LMMIMI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LMMIMI LMMIMI'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/ Checking InWith My Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800925 For those of my friends who have been wondering where I have been and I have been doing. I have been taking some down time. Doing knitting for a Holiday Fair at my church and doing a lost of reading. Of course that means a lot of sitting and so the computer is sort of off limits for the time being. <BR> I am doing okay as far as the pain and getting around. One of my main goals was for be able to drive and that I can do with a minimum amount of pain getting in and out of the car. My m... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:41:16 EST Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730702 For all my friends, I am still here, but just have not been doing any Sparking. I am doing much better and finally have reached one of my goals. I am driving. Not big time like freeways . but doing okay on the back roads. My PT gal is pleased with my progress, but continues to tell me to have patience. Hindsight probably should have had the surgery right at the beginning, rather than trying hip and back injections. But, being my stubborn self I wanted to avoid surgery. <BR> <BR> I... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:58:28 EST Surgery!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695934 Surgery was an success but not ready for how weak I man from the three months prior 0f pain. I am able to handle the pain pretty well it this lack of strength in my arms and legs are the problem Still attached at the hip with my walker. Not sure how much post in will be doing , but greeting to all! <BR> Thu, 15 May 2014 20:21:48 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675282 Wishing all a Blessed Easter Weekend! He I risen, He is risen indeed! Hallelujah! Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:01:19 EST Daily Activity Feed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669237 Thank you to all who respond to my Daily Activity Feed. It also makes me happy when you find one that speaks to you. With all that is going in today in our world, I need to find something positive to reflect on each day and hope it brightens others day also. <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:54:28 EST Can Spring Be Far Behind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638874 As I opened my blinds this morning, I was met with a lovely sight. There were two beautiful red cardinals sitting in the tree by my window. The other day I had two big fluffy robins fighting over a red berry on my patio. With the record cold, snow, and icy road conditions, this was something to give me hope that Spring will be just around the corner. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 18:36:23 EST Hello Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624164 Have been out of touch for almost a week as my computer got a face lift. Not sure how much I will be back on-line for a while as I am having some issues with my mobility. Have been doing the PT, but that hasn't been helping much and finally saw an Ortho yesterday. He is not sure if it is my hip or my back. Having an hip injection on Monday and a MRI on Tuesday. Have been wearing my pedometer, but the totals for the day are pretty wimpy. For nor I try to move as much as I can tolerate ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:42:10 EST WOW - 85 Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615831 The body may be 85, but the mind is somewhere around 50. I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and a beautiful family. They have been there for me through each and every event in my life and for that I can never ever thank them enough. Through the years I have lost many dear friends, but am blessed for all the new ones that have come into my life. Now I am going to an enjoy the rest of my day - lunch with a friend and dinner with family. God is good! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:16:25 EST Trying To Catch Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576782 After being come and no computer time for six days, I am overwhelmed trying to catch up with everyone. Please know that I appreciated each and every message. <BR> <BR> I will be gone for another couple of days with no computer time. Will be back after the 1st. So I would like to share the following New Year's Prayer for all my Sparkers: <BR> <BR> A New Year's Prayer <BR> <BR> Dear Lord, please give me A few friends who understand me and remain my friends; <BR> A work to do which has... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:16:55 EST Happy Holidays to Sparkers Near and Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569978 I would like to send wishes to all for a Joyous Holiday Season and a Blessed New Year. <BR> <BR> I will be off line starting the 25th until the 30th. Heading up to the north county with my daughter's family and four other families. This group started this tradition about 20 plus years ago. Have watched the little ones grow up and now they have added their own little ones. <BR> <BR> Be safe in your journeys and be sure to tell someone you love them. <em>345</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:02:35 EST For Those Who Love To Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568148 I love to read and always excited when I find a good book. At once time in my life the only thing I read was mysteries. After joining a couple of book clubs, I found there was something just as good if not better the mysteries. <BR> <BR> I would like to share a couple titles that I just recently read and highly recommended them. One is "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor. This lady is now serving as a judge on our Supreme Court. It is her life and how she got to here she is now. An... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:40:34 EST Never Quit Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513474 Thank you Irene for your recent blog . It really does deserve to be shared with all. <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, to forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:57:11 EST Interesting Find! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485699 In going through some old books and journals, I found a little book which I believe must have belonged to my mother. It is titled "Just Being Happy - A Little Book of Happy Thoughts" edited by Edwin Osgood Grover, Copyright 1913. It is a very small little book and very well worn so I can imagine my mother must have used it a lot. The following it the first entry: <BR> <BR> Just being happy is a fine thing to do; <BR> Looking on the bright side rather than the blue; <BR> Sad or sunny m... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:19:54 EST Reflections on My Weekly Coffee Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478807 Today at coffee I realized that we have come a long way. What started out with only four of us (a friend, myself, my daughter and her friend) and that was about 30+ years ago. The four of us used to walk first and then have breakfast together and finally we just stopped the walking and started just have coffee and that has been going on ever since. We have grown to 12 (see photo on my page). Not everyone shows up every week, but there is usually at least three of us. During the s... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 16:45:37 EST Medical Emergency! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435660 I haven't been sparkling for a few days because of a medical emergency I had on Thursday. Not exactly sure what happened, but spent a few hours in the emergency room. Fortunately everything seemed to be okay, vitals where good, blood work good and it was finally decided that I had contracted a virus of some kind. I spent the last two day at on son's and finally back home now. <BR> I was a little uncomfortable to come home by myself on Thursday so bless my kids they took over. Feeling fi... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:51:22 EST Drop Out Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396706 Today I decided I needed a drop out day. Play on the computer, read, and just in general do absolutely nothing constructive. I am frustrated about my weight which doesn't go down, but thankfully is not going up. I am thankful that the back issues, that have been bugging me, are pretty much gone, so exercises should not be a problem like it was. June has always been a rather reflective time for me as it was 42 years ago on June 10th that my husband had his heart attack. He was only 48 w... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:11:35 EST June 10th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385175 Today is a very poignant day for me, as it was exactly 42 years ago this evening that my husband suffered a heart attack. Back in those days medical knowledge was not what it is today and he passed away on July 10th. We thought it was the first one he had ever had, but found out that he had had many prior episodes. He was a member of the Hennpin County Rescue Squad and probably most certainly knew what was goin on. I think he was in complete denial until that June 10th as he never ever ... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:42:06 EST New Computer (Refurbished) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370539 Have my new computer and really happy. Going through computer withdrawal was not fun, but what helped part of the time was being away from home. Six day of no sparking and feel really behind so I plan on just going forward now. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great weekend and coming week. <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>17</em> <em>252</em> <em>30</em> Tue, 28 May 2013 14:49:49 EST New Refurbished Computer - Be Out of Touch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364603 This afternoon a friend is coming to pick up my computer and download everything onto a new refurbished computer for me. Not sure when I will be the new one so I will be out of touch for a while. I am going out of town with my son's family also to attend a high school graduation which is another reason for being out of touch. Hopefully Sunday will find me back Sparking. <BR> <BR> With this being Memorial Day Weekend, please honor and pray for all those serving our countries and for tho... Wed, 22 May 2013 12:58:14 EST Friday - No Sparking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351526 We have leaving very early tomorow morning to attend a funeral way - way up north. The mother of a couple of our coffee group friends died on Sunday. She passed just four days short of her 96th birthday. She was such a special lady and I always enjoyed any of the time I spent with her. We were the elders of the group. My daughter is doing the driving and we will probably stay overnight some place on our way home on Saturday - will be back on-line Saturday. <BR> . <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 May 2013 23:05:23 EST When Will The Killing Stop? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326757 Just finished listening to our President Obama speak, and a feeling mad, sad and angry. When will the powers that be get a clue? When will we the public be heard? The NRA with all their money seemed to be running our country. The idea that the people from Sandy Hook were just ploys in Washington is just about as low as it can be. How many more need to be killed before common sense prevails? <BR> <BR> Prayers for each and every victims and families who have lost loved ones, or are ma... