MEYLOSE's SparkPeople Blog MEYLOSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 2014 Happy New Year Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:18:53 EST Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Wed, 25 Dec 2013 21:38:16 EST Tonights dinner dinner tonight: I bought some Ling Ling Chicken and Vegetable Potstickers (they were good but not what I wanted) and field peas and snaps. I had a $3/1 coupon for the potstickers and found them on sale for $3.19, also had a FREE coupon that expires on Dec 31 for the field peas and snaps, 19 cent dinner for 3 tonight!!!!! Sat, 21 Dec 2013 21:18:28 EST What I did Saturday Yesterday I spent time volunteering at the Charlotte NC Operation Christmas Child Processing Center. Had an absolute fablous time helping with the shoe boxes. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:28:54 EST 6 Dec 2013 25 days till the new year! Fri, 6 Dec 2013 22:40:29 EST Veterans Day Take time to give a special Thank You to all who have served and are currently serving as well as their spouses and families. Veterans are an extremely important part of American history and Americans future too. Many of the things we have today we have because of our Veterans, THANK YOU EACH AND EVERY ONE for giving of yourselves for others. HAPPY VETERANS DAY! Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:37:54 EST Daughters birthday Happy 32nd Birthday to my oldest daughter, LOVE YA Fri, 1 Nov 2013 17:09:27 EST how I feel! I feel like the last 2 days are equal 6 months of everyday life. SO I am changing tomorrow to be my NEW birthday. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:45:42 EST Completely taken by surprise So I turn into school this afternoon and see this, UNBELIEVABLE. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now we need to focus on fund-rasing, any suggestions or help would be appreciative! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:06:51 EST Orange Bowl here we come Earlier tonight I received a phone call from our County's School Board of Education, they are allowing my daughter to go the Orange Bowl and perform!!! We couldn't be happier!! Now we need to raise between $4000 - $6000!! Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:05:58 EST GRRR, real issues with going to the Orange Bowl I've run into some road blocks in accomplishing what needs to be done to get my daughter to the Orange Bowl to perform with the All Star Invitational Marching Band. <BR> <BR> This honor seems to be a HUGE concern for our local school board and the are not allowing her to go, they do not want to send a chaperone. They feel this is an out of state, overnight fieldtrip and she will need one as she is representing her school and her county by going but unwilling to give her permission to go. <... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 10:40:13 EST All Star Invitational Marching Band My daughter just received the email that she has been selected to be in the All Star Invitational Marching Band, for Color Guard! Talk about thrilling, she is so excited. <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever been or know of someone who has been? Tue, 1 Oct 2013 22:50:51 EST got a smartphone I finally got a smartphone! I wanted one so I could save my family some more money, today alone I earned on my FIRST IBOTTA $5.75 plus 2 bonuses one for $1.00 and one for $10.00, ($16.75) not bad for buying Doritos Jacked chipolte chips, Koolaid drink mix, Koolaid Jammers, Koolaid Liquid, Amy's stuffed pasta shells, Lance nabs, Eight O'clock Coffee, and Scott Natural Cleansing Cloths. <BR> <BR> Once I master this, I'm going to add some apps to help me take better control of my life and wei... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:16:10 EST Monday Took my dad to the doctor for a check up. He did well, might be able to loose his oxygen tank in a week or so, his weight is okay. He was reminded he needed to eat GOOD calories for the body to heal, his appetite is down from normal. Dads main concern is his sleep, he still can't sleep at night nor can he lay in bed. He was told it might take time to get back in bed, sleep in the recliner if it is comfortable, try not to NAP during the day-if you get tired get up and walk a little-they didn't... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 21:36:43 EST Saturday 7 Sept wow what a week! <BR> Tonight I sat with my dad so my mom could go to church, she also went to the grocery store before coming home and stopped at Subway to get their dinner. Dad did well, he walked around a bit and wanted to talk and watch tv, he did manage a few short naps. He needs to sleep better at night and eventually get back to sleeping in bed. He will get there, just taking time. Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:25:23 EST Saturday dads swelling is going down, he ate better today but neither he nor mom have slept much. if they don't get sleep tonight I will spend the night so at least mom and get some good rest Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:05:06 EST update 2 days ago dad was taken by ambulance to the hospital, extremely low on oxygen. he was given 1 unit of blood and came home just a few hours ago. He now gets help in doing daily tasks, like a lift chair, walker, oxygen 24/7, takes medicines too. Hope he has a better day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> So needless to say I haven't done squats for my squat challenge, will try to start up again tomorrow. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:00:12 EST My dad is home again!!!!!! dad was sent home today, spent a large part of the day helping out at moms and did some errands for her. Glad dad is home!!! He even got up from his chair with a little help walked down the hallway. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:19:18 EST Sunday I knew I should have gone and spent last night with dad, he fell out of the bed Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:56:19 EST Saturday looks like my dad may be in the hospital a few more days as he is having some problems. Thank You all for your prayers. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:18:55 EST august 21 spent most of the last few days with my dad, he had heart surgery yesterday Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:31:16 EST Monday Squats I did well yesterday on my squats, today another 80 (2 sets of 40) <BR> <BR> Thank you to everyone for your kind and encouraging words and support. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:17:08 EST Back on track with my squats 40 this morning and 40 more tonight <BR> <BR> 80 in one day! Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:15:06 EST Been slack on my squats for 3 days now! Today is August 9 and I have skipped a few days on my squat challenge I will continue tomorrow and get 50 and onward and upward from there. <BR> <BR> Got up this morning and did my 50 squats tomorrow it will be 60!! <BR> <BR> Took a Sunday rest day and did 70 on Monday Fri, 9 Aug 2013 21:45:16 EST August Squat Challenge August 1st 50 squats and counting!! Day 9 August 1st!!! going to get them in today, one way or another <BR> <BR> Day 10 August 2 HA I did those 50 squats last night and will get my 50 done tonight too!!!! <BR> <BR> I took a rest day yesterday, but this morning I did 60 squats, Day 11 done! <BR> <BR> Day 12 60 squats! <BR> <BR> Day 13 August 5, will do my squats before I go to bed. <BR> <BR> Day 14 & 15 did none, between doctor appointments and VBS I am exhausted will resume squats on Thursday! Fri, 2 Aug 2013 22:41:02 EST My Squat challenge Right now I'm on Day 5 <BR> <BR> Day 5 is today Sunday July 28, right now I've done none today, but I'm up to 40 squats. Yep did my 40 before I went to bed!!!! <BR> <BR> Monday Day 6 was a rest day <BR> <BR> Day 7 July 30, I did 50 squats this morning!! <BR> <BR> Day 8 I missed doing my squats <BR> <BR> Day 9 August 1st!!! going to get them in today, one way or another Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:35:05 EST started a squat challenge started a squat challenge <BR> <BR> Day 1 30 squats CHECK!! <BR> did them all at one time <BR> <BR> Want to work my way up to 50 at once then plan on breaking them into smaller sessions to get to 100 and on from there <BR> <BR> Day 2 30 squats on my way!!! <BR> <BR> Day 3 30 squats at one time, today I added 10 more= finally a day of 40 <BR> <BR> Day 4 40 squats <BR> <BR> Day 5 is today Sunday July 28, right now I've done none today- I will however do a new post to track this weeks squ... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:31:20 EST Monday July 15 waiting for insurance approval for my daughters surgery <BR> <BR> I logged back into SP to post a new blog and saw these wonderful & encouraging messages, TY to each one of you. I so needed to see or hear it. <BR> <BR> Now to add what I came to do, my daughter has struggled over the years with her weight and it has been extremely difficult since her accident last August. Today she is beginning to see success, she has lost 5 pounds in just under 3 weeks. So proud of her and her commitment. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:32:08 EST Today's adventure Just getting in from being gone all day with my girl, she went to visit some camp friends she met last year at Summer Camp. We spent the afternoon with them at the beach and stopped by Oak Island Lighthouse for a few pictures before heading home. We are tired, sun-burnt and HAPPY!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:25:26 EST today This is today's Breakfast, we sprinkled some light brown sugar on top after serving it up, it sure is yummy. You might want to add more brown sugar to the recipe when you make it or do as we did and sprinkle some on top. <BR> <BR> Apple Oatmeal in a Crock pot <BR> <BR> Place 2 sliced apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, pinch salt in the bottom of the crock pot. <BR> Pour in 2 cups of oatmeal, 2 cups of milk and 2 cups water. <BR> Do NOT stir. <BR> Cook overnight for 8 - 9 hours on ... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:06:01 EST weekend trip we took a family mini vacation and went to Carowinds, wow we had a great time, just tired Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:58:14 EST June 8th wow the first tropical storm is doing a bunch of damage all up the east coast. be smart when you are out & about Sat, 8 Jun 2013 07:17:27 EST June 1st 2013 Happy June 1st, new month, time to evaluate my goals. <BR> <BR> I need to drink more <em>274</em> I need to increase my <em>274</em> by 2 more glasses a day <BR> I need to <em>386</em> when I feel like I'm wasting my <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> I just got a new pedometer placed it on my <em>331</em> and went right at 3 miles today <BR> <BR> I will be back to add to my list. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 20:51:06 EST Dessert ideas Our Pastor's wife made a wonderful dessert in her crock pot, now it was just tooo chocolaty for me, but I've been searching for some recipes to make in mine. NO I have not looked at the calorie count yet, but will before I make any of these. <BR> <BR> <em>289</em> <BR> CROCK POT CHERRY CRISP <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling <BR> 2/3 cup brown sugar <BR> 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats <BR> 1/2 cup flour <BR> 1 teaspoon brown sugar <BR> 1/3 cup butter, softened... Sun, 26 May 2013 22:58:08 EST I have 2 requests for prayers for my family: I have 2 requests for prayers : <BR> First: my daughter in law, this is part of the message I had when I got home tonight. She had to go to the doctor today for Pink eye and also found this out, " i have graves disease with a little bit of hashimoto's disease ill be taking about 10 pills a day for 3 months to get my levels under control then radioactive treatments". <BR> <BR> Next: her husband, my youngest son is also sick, he came home from work yesterday sick, I mean really sic, he had be... Wed, 22 May 2013 23:09:45 EST today After church this morning I stopped at KFC and picked up a 2 piece box and potatoes. Came home and ate, short time later I went over to help my dad put up a new storm door at the house. We are like 85% done, mom said that was good for today, guess we will finish it tomorrow. Just glad I was able to help. Not my ideal mothers day but I did get to help my mom and that is what counts and glad to see dad is doing well after the accident on Friday! <BR> My youngest daughter told me she has everyd... Sun, 12 May 2013 19:29:07 EST Been drinking H2O I've been drinking so much water I think I might be part fish!! <em>14</em> <BR> <BR> My mom called me around lunch time today to tell me my dad was in a 3 car accident. He was the first car, a driver rear ended a PT Cruiser which in turn rear ended into my dads truck. As a precaution I took him to ER, he is 78 and just finished up therapy for his back, so it was a wise choice. He is alright and obviously might be sore later tonight and for the next few days. The truck frame bent and he ... Fri, 10 May 2013 21:09:38 EST 9 May 2013 looking back over the last months and one would just shake their head at me. <BR> <BR> my daughter who fell and broke her ankle in August 2012 will actually begin therapy next week, it has