LOLAJO54's SparkPeople Blog LOLAJO54's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Experiment with weighing through 17 hours Well guess I had lots of time on my hands -- lol. <BR> Didn't sleep at all Saturday so at 4:30 am Sunday morning I got up and weighed myself as Sunday is my weigh in day .. <BR> <BR> I said to myself --yes I talk to myself -- not crazy -- just lonely <BR> I feel really heavy bet I weigh 138... got on the scale <BR> 137.6... wow close hey?? but that was a big gain from the last weigh in .. I thought this is not right I should not have a gain with all the good eating and exercis... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:05:31 EST Getting to Know Me ( from a fellow sparker Gloria) Where is your cell phone?beside me <BR> <BR> Spouse? none <BR> <BR> Your hair? blonde <BR> <BR> Your mother? Deceased <BR> <BR> Your father? Deceased <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? visiting new areas <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? lol about a character on a show I watch <BR> <BR> Favorite drink? Chocolate milk <BR> <BR> What room are you in? The bed room. <BR> <BR> Your hobby? Browsing computer <BR> <BR> Your fear? getting dementia <BR> <BR> Where do you want to be in 6 year... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 22:47:31 EST Goal & Streak The last time I blogged was when I lost my sis to a stroke in January. <BR> <BR> I have kept my promise to myself to eat as healthy as I could within my range along with doing my exercise everyday . <BR> <BR> In the mean time I went on holidays ---still watched what I ate(far from perfect/ but if I did eat not so good only ate small portions) and of course lots of walking and swimming helped . I still came home with a slight gain -- which was no big deal. <BR> <BR> At the start of March I... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 20:15:53 EST A Healthy Journey - one day at a time My New Year started off really good .. <BR> --good goals /plan <BR> --good intentions <BR> --good mindset <BR> <BR> --Then my dear sister had a stroke and I spent days at the hospital with her . <BR> My other sister (RAINBOWMF) came into town to help with decisions <BR> There was no hope for my eldest sister (Winnie) <BR> The decision was made to take her back to the nursing home and stay with her there. What a release for us all when Winnie was back in the home and her own bed. <BR> Win... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:42:44 EST Happy New Year Well spark buddies <BR> -- a new year is upon us <BR> <BR> If you are like me every year I say this is the year I am going to get healthy and I am going to have a healthy weight .. <BR> What happens -- I just get back into my rut .. <BR> I eat healthy but do I? <BR> I exercise but at enough tensity ? <BR> <BR> Time to stop the talk and live each day as best I can <BR> I have been doing it for a few month but I must continue <BR> It is a life style just not a few month resolution <... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:23:49 EST our after Christmas Day walk <img src=""> <BR> this is the work done on our walkway --now we can continue our walk without having to cross the big highway . <BR> <img src=""> <BR> picture of the river and how high and fast it is flowing --we are standing on the bridge <BR> <img src=""> <BR> same picture but a wider view <BR> <img src=" Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:01:03 EST One Month!!! I have not blogged since Sept 28th. <BR> Making progress on the foods --- my exercising is great --more pool time now . <BR> I have to be more consistent! - Ann's (DIL) her job is here and there no set days or hours. <BR> This makes it so hard for me to get into a routine for myself as well as Amelia (GD) . <BR> <BR> My WI's --well this is just unreal.. I am still reading on my scale the same <BR> 126 lbs. <BR> This is killing me.. I can not even lose the 3 lbs.. so I can get back to at l... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:17:27 EST Fun Activity beyond exercise My WI was STS again. sigh but like a friend said to me stay the course .. I am getting & getting healthier. <BR> <BR> I am happy! besides my workouts at the YMCA and my exercise at home , this past week I got to be in the pool with my granddaughter -Amelia -she is two and just learning to I mentioned in my last blog .. <BR> This weekend I went to the Y open house --- tried out some things there -love the walking/running track. <BR> I have a few pictures to share of the slide I wen... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:20:22 EST Sunday's Blog even though it's Monday--9/21 Weigh in again was stay the same . <BR> <BR> disappointed - Yes giving up - No <BR> <BR> Just continuing .. <BR> <BR> Had a great day at the Y today <BR> then got over to another Y and got some water time in with my GD . <BR> She is taking swimming lessons and I was asked to be in the pool with her. <BR> <BR> oh boy I am so happy -- wore my spark activity tracker in the pool it tracked all my activity <BR> fantastic workout -- better then the machines at the first Y.. <BR> In just a... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:47:31 EST A new eating plan I went to the dietican last week and she asked me to try the Medatranian Diet <BR> <BR> lots of different beans legumes <BR> protein with lean meats <BR> fish --salmon and tuna <BR> whole grains <BR> along with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil a day and 3 glasses of skim milk . <BR> <BR> This week I stuck to it ....also ate dannon activia greek yogurt for snack . <BR> <BR> This morning the scale has not budged ..sigh <BR> I will now change my ticker to reflect my gain.. I ... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:55:38 EST week 1 -- Goals for this month <BR> <BR> Continue to eat healthy <em>250</em> <BR> Do 30 minutes of exercise 3 days a week <em>250</em> <BR> Do 45 minutes of exercise 4 days a week <em>250</em> <BR> Continue to drink lots of water <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> all good this week <BR> did not do well with the procrastinating -- work in progress for sure .. <BR> <BR> I am disappointed with all my steady work on me and yet the scale did not budge.. <BR> <BR> I will just continue doing what ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 20:03:16 EST Happy September --- goals and all Well new month means checking your goals <BR> <BR> -- lose a pound a week till goal weight? <BR> <BR> well last 10 weeks have not achieved that so not a good goal for me <BR> <BR> Goal Now <BR> <BR> Continue to eat healthy <BR> Do 30 minutes of exercise 3 days a week <BR> Do 45 minutes of exercise 4 days a week <BR> Continue to drink lots of water <BR> <BR> Make Time for ME !! something I still have to work on ! <BR> Stop procrastinating making me stress!! another area I need ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:12:05 EST Week 10 and the end of the Month! I am not happy with my progress or lack there of! <BR> Another WI and I went up .. I am going over my foods my workouts .. not sure what is wrong. <BR> <BR> All I can say is more tweaking.. I do not believe I gained 2 lbs. impossible ... <BR> I did not eat that much food .. and I did not go one day without exercise. <BR> <BR> The only thing I am chaulking it up to is water weight --for some reason(?) <BR> <BR> Any ideas or suggestions.. let me know <BR> thanks everyone Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:55:21 EST Blog week 9 Still no weight loss <BR> I was bad for exercises this week .. so I feel that is the culprit <BR> This week coming I will make sure I get in my exercise quota for each day. <BR> I think I also need to drink more water . <BR> <BR> One of my pills (looked it up) has caused me a dry cough and my mouth and throat are very sore <BR> This I will have to get looked at soon ... I keep freezing my throat with spray so it doesn't hurt so much. <BR> <BR> I sure am hoping the pills will all get adj... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:16:00 EST Week 8 -- 2 months gone! Today I remembered to do my WI and measurements <BR> -- Was surprised the scale read 124.8 up .8 pounds --sigh... will just keep working at it. <BR> What really surprised my is my measurements from 2 months ago are still the same. <BR> No loss but no gain. <BR> Guess you could say 2 months wasted .. or you could say 2 months of maintaining and learning. <BR> Think I will go with option #2. -positive. <BR> <BR> This week I get to see my GP so will talk to her about my being unwell.. and wh... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:21:39 EST Week 6 & Week 7 help I am not being good!! <BR> Last week was a long weekend .. and forgot to weigh in .. and I so wanted to do my measurements .- didn't happen <BR> This weekend was my GD Amelia's 2nd birthday party. <BR> People stayed late , making the family all sleep in. When you all get up together it is crazy around here. Forgetting again about weighing in I went right down stairs helping to get the GK's their breakfast - still forgetting ate my breakfast . I will not weigh in after I have eaten.. Jus... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:28:21 EST blog entry #6 I missed my 6 week blog with WI and measurements -- we had a long weekend --just didn't feel like Sunday so was just out having fun .. I will post this blog Friday. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 21:53:47 EST wow Week 5 This is strange ---- I was again sick ---throwing up ect. <BR> This came upon me 6 in the morning Saturday ---today Sunday I have been able to eat dinner ---just toast and tea . So far have kept it in so all better. <BR> <BR> Good thing as I babysit tomorrow ...but did have 3 days off that were to be fun . With me getting sick that was a no go on my part..Mostly drank water .. and one gingerale. <BR> <BR> Of course we not eating for two days of course I had a drop in weight -- <B... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:47:25 EST Week 4 I am a little off my game with all the sad news on tv. and my need to be glued to watching all the updates .... <BR> I did my exercise this week plus did my 10/10 goal challenge . <BR> Thought this would really get my going and I would lose what I had gained --not. <BR> <BR> Best thing for me is to continue what I am doing .. and be patient . <BR> This week I go to my first class for cardiac care . <BR> They want to bring all my medications in original containers , a list of foods I eat ...... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:00:27 EST Warning- this is for fun how do women in France burn 2000 calories <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>230</em> <em>228</em> <BR> do not click on link if you are offended easily <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:28:38 EST Week 3 This week was an improvement <BR> Got lots of good foods in the frig and freezer. <BR> Doing my exercising a little ramped up so that is good .. <BR> <BR> The only thing I didn't weigh in today as around 4 am I woke up sick . <BR> It is now 9:50 pm and I am finally feeling better .. <BR> No exercise today .. but that is okay. <BR> <BR> Back at it tomorrow .. all is good <BR> <em>250</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:57:26 EST Week 2 Well after an exciting week of going to the Mandarin for a gals day celebrating my birthday once again!! yes I know <BR> Then going to Red Lobster for my son's birthday.. <BR> You guessed it I am up .. I enjoyed my mini vacation in Toronto with lots of walking -swimming and more walking but it was not enough to offset those salty high calorie meals . <BR> <BR> My weight was 127.2 oh gosh .. so this week is a wash <BR> Now to get moving and get into my healthy foods <BR> By the way --no o... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:52:36 EST one week and one day My week did not go as planned <BR> There is always other people or events that muck up well made plans . <BR> That is okay though I worked around it all. <BR> <BR> Well except I still do not have my freezer or frig well stocked as of yet. <BR> This week!-hold me to it! <BR> <BR> My exercise is coming along slowly. --- In that I get going and I get a twinge or a pull or out of breath . This all makes me a little anxious .. It really shouldn't -- I mean I know I am okay . <BR> The thoughts ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:58:56 EST The Way it Was --- or The Way it Will Be Today is my birthday June 21st .. <BR> So much has happened this past year being 59 .. <BR> The major event was my heart attack followed by angioplasty and getting a stint put in one valve -then taking all kinds of meds to clean up another valve . <BR> With this event I could not exercise for 4 weeks --now I was supposed to eat healthy -- well guess I did somewhat ---but not totally! <BR> While in the hospital I lost 3 pounds --really thought it would have been more with not eating for 2 d... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:50:19 EST My Happy Surprise 60th Birthday Bash My birthday is today first day of summer.. but my son and daughter-in-law gave me the surprise of my life for my 60th a week early. This is how they got me.. <BR> Hope you get a smile out of some of the pictures --look at the colours -- the food-- & the cakes <BR> This is probably why I have gained weight !! --lol <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:49:50 EST More Deer Stories Going to pick up my DIL at her job, we pass woods and follow the river from our home to her job site. On the way there I tell my GS Markus to look for deer .. At that moment I spotted a big deer in the woods... I ask him if he saw the deer .. <BR> "Grandma I have a brain" .. ah yes we all do... "Well I have seen deer before so I have that stored up there and if I want to see a deer I just look at it with my brain" <BR> What! LOL where do these kids come up with this stuff ..? I just laugh... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:35:08 EST The New Me Well I took the plunge --dyed my hair today! Good or Bad it is done . <BR> Personally I like it .. lol <BR> Something's new for me to live by <BR> I am never going to let anyone's actions or words tear me down <BR> I am going to soar! <BR> Here me ROAR <BR> My new colour is like the ice formations in Frozen -letting go of the past <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> me before <B... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:19:52 EST doggie sitting- up date <img src=""> <BR> <BR> hi sparkers <BR> <BR> I am going to doggie sit this little girl "Shelby" for awhile . <BR> <BR> My nephew who is a month older then me is in hospital with heart and lung problems . <BR> To set his mind at ease I said I would watch his girl for him.. <BR> It will be fun <BR> <BR> I will have to walk her <em>313</em> play ball with her <em>132</em> <BR> More exercise here I come! <BR> <BR> I am sad to sa... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:56:08 EST little humor ( I do mean groaner) <img src=""> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 20:09:12 EST Have People Who Bring You Down (even yourself) <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:31:28 EST Do or Do Not -- there is no try <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just a few motivational slogans to get us moving Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:13:30 EST Fat vs Muscle <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I need to get rid of 3 grapefruit ! Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:56:16 EST the weekend happenings <img src=""> <BR> deer seen at my dil work place <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> granddaughter Amelia before tree taken down-- <BR> her hair!!! errrr mommy won't let anyone cut it <BR> <img src=" Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:39:45 EST over indulgence of the drink <img src=""> <BR> 3 glasses of wine <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 4 beer <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 5 shots of tequila <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 6 martinis <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 7 cosmopolitans <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 05:29:56 EST Christmas funnies for my gals <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:04:51 EST Making Coconut Oil <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My daughter in law -- Ann wanted to make me coconu... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 22:59:15 EST Snow in Northern Ontario <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> These are all pictures my sister Mary took up north hunting <BR> as you can see they got snow -- lots of it . <BR> <BR> Som... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:06:58 EST to live by <img src=""> <BR> <BR> tick tock the clock is ticking on me -- got to remember this slogan Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:27:27 EST Nature Pictures from Around my Subdivision <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 19 Oct 2013 23:00:00 EST my granddaughter's baptism & birthday <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Amelia -1 years old in her party dress <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> in her baptism gown <BR> <BR> August 18th / 2013 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> her birthday cake -- it is princess castle Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:01:33 EST Love These hope you get them --- so true <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:44:14 EST 2nd blog! 30,000 steps and badge <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> I did it <BR> finished the 30,000 step challenge ! <BR> If you read the blog on Saturday -it told you the walk was yesterday <BR> Alas my son was sick so had to watch my GK's . <BR> <BR> I decided that doing a day late was not making excuses or giving up <BR> late is better then never! <BR> <BR> thanks Mostmoms1 for presenting this challenge to her readers here on Sparks <BR> <BR> I will try t... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:52:10 EST Today --- a 30,000 step challenge Today was the day <BR> I was up at 6:10 got my walking clothes on went down stairs to hit the pavement . <BR> What did I hear --My son being sick !! ugh noooooooo... <BR> <BR> I live with my son and dil .. I babysit my 2 grandchildren during the week ---usually on the weekend I do not have to be around as my son is home ..if my dil works... which she does work most weekends.. including this weekend! <BR> <BR> So today I was free to do the walk! <BR> Of all day for him to get sick <em>198... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 22:33:55 EST Granddaughter Amelia Walking she made it before her 1st birthday! <BR> Amelia will be one year on August 12th <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 20:12:51 EST New Path Walk thru the Woods <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:49:10 EST A Toast To You Drinking our calories -- but it was for all our SparkBuddies <BR> <BR> A Toast to All Our Spark Friends <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 17:25:22 EST Never Quit Pledge Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Wednesday, March 20, 2013 <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Wednesday, March 20, 2013 <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, and 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 peopl... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:36:38 EST Sunday Thoughts <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:47:52 EST Broke through my Plateau with the help of sparks and sparks coaches ...thank you very much.. <BR> <BR> Yes I did it! After all these months of sts or going up a pound the back down a pound I have finally broke this darn plateau. Following sparks dietican's advice and lower my calories I was eating down a bit and upped my workouts just a bit .. Did the trick <BR> This morning when I weighed in I was down 1.4 lbs.. <BR> Now the pudding on the cake (LOL) will be next Sundays WI when I am down another pound. <BR> <BR... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:02:53 EST Plateau Buster First Spark Coaches is helping me through this long lasting plateau . I must say everything they are telling me to do I am and it is all good. <BR> One thing I am to write a blog with new pictures and updated measurements including my weight .. so here they are : <BR> <BR> My weight -- 127 lbs. <BR> chest- 36 3/4" <BR> waist-33 3/4" <BR> hips-36 3/4" <BR> I didn't do my arms or legs .. I (myself) think they are fine it is the waist I have to work on. <BR> My BMI is in the at risk category f... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:06:16 EST