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:41:51 EST Thank You to All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316244 I wanted to respond to each and everyone who commented on my new photos and latest blog. But, because I am having some major computer issues, I am getting error messages when I try to pull up your pages. Sometimes it works just fine and then other times not so much. Please know that I appreciate the messages and comments as well as the support and encouragement from my Sparks people. Please forgive m if I am not able to get back to everyone individually, but I will continue to try. Ha... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:48:18 EST Nothing Like Old Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314909 Besides welcoming one of our coffee group back yesterday, my daughter and I had a special afternoon. We attended an 80th birthday party for a former neighbor. This goes way back to when we were young married couples.. Some of these people we have not seen for years and years. Along with all the hugs and kisses, it was especially fun to see the grown up children and their children. <BR> <BR> We were eight families all living on the same street and we partied and played together and ou... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 17:53:47 EST Computer Problems! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304861 I am have some serious computer issues so probably will not be Sparking much. Hopefully next week we can and will resolved the issues. I never thought I would be so dependent on a computer, especially at my age. Many of my friends don't understand as they don't have a computer nor do they want one. I guess life can go on without one. <em>273</em> <em>17</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Wishing all a Blessed Easter. <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:25:51 EST Pampered - Pretty Tired! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303741 I spent a very special day with my wonderful daughter-in-law. She picked me up this morning and took me downtown Minneapolis for the day. We had lunch at the Oak Grill in Macy's (this restaurant is an institution here in Minneapolis). The food is so good, they start you out with a hot popover with honey butter (yum). Had a glass of wine and their signature chicken pot pie. Okay, so I wasn't counting calories today. After lunch we went to see the flower show are Macy's. Every Easter seaso... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:06:47 EST Confession - I Have Been Absolved! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281291 I apologize if I have offended anyone, because I surely didn't intent to be sacrilegious. I really only meant to be silly and funny. <BR> <BR> I do thank you for all your responses, support, and understanding. I am back on track and only fantasying about the hot fudge sundae. Have a great new week ahead of you all and keep Sparking. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:49:07 EST Confession! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279305 I had lunch today with a group of people that I used to volunteer with at a hospital in Minneapolis (we meet once a month). Today we went to a very old, but famous, burger place in Edina (MN) which has simply wonderful everything include great malts and sundae's. Now to my confession: <BR> <BR> I had a great burger (only ate half the rest is supper tonight), some good fries (not too many), but finished off with a simply out of this world hot fudge sundae. Needless to say definitely way ... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 19:21:01 EST Parents! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263718 Thank you to all who responded to my blog on parents. Our parents obviously must have all gone to the same training and that is why so many of you relate. I must admit I may have even used some of them myself on my kids. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:36:57 EST The Things I Owe My Parents!! - Can you relate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262023 1. My Parents taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. <BR> "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." <BR> <BR> 2. My Parent taught me RELIGION/ <BR> "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." <BR> <BR> 3. My Parents taught me TIME TRAVEL. <BR> "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" <BR> <BR> 4. My Parents taught me LOGIC. <BR> "Because I said so, that's why." <BR> <BR> 5. My Parents taught me ... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:25:21 EST Birthday Thank You (continued) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241566 Spark People are awesome. I have been overwhelmed by all the birthday goodies and good wishes. I have noted each any every one and greatly appreciated them. So, as I said before I am sending this blog to thank all because to try and reach individually would take forever ( I don't have a high speed internet). <BR> <BR> Sending good vibes to all and don't forget to tell someone you love them. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 12:37:50 EST Birthday Thank You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237655 I want to thank each an everyone for all the birthday goodies and good wishes. I am trying to cut down on some of my computer time and to try and address each of you individually would probably take me hours. <BR> <BR> You know reaching 84 and in relatively good heath is blessing and I give thanks every day. So I am sending you all a great big <em>247</em> and <em>304</em> from my heart. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 19:22:59 EST Scary!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232147 Late yesterday afternoon I experienced a very strange episode. Just walking into my kitchen I felt like my legs were going to collapse - grab the counter and within second was okay. Scared the daylights out of me as this has never happened before. Needless to say a million thoughts go through your mind - heart, stroke or just what in the world just happened. To make what could be a long story short, I saw my doctor today and was checked head to toes and everything checkout good. <BR> ... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:04:22 EST Having Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200465 Have found two fun patterns for scarfs - so am working on one of each, Working on a prayer shawl for church, and a round baby blanket for my expected great grand son. Reading a really exciting book, getting some steps on my pedometer and also trying to spark. <BR> <BR> Somewhere in there I really do other things, but not so much. Hope you have fun things that you really like to do. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:19:43 EST Life Without A Computer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180863 I can't hardly believe that I went five days without a computer. No sparking, no playing games and no researching anything. <BR> <BR> It was great! Now, how do I catch up? I have made a decision - I am not even going to try. Happy everything to everyone and a wonderful New Year, and Happy Sparking too. <em>107</em> <em>411</em> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:30:58 EST Get Up and Go Has Got Up and Gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170624 This past week I have really been just getting by. Been fighting sinus problems along with a not so fun cold. I don't get sick very often, but when it hits me I am out of commission. Feeling a lot better tonight and need to get back on the band wagon tomorrow. Spent a lot of time just hanging out and maybe I needed to take a sabbatical to re-group and revisit my goals. <BR> <BR> Fortunately, this came on me after my daughter got the go ahead to be able to drive herself. She still ... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:45:21 EST Spent the Day With An Angel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153106 My wonderful daughter-in-law came over this morning about 9:30AM (one of only two days she has off) to help me clean and put up my Christmas tree. She scrubbed, vacuumed, moved furniture, and cleaned my patio doors both inside and out. We also did get the tree up, and I will start to decorate tomorrow. Actually it really look pretty nice with just the light, but will add some decorations tomorrow. I did the dusting, but she worked circles around me. About 1:30 she took me lunch, then sho... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 23:15:07 EST Missing in Action! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147744 Right now I feel like I am missing in action. My life, for the time being, revolves around being available for my daughter. Thankfully she can now put weight on her foot but now needs a driver. I am trying to help out as much as I can so that her husband can get back to his work schedule. I have been getting her back and forth to her work as well as physical therapy. <BR> <BR> Please forgive me if I don't always respond to your messages and/or your goodies. I really do appreciate the ... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:33:26 EST Do Things Happen For A Reason? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137574 After volunteering at church this morning, I decided to run a couple of errands. First problem, I ran over a curb thinking I could go from one driveway to another. *(Wrong decision!) I ran over the curb and just sat there. Backed off and went on about my errands. Second problem, drove for several miles, but noticed there was a unknown sound coming from the front right side. Finally got to my home service station and asked them to check it out. The young man started to drive it and sto... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:01:41 EST Stove Saga Continued and Baby Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130892 Finally I can report that I have baked in my new oven. (Refer to my last two blogs to understand my joy.) The first item baked were low calorie muffins (they were terrible - threw they out). Tried apple crust and that was wonderful and really getting into this I made what is called a "Cedric Adam's casserole (very good). For anyone living in the midwest and probably in the 30's and 40's might remember him as the 10:00 newscaster. <BR> Recipe if you are interested -- One head of cabbage... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:24:27 EST Another one of those days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092041 I think I am of a cool mind now and can finish the stove saga. <BR> <BR> First things first, I was invited to my son's on Sunday to spend the night, and he would bring me home when he went to work this morning. I was going to get a call on Sunday evening after 6 to let me know when the stove would be delivered. Checked my answering machine Sunday evening and the time of the delivery was between 9 and 11:00 AM on Monday. Great that meant my son would have to bring me home during rush hour... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 23:08:40 EST It's Been One of Those Days!