LUANN7's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LUANN7 LUANN7'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/ I AM bACK!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688139 HELLO EVERYONE!! FIRST THANK YOU FOR LL THE KIND WORDS AND PRAYERS DURING MY RECENT 6 WEEK ILLNESS. I AM NOW DONE WITH THE ANTIBIOTICS AND FEELING MUCH STRONGER. I KNOW IT'S DUE TO YOUR PRAYERS AND WELL WISHES.I HAVE HAD A LOT GOING ON. MY DAUGHTER HAD HER BABY LAST TUESDAY ANOTHER BOY WEIGHING IN AT 7 POUNDS 3 OUNCES AND PERFECTLY HEALTHY. HE IS ADORABLE AND NOW i HAVE 3 BEAUTIFUL GRANDSONS. MY DAUGHTER IS FEELING BETTER AND DOING WELL AND THE BOYS LOVE THEIR LITTLE BROTHER.MY OTHER DAUGHTER... Mon, 5 May 2014 14:59:45 EST I AM bACK!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688138 HELLO EVERYONE!! FIRST THANK YOU FOR LL THE KIND WORDS AND PRAYERS DURING MY RECENT 6 WEEK ILLNESS. I AM NOW DONE WITH THE ANTIBIOTICS AND FEELING MUCH STRONGER. I KNOW IT'S DUE TO YOUR PRAYERS AND WELL WISHES.I HAVE HAD A LOT GOING ON. MY DAUGHTER HAD HER BABY LAST TUESDAY ANOTHER BOY WEIGHING IN AT 7 POUNDS 3 OUNCES AND PERFECTLY HEALTHY. HE IS ADORABLE AND NOW i HAVE 3 BEAUTIFUL GRANDSONS. MY DAUGHTER IS FEELING BETTER AND DOING WELL AND THE BOYS LOVE THEIR LITTLE BROTHER.MY OTHER DAUGHTER... Mon, 5 May 2014 14:59:45 EST Thank-you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651720 thank-you everyone for my birthday wishes, I really appreciated it. It really made my day knowing that so many people cared. I didn't do anything special. Last Thursday my hubby and I went to the Red Lobster for dinner for our birthdays as his was last week so we celebrated together. I will be leaving for my daughters in 2 weeks I can't wait for warmer weather.That little grandson of mine will be here on April 29th at 9 am by c-section. I can't wait to meet him.I am doing well with my weight ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:02:47 EST My February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637756 Well fellow Sparkians I lost 9.8 pounds in February and I am so excited. I did not do well in the exercise department. I couldn't get motivated at first and then last week I hurt my back some how and was literally in bed for 5 days. now I am up walking around and I tried to do the treadmill today and I couldn't do it at all it hurt to bad. I am so disappointed cuz I have had 3 surgeries already and I hope my disc didn't herniate again. I will keep resting until I feel better. My husband has b... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:36:22 EST Lost 60 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622779 well, I have hit another small goal and am down to 200.4. 1 more pound and I will be under 200 pounds. The first time in 13 years. I am so excited about it!!! Please pray for my daughter as she is one of the thousands without electricity tonight because of the storm. She says it is an eerie quiet out and she can hear the trees falling from the ice.My prayers are with all the people impacted by the storm. We really need to see Spring soon it has been a very hard winter this year.God bless ever... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:22:59 EST Lost 60 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622778 well, I have hit another small goal and am down to 200.4. 1 more pound and I will be under 200 pounds. The first time in 13 years. I am so excited about it!!! Please pray for my daughter as she is one of the thousands without electricity tonight because of the storm. She says it is an eerie quiet out and she can hear the trees falling from the ice.My prayers are with all the people impacted by the storm. We really need to see Spring soon it has been a very hard winter this year.God bless ever... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:22:59 EST My January http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611293 Well my weight on Thursday was up 7 pounds and today it is down 3 since I started my new program this week. It's under a doctors supervision and entail a cream, Alkaline water and drops under your tongue 3 times a day.I hadn't lost weight before the 7pound gain this week in 9 weeks I have been the same.So slow going for me. I am hoping this doctor can help me. I eat 3 servings of meat 3 veggies and 3 fruit so its well balanced. no sugar or starches or dairy at this time- I know I can do it. I... