NOSKINNYMINNIE's SparkPeople Blog NOSKINNYMINNIE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community May 26, 2010 I haven't written in quite some time, but since winter weather, I have gained back about 5 pounds . My goal was 145# and I thought it would be a cinch to maintain that. But low and behold my weight just keeps edging up, and I don't over indulge, I didn't think. But, I don't write down everything I eat; like today, I had grapes and an orange for breakfast, and a bowl of dry cheerios, then came lunch time, I was starved. so I fixed 2 slices of 45 calorie bread spread with mayo (Light) a sli... Wed, 26 May 2010 22:34:06 EST Grandchildren I love my grandchildren; all 20 of them! But last night I laid awake thinking about one of the older Grandsons and worrying about him. He always has been hard on himself, it started out when he was growing up, I think. His dad always told him he wasn't worth anything, would never amount to anything; so, I believe he always had many strikes against him. Now, I pray he hasn't made the wrong choice again. And as I write this I still haven't heard where he spent his weekend. His Grandpa w... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 23:32:16 EST What True Love is!! This is an adapted version of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 written by a Richard H. Schrad and I found all his words so true. <BR> <BR> SOMETHING FOR LOVERS <BR> <BR> LOVE: learns how to become patient through repeated trials: <BR> LOVE: learns how to become and remain kind, and learns that jealousy and mistrust are deadly to relationships. <BR> LOVE: does not brag and is not arrogant, but rather learns that humility and putting the ... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 11:38:41 EST November ....already Oh Where, oh where has the summer been? It has been a wet, cold and damp fall. Sure isn't good to get the outside work done before winter sets in. It has been hard to find a day to even mow lawn or rake leaves. I did sneak out and get some of the trash off the garden, but never had a chance to do any tilling and now today the 6th, my girls and dau. in laws are off to spend some time together. We always have a good time, whether we shop, sit in the hot tub at a Marriot motel (set up by J... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 11:16:43 EST September 17,2009 My 77th birthday was the 14th of this month; and you is very hard to believe I am that old. It sounds old and it is old, but I will not let that keep me from doing the things I care about. And right now, I just want to keep up with my housework, my volunteering at church, and being active. And being active, means riding my Trek bicycle at least 15 miles every day. Lately, the weather has allowed me to accomplish that. We've been having what I call "Indian Summer" here in Iowa. ... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 23:03:27 EST My Weight Loss Journey Back in Feb, 2008, I was so fortunate to come upon a website called "Sparkpeople". I had no energy and knew I needed to begin some sort of exercise regime, and needed more fiber in my diet. I weighed from 165 to 170#, was wearing a size 16T. Waist 35, hips 43.75 <em>220</em> <em>249</em> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:06:31 EST