MESANDEE's SparkPeople Blog MESANDEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community October 7, 2017 <em>524</em> Today is sort of a Non-Sparkle day for me....I have ate too much in general today.......not so much the wrong thing...just too much. Lately there has been to much stress so I have been in sort of a Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaa mood........I know that can be a dangerous mood to get into.......My weight is still down but it wouldn't take very much to change that.........So, better get my Butt back in Gear before it all goes to my REAR !!!!! Blessing to you All.........Hope you... Sat, 7 Oct 2017 20:57:17 EST September 25 , 2017 Haven't been feeling much like writing past few days.......Been having some problems with an Old problem of my B/P bottoming out...... Will be seeing the Doctor tomorrow.........Hope you all are meeting your Goals .......... <em>593</em> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:57:19 EST September 24, 2017 Missed a few days of writing....Haven't been feeling too good. Will try harder this coming week. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:32:31 EST September, 13 , 2017 Last night I didn't make it on line as our internet was down.......I am still Sparking along and holding my own......I have still ate some things I could have done without....but I am still sticking with it ...... and, still proud that even tho I ate Birthday Cake this week.. <em>44</em> .. <em>4</em> was still only 1 slice @ Snack time each evening.......My husband did the same....and, I am proud to say he is starting to lose,,, <em>9</em> ,,,,,,,,The cake is gone and we ... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:01:18 EST September 10, 2017 Another Day comes to an end....I pretty well stuck with everything today...But I am so looking forward to bed, I pray you all are Safe <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to my Husband..... Thank you for Loving me for 51 years <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:22:49 EST Saturday... September 9 , 2017 I made it thru another day... Today was a pretty relaxed day. Tomorrow is my Husbands 68 th Birthday so we just went roaming today.......Then ate at Burger King... ( which was his choice ) Lord willing we will do something tomorrow too. In a few minutes I need to frost the cake I baked for him......That will be our Big Challenge for tomorrow......LOL.......I will say it Smells Good !!!!! Best Wishes to you all..... and..... Hope all your Goals are being met.......... <em>247</em> <BR... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 21:44:35 EST Friday 9-8-2017 Hello everyone......I pray all are SAFE !!! So many horrible storms and wild fires.....Unreal !!! On a better note I have stuck with my program today .....also......mowed my yard and even mowed my son's for him while he was at work............. Oh What a Good Mom I am ..... LOL.. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Now after eating dinner and cleaning up the mess I am about ready for bed.. <em>102</em> ..If I can stay awake I'll read for a little bit......Hopefully you all will have a Nice ... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 22:13:25 EST Thursday 9-7-17 Today I am feeling very tired....But my autoimmune disease tend to do that......I kept to my program pretty much today....But should find ways for more Protein I don't eat the protein has been down lately. I have taken all my vitamins today / exercised a little and did some laundry and cleaning.........Even tho it is still early I am thinking about going to bed...My Life is Just way too Exciting !!!!!! Good Night all ....... Spark On !!!!!! <em>253</em> Thu, 7 Sep 2017 19:46:03 EST Wednesday September 6, 2017 Hello, Hope this finds everyone Happy & SAFE !!! Today I was a good girl and have pretty well stuck to my program. I can be one who tends to eat things that may seem strange to some......but not me. My dinner tonight was = Green beans , cottage cheese, and Veggie Egg Rolls...........Later I will have a apple for a snack. At this time I am still holding my own at 148..........which is good. My husband is doing great so far and has lost 5 pounds....I didn't think I'd ever see him gain ... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 20:19:15 EST September 5, 2017 Good Evening.....Hope everyone is doing well. Today I took the cat to the vet...then to the grocery store after dinner. I lead such an exciting life. At one time when I was younger I would walk miles on the High School Track......My Sony Walkman, Rod Stewart and I spent many afternoons together......but I just can't seem to get motivated to go walking anymore or to even leave the house most days. I keep pushing myself but haven't been able to push myself back to the Track.........But I w... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 22:36:23 EST September 4, 2017 Another Labor Day has come and gone.....Didn't do anything special today.....except fix baked chicken and green beans for dinner. My oldest son was here to eat,,,,Now he is outside mowing the lawn. Earlier today I found I had 3 pumpkins on the vine in the back yard.....One was ready to be picked .... so I am the first one on the block to have a pumpkin sitting on my porch......LOL......... Hopefully tomorrow will be the start of a productive week.....Maybe I will find where my Energy is hi... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 20:05:40 EST September 3, 2017 Hello all...... Here I am for another day. Today I haven't done too much so far.....sitting here at the computer and drinking some coffee is about it . Last night I stayed up much later than usual......but yet didn't really do anything. Yesterday I made Chili for dinner and ate too much of it as I normally do...along with some potato chips and even a Beer ( which I don't normally have ) so today I am feeling BLOATED !!!! But then Hey, it is a Holiday week-end........LOL.....I know that... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 16:36:03 EST September 1 , 2017 Today is the first day of September....of which starts my favorite time of the year.....Fall weather will soon be here. I am starting back once again to Track what I am eating...Not that I have put back on much of the weight I lost ...... I had lost a total of 50 pounds......but I have been holding my own between 148 & 153 for the last 8 months....... and, at my age I need to be more Fit than here I am back to keeping Track.... I hope everyone is doing good toda... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 18:09:53 EST Hi.......Me again !!! First off I would like to say = Many Prayers go out for the people hit so hard by the floods in Texas.......Lord's Blessings on you all !!!! <BR> <BR> Today I once again get started keeping track of my eating habits......I haven't been gaining weight back .... Just eating too much crap for my own good. I have Health issues that need me to eat better nutrition EVERY day.......... So Good Luck to Me !!!! My Husband is back tracking his too.......he put back on too much around the middle ... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:12:21 EST is Me Sandee again...... Today is the last day of April 2017, here in West TN, like many other places has RAIN !!! and More Rain....... it was very loud last night with all the Thunder...My little Rat Terrier was so scared........but she made it thru another storm. The last few months I have gotten a little relaxed with my "Good" eating and have gone up 8 pounds......So here I am again to get myself back with the "Program" ...... I have a Autoimmune Disease and tend to not feel well a I tend to ge... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:17:50 EST October 8, 2013 The fall weather is finally here again !!!!! I think of all the months October is always my favorite. <BR> Seems I always feel better in the fall as tho my body & mind is reborn. This week so far I have felt pretty good and have a little more energy. Sunday I even baked a cake (Spice cake ) which is so good !!!! But did notice that when I go to bed the spice tends to burn my throat...but not too bad to keep me from eating it. My Doctor has told me I needed to get more exercise, stretchi... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 16:17:22 EST August 12, 2013 I am still Sparking along..... We have had so much rain here this summer that it is more like <BR> spring. <BR> I have been doing good at keeping my SPARK.... <BR> Hopefully you all are doing good too......... : ) Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:13:40 EST August 7, 2013 Good morning everyone. <BR> <BR> We are having thunderstorms here this morning, so that has put my little Rat Terrier into her panic mode. <BR> I just finished eating my breakfast and thinking now about taking a nap seeing how I didn't sleep that well last night. <BR> I am doing pretty good staying on my eating program but for the most part not getting very much exercise. I know the Scleroderma is what makes me feel so sick most of the time....but some of it may be depression too. I sleep ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:00:05 EST August 4, 2013 I am still trying to keep up with my spark page when ever I can......seems life feels so blaaaaa. <BR> I wish I could feel better and have my energy back....but it just don't happen. For those who did not notice on my page I have Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis / Scleroderma....which is an Auto Immune Disease . Lately I have been getting a lot of leg pain and a burning / itching sensation ....whenever I scratch my legs I end up with a very large black & blue bruise.......My Doctor had told me ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 01:17:00 EST June, 13, 2013 I haven't been on here in a few months......but, I am still alive and doing the best I can. <BR> Weight wise, I have not gone up or down....I'm staying as active as my body will let me. <BR> But, I do tend to sleep a lot....Of which my Doctor told me my Scleroderma can do that. <BR> I hope everyone reading this is doing good............... <em>102</em> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:06:08 EST Another Day in Paradise..... 2-19-2013 Well it seems I got away from here again.. <em>245</em> ...So have to start once more. So far I am not liking this month. I had my 60th Birthday on the 2nd... <em>40</em> Last week I went in for a MRI of my Brain and neck area.....This week I will see the Doctor for the results. I am not sure if I have had a mild stroke or the Scelroderma is progressing... <em>33</em> I just don't seem to get it together lately....I filed my Taxes and made a mistake. <em>46</em> ended u... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:04:50 EST Expecting a Cold one tonight. Well from what the weather man is saying they are expecting for tonight to be the coldest here yet this winter........calling for it to be around 12 degrees in the crazy seeing how the last couple of days have been so sunny and warm........anyway, tonight I put on my warm flannel P.Js so I am ready........Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr <BR> <BR> As for my eating I am still doing great.....tonight I had Red beans & rice and fried some Tofu slices......I know some of you are going to say YUC... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:41:54 EST Nothing Much going on Today was Saturday and nothing much to report.....about the only thing exciting today was I washed the bed sheets. <BR> <BR> It was a beautiful day, sunny and 54 degrees....but now they are calling for the upcoming week to have some COLD days.....Crazy weather. <BR> <BR> As for my eating today I did good....I think I've lost about 6 pounds so far.....I usually see it in my face before anywhere else....but did notice that my jeans are getting saggy in the just means I... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:06:04 EST It has been a Ho-Hum day.......... I guess my Spark done sizzled out today as I think I slept most of the day......I just had no energy at all.....but I seem to go thru those days a lot. If I am the least bit busy one day it takes me two days to rest up.......I've been told by my Doctor that my disease (Scleroderma) causes me to be this way. <BR> <BR> I have been doing really well on my eating program....but as time goes on I just get so I really don't want to much of anything........I must say that I have eaten a lot of B... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:48:54 EST I am Freezing !!!!!! Even tho it is not all that cold temp. wise in the house today I am shivering cold....I am thinking about going back to bed and turning on my Electric mattress keeps me toasty warm, I like it cause the heat comes from beneath me........Only problem is sometimes the heat makes my legs jumpy & that drives me batty. <BR> <BR> I know I should try to do something today....but it seems everything is so overwhelming ....... My house is not dirty but so so cluttered........This year I ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:19:17 EST It is warm in west tennessee today. Looks like it is going to be a nice day here in west Tennessee far it is sunny and warm. Yesterday was beautiful , I finally took my sister her Christmas gift........... she only lives 50 miles away but at times it might as well be 5000 miles. <BR> I am doing well getting my Spark back & starting to see a difference. But, as the Scleroderma goes my body is getting stiffer.....I am doing light stretches but it is so hard to be motivated to do them when you hurt.........but I am... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:25:55 EST Hello, it is a rainy day here in West TN. Well here I am again...starting over. I have been back to "Sparking" for the past week far I am doing pretty good. As I read my last Blog posting thought I'd give a little bit of an up-date. My son had his biopsy which was free of any cancer cells. My husband decided he did not want to have the Lung transplant. I still have Scleroderma as that is not gonna go away....I lost my job over it as it was getting harder for me to do my after I turned in papers from my doctor to... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:38:43 EST September 9, 2011 It has been awhile since I've been here.....seems so much has happened in the past two years.....In the last month alone I have been told that I have " Diffuse System Sclerosis / Scleroderma.....which is not good news. Also, my oldest son will be having a biopsy for possible cancer......anddddddd to top it all off the doctor wants my husband on a waiting list for double lung transplant !!!!!! Needless to say I have been slipping up a bit and have gained back some weight....seeing how pota... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 10:53:03 EST November 6, 2010 Let me start off by saying hello to all you fellow Spark People. Many things have happened since I was last here......some good and some not so good......but I am alive and life goes on....... <BR> I hope you all have been meeting your goals & doing well......after gaining back a few of my pounds ( not a lot ) I am off and running again to a good start. <BR> I am still eating Only Veggie....and doing great with that cause that is just the way I eat..........but did get off track with some ... Sat, 6 Nov 2010 03:23:57 EST Sunday May 9th 2010 Mothers Day Just thought I would stop by to say hello to you all. Hope everyone (the Mom's) had a great Mothers day. <BR> I haven't been here too often lately and have gained a few pounds 6 to 8 that is. <BR> Seems since my Mom's funeral back in Feb. I have this slight depression hanging over me like an on going rain cloud. Work also has been very stressful with all of their crazy changes that never seem to make anything better. But then I know those are just excuses for my bad food choices lately and... Sun, 9 May 2010 23:47:24 EST Saturday.... March 27, 2019 Just stopping in today to say HI ..... Nothing special to report..... Spring time is here once again... it shows here in West TN ......A sunny nice day.... I can see my daffodils are blooming in the back yard. <BR> Yesterday I really slipped up with my Food choices.....and paid the price as I felt so sick last night.....but all is well today & I'm ready to "Get It Together" once again. I have noticed I've slipped up quite a few times lately.....Mom passed away Feb. 8th and I have been in a f... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 14:28:32 EST March 2, 2010 Here it is a new month....I did not like the last one at all this year....hopefully this one will be a much better one. <BR> Good Luck to us All !!!! Tue, 2 Mar 2010 15:36:20 EST 2-27-2010 Just stopping in to say hello to you all. Here it is almost the end of the month and I barely remember it starting. I had a Birthday on the 2nd of the month but had to go to Michigan as my mother was so ill ........ she passed away on the 8th...... the rest of the month has been a blur!!!! of a funeral , sorting thru things, driving back & forth between TN. and Michigan.....It has just been a month filled with sadness and I will be happy to see it end.........I hope you all have had a bett... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 22:49:16 EST February 6, 2010 Saturday Day 318 Just stopping in to say Hi and let you know that I am still alive & well. For the past week I had been in Michigan staying with my Mother who is very ill and now bed ridden....I expect to be called to return soon. <BR> As I checked my mail when I got home today I was very shocked to see all of the Birthday wishes I had gotten from all of you wonderful SparkPeople............ I can honestly say it brought tears to my eyes..... yet made me feel Happy at the same time.....indeed it was nice t... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 13:47:41 EST January 23, 2010 Saturday Day 304 What a dreary looking day here in West TN...... kinda fits my mood today, The last few days I have not been feeling well so I'm rather down. I worked last night and had volunteered to work tonight but they wouldn't let me.......right now they are in one of their "Cut Hours" least once a year they shake everything up.....some people seem to get all kinds of hours & others not many....... Everyone gets upset and feel like you will go crazy !!!!! Then it all settles back down for... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 16:05:24 EST January 20 , 2010 Just stopping in to say hello to you all.......hope things are going well for you and everyone is staying warm. <BR> Today I am not feeling very well...and plan to spend most of the day in bed. I know I should be thinking about getting ready for work but cannot face it today......besides being sick... today is 2 years since my brother died.........I don't think I can deal with the public today. <BR> I'm afraid the only exercise I will get today is pulling the covers over my head. <BR> Sorry ... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:57:57 EST Day 296 Jan. 15, 2010 Friday Friday again.....Oh, will be busy in the store tonight. <BR> All is going well with my eating plan....except I made some wonderful muffins from a recipe found here at SparkPeople........I have ate WAY too too many of them myself......they are soooo good. I have shared them with my husband and son and even our dog LOVES them.......LOL. <BR> Funny how vegetarian foods can taste so GOOD !!!!! <BR> I got a friend at work to try Hummus a week or so ago........she found out how ... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:14:08 EST Jan. 13, 2010 Day 294 Moving right along.....Had the day off work so I did a little shopping and just enjoyed myself. For dinner tonight a made a really good veggie fried rice and some great muffins....both were so good. It is wonderful that we can come here and find so many exciting recipes to fit any taste.......I would like to say Thank you to all of you who summit them......... So far my husband who joined the band wagon a few months ago has lost around 30 pounds......a woman I work with started showing inte... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:17:27 EST Sunday JAN. 10, 2010 Day 291 January is moving right along......and, it has been so cold !!!! This winter I am so thin that I am freezing all the time........ LOL !!!! The women I work with keep telling me I need to get some "meat" on my bones. <BR> I gained a little weight during the Holidays from taste testing.......but have gotten myself back on track once again....... sometimes getting back on the right road can be hard. I think we all get lost once in awhile......We just have to know when to stop and ask dire... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 16:09:12 EST Dec. 28, 2009 Day 278 Starting of a New week.......Christmas Fudge is gone.....I took the rest of it to work and left it in the break room. When I was a child the only time we had Fudge or really sweets in general was at Christmas or that is what I am doing again...... There is no good reason to have such things every day.......will only have them on special holidays....... <BR> Today I am making a veggie soup for my dinner.......smells good, now I hope it will taste good seeing how I have a larg... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 10:03:26 EST Dec. 26, 2009 Well another Christmas Day has come and gone......How did you all do with your goals???? Myself...... I am up 5 pounds ....... I will not beat myself up over as I enjoyed the holiday.......But today it is back to plan..........and, maybe back to "Normal" whatever that is........ <BR> Where ever you are and whatever you do today........Be Safe and Have FUN !!!!!! Sat, 26 Dec 2009 04:28:19 EST Monday.......November 16, 2009 Just stopping in to say hello. Hope everyone is having a good month and meeting their goals. Tonight after work I have to do some shopping for my Thanksgivings dinner. I have thought & planned what I will be buying to keep things healthy..... <BR> On another note, My son will finally be closing on his house this Wednesday....I am more excited about it than he is........LOL. There has been many stumbling blocks to jump over but I am so happy the end is now in sight......It will truly be a... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 13:00:34 EST November 1, 2009 Day 222 Well another Halloween come & gone....... I am happy I didn't buy tons of candy to hand as we only had 3 children stop by.....Our neighborhood was so quiet.......Most of the neighbors had their lights turned off. I didn't buy candy this year......had packs of gum and snack size bags of corn chips. So looks like I will have corn chips to pack in my work lunch a few days next week. <BR> I spent last night watching movies with my husband.......we watched some old horror fil... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 17:52:17 EST October 31, 2009 Saturday..... HALLOWEEN !!! Just wanted to stop in to say Boooooooooo to you all..... Hope everyone is having a great week-end and remembering to laugh a little and have some good old fashioned FUN !!!! We all tend to take life too serious. <BR> Tonight is Halloween ...... I remember as a child how much fun that could be....we would dress up in a silly costume to wear to school and would have a parade thru other classes.......each class would have parties where the room mothers would bring cupcakes & other small treats... Sat, 31 Oct 2009 15:10:58 EST October 27, 2009 Tuesday Day 217 Just saying hello to everyone and updating...... <BR> Yesterday I had tests done at the hospital so actually it was a very relaxing day as I slept thru it.....then still slept after I got home. Most people would have been waiting to eat !!! as I was not able to eat or drink anything for "hours" ahead of time........all I wanted to do is sleep!!!! <BR> I have been on vacation from work the last few days.......Most likely will be going to visit my Mother in Michigan in a few days.........hop... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 02:46:21 EST October 14, 2009 Just stopping in to say hello.......nothing going on so far today. In a little while I have to head off to work. <BR> Today it is so dreary looking outside......we have had rain off & on the last few can tell Halloween is close. <BR> Last night after work I bought myself a new pair of a size I had not bought in a LONG time.......One of my sisters told me I was getting too bony as I was always the one who needed to lose a few pounds..........she was always thin her w... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:31:13 EST Sunday......October 11,2009.......Day 201 Good Day everyone.......hope this finds you well & happy. <BR> Today my two oldest sisters are coming for a lives in Kentucky and one in Michigan.....I also have a younger one living in Michigan. There were 8 of us in all but three have passed. <BR> Yesterday was day 200 for me which ended up being a crazy day for me..... LOL!! I cleaned house all day like a mad woman...even gave the dog a bath.....I got wetter than her I think.......I kept finding more things to do.....jumpin... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:02:17 EST October 6, 2009 Tuesday Hello, hope this finds you all happy & well this dreary morning. It is a rainy morning here...... the rain fits my mood. If I could I'd crawl back into my bed and Sleep !!!! but, it is a work would be so nice not to worry about money or going to work........... <BR> I am still doing well with my eating plan and getting plenty of walking weight has dropped more ..... I have finally ordered myself some new work pants seeing how mine are ready to fall off me............ Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:33:16 EST Sunday September 27, 2009 Just stopping in to say Hello to all. <BR> Life is still pretty crazy around here........My husband is doing better now....not in as much pain as he was a week ago...............I guess his ribs are starting to heal. At least he is moving around some now and eating. His feet & legs are still very swelled.......not sure if it is from sitting so much or from the pain med.s <BR> For a couple of days it seemed I was wanting to snack more.....I guess from stress and worry about him. <BR> Today... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 04:03:19 EST Day 183 September 24, 2009 Thursday Finally, a day off ....... it seems like this week has been so long....I am tired!!! <BR> Last week- end I had to take my husband to the E.R. at the local hospital.....he fell off a ladder while putting up new gutters on the house......He broke 3 ribs in his back and bruised himself up. He has been in a lot of pain all week.....I have tried to help him all I could and still go to work......he has been so miserable...his feet and legs are swelled bad from sitting so much......tonight has been... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:56:39 EST