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:13:52 EST Where is my Get up and Go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587010 I think it got up and went. I want to exercise and track my food and drink my water in my mind but my body won't do it. It is so frustrating. I have joined a million challenges and I am trying so hard but I just can't get it going. I need someone to kick me in the butt please!!!My life is going well right now and my mom is dong well at the nursing home. My dad is doing better after having a bad fall before xmas. My oldest daughter has found a new boyfriend after breaking off with a relationsh... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 14:23:39 EST Christmas was Awesome!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575031 Well I got clothes from my husband in a size smaller than I had suggested and you know what some are a little snug but many of them fit just right I am so excited about it.I got the WII with the Get Fit Plus and I love it. I am going to join the WII team on here. My daughter Ashley in Georgia Had a wonderful Christmas with hubby and boys and she sent lots of pictures so it was almost like I was there. Their little faces were so cute. My other daughter april was home this xmas and it was so ni... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:19:15 EST Getting back on track! Merry Christmas to all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569057 Well I am slowly getting my motivation back again and I haven't gained any weight being off track. I exercised today and it felt so good. I need to keep it up now. I love Christmas and its almost here yeah!!!I am looking forward to it. My oldest daughter moved back home and I am enjoying her company. She has some things to work out but she's doing fine.Her ex is giving her a really big guilt trip but she's standing strong so far. I admire her strength. My other daughter is in her 21 week of h... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:26:03 EST What's a Girl to do!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551618 First I want to thank everyone for their blessings and prayers during my difficult time it really was touching and helped me get through it!! I have been doing alright. A little depressed but nothing that I can't handle. As the calender goes closer to Christmas I will get better because I love this time of year and I am getting a Wii for xmas with the get fit program-I can't wait.I have been a little lax on my water intake lately but starting Friday I am starting anew again. I hate having to ... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:29:24 EST Today is the Day Again!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546163 Well today is my daughters birthday and she would have been 33 years old today. She died of a brain aneurysm 33 years ago on the 22nd. She had lived two days. Each year I say it's going to get easier but it never does. I long to see her firey red hair and beautiful face. I know she is my guardian angel and I always told my other two daughters that their sister was their guardian angel. Her name was Jennifer Nicole and she was so beautiful and perfect when she was born.I just needed to talk ab... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:20:29 EST How I did in the fall biggest losers challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542791 I lost 5 pounds at the beginning of the 10 week challenge but nothing since then. I am still at that plateau and trying to break it-Maybe in the winter challenge I will have more luck. Looking forward to another new start and I intend on kicking some butt-yeah! If interested in the BLC for the winter let me know. All in all it was a great fall challenge and the bonus points were fun. <BR> BE BLESSED, <BR> Lu Ann Sat, 16 Nov 2013 15:53:06 EST this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540289 I have been doing fair this week. I haven't tracked my food and I am still at 50 pounds lost and not budging on the scale. I just don't think I am ever going to get under 210 pounds it seems. I am hanging in there but I want to reach my goals and there all screwed up cuz I quit losing. I am also doing my 5 pounds by November 30th and have lost 1 but that put me at 211. I keep gaining 3 then losing 3 etc. never going under 210. <BR> So then I have to redo my goals all over again. I saw one lad... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:48:55 EST goals!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535016 For my challenge my goal is to lose 5 pounds and I want to lose 10 pounds by December 31st. I have plateaued and gain 2 pounds lose 2 pounds gain 2 pounds lose 2 pounds for 4 weeks I have been doing this which is very frustrating. I have been eating so many vegetables and doing well with my diet. I am doing a little better with exercise this week also. My activity tracker quit working so I had to send it in so I am waiting for a new one. It is just the USB port that is broke so the tracker is... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 15:11:55 EST Happy Halloween to my Sparkpeople Friends!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526666 Well I lost 3 pounds of the 5 I gained so 2 more pounds to go!!! I started the carbohydrate addicts way of eating and that is agreeing with me more than the regular lo-carb diet. The book was easy reading and the weight loss will be slow and stay off- I am looking for 5 pounds a month if I do better that's great. I just realized I only have 80 more pounds to go instead of 130 it sounds so much better for sure.My oldest daughter finally found a job in a factory and she is working 4 to 12 and h... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:19:13 EST well I had a gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519599 I gained 5 pounds I slipped off my lo-carb diet and had cake and whatever else I could eat. So tomorrow starts anew again and hopefully I will be back to losing soon!Iknew I was going to gain even though I have been exercising more I just knew it.I will get it back off in no time I am sure of it I need to reach my xmas goal and now I have 5 pounds added on to that oh well, we will see how it goes.Everything in my life is going wonderfully and my kids are great and everything is just wonderful... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:29:36 EST Thank-you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517406 Thank-you to all my friends who answered my blog today. What I did is worked out but went at it slow and I am glad I did work through the pain cuz after I was done I wasn't so sore and I felt energized from working out. You all had some good tips for me and I took them all into consideration. I am hurting more this week due to my RA also cuz I get my IV med next week so it is at the end of the eight weeks so the drug is working less now.Again I want to thank - you all for answering my questio... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:36:17 EST I have one question http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517152 Now that the neurosurgeon said to exercise I stepped up my exercising. My question is how do you keep going when your so sore from the day before that you can barely move. I did the treadmill for 12 mins. the last two days and today I could only do 5 mins. and I haven't done anything else no cardio I just can't get moving. I feel like a truck hit me then backed up and ran over me again.I didn't really do that much yesterday I felt so energetic and worked out for 45 to 60 mins. and today I am ... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:13:53 EST Finally got news!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515292 Well I finally got the results of my MRI and the nerve test. I have another slipped disc in my back in the sacrol region. Going to give me stronger muscle relaxants and need to use moist heat three times a day and exercise- no surgery unless it gets to the point I can't handle it anymore.not good news but I don't have to have a 4th surgery at this time thank you God.I just don't think I could have handled another surgery right now. Other than that everything is going well my daughter is going... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:59:22 EST Made it to 50 pounds-yeah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507084 Well, I finally hit the 50 pound mark and I am down 2 sizes. I have less than 100 pounds to go now 95 to be exact. It just seems to be going so slow it took me 13 months to lose that much but they say you keep it off when you lose it slowly. i have been counting calories and doing lo-carb at times. Take yesterday for instance I had to have a bowl of cereal and I haven't had it in months Needless to say it made me very ill and I had bloating and diarrhea and felt awful for several hours with s... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:28:58 EST My doctor check up!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501417 I went back to the doctor today and my shoulder xray showed the tendonitis and arthritis in it. It feels better and I can move it now. The best thing I have lost 49 pounds at the doctors scale and my A1C was only 5 so he discontinue my diabetes injection. I have to keep track of my blood sugar very closely but for now I am off it-yeah my health is getting better and I still have 96 pounds to go yet.My cholesterol was only 149 but my thyroid is still a little wacky.My urinary track infection i... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 13:00:10 EST I totally gave in!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494389 I totally gave in today! I did really well all day then I went to visit my mom in the nursing home and they have snack machines. I ate 4 cookies and 2 bags of doritoes like I've never had them before. I just lost it and I have been doing so well and I am so disappointed with myself. I ate like I used to eat before I started my healthy lifestyle. It was totally not what I had in mind today since I worked out this morning and everything.oh well, I will brush myself off and start anew tomorrow m... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:46:39 EST More tests http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490402 well I went to my back neurosurgeon and had to get an MRI and a nerve conduction test and then I went to my family doctor 2 days ago and I have a UTI and tendonitis in my shoulder I can barely move it. My thyroid was way out of wack so I had to change my dose of that. Why do I have to have 4 or 5 problems at once. I am possible looking at my 4th back surgery. Its just all a bit overwhelming today. I am doing good with my food choices I just lost 4 more pounds and I am at 213. 200 is starting ... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:58:16 EST My Journey so far.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484148 I have a question for my dear friends. When I started SP I had already lost 22 pounds and now since I have been at SP I lost 20 more. I feel cheated when my tracker says I only lost 20 pounds when I have actually lost 40. I have been thinking of redoing my tracker starting at my highest weight so it show I lost 40 pounds. What do you guys think about this? Just wanted some opinions. I still have 100 to go. <BR> love ya Lu Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:48:41 EST My Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470253 In 2005 I was a charge nurse on nightshift in the Emergency Room.I was losing weight and had gone from 242 to 152 THEN My world fell apart- I had a massive stroke(i dont smoke or drink)leaving me partially paralized and partly blind in my rt eye. I was bedridden for 1 and 1/2 years till I started walking with a walker and was up in a wheelchair mostly.During this time I had ruptured 2 discs in my back and in 2008 I had surgeryall the while I was gaining weight faster than you can imagine. I d... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:28:57 EST Vacation over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460582 Well I am back in Pennsylvania now and I cried my eyes out when I left. They gave me a box of kleenexs at the plane terminal.I guess I will get used to leaving my daughter someday but now that she has a husband and children its even harder now with grandchildren.I guess I am just oversensative.my other daughter picked me up from the airport and we stopped and had dinner at the Olive /garden-yummy.Now I am home and my lt leg id hurting mr so bad I could cry. I took a pain pill and it didnt tou... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:36:15 EST Thank-you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447144 Thank-you everyone for making me a Sparkpeople Motivator I really appreciate it so much. You are all great and I love you all!!! I am still visiting my daughter and my grandkids for two more weeks-my the time has flown by it's unbelievable.I have been getting better at the video games so if I win my grandson gets mad- LOL he's only 4 and most generally he wins anyways so that tells you how good I am at them!!! I am just having so much fun.I am still doing well in the weight department but I a... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 01:20:40 EST Having a blast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432539 Well, I am doing wonderful down here in Georgia at my daughters. My grandsons are great-I am having a blast. I went off my lo-carb diet and I have ost 1 pound since I have been down here so I am doing fine.I will start back on my lo-carb diet when I get back home.I am watching what I eat very carefully so I didn't gain any weight back in fact I lost 1 pound this week!!We had LJ's 4th birthday party on Sunday and it was fantastic he was so excited-it was great. Jaiden got a few gifts too so he... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:40:59 EST Tomorrows the big day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416003 Well tomorrow I leave for my daughters house in Georgia , I am in PA. I will arrive there at 8 pm tomorrow night. I feel like Christmas.I will still be online I wouldnt go anywhere without my computer-LOL My daughters has all sorts of dance videos and exercise videos so I should be able to keep in shape anyways,and most generally when I go down there I lose 20 pounds each time.I cant wait for those Gramma hugs when I get there..Its just so hot there this time of year but that's ok.I will be d... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 21:43:04 EST i AM DOING FINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408732 WELL i HAVE LOST 16 POUNDS AND I AM SHOOTING FOR 20. I AM DOWN A SIZE AND IT FEELS SO GOOD AND I LOST 5 INCHES THIS MONTH AND 6 LAST MONTH SO A TOTAL OF 11 INCHES GONE OFF THIS BODY. I HAVE SUCH A LONG WAY TO GO BUT THE LOW CARBS IS THE FIRST THING THAT HAS WORKED AND ITS NOT TOO BAD UNLESS YOUR IGNORANT HUSBAND BRINGS HOME CUPCAKES FOR THE 4TH OF JULY I HAVENT GIVEN IN SO I AM DOING GOOD.i CAN SAY NOW i HAVE 107 POUNDS TO LOSE INSTEAD OF 123 THAT SOUNDS A LITTLE BETTER.i WAS BIGGEST LOSER ON... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 15:37:18 EST WEIGHT LOSS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397770 i AM WINDING DOWN THE FIRST WEEK OF LO-CARB WITH A 7 POUND WEIGHT LOSS. THEY ARE SEVEN POUNDS i HAVE LOST BEFORE BUT THERE GONE FOREVER. I AM ENJOYING MY NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE IN PARTNERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE FINISH LINE. AND i AM THRILLED TO HAVE MY BEST FRIEND BACK AT SP <BR> I KNEW SHE COULDN.T STAY AWAY LONG.i AM DOING REALLY WELL O THIS CHANGE OF LIFESTYLE AND IF YOU GO TO ATKINS.COM THEY WILL SEND YOU A WELCOME GIFT THAT HAS COUPONS, A CARB COUNTER AND 3 OF THEIR NUTRITION MEAL/SNACK ... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:54:29 EST day4 and low carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392698 well i have been low carb for 2 days now and not feeling too bad either.I am reading the atkins book a few people asked and you can't eat fruits at first on this diet.thanks to the people who helped me on my first day of counting I did much better today!!I have also today become the leader of the accountability team that I was a co-leader of. Lois has stepped down and left sparkpeople- I will miss her greatly!!!Everything is going well and now we will just see how the low carbs work for me. I... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:27:03 EST day 2 of my new lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390386 Hi everyone I did fairly well today. I ate healthy and got rid of a lot of the fruit in my house.If you looked like what you ate I would be a cantaloupe-----no WAIT!!!! I DO LOOK LIKE A CANTALOUPE-HA HA!My mind is in a much better state today so I will be fully ready to start my new way of eating. I am still reading the book but I should be done in a day or two.I hope God is ready for me cuz I will be counting on him to get me through the first two weeks of this lifestyle change.The water is ... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:05:24 EST virtual tour Australia week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390166 this week is spent in Mintabie where we noodled or fossicked for Opals,swam in the lake and walked out to the mines.The lake at Mintabie is filled by small surrounding creeks.In the past 15 years it has been filled twice.Average weather here is 99 degrees F to 41 degrees F.The population is 200 to 250 people.Opal mining is their industry.The sunset here is magnificent. You noodle or speck fragments of opal from the surface or from the soil dumps left behind old workings. noodling machines in ... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:50:06 EST DAY 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388632 TODAY IS THE DAY THAT THINGS WILL CHANGE. i WILL NO LONGER EAT JUNK FOOD.I ATE IT ALL YESTERDAY AS I CRIED ALL DAY.YOU CAN NOT IMAGINE THE AMOUNT OF CUPCAKES,PIE AND CHIPS I PUT AWAY YESTERDAY DURING MY BINGE.I AM GOING TO GET RID OF THE FRUIT AT THE HOUSE AND EAT A WELL BALANCED DIET THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS THEN WHEN THE FRUIT IS GONE I WILL BEGIN MY SUGAR FREE LIFE AND GO LOW CARB.THIS WILL BE MY LAST FOOD CHANE IN MY LIFE AND MY HEALTHY LIFESTYLE BEGINS.I WILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND LOOK FORW... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 02:37:39 EST TO THE DOCTOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387174 WELL I FINISHED THE ALTERNATE DAY #14 TODAY AND i HAD A WEIGHT GAIN -NO LOSS i REALLY DON'T SEE HOW THAT'S POSSIBLE CUZ i FOLLOWED IT JUST LIKE IT SAID EXCEPT I DIDN'T EAT 2300 CALORIES ON MY UP DAYS I ATE 1500 IT JUST SEEMED TOO HIGH i AM GOING TO <em>386</em> AND SOONER OR LATER i HAVE GOT TO LOSE THE WEIGHT SOMEHOW.I WENT TO THE DOCTOR TODAY AND HE CHANGED ONE DRUG AND TOOK ME OFF ANOTHER DRUG THAT CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN SO WE WILL SEE IF i GET SOME RESULTS NOW-i AM GONG TO CONTINUE ON THE ... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:08:35 EST VIRTUAL TOUR WEEK3 AUSTRALIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382927 FIRST WE GO TO DARWIN A LARGE BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL CITY.SAW THE AQUASCENE WHERE HUNDREDS OF FISH COME TO BE FED. WE WENT TO THE BURNETT HOUSE AND HAD RIBBON SANDWICHES AND DEVONSHIRE TEA.WENT TO THE GEORGE BROWN BOTANICAL GARDENS WHERE WE WANDERED THROUGH THE MONSOON FOREST, COSTAL DUNES,MANGROVES,WOODLANDS AND ORCHIDS, BROMELAID AND OTHER FOLLAGE PLANTS.CAMPED AT LAKEVIEW PARK THE NEXT 2 NIGHTS.WENT ON A TREK AND SAW THE KAKADU SUNSET.SPENT THE DAY IN KAKADA THERE ARE ANCIENT ROCK PAINTINGS. T... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 23:17:13 EST VIRTUAL TREK CENTRAL AUSTRALIA WEEK 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382632 GO TO BROOME IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA FOUNDED IN 1880'S AS A PEARLING PORT-KOEPANGER,MALAY,CHINESE,JAPANESE,EURO<BR>PE,AND ABORIGINAL CULTURES LIVE HERE.GO TO CABLEBEACH AND TAKE A CAMEL RIDE ALONG THE BEACH.WE GO UP TO DAMPIER PENINSULAR AND GO TO A CHURCH WITH ALTER DECORATED IN PEARLS. . WE THEN TAKE WILLIWCREEK TOURS AND GO TO THE SHOP THAT SELLS ALL KINDS OF PEARL JEWLREY.DAY2 WE GO TO THE HORIZONTAL WATERFALLS BY PLANE AND TRAANSFER TO BOAT,NOW WE GO UP THE GIBB RIVER ROAD,SEE MANY WATERFAL... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 17:00:41 EST Australia week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382582 THE FIRST DAY WE WENT FROM ALBANY TO PERTH. WE STOPPED AT THE WOOLSHED AT WILLIAMS AND WENT TO THE MERINO WOOL PRODUCTS STORE AND TO THE CAFE WHICH HAD HOMEMADE FOOD AT IT-DELICIOUS <BR> DURING WEEK 1 WE WENT TO KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK HERE WE SAW LOTS OF WILDLIFE THE RED KANGAROO,ROCK-WALLABIES,ECHIDRAS,DINGOES,B<BR>ATS AND THE RARE PEBBLE MOUSE. WE SAW ALL KINDS OF WILDFLOWERS THEY WEREBEAUTIFUL-WATTLES,NORTHERN BLUEBELLS,MULLAMULLA,CATTLEBUSH,AND STURT DESSERT PEA. <BR> WE ALSO SAW RUGGED R... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 15:59:06 EST Trying something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373772 This week I decided to try a new diet.fasting. Since I did a 20 days fast for the Lord one time so I figured 1 day here and there would do it. I started 3 days ago and lost 7 pounds of water weight I am back down to 226. Now lets see if I can finally get under that weight finally.So the way it goes is for the first 2 weeks I eat 2000 calories 1 day and 500 calories the next continuing on for 2 weeks. then my calories change to 812/2100 its call an up day and a down day.the alternate diet.So I... Fri, 31 May 2013 14:52:27 EST MY DEPRESSION IS OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368106 THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR KIND WORDS AND TOUGHTS ,PRAYERS AN HUGS!!!I JUST GOT ALITTLE DEPESSED AFTER MY EXCITING WEEK WITH MY DAUGHTER AN GRANDSONS THEN EVERYONE WAS GONE AND THE HUBBY WAS WORKING OVERTIME SO I WAS ALL ALONE ALL OF A SUDDEN BUT I AM FINE NOW!I AM SO BESSED TO HAVE SO MANY CARING FRIENDS. I LOVE YOU ALL DEARLY!!!I GAINED A EFW POUNDS BUT I LOST NEARLY 6 INCHES WHICH IS WONDERFUL.I AM CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO COMPLAIN ANYWAYS.I LOVE GOD AND I FEEL SO BLESSED.WELL I AM GONG TO ... Sun, 26 May 2013 03:29:31 EST A BLESSED WEEK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358138 I STAYED THE SAME THIS WEEK ON MONDAY AT 226 BUT I HAVE GAINED SINCE THEN I THINK CUZ I HAVENT BEEN VERY GOOD MY DAUGHTER IS HERE FROM GA AND IT TOOK HER 14 HOURS TO GET HERE I AM IN PA.IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL WEEK WITH MY GRANDSONS-THEY ARE 3 1/2 AND 1 1/2 IT'S BEEN GREAT. WE HAD A FIRE AND DID SMORES TONIGHT.SHE IS LEAVING TO GO HOME TOMORROW NIGHT-THIS WEEK JUST FLEW BY. <BR> THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME THE MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY I TRULY APPRECIATE IT-I WAS THRILLED TO DEATH!!!I WAS SO EXCITED!!... Thu, 16 May 2013 02:48:00 EST better week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348133 well I lost 4 of the 5 I had gained <em>244</em> I feel so much better but I did really well this week watched everything I ate and drank more water and exercised better.I had 49 mins of activity on my bodymedia armband I just love that thing its great!!!.3 more days and my daughter and grandsons will be here yeah coming to PA from GA- long drive but she'll do ok!!!God has blessed me well this week I am so happy with the way my life is going right now.I love SP and all my friends who motiva... Tue, 7 May 2013 01:32:47 EST so much for weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339874 I think I am going to gain and lose the same 5 pounds forever and ever an ever he he he. I gained 5 pounds this week I tweaked everything since i am at this plateau and I tweaked the opposite way.I guess I need a miracle to get out of the 220's and 30's.I think its water weight cuz my hands and lower legs are swollen yesterday and today.What is a girl to do!!!!!God has plans for me at this weight is all I can figure.the rate I am going I will lose my 100 pounds in 10 years instead of one.I ge... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:07:24 EST well I am down finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332468 I am down to my lowest weight in over a year I am at 225 I weighed 259 in september and 238 when I started sparkpeople on January 6th now I have made it to 225 its slowly coming down I just gotta beat this plateau.I know I can do it I just have to concentrate on losing.I have lost inches because last week when I visited my mom only the regular wheelchairs were there not the bigger ones. I fit in them but I had to push myself in and I bruised both hips doing it. Today I sat in the smaller chai... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:30:43 EST friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322411 My last blog I cried the whole time I wrote it. This time I have a smile on my face.I can not believe the outpouring of love and friendship towards me when I was so down.I don't even know a lot of you but God sent u to me in my hour of despair.I am truly blessed and love you all back just the same.I am a very lucky person to call you all my friends.I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you and I say thank you again!! <BR> In Gods love <BR> Lu:)::):) <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <e... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 02:09:34 EST AM GETTING VERY FRUSTRATED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318720 WELL i GAINED ANOTHER POUND. I AM READY TO JUST GIVE RIGHT UP BUT GOD IS PUSHING ME HARD AND PUSHING AND PUSHING.I HAVE TO LOOK AT HIM RATHER THAN AT FOOD. I AM LETTING THE DEVIL RULE ME AND I JUST KEEP SINNING AND SINNING WITH EVERY BITE THAT I TAKE, DAMN THE DEVIL I AM GOING TO BEAT HIM STARTING RIGHT NOW YES I AM STARTING AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL I GET IT RIGHT OR MAYBE I AM TOO STUPID GOD IS STANDING THERE WITH HIS ARMS WIDE OPEN TO COMFORT ME AND I WALK RIGHT PAST AND EAT A DAM COOKIE AND A... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:37:55 EST ut oh as my grandson just learned to say!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307758 I gained 3 pounds, well that stinks. I ate everything I could think of this past week it was awful. well it isn't so bad I lost 5 inches in all on my measurement I am now 36-26-26 ha ha ha add about 10 inches to each of those numbers and then you got it right.in fact add 20 to the waist he he he. It was a nice thought anyways.well today is the beginning for me again.I am going to buckle down and get with the program. I am ready my sword is drawn and that devil is not going to tempt me with fo... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:41:11 EST whAT ITS LIKE IN TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301486 I HAD TO VISUALIZE MYSELF TEN YEARS FROM NOW AND WHAT I WOULD BE LIKE. I ENVISIONED MYSELF STILL WITH MY HUSBAND WHO IS NOW RETIRED AND WE ARE GETTING OUR GARDEN READY. i WEIGH 122 POUNDS LESS THAN NOW. I NO LONGER NEED MY OXYGEN TANK AND I MOVE ABOUT EASILY. I AM THIN AND STILL BELONG TO SP IN MAINTAINANCE <BR> I AM THIN AND WEAR A SIZE 8 FOR MY CLOTHES . I HAVE MORE GRANDCHILDREN AND AM ENJOYING MY LIFE FULLY. THIS IS ME 10 YEARS FROM NOW!!! <BR> THIS ASSIGNMENT WAS FOR SPARKCOACH!!! Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:56:55 EST