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087274 Woke up this morning all excited because I am getting a new stove (the present one is 37 years old), and I got a really good deal on the new one. Also, the gal that lives across the hall from me was coming over to clean for me (she hits every nook and cranny). <BR> <BR> First she was late getting here. While waiting decided to winterize my patio which always becomes a bigger job than I think, but I did get it done. <BR> <BR> At 1:00PM the delivery truck arrived and I was already th... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 23:55:03 EST Special Coffee Group Outing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080024 The coffee group (see my photos) met as usual today, but not at Starbucks. After getting my daughter via walker and wheel chair into another space. Everyone was there today today along with two babies and one toddler. She really needed a break and needed some new scenery. One of the gals brought goodies and everyone else brought their own coffee so all she had to do was just sit there and enjoy. We send the husband out to play golf. She was happy to see everyone, but tired and ready t... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:42:05 EST Thanks and Apologies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073373 I want to thank all who respond to my activity feeds and send me goodies. Also for the prayers and concerns regarding what is going on in my life right now. I don't always gets back to everyone, but please know that I appreciate all of your responses and value your support. Many thanks again. <BR> <BR> Sending good wishes to all and today be sure to tell someone you love them <em>304</em> <em>212</em> <em>220</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:40:35 EST Hope I Can Do It- Update- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065579 On Saturday afternoon I was going to try and teach someone how to knit. Of course, anyone who knits knows that one session is not going to do it. Well, I lucked out as I found out she knew how to crochet, but just needed to brush up on that skill. Her mission was to learn how to make a prayer shawl for church, and now she can by crocheting it. I did find a new friend as she was a very nice person and we spent the time just getting acquainted. Who Knew! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:37:05 EST Hope I Can Do It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058334 You just never know what is going to happen when you pick up the phone. I got a call from my church today asking if I would be willing to teach someone how to knit a Prayer Shawl. I have been knitting since I was seven, but have never taught anyone else how to knit. I agreed I would try and am meeting the lady Saturday afternoon. I am not sure as to why I was called as there are many at church that are knitting Prayer Shawls and Baptism Shawls. The person who called me said she thought o... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:35:03 EST Alleluia and Amen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003958 Finally got the partial today. Feels a little strange with more teeth in my mouth, but I can finally smile without making everyone laugh. A little strange talking, but sure that will not stop me. As for eating, I realize that steak will not be on the menu just yet. I know that with time it will seem normal, but will just take time. <em>334</em> Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:23:33 EST Ask The Right Questions!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995219 Normally when I am going to have some kind of procedure done, I ask the doctor all kinds of questions. This time with my dentist, I didn't. I guess that after all these years I should have been smart enough to realized that getting the partial was not going to be an over night kind of deal First appointment 7/24 and thought I was going to get it completed 7/25. Wrong, went in on 7/30 thinking it was going to be a done deal. Wrong again nothing was back from the lab (it was a day late go... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:54:57 EST Wow - Thankful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966049 After watching "The Doctors" on TV this afternoon, I am so thankful that I gave up soda (Diet pop) two years and 11 days ago. I was overwhelmed with the amount of chemicals that is in it. Of course, one probably wouldn't hurt you, but I was drinking two to three cans a day every day. The chemicals are bad enough , but all the other harm you are doing to your health, not to mentions the money you are spending). Again, I am so thankful for giving up that addiction. At my age I need all t... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:49:53 EST No Soda (Pop) Diet or Otherwise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4950274 Today marks the two year mark of giving up all soda (pop). I went from two to three cans a day to none. I will admit that at times, especially having a piece of pizza, a diet coke sounded pretty good, but I didn't give in. <em>262</em> If only I could have the same resolve with food I wouldn't be where I'm at. but I am working on it daily. <em>190</em> <em>493</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 12:28:58 EST Reflections for June 24th. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940585 Today would have been our 62nd Wedding Anniversary. We only got to our 22nd before my husband's final heart attack. I have been sitting and reflecting on the day and just how many of my family, friends and neighbors have passed. <BR> <BR> I also been thinking about others that have touched my life even though I never got the chance to meet them in person. One particular person I am thinking about is Hilary, a special lady many of us met on SparkPeople. She was such a delight with a sens... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:47:38 EST