NWME4EVRMARYANN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NWME4EVRMARYANN NWME4EVRMARYANN'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/ Sleep study tonight ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6474499 I don't know why, but this quote "spoke" to me yesterday... <BR> loudly,!! No matter how many I read, they don't "move" <BR> me., it doesn't really click like this one did. I wrote it out <BR> on a small sheet and have read it several times since. <BR> <BR> Motivational quote: Losing weight is a mental <BR> challenge, not a physical one. If you can take control <BR> of your mind and body, the weight loss will follow. <BR> <BR> 1st goal: 5 lb .... stay for at least a 5 ays at t... Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:48:15 EST Day 1, again ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6474160 I took a while out today going thru my past blogs, <BR> trying to figure out what had worked for me before. <BR> <BR> A major blow occurred today, I have now regained <BR> 15 pounds. ;-( . It's not like I didn't know it was coming, <BR> however it was a blow, anyway. <BR> <BR> One of the most successful, if not THE most successful, <BR> was the time I used Andrew Weil's 8 Weeks to Optimum <BR> Health. I felt much less stressed and more relaxed. I am <BR> going to revisit the program, read ... Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:38:35 EST YES !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473961 Finally, I am feeling better, like I was before. <BR> More energy, "feeling" right. Not sure why <BR> but am happy to feel great. <BR> <BR> I caught up on my "challenges". Last week, <BR> I missed one of Spark Challenge. This week, <BR> so far ... so good. Another water challenge. <BR> Diabetes calendar challenge I had missed <BR> 1 during the week so made it up and did <BR> today's. Missed 2 small changes, caught <BR> up as well and did today's. SparkCoach <BR> done for the day (no wa... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:34:00 EST Blogging broken down ...still rocky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473600 I still haven't been feeling well. <BR> Can't believe I missed so many days. <BR> I have been sleeping well, almost too well. <BR> <BR> Wednesday night I have a sleep study in <BR> the hospital. My first since 2005, when they <BR> first diagnosed my sleep apnea. <BR> <BR> Scary that they could take away my CPAP <BR> if they (medicare) don't think I need it. I am <BR> pretty sure I am as bad as before, so will try <BR> not to image the worst. <BR> <BR> Have been trying to keep up SparkCo... Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:03:52 EST Feeling better ... I hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471361 Not sure what is going on with me. Hope it <BR> is just the changes in a couple meds being <BR> added. Very tired, brain is sluggish. Trying <BR> to get back with the program. <BR> <BR> Todays motivational quote: "Healthy living is a life sentence, <BR> you will never be paroled or pardoned." (unknown source) <BR> Today's motivational movies: HealthiNation (Loss of Sleep) <BR> <BR> 1st weight goal: 10 lb .... reward mani-pedi * <BR> <BR> My three SP challenge assignments today were: ... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 23:05:09 EST Mid-week check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6469986 I haven't been feeling well for a couple days. <BR> Bad enough to not post and to sleep early. <BR> <BR> Todays motivational quote: “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice <BR> you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart <BR> Today's motivational movies: HealthiNation <BR> 1st weight goal: 10 lb .... reward mani-pedi * <BR> <BR> My three SP... Wed, 7 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EST Sunday another rest day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468940 I did get my haircut, about 1 1/2 inches off, deep conditioned, <BR> and my eyebrows waxed yesterday, after shopping again. Too <BR> tired to blog last night. <BR> <BR> Todays motivational quote: You can have results or excuses, <BR> you can't have both. <BR> Today's motivational movies: Obesity: Postmortem , Generation Iron 2 <BR> "Reward" for consistently working my plan for 1 week: <BR> Hair trim, deep conditioner, eyebrow wax done ! <BR> 1st weight goal: 10 lb .... reward mani-... Sun, 4 Mar 2018 18:56:04 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468286 Finally got my lab results: <BR> A1c up from 7.8 ... 