MRSBUCKEYE's SparkPeople Blog MRSBUCKEYE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Thanksgiving - Happy Chanukah To all my American friends/family .. hope you have had a family oriented Thanksgiving - had a nice afternoon at my daughter's house :) <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> She brined a turkey and it was delicious !! <BR> <BR> To all my Jewish friends ... happy 2nd night of Chanukah <em>500</em> <em>499</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:10:01 EST Jumping Rope - today's feature OK ... so here I am ... over 250 lbs ... big breasted, hanging belly, bat wings under my arms .. thunder thighs. Me .. jump rope .... NOT LIKELY. First I'd have to figure out a way to tie down my stomach so it flop while jumping THEN aside from a sports bra ... does anyone think about getting black eyes from this venture ??? And yes, my arms would be waving and laughing at me every step of the way. <BR> <BR> NOT a pretty site ... nope, not at all !!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>3... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:01:09 EST June 2, 2013 Here's to the start of what I hope to be a great week. Had my 3 yr old granddaughter all last week (my son and family were moving) then starting Thursday evening I also had her 7 yr old sister (since her school ended that day). It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Those 2 young ladies WORE ME OUT !!! <BR> <BR> Our huge garden is in and for the most part, doing great. We put cardboard then mulch on top of that for the walkways around the garden (yes, it's that big <em>198</e... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 16:55:49 EST Bored or hungry ? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Watch the clock. When was the last time you had something to eat? Hunger cycles peak approximately every 90 minutes. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------- <BR> Can you tell the difference between a craving, and actual hunger? A craving means you want a particular taste. True hunger, on the other hand, does not create an unavoidable discomfor... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 09:55:19 EST Fat <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is something "I" have to remember ... I CAN do this. I'm my own worst enemy ... I truly do have more excuses (or is that ailments, aches/pains) that Carter has liver pills <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 May 2013 12:39:04 EST Light Bulb Moment I finally changed the bulb this week ... I may never make it to a size 10 HECK I may never make it to a size 20, right now I'm working on at least one size smaller (I think that may be a 22-24 .. maybe <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Exercise is slow due to the injury to my arm/shoulder but going through therapy for that. I'm just tired of falling apart and I need to prove to not only my husband but also my son that losing weight IS possible !!! <BR> <BR> I went an had my hair cut/colored/hi-li... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:48:21 EST 2/26 Already Wow .. the saying "how time flys" is a reality, so to speak. My goodness ... we're already at the end of February, what gives here ! <BR> <BR> I'll tell you what hasn't given .. my waistline. My drive to loose weight/inches has decreased in the last few months and seems to be getting worse. <BR> <BR> No one's fault but my own ... I've created my own little "world" within myself I suppose. <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:58:18 EST Monday 1/21/13 Had a busy week-end .... had our 2 youngest granddaughters Friday evening and most of Saturday. Now I understand why children are meant to be brought up when the adult isn't over 50 hahaha they WORE me out <em>334</em> but in a good way. <BR> <BR> Yesterday (Sunday) we ended up going to an auction .. for some reason I feel compelled to purchase items I don't necessarily need (like a TON of baskets for $2.00), but I did get 5 boxes of material, mostly huge pieces of felt. <BR> <BR> Ot... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:50:31 EST 2012 - My year in review Hmmm well let's see ... 2012 had it ups/downs, I'm sure as most peoples years do ! We filed for bankruptcy - which our lawyer screwed up and the trustee cancelled it out SO our house is now in foreclosure (that hasn't gone so well). <BR> <BR> The same lawyer was my SSD lawyer - after 2.5 years of not working due to medical issues, my social security disability was approved but that had nothing to do with me having a lawyer since I supplied all the documentation (even the administrative judg... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:26:16 EST SMILE it scares people <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:43:25 EST BodyMedia So - who has one of these arm type BodyMedia fit's ? I can remember seeing them on the biggest loser shows. <BR> <BR> What type do you have - what type do you suggest? <BR> <BR> Are they worth spending the money on one (they have a sale going on now). <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:40:45 EST 11/3/12 - Saturday evening/Sunday morning Tonight's focus ... TIME CHANGE !!!! <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 23:02:20 EST If you can't pronounce it, you probably shouldn't be eating it. Ummmm .... ya think. But then how many things do we put into our mouth and don't even bother to read what is put into the item we're eating. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 22:56:33 EST Yom Kippur <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Candle lit for all my loved ones who have passed on. (above pic is my dad) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:05:38 EST L'Shana Tova translated to English - Happy New Year. <BR> <BR> “Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated in 2012 from sundown on Sept. 16 to nightfall on Sept. 18. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 22:00:32 EST Anyone interested in coming to help clean ??? Throw away stuff (in two difference houses) ??? !!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the front of our new house ... actually it's a nice house for an auction purchase ! This is my first day of cleaning - a lot more ahead of me but it's all ok - guess that's my exercise for the next week or so - cleaning, throwing away junk (the new house and the one we're still in), still have to pack up most every... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:23:45 EST 8/25/12 Well ... 39 years ago I had my first born. My gorgeous daughter .. so proud of her <em>334</em> <img src=""> (I'm the one in the wedding dress ... my daughter is the one in the flannel jacket hahaha 9/23/98 ) <BR> <BR> Today hubby and I went to an auction .. walked away with the house !!!! SOOO I'll be packing up here ... cleaning/painting, etc at the other house ... nice thing is .. we'll own the house, free and clear !!! AND... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:15:55 EST 8/25/73 - 8/25/12 9 months pregnant ... I hate everything in sight all day long that day. Then later that day I was sick, upset tummy from eating too much (that was my thinking anyway). My husband was away on a job (expected back later that night), my dad was with friends at the horse track in Cleveland (Northfield I think) sooo my mom took me to the maternity ward. They informed me I wasn't sick - I was in labor but the baby was "transverse" aka sideways and wasn't going to be turning anytime soon. SOOOO... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 06:46:42 EST Oh Happy Day it's my birthday ... it's my birthday ... oh happy day <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It's just another day - another number but I love birthday's - including mine !!! This one is special ... I'm making an honest effort to GET IN SHAPE. Somehow, someway - it's gonna come off. I'm tired of looking down and well ok, looking OVER my boobs and seeing this wide, hanging stomach. I used to blame it on 3 c-sections but when my youngest is now 25, guess I need to stop using that as a crutch <em>246... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:04:04 EST Picture Says It All <img src=""> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:28:05 EST It's time for a new me I've had enough of the jiggly underarms (or bat wings as I call them), had enough of the rash I get from my stomach flapping against my skin, which also happens under my boobs (nice language, huh ?) <BR> <BR> Today starts the first day of the rest of my life - I am determined to find a way to exercise that won't work against me. Obesity stinks (sometimes literally <em>198</em> ) along with being obese, I have diabetic neuropathy in my feet, arthritis in one knee plus my lower back, gout i... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:38:38 EST Pinecone Research - worth joining PineCone Research is growing and we invite you to help! We are offering select members (me, of course) the opportunity to recommend membership to a friend or relative who is NOT a member of their household. <BR> <BR> Do you know of households that would like to join the PineCone Research Panel? If so, please FORWARD A COPY of this email to each household you would like to refer so that they may click on the registration link shown below. That household should complete the registration ... Tue, 29 May 2012 12:49:41 EST Proud To Be An American I live in one of the greatest countries there is (right up there with Israel - my religious homeland). When my grandma's relocated to the U.S.A. learning English was almost a requirement (one grandma was from Poland the other from Russia - both grandpa's were from England). Now you not only have at least one tv channel in Spanish but every company you call says "If you want this in English press 1". Sorry folks ... you shouldn't have to choose what language - after all ... this is Amer... Mon, 28 May 2012 09:51:44 EST I'm nosy "poll" OK - so consider me being nosy ... even pushy at times (or as some may call it .. nagging <em>334</em> ) <BR> <BR> How many of you belong to teams that you don't even visit any longer ? <BR> <BR> How many belong to teams JUST to get your one "huddle" point per day ??? <BR> <BR> How many actually interact in your teams and if so - how many teams do you belong to and how many to you actually participate in ? <BR> <BR> I'm guilty of the above .. I belong to teams that I don't even visit a... Wed, 16 May 2012 08:17:53 EST What the ..... Hubby and I stopped at the Meijer drive-through pharmacy to pick up my diabetic pills. As we are pulling out I notice 2 heavy ladies walking from there car into the store (the younger lady was very obese) BUT they aren't what really got my riled. <BR> <BR> Another woman was walking to her car ... nice built, very fit; I didn't see the front of her but wouldn't mind have what I did see. What p'd me off was that she didn't just stare at those two woman, she was gawking. <BR> <BR> GIVE ME... Mon, 14 May 2012 12:32:45 EST I miss my best friend My mom gave birth to 3 WONDERFUL children, the youngest being the best (oh ok - so that's me haha). Oy did I give my parents grief and even tested my boundaries through my adult life. I lost mom October 2003 ... on that day I lost my best friend. <BR> <BR> This is my mom - how she looked when I was a kid. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is my grandma, mom's mother. Miss you gram. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Sun, 13 May 2012 12:07:05 EST SP Blog One of the emails sent to me today via SparkPeople - just added my "comments" <BR> <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> Top Ten Benefits <BR> So, what are the top ten health benefits you can expect after dropping 10 percent of your weight? In no particular order, they are: <BR> <BR> 10. Better blood pressure (oh yeah - that'll work) <BR> 9. Improved heart health and lower cholesterol levels (have had my share of heart issues, so this works also) <BR> 8. Decreased risk for diabetes (have had type... Thu, 10 May 2012 13:17:57 EST Baby Boomers We Baby Boomers may not be called the "greatest generation”—that's you, Mom and Dad!