crossroads. I had my stroke in sept 11 2011. my insurance did not pay for rehab which i needed. all that needs work on is my left arm which i think is frozen. but it is getting better with the supplements i found out about online. i have not quallified for disability and the process is taking too long. i am living on pennies a day and foodstamps. i am board lonely and i am looking into seeing if i can go back to work. my friend-roomate who is... Wed, 2 May 2012 12:03:56 EST Climb every mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863006 Just like in the sound od music i am at a crossroads. I had my stroke in sept 11 2011. my insurance did not pay for rehab which i needed. all that needs work on is my left arm which i think is frozen. but it is getting better with the supplements i found out about online. i have not quallified for disability and the process is taking too long. i am living on pennies a day and foodstamps. i am board lonely and i am looking into seeing if i can go back to work. my friend-roomate who is... Wed, 2 May 2012 12:03:30 EST Climb every mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862994 Just like in the sound od music i am at a crossroads. I had my stroke in sept 11 2011. my insurance did not pay for rehab which i needed. all that needs work on is my left arm which i think is frozen. but it is getting better with the supplements i found out about online. i have not quallified for disability and the process is taking too long. i am living on pennies a day and foodstamps. i am board lonely and i am looking into seeing if i can go back to work. my friend-roomate who is... Wed, 2 May 2012 12:00:05 EST problem goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861246 My main problem lately I guess has been excuses. The last few days had pms and only did the basics and laid on the couch all day. I have not been walking outside lately because of risk of sunburn, mosquitoes and the worst yest my allergies. The pollen has been way too high. I guess I need to ptoblem solve and work around it. Like on the Biggest Looser this season it is no excuses. I will try to do better tomorrow. <em>252</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 12:50:02 EST focusing on goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852108 after reading chapter 3 of the book I am getting better at defining my goals. I have reset them online. I keep a place on the wall inbetween the kitchen and the bathroom to remind me of my goals and how far I have come. This month has gone quickly I bought the SP calendar 2 months ago. I am about to turn to another month. I have changed what I keep track of on the calendar too. I keep track of my points, pounds, money in my check account, and exersise minutes. I am trying more to keep ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:41:05 EST weight still going down yea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4838073 This morning when I got up , the numbers went down. I am still eating more fruits and veggies. Drinking water. And mostly exercising 10 or more minutes, that is except today. The weather is wet and rainy. Not good for my allergies and good for the mosquitoes. So for the next few days until the weater clears I am exercising in my living room concentrating on my diet. <em>257</em> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:26:51 EST Weight finally going down again whoo hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4836143 Finally after my weight has gone up or stayed the same it is finally going down. I am concentrating on my fiber fruits and vegtables. I am drinking 8 cups of water. I am concentrating on 10 minutes or more of exercises a day. Hope it works. <em>252</em> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:08:10 EST organizing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4830701 spring cleaning and orgainizing. Finding things I need, and don't need. A little exercise, plus I feel better when things are clean and I can find what I need. I don't get all frustrated. Going to do a lot since the weather is hot, my allergis and mosquitoes will be coming. So mostly inside activity for me for the next few months. I will get out occasionly. I need my VitaminD. <em>252</em> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:12:17 EST New beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4825919 Today i have been on sparkpages for almost 3 months. I have learned my way on the site. Got better habits by working on my goals and streaks. Now i need to work on balance. Less points and more exercise minutes. Also my weight has gone back up. I hope i am gaining muscle. I bought new fittness equiptment that i need to start using with the heat allergies and rain i will be exersing inside except maybe once or twice a week. Happy easter everyone. <em>252</em> Sun, 8 Apr 2012 18:53:11 EST Almost there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4814865 I need just a few more points to get to the next level. I plan to walk tomorrow. Watching my water intake but exercise has gone down. Trying for a variety of food and exercises. Hope to do better this month. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:59:13 EST Almost there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4814864 I need just a few more points to get to the next level. I plan to walk tomorrow. Watching my water intake but exercise has gone down. Trying for a variety of food and exercises. Hope to do better this month. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:58:46 EST Almost there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4814863 I need just a few more points to get to the next level. I plan to walk tomorrow. Watching my water intake but exercise has gone down. Trying for a variety of food and exercises. Hope to do better this month. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:58:24 EST Negative http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4811122 Yesterday i paid 5 dollrs of aprox 800 for the ambulace. Today i paid g 534 to g for pro taxes. I have 800 + 15 a month for 6 mos til sept. Then money wont come till dec. Bd xmas ect. But i believe it is blessed to gove than receive. Looking forward till tomorrow we are going to church dance. I took a bath tonight. I may dress up a bit? Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:02:39 EST I lost more weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801370 I lost another 1.2 lbs today. I am now at 181.8 lbs. Yea Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:54:12 EST I haven't got time for the pain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800290 today I found exercises that may help my shoulder pain due to neurapathy from my stroke. I am having trouble being taken seriously about this. I am trying to grt SSD. I am going to talk to Dars soon. I read on a site that shoulder pain and lack of motion happens usually 3 months after a stroke and it happens maybe 50-80% of the time depending on who wrote the article. The only thing good I see today is that I am better able to type with my left hand. I took advanced typing in High Scho... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 19:37:37 EST how to keep it off? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4795387 for three days I have been at 183 oe 182. I lost ten pounds. I am trying to be more active. I am trying for the 5 and 10 minute challenge. I would like to do more walks but the weather for the next few days will be rainy. I guess I need to blow up my balance ball and put in my exrcise cd. Have a great day everyone. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 16:36:00 EST Keep on keeping on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4772414 Today I did not feel like doing anything. I did ten minutes of exercise and wrote in my journal. I used to have so much energy. Life is harder after the stroke. Planning to walk tomorrow. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 18:36:54 EST First blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4769986 Hello. I am Linda Little. I had a stroke sept. 2011. I went through the scare of my life. Basically healthy all my life except for being overweigjht. For about five years I have been learning to live a better lifestyle. This site has helped me develop better habits. I know I have only been on here a month but I exspect great things. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:15:22 EST