been a long road and we still have a long way to go, but headed in the right direction for sure. We have both put on extra pounds and are looking to shred them off in a healthy way. Snacking seems to be our weak area and we must work thru it to conquer it. Thu, 9 May 2013 22:42:47 EST Excellent blog<BR>ost=8_reasons_why_youre_not_losing_weight Mon, 6 May 2013 21:52:01 EST sandwich ring recipe Found this recipe will have to give it a try. Now I have not calculated calorie, fat, etc yet and I will before I make it, it just sounds good, simple, and a bit different for lunch. <BR> <BR> Recipe: <BR> <BR> 1 can 8ct Crescent Rolls <BR> 1 package Oscar Mayer Deli Lunch Meat <BR> 1 package Deli sliced Swiss Cheese <BR> <BR> Preheat oven according to Crescent rolls package directions and lightly spray your pan with non-stick spray. <BR> Lay the Crescent in a circle pattern with the bigg... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 09:36:50 EST Pizza crust using dough ball This is going to be dinner one night this week!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pizza using dough ball <BR> <BR> 1 wheat dough ball (found it at Harris Teeter in the deli section on sale for $1.00 ) <BR> Pizza toppings including sauce, veggies, meat, cheese, spices, etc <BR> <BR> Prep Time about 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Thaw wheat or white dough ball in fridge. <BR> Roll out onto pizza pan or cookie sheet with lightly oiled rolling pin. <BR> Lightly coat edges of crust with oliv... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 20:10:11 EST Long time since last post I've been sick and hopefully will be feeling better soon Fri, 5 Apr 2013 21:08:04 EST 20 March 2013 <em>87</em> Happy <em>184</em> Spring Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:44:13 EST Saturday 3:16 I have to share a few wonderful things that happened to me today: <BR> <BR> I took my daughter to town, she is getting around better, but after 3 store (including a stop at the mall) she was exhausted, so home we went. The last store we went to was Books A Million. She wanted to see if they still had Dr Who stuff. We looked for a bit didn't see any. I passed by the Bibles and began searching for a Bible to replace mine. She comes over and tells me she needs a new Bible too. We both find wha... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:28:37 EST Making banana oatmeal muffins for tomorrow Banana Oatmeal Muffins <BR> <BR> RECIPE <BR> Cook/prep time: 30 mins. Makes 12 muffins. Oat flour is just regular old oatmeal in powder form, which you will do by food processing. 2 cups rolled oats yields 1 ½ cup oat flour <BR> <BR> YOU NEED: <BR> 1 ¼ cup rolled oats <BR> 1 ½ cup oat flour -use 2 cups oats and pulse in food processor as directed above <BR> 1/2 cup plain, low fat yogurt <BR> 1/2 cup low fat milk or soy milk <BR> 1/2 cup brown sugar <BR> 1/3 cup sunflower oil <BR> 2 large, ... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:57:09 EST Daughter update My daughters new brace, she will now begin physical therapy and next appointment is in 3 months. She has had it rough but doing much better and quite happy with her brace. We found the slippers at Kohls for just $3.48 including tax while we were out of town. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:25:10 EST 7 March 2013 Just heard from my son, the same one my last blog was about and he posted this on Facebook, "My luck might finally be changing in bowling. Went and practiced Tuesday night and shot a 695, then last night in league hit a 715." <BR> <BR> Yet another momma braggin' moment! Thu, 7 Mar 2013 21:52:22 EST 2 March 2013 When I checked my facebook this morning I saw this!!!!!!!!!! THRILLED for my son Support Professional of the year <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> He had this to say about it "I knew that I was nominated for it but didnt know I was actually gonna win. We had a recognition ceremony on Friday afternoon for all the nominees and I heard a rumor that I had won my category but wasnt gonna believe it til I had acutally won. I am definitely pro... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 20:38:16 EST March 1st long day but a good day <BR> <BR> short and simple, I'm tired!!!!!!!! Fri, 1 Mar 2013 23:13:41 EST 28 Feb Today is the last day of Feb, tomorrow new month, getting closer to my goal a little at a time Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:40:52 EST