—but we certainly are the biggest. A veritable demographic juggernaut, the generation of Americans born between 1946 and 1964 is proceeding into post-middle age. <BR> <BR> On January 1st, 2011, the oldest Baby Boomers celebrated their 65th birthday. On every day since, and every day for the next 18 years, 10,000 Boomers will have turned age 65. By 2030, 18% of the country will be 65 or over, and by 2050 there... Wed, 9 May 2012 22:03:20 EST Chaffing I hope SOMEDAY to be rid of that terrible disease that obesity brings - chaffing. Under my boobs (go ahead - laugh !!); when my bat wings (that's the fat hanging from my arms) rub against my sides and ONE DAY I hope there's a space between my legs <em>18</em> .. you know... between your knees and your crotch <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So envious of those gals that walk and there's sunlight between their legs .. me - there's nothing but .. ME in that space. The sound of my slacks rubbin... Wed, 9 May 2012 12:56:51 EST Worthless ... Ever feel that way ? That's how I'm feeling about now ... worthless <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Sitting here crying ... hubby is sitting in the kitchen ONCE again staring into his computer .. NOPE he doesn't see nor know what's going on with me, nothing new. He had to see what I was eating - how many Wendy's sandwiches and fries I ate but I'm a big girl (oy vey - am I a big girl !!) maybe that's why he never says anything. <BR> <BR> I did fairly well earlier today ... gardening (planted some pretty annuals on my ... Fri, 4 May 2012 21:11:58 EST Tuesday Quote Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. <BR> <BR> <BR> ~ Franklin P. Jones <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 May 2012 09:21:36 EST Bike Riding Shouldn't be Painful That's because people need to start riding a trike .. not the trike your little ones rode .. and adult trike <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> These relatively new fangled trikes are AWESOME ... and I speak from experience. Three years ago hubby invested in an off-the-wall type delta trike for me (we purchased off Craigslist) and I have to admit - I was a tad aprehensive. I mean - it's bad enough people probably turn around and won... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:18:30 EST 64 yrs old and still going strong Who knew in those early years we'd last this long ? MAZEL TOV to my religious homeland - Israel <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was in Israel the summer of 1970 (between my jr. and sr. year in high school - yeah - hard to imagine I'm that old, huh haha). I fell in love with the country then and there. I was able to go back after I graduated in 1971 for a year .... let's just say I didn't stay on the kibbutz for a year like I ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:19:21 EST Exercise starts with our kids Who remembers exercising/playing gym in school? How many remember this ? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Mrs. Obama ... start using this in schools again !!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:37:01 EST Hello Mudda Hello Fadda Forgive me but this tune has been churning in my head this morning for some strange reason. For those of you who are in the over 50 crowd - you just may start the same tune <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> hello mudda, hello fadda <BR> here i am at camp granada <BR> camp is very entertaining <BR> they say we'll have some fun when it stops raining <BR> <BR> i went hiking with joe spivy <BR> he developed poison ivy <BR> you remeber leonard skinner <BR> he got ptomaine poisoning last night after di... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:06:51 EST Quote of the day Fitness, if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body. -Cher <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love her voice ... have enjoyed her from the beginning <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:08:28 EST What Time Is It ? It's lunch time !!! OK - honestly, how many parents knew the answer to the question before you read the answer? You must have children in the house then ... in my house I have a 6.7 yr old and a 2.6 yr old granddaughter, does that tell you anything ? <BR> <BR> This morning - my son (their dad) took the oldest of the two girls to school and the youngest one to his father's for the day. After finding I actually did have a sink, taking burnable down and starting a load of towels in the was... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:53:48 EST My exercise gear Not sure why I'm even posting this hahaha here goes - just a few pics of what I'm putting on some t-shirts for me. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 15:09:14 EST Do you "drink" your 8 glasses a water daily ? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Question is - do you NEED to drink 8 glasses of water a day ??? What about the coffee or tea you drink in the morning, or the veggie drink you may partake in. How about soups ??? <BR> <BR> A doctor Heinz Valtin a Dartmouth Medical School physician, disagrees. <BR> <BR> In an invited review published by the American Journal of Physiology, Valtin reported that there is no supporting evidence to back up the pop... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:02:45 EST Stop and smell the roses <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Stop and smell the roses' is a cliché that is widely used in the United States. We are all familiar with its meaning, which is, to take time to appreciate a situation or slow down and pay attention to what is going on around you. 