NELLIROSE13's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NELLIROSE13 NELLIROSE13'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/ Lazy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379346 Well Hubby has managed to catch a cold(which he better keep to himself) so I have been very lazy today. About the main thing that I avoided, was folding and hanging up my laundry...I hate to try to drag the baskets around and didn't want to bug a sick Hubby today for help. If he is better tomorrow, I will get his help, or just manage by myself...but he gets upset if I try to get too independent with walking without my cane...thinks I am going to fall...just because I've fallen 4 times in 3 ... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:34:17 EST AWOL...but I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378895 So I have been AWOL from my blog lately. I have managed to track my nutrition, but not much more. Today, I went to have my blood drawn for my PCP doctor's appointment next Friday. That took a while, but not as long as it could have as I did not have an appointment and just waited patiently until it was my turn. Thursday was a little more fun, as my S-I-L and I went shopping for a while and then went to Panera for a light breakfast. Later that day I went to have a bone density screening a... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:12:04 EST Almost my birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376888 Now it is late Sunday night and I have just finished my nutrition tracking. I was under my calories today, but I was over yesterday, so it sort of evens out. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I will be officially "old"...LOL! I turn 65...as I am not working yet, I may be actually retiring, rather than going back to work...depends on whether there is a job available and if I am able to return to work. I am not sure there will be a job, as my position was listed as open, and I checked and it is ... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 02:46:53 EST First Therapy Session and Weigh-In tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375330 Hello! I went to my first Physical Therapy appointment today and as I expected, most of it was spent in evaluating where I was presently at. I am managing to get around with just a cane nowadays, so that is very freeing...no more bulky walker for the most part. I did use it yesterday while I was running around in the mall, but that is an exception...hopefully I will progress where I don't need the walker at all anymore. <BR> Today was interesting...my Daughter has some friends who needed... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 01:27:27 EST Girls Day Out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374818 My Daughter and I went out today...Hubby went to get a massage and visit the dentist. I don't care for either activity. So we went to the Tuesday $2 movie to see The Boss Baby. It was kind of cute, not exactly what I was expecting, but my expectations hadn't been set too high. Unfortunately, we had some popcorn at the theater...can you go to a movie without? Then we went to a new restaurant in the mall and tried way too many types of pizzas...it was a buffet. It was okay, but we probabl... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:36:10 EST No Blog on Sunday...so now it is Monday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374453 Well, somehow I managed to skip blogging last night. Just for the record, we had a great dinner out with my Brother and Sister-in-Law. We went to a Mexican restaurant called Nando's in Mesa. The food was great and the servings were huge. We all managed to eat just half of our steak quesadillas, but of course we had munched on their homemade flour tortilla chips and salsa. We took home some salsa for our daughter as well as our other leftovers. We finished them for lunch today. Yummy! I... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:57:45 EST Rest, Relax and Recuperate... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373559 It is Saturday night and I can truthfully say I did very little today. After a hectic week of VBS. hubby and I needed a day to recuperate. We did go out for supper with our daughter, as it is our anniversary tomorrow and she is working. We didn't go anywhere special, just had a good supper. I had a delicious burger with a lettuce leaf wrap. <BR> Tomorrow will be another challenge, as Hubby and I and my Brother and Sis-in-Law are going out to celebrate and catch up, as I haven't seen them ... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:53:49 EST Whew, made it through the week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373148 Well, VBS is over for this year. We survived! I am all stiff and sore from quite so much sitting, but otherwise fine. Recuperate this weekend and then start new adventures next week. I expect to hear from the Physical Therapy people next week, as well as continuing my home exercises that have been a little neglected this past week. I will also be able to pay a little more attention to eating a little healthier. Here's to a great weekend and week ahead! Chat later! Lynel Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:09:18 EST VBS Day 4 & "Lunch Bunch" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372781 Hi again! We have made it one more day of VBS! Still all is going well, except for the very end of the closing...I was unable to see what was happening, but there was shaving cream and lots of children involved...very messy! I herded kids into the bathroom for cleanup detail. Not sure whose big idea this was, but not the greatest idea in my opinion. One more day of adventures, including a tradition of "water days". Also not sure what this involves, as I have not been at VBS in the past.... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 01:13:38 EST Post Doctor Visit, Post VBS day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372360 So, we survived day 3 of VBS with no hitches that I know of...boy do a lot of kids need potty breaks and water fountain breaks. As the monitor, I get to see them all and listen to the paper towels being crumpled. Not exactly rocket science, thank goodness! I had something to drink again tonight and did some standing when the coast was clear, so I didn't get too stiff. Two more days to go, Yea! <BR> Now on to my doctor's appointment. All good news! The bones appear to be healing nicely a... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 01:14:09 EST Day 2 of VBS is in the Books! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371917 Just a short note to let you know that I survived another day of VBS. Other than forgetting that I was holding on to my daughter's car keys while she worked at VBS, and stranding her and a friend at the church...the day went pretty good. As we arrived home, I got a call asking where I was with the car keys...oops! So of course we had to turn around and rescue her. <BR> So, tomorrow(today, as it is after midnight) is my appointment with my orthopedic surgeon. Hopefully, I will get all my ... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 02:32:42 EST Survived the first night of VBS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371471 Well, I survived the first night of VBS. We had 113 kids pre-registered, and I helped register walk-ins until there were 140 registered. Whew, that is a lot of kids to move around from area to area for lessons, games, food and crafts. I got to watch them all move through the hallways and no one got lost, hurt, or destroyed any decorations. Apparently everyone was returned to their parents/caregivers at the end of the evening as well. As I said, the kid-friendly food was not the most heal... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 02:39:29 EST June 4, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370903 It is Sunday evening and we were at church most of the day helping or supervising set up for VBS this coming week. It becomes quite a production! They rearrange the entire church and set up various stations for the kids to move between, as well as prepare a kid-friendly meal to serve them in shifts. A lot of planning goes into this week. My hubby is in the kitchen and has planned the meals and arranged for the food to be used. Unfortunately, kid-friendly does not necessarily mean healthy.... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 22:27:14 EST Enough already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369989 Okay, enough of this medical issue nonsense. I need to get healed so I can get back to moving. I fell and broke my left wrist in January and was unable to go to water walking or water aerobics until sometime in March, at which time I was actually making some progress with my intense fear of water and was actually learning to tread water and dog paddle. I still was unable to put my head underwater or be in water over my head, but it was progress. Then, when I was finally able to go back to... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 16:25:35 EST I need to buckle down..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633049 I am doing better today.....last while has not gone well......too much stress at work and home...I have been doing better at tracking, so now I need to do better at what I am eating. This is my week to work late and close, so there is less chance that I will get to the fitness center this week......I will work harder this week!! Lynel Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:59:24 EST Blood tests good, BP good......good bye doctor until November! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620888 WooHoo! I don't have to go see my nephrologist until next November. My kidney function tests are nearly back to normal and my BP has settled down to where he likes it. <em>334</em> I am so excited that things are going better now. The only down side was when I was weighed, I had only lost 0.2 pounds......barely noticeable. Oh well, I am back to tracking my intake and keeping an eye on my sodium, so that part is good. <BR> We went to the fitness center for a quick workout after work ... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:09:24 EST Winter blahs.......update on tracking...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617398 So it is Thursday and still really cold outside.......winter has been going on forever. <em>46</em> I keep threatening to retire and move to Arizona.....especially with a new computer program starting up in about 10 days.......definitely not looking forward to this change. Hopefully it works out better than it seems now. <em>24</em> <BR> Tomorrow I get to have more lab work done for my next doctor's visit on Monday.....maybe things will show an improvement finally.....my kidney functi... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:32:17 EST Starting over.....again, with more help. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613168 Tomorrow I start a new effort to take back my health. At work, a group of people have started a healthy weight/weight loss challenge. I decided to join as being accountable is easier when you work with the people. I will continue with SparkPeople as well as this new group. I will weigh in on Mondays, so I will do so here as well. I believe we are tracking our food and exercise, so that will not be anything new, just duplication of what I was doing and now will do twice......that way I wo... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 15:42:23 EST Ramblings on a stormy night....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581483 Baby it's cold outside.......and windy and really cold.....I usually do better at exercising and eating healthy during the winter months, but so far this winter season, I have not done much......I am blaming all the stress in my life and at work, but of course it does all come back to me in the end and how I deal with life. Okay, that sounded bad......I just need to focus on a healthy lifestyle. On a good note.....my workplace( I work in healthcare) offers InBody analysis twice a year at a... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 01:59:49 EST Hubby Update....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549529 It is Sunday night and I just got home from my nightly visit to my Hubby. He has been discharged from the hospital since Friday afternoon and is now in a Transitional Care Center.....thirty miles away.....but at least our insurance is covering it even though it is "out of our network".......there was nothing available within 45 miles that was "in network". He has a PICC line in place and is on IV antibiotics 4 times a day still. He also gets Physical Therapy while there. We hope he will b... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:26:18 EST How not to end the week....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542343 Greetings: Well, this week ended with a bang.....we just left the hospital after admitting my Hubby.....He has been short of breath, again, and has cellulitis in his right leg......it is very sore and swollen......he is on several antibiotics as well as potassium IVs, as his is low too. I plan to be back at the hospital bright and early tomorrow to see his doctors when they make the rounds. Guess that is all I know for now. Night all. <em>24</em> Lynel Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:16:59 EST Water Drinking.......more needed daily. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540558 I am really making an effort to drink more water.....I managed to drink 45 oz. today, and I did drink more fluids, just not plain/flavored water...I need to go out and get some more flavor packets to add to my water....that's about the only way I manage to drink it. I have been sticking to boring, crunchy iceberg lettuce for now.....and other raw veggies.....Dr. told me to eat more fruit, so I will have to go out and find some fresh fruit also. I actually really like eating raw veggies and... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:09:09 EST And the BP Saga continues....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538777 Hello: I am trying to get back into the swing of things again. I have restarted tracking my nutrition and exercise and hope to see more weight disappear. <BR> My last blog was about my fun and games with my Blood Pressure and I will continue the saga here: My nephrologist has been adjusting my meds....again.....first he had me cut all my BP meds in half and now he has had me drop one med all together. My BP has been better.....it is still quite low at times....I have had a few more dizz... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:58:26 EST Adventures in Blood Pressure Land......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515631 Well here we go again......another glitch in the health journey. After my last nephrology visit, my doctor changed my BP meds....stopping one and starting another after I finished out my prescription.....well it works.....my BP dropped to 96/56 and I got very light-headed at work. I saw a doctor(I work at a clinic, how convenient) who recommended an IV infusion treatment and changing my med again. My potassium had jumped to 4.9, my BUN to 43 and creatinine to 1.3. After the infusion I fe... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:19:49 EST More tracking, less calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506513 I did some tracking today, and was not surprised to see how many calories I ate today. I must get back to this on a daily basis, as I have gained back at least 5 pounds and I need to get refocused on my goal. I am still over halfway to my goal, but I am sliding backwards now. Hubby and I have gotten back to going to the fitness center on a regular basis, so now the eating must get back in check. <em>198</em> My clothes are still on the baggy side, so now is the time to get going again. ... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 00:16:59 EST Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's back to work WE go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486774 Hello SparkPeople world. I decided to do a SHORT update. We celebrated DD's birthday this weekend by getting out of the country.....went to Winnipeg. We played in the pool, went shopping(at least 2 of the 3 of us enjoyed that) and went to a dinner theater at Celebrations. Unfortunately we ate more than we needed, as buffets were the normal method of eating at the hotel, but we did start and end the weekend with a trip to the fitness center and some water walking. DD and I did a Mom/dau... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:33:11 EST Catching up......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456738 I got a haircut over a week ago and I am tracking some of my nutrition. So I am doing a little better than a couple of weeks ago. I have been to the fitness center a couple of times and I plan to go tomorrow after my doctor's appointment in the morning. I don't expect to get much news other than possibly not having to go back quite so often. At least that is what I am hoping to hear......we will see. Hubby is doing better, but still off from work. However, he has felt well enough to do... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:25:21 EST Good night/Good morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438087 I am still slowly getting back to SparkPeople pages....I have done a little organized exercising and some walking around the campground with DD. We walked down to the shore Sunday and watched all the little kiddies playing in the water....apparently it warmed up enough for them to be happy.....and when I say "down" to the shore....I mean downhill to the shore, so waling "up" to the camper was a little bit of a challenge... <BR> Hubby is getting better, but still not able to work. Dr. has gi... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 01:44:26 EST I'm sort of Back..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429909 I am sort of back on track.....I have been to the fitness center twice in the last week and I have started watching what I eat again. I have not done any food tracking yet, but I will work on that soon. Part of my motivation has been my DD's joining a weight loss challenge and I plan to be very supportive....she is motivated by the possibility of winning some money, but also to improve her health as well. Hubby has had a health setback in early July, and that helped motivate DD as well. ... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:49:05 EST Early July 4th greetings...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410075 Happy July 4th everyone!! <em>283</em> So I'm a little bit early......I am out at our lake campsite and beginning the 4 days of relaxation. I feel like I escaped from work today, as the last two days have been horrible....analyzer problems....again......so glad I don't have to go back on Friday. I will celebrate my Freedom tomorrow! I think we are going to go pick up DD after she gets off from work around noon tomorrow and head over to GF to maybe workout for a while, go to a movie, and... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 22:13:01 EST Commuting from the lake......visiting relatives.....Fun!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405046 So we took the great nieces to the fitness center with us yesterday.....spent more time answering questions and keeping an eye on them than we did walking....at least I did....Hubby said he got his mile in.....I know I was there for over an hour and rarely was standing still....just not purposeful walking......but we all had fun and got some exercise in.....got the girls away from the grandparents for the day, so they could have some alone time and get a few odds and ends done.....they have b... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:53:08 EST I am a procrastinator...or why I don't get anything done.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402953 Hello, my name is Lynel and I am a procrastinator <em>24</em> .....I have not gone to the fitness center lately, I have not gotten a much needed haircut(I could be mistaken for a sheepdog) and I barely got my license renewed on time......actually on the day it expired.....At some point this evening I must get some bills paid and it is already almost 9:30! Oh yes, I have not been tracking my calories or nutrition and I have not weighed myself for quite a while....the last time I checked my ... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:37:44 EST Another year wiser!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394195 <em>339</em> Happy Birthday to me...... <em>335</em> <BR> Just a note to let you know that Hubby made it back home safe and sound from Russia....he is now trying to adjust to this time zone.,,, <em>198</em> <BR> He lost 10 pounds with all the walking up and down hills and steps to the flat (5 stories, I guess) everyday. Good for him! <em>224</em> <BR> We are going out to celebrate my Birthday tonight and that should be the end of celebrations until a wedding in August....right! <... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:37:26 EST 25th Anniversary....does it count if you are on two continents? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387571 Up too late as usual.....at least I don't work the early shift tomorrow.....five more days until Hubby gets back from Russia.....sounds like the English Language Camps are going great.....I get a newsletter from the leader of the group that sums up the happenings in Russia.... <BR> "We" managed to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary on two continents.....not exactly as I pictured it 25 years ago...DD and I went out for dinner while Hubby (who is 9 hours ahead) was probably sleeping! Of co... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 01:21:08 EST While Hubby is away......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378418 Chatted briefly with Hubby on FaceBook Sunday. He is doing fine. The weather is warmer over there..... <em>67</em> wish we could share some.....I am now so tired of rain. <em>27</em> (always something) I have not accomplished much while he is in Russia, yet.....DD and I plan to go to a Christian Music Festival <em>335</em> in Blaine, MN this weekend.....providing it does not rain.....must plan backup project....we always do something while Hubby is away.....Maybe go to Winnipeg a... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 21:03:32 EST After two weeks off from exercise....I lost???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374178 So, I weighed myself last night at the fitness center......I had lost 2 pounds!? I have no idea how that happened......I know that I have not been to the fitness center for 2 weeks and I have not done anything unusual as far as getting exercise. Oh well, I will not argue....by the way, my new pants appear to be a little large on me as well.....so the scale must be correct. I weighed myself twice(actually 3 times) and it was still the same. I tried to get in my mile of water walking, but I... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 00:15:49 EST To Russia....with Love..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372115 Hello! I am back from a short bout of reality, otherwise known as getting Hubby off to Russia yesterday. I think we spent a good share of the weekend running to the store or searching for items we knew we had, but could not put our hands on when we heeded them. But, I know he got to The Cities and onto his plane to Paris to then go on to St. Petersburg in Russia.....I also think that the time difference is about 11 hours and that he is ahead of us now.....I think it is around 11:00 a.m. t... Thu, 30 May 2013 01:25:47 EST Weekend.........what to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367248 It is the beginning of a long weekend, in more ways than one......with Memorial Day on Monday, I am off as the clinic is closed, so no work, but the longest part of the weekend is working with Hubby to be sure he has everything organized and packed for his trip to Russia starting on Tuesday...so I am not working Tuesday either as I am taking him to the airport in Fargo....with DD of course. Since he is not done with all his curriculum yet, he will be spending many hours on that as well as ma... Sat, 25 May 2013 00:55:41 EST ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365178 I think I just erased my whole blog.....first I hold the key down when I doze off, then I doze off while clearing the held key.............guess I should give up for the night.....need some sleep.....work early in the morning......By the way......lousy day for nutrition counting especially sodium....... <em>24</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> Good night...... <em>102</em> Lynel Thu, 23 May 2013 00:07:12 EST Friday odds and ends......laundry, lessons and packing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359852 Friday......finally.....I wish it were payday too! Work has been challenging again this week, but nothing like last week. Actually we are somewhat more busy than last week, and less problems with the analyzers. Thank heavens for that! <em>198</em> <BR> I finally got the majority of our clothes washed......I need to be more on top of that chore....sometimes it comes down to wash clothes/go to fitness center.......fitness center usually wins out....much more fun! I realize that DD and ... Sat, 18 May 2013 00:56:22 EST NSV #2....stamina....I found some! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354647 I am stiff today.....not as bad as I thought I would be, but still stiff. Yesterday, we cleaned up at the lake campsite and I used muscles I did not remember that I had. The really upbeat part about all of this, is.....last year I would not have had the energy or the stamina to do this. Of course most of that would have been due to my ongoing issues with pulmonary embolisms and other lung problems. But since then I have lost a total of 55 pounds and started exercising on a somewhat regula... Mon, 13 May 2013 01:48:22 EST Wind and no water at the campsite=no camping. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353565 It was an interesting day....started out with DD getting up and going to work at her usual 4:30 a.m. and then Hubby coming home briefly around 7:00 a.m. before heading out to the lake for clean up day.......and then DD coming home and making sure I am up and getting ready to go to the Mother/Daughter/Friend brunch at our church.......where our ladies group, the Praise Singers, were part of the entertainment. By 11:30 DD and I were home to change so we could head out to the lake to see how th... Sat, 11 May 2013 23:25:46 EST Changes.....for the good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352609 It's finally Friday.....it has not been a great week.....at work. Lifestyle changes are still a work in progress, but I can tell some changes are becoming a habit....which is good. For one, I am generally eating something for breakfast most days.....some of the days that I have to be to work by 6 a.m. I tend to eat a later snack....too early to be awake enough to remember to grab something everyday. I have been trying to keep a breakfast bar in my locker at work, just in case I forget my o... Fri, 10 May 2013 22:26:30 EST So much to do, so little time.....sigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349272 Tomorrow is Wednesday already....whew! There were definitely too many treats at work today. Donuts, homemade cookies, ice cream bars to celebrate Nurse's week....I managed to only indulge in the homemade cookies.....they were chocolate chip! I had a nice salad for supper/dinner, but I gave in to Taco Tuesday for lunch.... <em>24</em> The total calories were not that bad, but the sodium was sky high...... <em>198</em> <BR> Tomorrow we plan to go to the fitness center for some water... Tue, 7 May 2013 23:50:58 EST I must be doing something right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342702 Today we went to the fitness center (finally) and I had a great workout. I was reluctant to get on the scale, but I did anyway. I was shocked! Not only did I not gain, I actually lost a pound........I had to weigh myself twice, just to be sure. Wow, I am so happy! Now I need to keep on keeping on. <em>9</em> I think I better get some sleep now. Night, night..... <em>102</em> Lynel Thu, 2 May 2013 00:39:15 EST Dancing with the stars......in the aerobics pool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341343 No fitness center, again......forgot about Hubby's Men's Choir practice tonight......his group is preparing for a concert too.....hope there are no conflicts with his plans..... <BR> Tomorrow we are going to go, come heck or high water......which around here is just possible. Actually, our river is behaving itself quite nicely so far, thank you very much. I like spring melt that does not go crazy.....even if it is a little late this year. By the way, the weather was gorgeous in the Cities... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:02:21 EST Down a pant size! Yippee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340213 Just a short note tonight.....I was too tired last night write anything....I kept trying to track all the food I ate in the last few days.....and I fell asleep several times. I emphasize ALL the food I ate....as usual, I overdid it.....but I am back on track today. I did do a lot of walking while we shopped......and a lot of moving when trying clothes on.....that should count for something......I did not do any water aerobics this time in the hotel pool.....not that much time in the pool a... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:43:28 EST Leavin' on a jet plane(not quite) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334757 Oh my bags are packed, I'm ready to go......Yessss! We leave tomorrow afternoon for a 3 day weekend in the Twin Cities. I am so anxious to see old friends and to go shopping! We still need a place to stay Thursday night, as we were going to leave on Friday, but I convinced Hubby we should go at night and have all day Friday for visiting. I don't think we really care where we stay, as long as the room is clean and the pillows/bed are comfy. A free breakfast would definitely be a plus, les... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:31:51 EST Counting the Days.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332347 The countdown is on.....only three days until our mini vacation to The Cities. I am so excited and concerned.....I am also part of a singing group that is doing a benefit concert on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. I convinced my Hubby that we could/should get back in time for me to be part of the concert....now I find out that we are supposed to be practicing on Thursday after we leave for The Cities, rather than on Wednesday when I thought we were practicing. We also practice on Tuesday, ou... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:02:59 EST Medical Laboratory Professionals, We get Results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331151 Monday is the beginning of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. We are the people that collect the blood and other specimens that help your Provider figure out what may be wrong with you, or tell them that you are in good health, or tell them that a medicine/treatment plan is doing what it is supposed to be doing, or tell them that you are doing what you are supposed to be doing. <BR> Trust me, collecting a blood sample is not my idea of a fun time.....I have had many tests done personal... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:42:41 EST