8.8 not good <BR> GFR (kidney function:) Up from 39 ... 48 miraculously good <BR> Payday, making my list <BR> <BR> I don't like the diffused water, doesn't quench my <BR> thirst and I don't like the flavor. I have decided to <BR> go back to my Clear water, if it made that much <BR> difference in the GFR, it can't be all bad. <BR> <BR> Todays motivational quote: Do what matters, forget the rest. <BR> Today's motivational movies: ? <BR> "... Fri, 2 Mar 2018 16:00:20 EST oops lost a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468006 Didn't get my blog done last night. Too much <BR> going on and I was avoiding it because I binged <BR> on cookies, breakfast bars. Always hurts to blog <BR> when I do. <BR> <BR> I did join the Facebook group, suggested in one <BR> of the several articles I read. I checked in a little <BR> last night, but didn't look around yet. <BR> <BR> I took care of the new water pitcher, soaked the <BR> filter, etc. New diffuser cup as well. I used <BR> strawberries for the first batch. It needs to ... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 18:16:48 EST New goals finalized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6467331 Todays motivational quote: Believe in yourself. <BR> Today's motivational movies: To The Bone <BR> 1st goal: 10 lb .... reward mani-pedi * <BR> <BR> My three SP challenge assignments today <BR> were 32 oz water, (diabetes) plan next weeks grocery list (working on it) <BR> (small changes) rethink your drink (water, doing) <BR> SparkCoach: Find short workouts <BR> <BR> More on this later. <BR> 1. Healthy eating 1330-1680 cal. (goal 140 by 1/7/2020 <BR> 2. Being active : 2500 step... Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:54:10 EST New week new goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466996 Todays motivational quote: <BR> Today's motivational movies: Forks over Knives <BR> <BR> Picked up a bunch of fruit tonight. I have 1 more <BR> bottle of water then can start with the diffuser. I <BR> got a juicer tonight too ... Jack LaLane? It might <BR> be helpful to me for getting more veggies down. <BR> <BR> Started on spring/fall/yearly cleaning again. <BR> This time, I started with my bathroom. It is <BR> always the last thing I do and it looks like it. <BR> I am thinking it might ... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 21:23:51 EST Rest day Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466663 Todays motivational quote: <BR> The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. <BR> Today's motivational movies: Fat, sick and Nearly Dead 1&2 <BR> <BR> Our visit went great! We ate our meal and then watched <BR> several youtube comedy videos. I haven't laughed that <BR> much in years. The meal was really good and I did pretty <BR> well in my consumption of it. <BR> <BR> Weighed-in and dropped 1 pound, not that great considering <BR> I gained 3 pound... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 21:37:14 EST Special day ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466236 Today, we are having a visit from our son, dil, and dgd. They <BR> are being stationed in Alaska for 4 yrs and are leaving soon. <BR> He just returned from Korea, so it has been a long time since <BR> we have had any time together. dh is cooking dinner so all I <BR> have to do is eat it. One of our favorites: Salisbury steak, <BR> mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, green beans w/ onions <BR> and bacon bits and pie for dessert. I will try to behave myself. <BR> <BR> I forgot to weigh-in to... Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:16:24 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465969 Daily motivational quote: <BR> You could make a wish or you could make it happen <BR> <BR> My three SP challenge assignments today <BR> were 32 oz water, <BR> SparkCoach: <BR> <BR> I did watch Fat to Finish Line yesterday. Motivating <BR> as always. I also watched The Barkley Marathons which <BR> is on the list. It was so much fun, crazy. Ultra fitness <BR> in action. <BR> <BR> Goals for this week: <BR> Sleep hours: goal 6 hrs. ... done 6 hr <BR> Sleep time goal: 12 am-9... Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:54:40 EST Daily goals day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465656 Daily motivational quote: <BR> At first, they'll ask you why you're doing it, <BR> later they will ask you how you did it. <BR> <BR> I read a couple SP articles today. One was <BR> on meal prepping. I have bought 2 sets and <BR> some divided plates and hope to get using <BR> some soon. <BR> <BR> Today, I am planning to make overnight oatmeal, ... not done <BR> breakfast. I may also make the 2 ingredient <BR> pumpkin muffins. (another thing I have <BR> procrastinated for a long time).... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:11:28 EST Daily goals day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465444 Read 2 SP articles, one was 21 motivational movies. <BR> I watched: Pumping Iron and Fed Up from the list today. <BR> <BR> Notes of interest: <BR> only 10% sugar daily recommended <BR> <BR> Goals for this week: <BR> Sleep hours: goal 6 hrs. <em>134</em> <BR> 32oz. of my water daily <em>134</em> 44oz <BR> No candy <em>134</em> <BR> Breakfast daily <em>134</em> <BR> 2000 steps a day ... a little short, fitbit on late 1656 <BR> AM yoga DVD at least twice this week <BR> SparkCo... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:36:38 EST Back on plan Tues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465012 I am finally back on my plan. <BR> <BR> Goals for this week: <BR> 32oz. of my water daily <em>134</em> 64oz <BR> No candy <em>134</em> <BR> Breakfast daily <em>134</em> <BR> 2000 steps a day <em>134</em> 3566 <BR> AM yoga DVD at least twice this week <BR> SparkCoach daily <em>134</em> <BR> Challenges daily <em>134</em> <BR> Blog my progress daily <em>134</em> <BR> Not counting calories right now <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> Weigh-in: 2/20/2018 234.0 down from 238.... Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:24:39 EST Starting over ... again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457693 It is Jan 30, 2018. I have started over again, again. I went thru <BR> 3 low blood sugars in 24 hours as I was "dieting". I feel so <BR> disappointed when I work hard to get my food under control <BR> and then get "punished" for it. <BR> <BR> Started back on Spark Coach yesterday. I had salmon for dinner, <BR> a banana for a fruit, Walked to and from the mailbox. <BR> <BR> Teeth should be here this week. It will be so nice to be able <BR> to chew regular food again. (I hope). <BR> <BR> 2... Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:48:03 EST and GO !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445871 It's been a busy day. <BR> <BR> Slept in late ... really late, but I feel like <BR> I am more caught up now. Used the wrist <BR> stabilizers, seems to be helping. <BR> <BR> I wasn't planning to start until tomorrow, <BR> but I decided I might as well "go" now. <BR> <BR> Measurements were taken and recorded. <BR> Starting weight was recorded. I started <BR> everything over earlier in the week so <BR> I needed to reenter several data facts <BR> from my lab tests for comparison. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 22:33:50 EST Get set ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445249 I just spent 30 min typing my blog and <BR> the IE decided to stop working and lost <BR> it all grrrr. <BR> <BR> My word for 2018 is: consistent. It is my <BR> worst quality for the last few years. I think <BR> the best way to deal with it is baby steps <BR> and do it early. <BR> <BR> Finalizing my plan. One more day to get it <BR> organized and myself properly motivated. <BR> <BR> Finished my 2 challenges. Proud to say, no restarts, <BR> no lost days, challenges and spark coach as well... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:57:17 EST On my mark ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444830 Still working on my plans ... never ending :-) <BR> <BR> Groceries are bought, breakfasts will be oatmeal, <BR> flax, bran, fruit or eggs. Lunch, for now, will be meal <BR> replacement or instant breakfast. Dinners, for now, <BR> will be frozen (calorie controlled) entrees. My dentist <BR> appointment is Jan 15th.. Hopefully by Jan end, I will have <BR> my dentures. <BR> <BR> Today, I went to the gym to check my card. Plans are <BR> for Tue and Thur water exercises, sauna, and maybe... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 21:43:47 EST More plans thrashed out ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443846 I worked on the calorie limit and date today. <BR> <BR> I have seen so many people who have lost <BR> what I want to lose in a year. I see that it CAN <BR> happen and I want it to happen. I know other's <BR> accomplishments don't affect my program, but <BR> I see it happening daily and I am encouraged. <BR> <BR> So daily goal is 1200-1550 calories. Goal date <BR> was Oct 9th, but I extended it to Dec 1, 2018. <BR> That is 2 pounds per week, but I am going to <BR> go for it anyway. There... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 20:57:06 EST Decision has been made ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443574 It has been an interesting week, a little family <BR> company, quiet Christmas, and lots of thinking. <BR> <BR> We (dh and I) have decided to forego the weight <BR> loss surgery and do it the "hard" way. Too many <BR> bad things out weigh the good things, so now I <BR> need to organize the new plan. Actually, I have <BR> been gravitating toward this so I am slightly ahead <BR> of the game. <BR> <BR> Saw the orthopedic surgeon today. He is pleased <BR> with my progress and has said I don... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 22:35:03 EST Another good week ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441137 Another great week ! <BR> <BR> All challenges and Spark Coach were done daily. <BR> Everyday (except today ;-( ) I was up no later then <BR> 10am and asleep by 2am. (usually earlier). I have <BR> been tired all week but plowed thru it. Last night I <BR> thought I set the alarm, but I either didn't or I turned <BR> it off. Slept until 2pm. Took my meds early, so hope <BR> to get to sleep and up in good time. <BR> <BR> DH made some wonderful chicken and noodles <BR> and mashed potatoes, th... Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:38:33 EST Great week ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439124 I have had a really good week. <BR> <BR> All days were completed ... Spark Coach, <BR> and my 2 challenges. I do it as soon as I <BR> get on the computer and don't let myself <BR> do anything else until it is done. <BR> <BR> Today, we went to the storage room and <BR> picked up my exercise equipment box. I <BR> also dug out all my dvd's: lots of Leslie <BR> Sansone (7), weightwatchers boot camp <BR> (2), 2 pilates, 1 yoga, 2-10 min fitness <BR> ball, 5 danskin misc. equipment, 2 sp... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:11:32 EST Baby steppin ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437382 Glad for Monday's ! Love dh, but I need silence once in awhile. <BR> <BR> Tree is up, need to add ornaments, nativity sets, etc. Candles are <BR> in the window, one of my favorites. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I finished up my Christmas money plus $35.00 from <BR> my piggy. Still prepping. I picked up 2 tops and 2 pairs of slacks <BR> Very comfortable (exercise) Yoga strap, blocks, and exercise mat. <BR> I got a beginner's DVD, but it looks like advanced to me. I also <BR> got some measuring co... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 13:37:55 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436742 Today, I made the commitment to 2 month long <BR> challenges... Small Changes and Resolutions. <BR> <BR> The first day of the small changes challenge was <BR> to tell someone about my commitment, so here it is. <BR> <BR> I chose these two to prepare me for Jan. I have also <BR> been doing Spark Coach. Right now I am doing the <BR> weight loss one but I am going to change over to the <BR> motivation one for this month. I need to get pumped <BR> up ... actually I am already pumped up mor... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 13:21:40 EST New month, New day, Working on a new attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436458 December has begun! I love December! <BR> <BR> Have ordered my gifts for this year, which is an extension of last year. It <BR> is all here except my 35 mm camera. Last year I bought a telescope with <BR> a goal to be able to photograph stars, etc. I had planned to set it up in the <BR> spring ... then surgery replaced my goals. Well, not replaced, displaced <BR> is a better word. So, now I am equipped to follow my "dream". I got a carry <BR> bag for the telescope ...it is heavy and gorgeou... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:33:29 EST Some changes coming, maybe Nov 26, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434888 My knee is getting better day by day. <BR> Still swells with overuse, trying to learn <BR> how much is too much. <BR> <BR> My weight is down a few pounds, slow and easy. <BR> <BR> My appointment with bariatric surgeon is on the <BR> 4th of Dec. Have been doing some research and <BR> trying to decide whether to go that route. Lots of <BR> advantages but lots of disadvantages as well. <BR> One concern I have is hair loss. I didn't know <BR> I was so vain LOL The other main concern is <BR> ... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 14:45:02 EST Nov 19, 2017 Slow but sure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432862 It has been a strange week. <BR> <BR> Sleep has been all over the place. I am hoping <BR> I am back on track today. <BR> <BR> My eating has been going better then the sleep. <BR> I am down another pound (226.2) I had gone <BR> several (5) pounds up in 2 days, but I think I forgot <BR> that I hadn't taken one of my pills for several days <BR> (I had run out and forgot to top the med-minder after <BR> I picked them up) My knee and r leg were swollen <BR> so I should have realized something ... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:10:45 EST Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 Doctor visit went well. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429703 Tuesday was my 6 month doctor visit. All <BR> my numbers were great except my kidneys. <BR> <BR> My A1c went from 8.5 to 7.9. Lipid (cholesterol) <BR> panel was well within normal ranges and my <BR> potassium and hematocrit were back to normal. <BR> Doc was really happy with me <BR> <BR> After several days with minimum use, my knee <BR> has stopped swelling it is to the point I can do <BR> my pt and it is going great.. Next Tuesday is <BR> my knee doctor's visit. <BR> <BR> My nurse in PC... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 08:48:50 EST Nov 5, 2017 Catching up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428602 Had my surgery on 4 Oct. Recovery has <BR> been much slower and inconsistent than <BR> last time. Almost 6 weeks in and still having <BR> problems with swelling which affects my pt. <BR> Still using a cane most of the time, because <BR> it makes it worse to not use it. <BR> <BR> On 17 Oct, my first follow-up appointment, <BR> I weighed-in at 234. Fri, I was 227.2. Watching <BR> how much I eat more than what I eat, Have <BR> been drinking 33.8 oz. of sparkling flavored <BR> water daily fo... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:08:37 EST Sep, 28, 2017 Getting close http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416144 It has been a pretty good month. <BR> Catching up on some housework. <BR> <BR> Monday was my pre-surgery appointment. <BR> All the blood work came back good, except <BR> my blood sugar and kidney function, which <BR> is normal. After this surgery, I hope to exercise <BR> much more. <BR> <BR> Just checking in, be back soon. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:10:47 EST Sep. 13, 2017 Getting Sparked 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410814 It has been a strange 5 days. <BR> <BR> Sat, I received my new Medicare plan D <BR> medicine card. Used it the first time Sat <BR> afternoon. When I got the med, I was told <BR> that Medicare pays for my flu shot. Because <BR> of my many chronic problems, I am required <BR> to get a flu shot yearly. It is usually too early <BR> to get it in Sep. but was told it is already going <BR> around and because so many problems, it was <BR> suggested to get a higher dose. So ... I got it and <BR>... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:17 EST Friday Sep 8, 2017 Things are looking up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409167 Not much sleep last night, about 3 hours. I <BR> wanted to get some work done, so when I <BR> woke just before dh's alarm (4:40am) I got <BR> up. I got all my morning stuff done (blood <BR> sugar, blood pressure, meds, weigh-in etc.) <BR> <BR> I did Spark Coach, my 4 challenges, and <BR> ate a good breakfast, 1 egg scrambled, <BR> 1/2 c overnight oatmeal made with vanilla <BR> soy milk, and a banana. I am eating the <BR> last of the garbage (yummy) food in <BR> preparation for getting... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 21:57:20 EST Sep. 7, 2017 Need some friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408790 Got my new start today. Caught up on my sleep. <BR> So not a lot of activity, but am rested. <BR> <BR> Counting my calories again, planning to get in <BR> my first water goal of 16 ounces of water. <BR> <BR> Weighed in today, with a 2 pound lose again. <BR> Back to my starting weight of the year I think <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I put most of my teams in invisible <BR> mode, that way I don't feel so overwhelmed. <BR> <BR> I rejoined 4 challenge groups yesterday. Two <BR> of the challenges are ... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 20:52:23 EST Sep. 6, 2017 Can I do this ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408389 Another month gone ... same 4 pounds lost and gained. <BR> A little less then a month, surgery on my right knee. <BR> <BR> I have been working on decluttering the house for a <BR> couple of weeks. Cleared about half the stuff from <BR> the big cabinet where we keep misc. dishes. All the <BR> cooking glass, bowls, etc. Now we can actually put <BR> stuff away neatly. Weeded 2 of the 4 drawers and <BR> sent 2 large trash bags and several boxes full of <BR> dishes and "stuff" to Goodwill. S... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 17:51:05 EST Lost track of days, but it will come back to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398857 It's been exactly one month since I posted my last blog. <BR> I am not very good with my carry thru, but I am going to <BR> keep trying. <BR> <BR> I had all the rest of my remaining teeth pulled on July <BR> 27 (3 days before my 65th birthday). Thirteen teeth <BR> are now history. Actually, all 26 are history. The <BR> sutures were removed Monday. Still sore some, but <BR> mostly from the deadening shots LOL Gums are <BR> healing nicely . Staying with soft food until all the <BR> way hea... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:33:17 EST Onederland Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386093 I started this blog last night, but got sidetracked <BR> reading Fitbit posts. <BR> <BR> I am loving the new Fitbit. The sleep part is helping <BR> me to be more sleep aware. I have gotten progressively <BR> more sleep each night this week. Last night I had <BR> a definitely better night. I looked up sleep times, It <BR> says you should cycle thru each stage (4) every 90 <BR> minutes. <BR> <BR> My new CPAP should be here today or <BR> tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I did 10 min on my recumbent... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:05:34 EST Onederland Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385058 The last week or so hasn't really been filled <BR> with health stuff. So far my abilities seem to <BR> be every other day ... work one day, sleep <BR> the next. I guess it is better than nothing. <BR> <BR> We have worked on the garage a few days, <BR> it is cleaning up nicely. I sprayed the yard <BR> M and W to get rid of weeds. <BR> <BR> I picked up a new Charge 2 fitbit tonight. <BR> I liked the flex one but wanted more info. <BR> It hurts my feelings to pay what I did for it <BR> but s... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 03:00:54 EST Onederland Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380589 Today, I caught up on my sleep, about time. <BR> Slept from 4pm Monday to 4 pm today. Had <BR> taken my fitbit off to charge it, ended up <BR> forgetting to put it back on, so no record of it. <BR> <BR> Today, I did my 5 min. on the recumbent. <BR> Doesn't hurt but I don't have much strength <BR> yet. <BR> <BR> Going to try out Halo Top chocolate. so many <BR> people are praising it in the feed. <BR> <BR> Day 4: <BR> 1. SP coach, daily ... done <BR> 4 Challenges. daily ... done (1 ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:32:08 EST Onederland Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380003 Wasn't a good night for me, awake all <BR> night and all day. Not sure why. No <BR> caffeine and took my meds on time. <BR> <BR> Food wise, didn't do well the longer <BR> I was up. Decided I should start eating <BR> like I usually do and just start where I <BR> was at. <BR> <BR> I am going to skip almost all my "stuff" <BR> I have no energy and don't want to make <BR> myself exhausted. <BR> <BR> I did finish the 15,000 step solo fitbit walk <BR> that I started a week ago. I found all the... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:22:01 EST Onederland Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379731 I always take Sunday off, so not much <BR> accomplished today. I have also agreed <BR> to eat Sunday dinner ... so I will also take <BR> my free day on Sunday. Tonight he made <BR> breaded shrimp and 4 cheese rice, it was yummy <BR> <BR> I slept way in and feel better, doesn't take <BR> much to slow me down. Knee is a little <BR> sore but not bad. ( 9 hrs.) <BR> <BR> This week, I will continue with 5 min. on the <BR> recumbent. Don't want to make it mad too soon. <BR> <BR> Sent out my... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:39:36 EST Day 6 to Onederland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379324 It has been a quiet day. It was a little <BR> warmer than yesterday. My knee was <BR> very unhappy late last night, my back <BR> and right groin (hurt it coming in the <BR> door after shopping). Today everything <BR> is all better. <BR> <BR> dh made homemade tamales, I am <BR> not a "tamale" person but they were <BR> really good. I took one bite, it was <BR> hard to walk away. <BR> <BR> Lots of junk eaten, but I need to <BR> organize the fridge so it isn't so <BR> hard to find my f... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:08:49 EST Journey to Onederland Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378982 Short day, and pay day, and grocery shopping day... <BR> Not much else was accomplished. <BR> <BR> Dinner was Taco Salad at Taco Bell, I didn't eat the shell <BR> so it came in at a lot lower cals. <BR> <BR> Lots of steps, knee is not too upset at me. <BR> All done with no cane or walker. <BR> <BR> No Coach or challenges done <BR> Steps -fitbit <BR> Sleep - 9 hours <BR> <BR> Hoping that I will get to church tomorrow. <BR> I haven't been since before Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow star... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:32:00 EST Day 4 continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378559 Doctors appointment went very well. <BR> I can use the recumbent bike as tolerated <BR> and can drive. <BR> <BR> I am at 140 degrees "bendable" range and <BR> he was very pleased. Told me to continue <BR> what I was doing. <BR> <BR> Next surgery is first week of October. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:58:36 EST Journey to Onederland Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378386 Didn't get in yesterday, too many things going on. <BR> <BR> Picked up some more food, mostly fruit and veggies. <BR> I found a new to me food, An-joy Chicken Lomein. <BR> It comes in a pretty good sized carton (4- 1cup servings). <BR> I really liked it. It's going on my permanent menu' <BR> <BR> Six-week checkup will be today. I don't know why, but <BR> I want to be able to use the recumbent. <BR> <BR> I seem to be finally coming out of the depression from hell. <BR> Being able to get up... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:31:28 EST Day 2 on my journey to Onederland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377584 Doctor's appointment was cancelled, <BR> re-scheduled for Thursday. <BR> <BR> Changed my weight goal for 199 by Oct, 1. <BR> I thought the amount of calories was excessive. <BR> Back to the 1200-1550 range. <BR> <BR> Today, one of the suggested articles was <BR> on how to determine how much to weigh using <BR> different #. It is also the week 1 assignment in <BR> HealthyLifeWeigh Week 1. <BR> <BR> So my numbers are: <BR> BMI = 36.9 <BR> H&W : 117-143 / 118-155(HLW), 150 is my goal <BR> ... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:30:39 EST Day 1 My journey to Onederland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377251 Day 1 is almost over. Up again overnight. <BR> Finally asleep at 10am. 2 glasses of tea <BR> at the buffet place yesterday, I should learn ;-0 <BR> <BR> Took new pictures today. Weighing in at <BR> 227.6. Going to measure tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I finally broke myself of daily weigh-ins. <BR> Went for weekly. Now decided to weigh <BR> Tuesday and Friday. Measurements, <BR> monthly. <BR> <BR> Goals (fluid right now): <BR> 1. SP coach, daily <BR> 6 Challenges. daily <BR> Steps logged into Fi... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:24:22 EST Time to begin again ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376870 Tuesday, I have my 6 week check-up. I am hoping for <BR> release to ride my recumbent bike. There is at least <BR> ? 2 months before the next knee can be done. There <BR> could be up to 3 months wait. Although, things went <BR> well the first time, I would like to present myself in <BR> Onederland this time.. <BR> <BR> So I am ready to try again. I weighed in at 227 this <BR> morning. If I work really hard, 28 pounds could be <BR> lost by Sep. So I am going to begin tomorrow. <BR> <BR... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:14:23 EST