'Stop and smell the roses' is commonly used when talking to someone who seems too busy to enjoy life. <BR> <BR> Most often, this phrase is used by a well-meaning friend or family member w... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:15:51 EST Leftover Ritual Monday morning - most everyone is out of the house working or in classes (my youngest son is sleeping as he works 3rd shift). I spent this morning going through the leftovers from our Sedar and just pitching everything. My theory - if it's not in the fridge I won't be tempted to nibble on it (nibble - yeah right .. more like eat it all !!!) <BR> <BR> The only thing left from the tzsimmes was the veggies (sweet potatoe's, regular potatoe's & prunes .. OHHHH so yummy) - it was difficult... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 13:44:20 EST Learning Center is Open - Session 3 The six traditional items on the Seder Plate are as follows: <BR> <BR> Maror and chazeret — Bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness and harshness of the slavery which the Hebrews endured in Egypt. ( My mom grew her own horseradish - I would walk into the house after school and you could smell the stuff from downstairs. I have it growing in my garden now - dug up from mom's starts) <BR> <BR> Charoset — A sweet, brown mixture representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to bui... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 09:57:32 EST Learning Center is Open - Session 2 What Is Passover <BR> <BR> The Passover Festival is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Passover Festival calls for early and elaborate preparations to make the Jewish home fittingfor the great festival. It is not physical preparedness alone that is required of us, but also spiritual preparedness-- for in the life of the Jew the physical and spiritu... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:47:53 EST Learning Center is Open - Session 1 Passover Matzoh <BR> <BR> Matzoh, also known as matzah or matzo is is a cracker-like unleavened flatbread made of plain flour and water that has not been allowed to rise. There are five grains that may not be used during Passover in any form except matzah: Wheat, Barley, Spelt, Rye, and Oats. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Matzah is eaten during the eight day Passover Festival which is also known as the "Festival of Matzah." We are ... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:06:45 EST Blech Have you ever had one of those days that you just want to lock your bedroom door and not let anyone in ... for days ??? <BR> <BR> Unfortunately that's the way my life has been lately ... just saying is all. Life just gets in the way sometimes, ya know <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> It's ok though - my mom always told me I was a tough cookie <em>495</em> . I've learned from a very early age to not let my emotions show - keep a smile on my face <em>334</em> and everyone thinks ... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:27:38 EST Sit Back and Chuckle WOMAN'S PERFECT BREAKFAST <BR> She's sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee. <BR> Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box. <BR> Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week. <BR> Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl. <BR> And her husband is on the back of the milk carton. <BR> Keep reading-they get better!!! <BR> <BR> WOMEN'S REVENGE <BR> 'Cash, check or charge?' I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. <BR> As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote ... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:40:04 EST My youngest angel My youngest grandson has been on my mind lately ... never got the chance to watch him grow - wonder what he'd be like today. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Heaven sent us an angel <BR> Harley Ray was his name <BR> He’s was here with us just a little while <BR> Then heaven wanted him back! <BR> <BR> We’ve been blessed with his happiness <BR> And honored by his grace <BR> Heaven sent a baby angel <BR> To love in everyway! <BR> <... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:59:23 EST Salad ... Salad ... Salad The first time I experienced this type of salad was the summer of 1970 (yikes - do I really go back that far ... uh huh ... farther than that <em>211</em> ) I spent the summer between my junior and senior year in Israel. I had a BLAST ... how could a teenager not have a blast in a totally different country, with other teens her age and a few chaperon's. <BR> <BR> For a week we stayed on a kibbutz (working the tomato and apple fields) - at every meal in the main dining room there was a... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:26:15 EST Such a pretty face You Have Such A Pretty Face <BR> <BR> How many of us have heard that? I know I sure did as a young adult, by a well meaning mom. <BR> <BR> 58 + years later I still probably have that pretty face – just a bigger body ! J <BR> I live in a household consisting of 5 adults, 2 children (son’s 6 year old daughter and 2 year old daughter); my husband (who is overweight), my 23 yr. old son (who is overweight), his wife (also overweight), my grandson, and myself (who is very obese). <BR> <BR> I ha... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:20:38 EST Curious DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK AND THEN FORGET TO START AGAIN ? <BR> <BR> How many times have you stopped "dieting" and didn't start back up? Maybe it's time to start your new "lifestyle" ... remember, the first 3 letters in diet is "die" - I'm not ready to do that, been to close two times to many !!! <BR> <BR> So .... I'll ask again ... DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK AND THEN FORGET TO START AGAIN <BR> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:00:42 EST