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/ Aug 30, 2016 Getting back into the "saddle" again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226890 I seem to be getting caught up on my sleep/energy. <BR> It is taking time, though. <BR> <BR> My first TOPS weigh-in since I got home, only 3 lb <BR> up from the last one. I worked hard to keep it down <BR> and get it off after getting home. Now that fall is here, <BR> and the weather has cooled off a little, I am ready to <BR> get with it again. <BR> <BR> My daily weigh-in was 219 this morning. (TOPS was 221) <BR> My goal is 6 pounds lost per month (24) so I will be in <BR> Onederland b... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:47:47 EST Aug 20, 2016 Back home and ready to get back on my program !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221541 Finally back home, company left last night, <BR> ready to get back to working on me. <BR> <BR> Visited my daughter's family in Oklahoma. <BR> Beautiful land, they are making a homestead. <BR> Granddaughter is bright personality and so <BR> smart. We greeted each other in ASL, which <BR> we both are studying. We also had a lovely <BR> tea party(love Victoriana). <BR> <BR> The reunion (my 46th) was a lot of fun and <BR> I discovered a few friendships that I didn't <BR> remember and a cou... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:59:01 EST Aug 4, 2016 Thursday Road trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212239 My brother has been here now for over a week. Tomorrow <BR> we will be leaving for a 10 day road trip to do some genealogy <BR> research, visit my daughter. s-I-l, and granddaughter in OK, <BR> and then back to our High School reunion (my 46, his 44). <BR> <BR> Wi-Fi will be sketchy so I probably won't be tracking or posting <BR> much. Hoping to be able to stand the heat, it's been a HOT summer. <BR> <BR> I will be back and getting serious again. See you all soon. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 15:08:03 EST July 25th Addendum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206707 Brother is here but I got all the had-to-do <BR> stuff done, so he will get some rest before <BR> we go. I will need some too ! <BR> <BR> I have gained 4 pounds, but plan to work on it <BR> later like I said. I took 3 weeks vacation so I think <BR> I will have fun ! <BR> <BR> And I think a road trip is in the future as well ;-) <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:03:46 EST Jluy 25th Addendum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206706 Brother is coming in tonight but I got all the had <BR> to do stuff done, so he will get some rest before <BR> we go. I will need some too ! Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:03:45 EST Monday, July 25, 2016 Looking forward to some fun this weekend ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206494 I am getting excited about this weekend. <BR> <BR> My brother is supposed to get here on Thursday, <BR> which will give him a slight rest before we head out. <BR> <BR> Tonight is TOPS, I have gained again, but am not <BR> going to worry about it until next week. dh is taking <BR> vacation the week after we get back and I will have <BR> a week to get my weight back into control. <BR> <BR> Currently, I am cleaning fridge, washing kitchen rugs <BR> and caught up the weight recorders books. ... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:25:01 EST Tuesday July 19, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203246 Have had a busy 2 days. <BR> <BR> Monday was TOPS. I did gain back most <BR> of what I lost last week. First day as weight <BR> recorder went pretty well. Should have looked <BR> thru the stuff before I got to the meeting. ;-) <BR> <BR> Got back to the gym yesterday and did my <BR> regular pool time and recumbent. Except for <BR> having to look at a couple who should pay <BR> for a room instead of the pool, it went well. <BR> <BR> Today is laundry day and maybe some cleaning <BR> time. W... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:18:53 EST July 17, 2016 Rest day deluxe ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202206 Today has been a "great" day. <BR> I was up all night, into bed at 8am, <BR> slept to 4:30pm. I feel rested and <BR> ready for the coming week. <BR> <BR> My main project last night was redoing my <BR> daily routine that I keep on Habitica. It is <BR> a great private place to keep it, and great <BR> motivation.I decided to get rid of a lot of <BR> the guilt-inducing busy work. The homily <BR> at Mass Saturday night was a reminder <BR> to me about my priorities, at least the <BR> ones I pr... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 21:28:21 EST Friday, July 15, 2016 Rough week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201248 It has been a rough week, awake all night three days, <BR> slept late into the day most of the days. Mon was TOPS, <BR> doctor appointment Tues, Wednesday spent a while waiting <BR> for meds at drug store and did some food shopping. <BR> <BR> In other words, it has been an upset to my routine, which <BR> means my sleep is off, my meals are off, but my new insulin <BR> is a success !. Today's fasting blood sugar was 98 ! I am <BR> really please and now need to step up the rest of my progra... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 00:36:09 EST Sunday, July 10, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198303 I am really tired today, not sure why. <BR> Finished shopping for the week and <BR> did 3 chicken breasts in the oven. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will be southwest chicken <BR> black bean soup. Great sounding soup. <BR> <BR> Had a treat tonight (inside my calorie <BR> range) Lemon Meringue Cake .. YUM! <BR> <BR> So hot outside, just a little cooler inside. <BR> That may be why I am tired. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 21:45:38 EST 7 Jul 2016 Another day gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196684 Had a lazy day ... not a lot accomplished except going thru <BR> SP catching stuff up. Caught all my challenges up, answered <BR> a few questions I had missed. Still need to do some posts on <BR> my challenge buddies pages. <BR> <BR> I did cut my food allowance back a little, not as low as it was <BR> (1200-1550) but not as high as it was. I set it to (1300-1650) <BR> about 100 less. Being too hungry is not a good thing and not <BR> good for my motivation either. <BR> <BR> The next we... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 21:36:09 EST 6 Jul 2016 Had better days on Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196133 It was an interesting day, Tuesday <BR> My friend E and I have a standing date for salad on <BR> Tuesdays after she finishes her work, so I thought it <BR> would be ok. First we went to our salad place, not a <BR> table was empty. So then we went to our favorite Chinese <BR> place, I figured soup and fried dumplings would be ok, however, <BR> they were still closed for the holiday ... so we ended up at <BR> a pretty expensive but good place I used to go to. <BR> Ended up eating a wrap, s... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 22:08:15 EST 3 July 2016 Sunday evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194319 Had a really nice day today. <BR> Slept in a little, nice restful day. <BR> <BR> Dh took me to see the new <BR> Independence Day movie today. <BR> Nice way to spend 2 hours. I didn't <BR> eat any popcorn even though dh got <BR> a large sack ! I am proud of myself. <BR> <BR> Been working hard over the weekend, <BR> keeping track of all my meals, drinking water, <BR> and other good things. Tomorrow, I plan to go <BR> to the gym, hopefully to water exercises, but <BR> maybe only the recumb... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 21:36:28 EST 1 July 2016 New month, hopefully better at doing my blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193359 I haven't posted a blog for a whole week ... I <BR> really am trying to get better at it. <BR> <BR> My weight has gone up, slowing down on my motivation. <BR> No exercise this week, so that is part of the problem. <BR> <BR> One thing I have been doing is amassing Spark Points. <BR> I have signed up for some Challenges and am doing pretty <BR> well on keeping up with them, doing Spark Coach and <BR> reading articles. <BR> <BR> Finished another course this week, Intro to Time Management.... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 00:54:13 EST 24 Jun 2016 Tired ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189151 Worked all day on laundry and the master bath. <BR> Knees and back are talking to me. When I am done <BR> it will be spring cleaned. :-) <BR> <BR> I am mucho tired tonight going to get to bed soon. <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:21:38 EST 22 Jun 2016 Wednesday Hot outside ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187869 We are now on our 3rd day in a row <BR> of 100+ days. I don't do well in weather <BR> extremes, it is like I have no energy, no <BR> desire to do anything but sit and eat. Got <BR> a little housework done today, but not much. <BR> <BR> Not much news here, will try to get some <BR> reading done and hide out in the house <BR> until the sun cools off a little. <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:29:05 EST 20 June 2016 Early morning catch up blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186033 Weekends are never good times for me and consistency. <BR> It's been a fun one but not a lot of accountability or exercise. <BR> <BR> We ate out Saturday night for Father's day ( I paid) and <BR> Sunday breakfast for Father's day (he paid). Then he picked <BR> up a "Mother's" Day gift for me. I didn't get to see London Has <BR> Fallen and the dvd came out the 14th, so he got it for me! We <BR> had a nice movie night on his 55" tv. <BR> <BR> Saturday night was sleepless (2 diet cokes wit... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:07:48 EST 17 Jun 2016 Better days ahead ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184573 I see I missed a couple of days again ... <BR> need to remember to do this daily. I did <BR> get my spark coach done and kept track <BR> of my food. <BR> <BR> Finally got my new insulin and got my <BR> blood sugar down again. Both days I <BR> was way low in the am, will reduce dose <BR> tonight. I wonder if the pharmacy/doctor <BR> know how hard it is for me to fight this. <BR> <BR> Any who ... we made reservations for our <BR> "vacation" in July. Going to go to Cripple <BR> Creek and ... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:25:01 EST 14 Jun 2016 Tuesday's almost gone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183138 Tuesday has been short, slept most of the day <BR> and into the evening. I am beginning to see a <BR> pattern. <BR> <BR> I have been on the new med for 2 weeks .. 2 <BR> weeks of daily good BS numbers, waking early <BR> (for me anyway) and lots of energy .... there was <BR> a mix-up on getting my script to the drugstore <BR> so have not had any since Sunday night. Back <BR> on the old meds and sleeping all the time ... hummm <BR> <BR> Will call the pharmacy tomorrow and see what is <BR>... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:09:14 EST 13 Jun 2016 Monday was a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182397 Today was a good day. Slept in, so well rested. <BR> <BR> TOPS was tonight. I lost 2.5 pounds and was <BR> runner up loser of the week. I also won some <BR> contest money ... $10.00! So a great start to <BR> the week. <BR> <BR> Nothing else done for the day. Going to get <BR> to bed on time and get some rest for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:08:35 EST Jun 11, 2016 Been gone for a while. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181155 I have lost a few days .. trying not to do that. <BR> <BR> My meal plan is going well and I have lost the <BR> three pounds I gained, Need to get better about <BR> drinking my water ... always a problem for me. <BR> <BR> The new insulin is working great. I have more <BR> energy than I have had in years. I have actually <BR> done two big projects this week, which I have <BR> been putting off for months because of fatigue. <BR> <BR> Only made it to the gym once this week. Another <BR> th... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 23:43:28 EST 8 June 2016 Oops, missed a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178964 Monday night, I had one of my no-sleep nights. <BR> I had a salad "date" with a friend of mine, so <BR> I didn't want to go to sleep before then. Had a <BR> wonderful salad at the local pizza place and some <BR> cheesy bread. Crawled into bed at 4 pm and <BR> slept until 4 am. this morning. <BR> <BR> While I waited for my lunch, I got the living room, <BR> long hall, and office vacuumed. Looks much better. <BR> <BR> I also got 2 classes caught up a little; Intro to Classical <BR> Musi... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 10:56:29 EST June 6, 2016 Another good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178053 A good day! Did well on my food and got in 50 min of exercise, <BR> 30 in pool and 20 on recumbent, knees are a little sore, but that <BR> is because I missed all last week except Mon. <BR> <BR> Weigh-in today at TOPS, 3 lbs up but am pretty sure it was <BR> the new meds. It is working wonderfully, and think I just need <BR> a little more time. 1 shot instead of 5 makes me happy. <BR> <BR> Finished up dh's laundry and did my prayers. It would be <BR> great if I could get it all done in on... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 04:30:58 EST Jun 5, 2016 First day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177286 It has been a great first day! <BR> <BR> My eating has gone well. I am within my calorie <BR> allowance and have put away 40 oz water ! <BR> <BR> No extra exercise, had planned to do a short <BR> walk, but didn't get it done. <BR> <BR> On my virtual walk, I am almost thru #1 section. <BR> It is really fun for me. I am about 65% done with <BR> the second book, as well. <BR> <BR> No classes done, but did get my French, Spanish, <BR> and German lessons done and my daily luminosity. <BR> ... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 01:21:23 EST Jun 4, 2016 Late night catch-up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176733 I got to eat an amazing dinner tonight for my "last meal". <BR> dh made some wonderful cabbage rolls, excellent! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow/today begins my "new" goals. I reset my goals <BR> and will need to get all my extras back on. I reset my daily <BR> calorie amount as well.. I want to be at my goal weight by <BR> New Year's Eve. <BR> <BR> Going to work on next week's menu and grocery list today, <BR> as well as getting this coming week's menu refined. <BR> I will also be looking for some g... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 06:45:38 EST Jun 3, 2016 Late afternoon check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176055 Great news! After, I finally got to sleep today, <BR> I slept really well and woke up to a 128 FBS. <BR> Been a long time coming on that one! <BR> <BR> DH made shrimp and potato patties for dinner. <BR> I hate to stop that, he has been doing all the <BR> menus and cooking for only 4 weeks, it was <BR> sooo nice. <BR> <BR> Going to go for a short walk before dark. <BR> I belong to a walking group called Walking4Fun <BR> and I am doing the Appalachian Trail. I am also <BR> reading books ab... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 22:05:23 EST 3 Jun 2016 Early morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175533 Made a decision tonight ... I can't accurately measure calories for mixed foods, so I guess it is back to food that I can. I got some food but won't start counting until Sunday. Fish tomorrow and cabbage rolls on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Took a shot this afternoon, (190 BS) my blood sugar was 71 after grocery shopping, so it looks like it is working. <BR> <BR> Had dh take a photo tonight and posted it. The white blouse that I am wearing was too small when I got it, now it is very comfortable. L... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 03:08:16 EST 1 Jun 2016 This will be a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174270 I didn't make it back yesterday. Slept too much and got behind on everything. <BR> <BR> Rejoined a couple of challenges today. New member and 30 days of small changes, in addition to the Diabetes challenge. I have joined more (you know me) but am going to work on these this month. <BR> <BR> Doctor put me on a new insulin and I started it yesterday with a small dose. Today I will take a full dose and see what happens. <BR> <BR> Will get to the gym tonight. Missed it as well yesterday. <BR... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 08:39:30 EST May 30, 2016 Back at it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173453 Today, I am 6 months into the year, I have made some progress <BR> and I am thinking that I want to journal the rest of the trip to the new me. <BR> <BR> As of my last weekly weigh-in at TOPS, I am 215.5, down 10 <BR> pounds since Mar 28, 2016. I also lost 10 pounds last year, so <BR> I am 20 pounds down. My doctor says he would be "happy" if <BR> I got down under 200. That is good, cause my goal for this year <BR> is to be 199 or under. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I am also working on gett... Tue, 31 May 2016 01:00:01 EST Monday ... here and basically gone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847134 Today, I slept most of it away. <BR> <BR> Not sure why, but I am thinking <BR> my body is throwing off the effects <BR> of the sleep med that I have quit taking. <BR> First couple of days were nightmares/weird <BR> dreams. Now, I think I am getting back the <BR> rest that I had lost on med off-days (every other day) <BR> <BR> Another 30 day challenge has presented itself on SP. <BR> Realistic Resolution Challenge. Have added it to my program. <BR> <BR> I have eaten an apple as dessert. Al... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:42:07 EST New week starting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846222 Fri/Sat was a no sleep day. <BR> It really messes me up. <BR> <BR> I am going to try to get to bed <BR> at decent hour. I took a short <BR> nap, hopefully not long enough <BR> for me to not sleep tonight <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I will catch up and <BR> stay caught up, <BR> <BR> Just as an aside, I spent a LONG <BR> time on G@@Dreads playing <em>41</em> <BR> I am planning a lot of book reading this year! <BR> <BR> 1/3 I am grateful for my eyes, so that I can read. <BR> 1/4 I am greatful ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 00:39:33 EST Motivational blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843900 Today's SP feature blog gave these points.. going to work <BR> on them and get back later today <BR> <BR> 7 Things to Do Before You Lose Weight <BR> 1. Create your personal wellness vision. <BR> 2. Solidify your commitment. <BR> 3. Increase your confidence. <BR> 4. Anticipate obstacles and create strategies to overcome them. <BR> 5. Build a support team. <BR> 6. Set up your environment for success. <BR> 7. Create your plan of action. <BR> <BR> I am participating in the 30 day... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:09:35 EST A new year ... I love a new start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843217 I love New Year's Day! I feel new, refreshed, <BR> invigorated to revisit my goals (I don't make <BR> resolution, just goals.) I have accomplished <BR> a loss of 10 lb.and kept it off in 2014. It isn't <BR> much but I am going to take! <BR> <BR> I have lowered my beginning goals this year to baby <BR> steps (I think?) I need to try to make things a habit <BR> slowly, I guess, instead of moving too fast and paralyzing <BR> myself. <BR> <BR> I have reset all my things (will add the other... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 19:52:20 EST Still here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829228 I am still here. <BR> <BR> Spent most of 2 weeks bringing my home <BR> up to my former standards for Thanksgiving. <BR> Had son, d-I-l and gd, my dh (we are separated), <BR> and took an additional 2 meals for my friend E and <BR> the lady she cares for. <BR> <BR> My tree isn't up yet, will try again tomorrow. <BR> It is usually done on Black Friday or that weekend. <BR> Ooops ... again. <BR> <BR> Friday evening, I started getting sick (stuff son had) <BR> so have mostly rested over the l... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 19:03:07 EST Two weeks gone ... again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805850 I can't believe I have let another two weeks <BR> go by, again! I always swear I am going to do <BR> better and then crash again. <BR> <BR> My doctor's appointment went pretty well. <BR> He raised my depression meds to see if that <BR> will help get me back in the right direction. <BR> It has been over a year since I went on it, so <BR> he said it was time to raise it. <BR> <BR> It was mostly good news, cholesterol was <BR> good except the HDL and triglycerides. <BR> And my A1c was way... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:01:23 EST Sun 12 Oct 2014, Month has gone fast. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797069 This month has really gone by fast. <BR> Tired and lazy mostly, but all the <BR> winterizing is done. <BR> <BR> Still up and down 2-3 pounds. No exercise, <BR> but trying to watch my calories <BR> <BR> Will try to get back with it. Tuesday is <BR> my quarterly doctor's appointment. <BR> Haven't gotten my blood work done, yet, <BR> so will probably have to take it after. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:29:03 EST Got behind again ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787702 I am still here. Not working as hard as <BR> I should be, but am trying to get my <BR> motivation back. Worked extra hard <BR> in the yard, had a 10 hour day which <BR> always puts me down for a few days. <BR> <BR> Got all the evergreen bushes trimmed (3) <BR> Evergreen trees trimmed (2), all outside <BR> windows and screens cleaned, sprayed the weeds, <BR> washed the car windows, wash, dried, and put all <BR> 5 cushions into garage, watered the rose bushes, <BR> and vacuumed under a... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 02:40:12 EST Goal accountability Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785239 Had a great, productive day. Most of my <BR> fall yard work is done. My reward is a hot <BR> shower and all the Criminal Minds I can <BR> watch before I get sleepy. <BR> <BR> My goals for this week: <BR> Health and fitness: <BR> Walk 3 days for 10 min on treadmill (no, walked a lot though) <BR> Walk 2000 steps per day (5 days) 3400+ today <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Dietary: <BR> Finish eating all the bad foods and get fridge cleaned out <em>104</em> <BR> Eat 1 fruit and 1 ... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:07:21 EST Weekend's over, back to work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785228 I was doing really well last week until the trip to <BR> the big city. Now I am back up again *sigh* <BR> <BR> My goals for this week: <BR> Health and fitness: <BR> Walk 3 days for 10 min on treadmill <BR> Walk 2000 steps per day (5 days) <BR> <BR> Dietary: <BR> Finish eating all the bad foods and get fridge cleaned out <BR> Eat 1 fruit and 1 veggie daily <BR> <BR> Personal growth projects: <BR> Start reading my TOPS books <BR> Do Spark Coach <BR> Earn at least 50 spark points daily <BR... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:37:21 EST Payday, but still did one thing on my goal list http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783343 1. Treadmill: 10 min M-W-F -- no but got 2656 steps <BR> 2. Eat 1 fruit and 1 veggie daily <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Do Spark Coach daily --no <BR> 4. Earn at least 50 spark points daily ? <BR> <BR> Resting for the weekend (my weekly usual) <BR> Will try harder next week. Was down quite a <BR> ways, but we went to Golden Corral on our <BR> big city trip <BR> <BR> Had a full night's sleep Thursday night ! YAY! <BR> Not so much tonight. I finally figured out what <BR> I was doing so hope to... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:40:02 EST Sep 18, 2014 Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782684 Not as much accomplished today. <BR> Had company for an hour or so <BR> then we went out to eat salad, <BR> was up all night again and only <BR> 3 hours sleep. I just don't have <BR> the energy to do .. tomorrow is <BR> another and I think I will get to sleep tonight. <BR> <BR> 10 min of treadmill walking M-W-F no <BR> Eat at least 1 fruit and 1 veggie per day <em>248</em> <BR> Do Spark Coach daily ... no <BR> Get at least 50 spark points per day ... no, had 44 <BR> <BR> Th... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:59:52 EST Day 4 Wed 17 Sep 2014 Still behind on my posts. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782271 Yesterday was ok. I got a few things done. <BR> <BR> 10 min of treadmill walking M-W-F no <BR> Eat at least 1 fruit and 1 veggie per day <em>248</em> <BR> Do Spark Coach daily (not sure) I think I did <BR> Get at least 50 spark points per day (not sure) <BR> <BR> Two days in a row of up-all-night so my brain is <BR> tired. Need to sleep sometime today. <BR> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:02:42 EST Day 3 Sep 16, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781827 Forgot to post yesterday. <BR> Hope my friend comes back? <BR> <BR> 10 min of treadmill walking M-W-F (no exercise day) <BR> Eat at least 1 fruit and 1 veggie per day <em>248</em> <BR> Do Spark Coach daily <em>248</em> <BR> Get at least 50 spark points per day <em>248</em> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:20:46 EST Day 2 15 September 2014 Accountability post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780529 Good day everyone! <BR> Slow and easy is my goal! <BR> Thanks so much for the support! <BR> <BR> Morning weigh-in :231.6 <BR> TOPS weigh-in tonight: 233 (down 1lb from last week) <BR> <BR> My goals for this week are: <BR> 10 min of treadmill walking M-W-F <em>248</em> <BR> Eat at least 1 fruit and 1 veggie per day <em>248</em> <BR> Do Spark Coach daily emoticon <em>248</em> <BR> Get at least 50 spark points per day emoticon <em>248</em> <BR> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:12:55 EST Needing to get back on track ... again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779796 It has been over a month since I have blogged. <BR> I check in daily but haven't been doing much else. <BR> <BR> It is now the middle of September. Let's see what <BR> I can accomplish for the rest of the month. <BR> <BR> My goals for this week are: <BR> 10 min of treadmill walking M-W-F <BR> Eat at least 1 fruit and 1 veggie per day <em>248</em> <BR> Do Spark Coach daily <em>248</em> <BR> Get at least 50 spark points per day <em>248</em> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:49:49 EST Not sure what happened to the month :-/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750571 This month is almost gone, and I have almost nothing <BR> to show for it. My weight is up, exercise is way down. <BR> However, my blood sugar is under better control and my <BR> BP is back up to 110 or so, so am not lightheaded so much. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my 62nd birthday. My friend and I drove <BR> to the big city, ate gyros and baklava, chicken for dinner <BR> and went shopping at my 2 favorite big city shopping sites. <BR> My ds31 works in the city so was kind enough to treat both <B... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:56:41 EST Doctor visit- good news and bad news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740047 My 6 month visit went ok. <BR> <BR> Good news: <BR> Triglycerides are at 152, 2 points from normal ( way down from 225) <BR> HDL: 47 within normal range up from 39 <BR> Cholesterol: 194 within normal range <BR> Took me off 1/2 of my diuretic dosage <BR> He was proud of me for my weight lose <BR> <BR> Neutral news: <BR> Gel med for pain, try it and see if it helps <BR> Pain meds up to 6 a day (up from 4) <BR> Arm losing range-exercises given <BR> Back to every 3 months visit <BR> <BR> Sem... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:44:42 EST Getting better I hope ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730679 Well, as it turns out, I wasn't all better <BR> when I posted last time. I was down the <BR> whole week with weakness and complications <BR> from missing my meds for 3 days. Missed <BR> another day's worth this week, but I am <BR> hoping I have turned the corner on this one. <BR> <BR> I got some vacuuming done yesterday, dusting <BR> and decluttering side tables today. LR is looking good. <BR> The church is having a garage sale in August so I am <BR> taking advantage of that and trying ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:21:13 EST Feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725901 I spent Sun., Mon., and most of Tue in <BR> bed, no meds, and little to eat and drink, <BR> good for the diet but not good for my kidneys. <BR> <BR> While lying there, I came to an epiphany ... <BR> what am I doing to myself and why ??? <BR> <BR> Today, I have been able to eat some toast and tea, <BR> chicken and noodle soup, a grilled cheese tonight with <BR> some chips, and I plan a skinny cow ice cream sandwich <BR> for snack. <BR> <BR> I am back on all my meds today and am trying... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:59:12 EST June 21, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723104 Here I am, sneaking in 3 weeks late, again *sigh* <BR> I wish I knew what to do about my consistency, <BR> only thing I am consistent in, is my inconsistency. <BR> <BR> The last two weeks have been pretty shaky, <BR> knees are bothering me, hips as well. Sleep <BR> is way off and so is the food. I have been eating <BR> real food, not "diet" food and that is always bad LOL <BR> <BR> I have lost my way, need to find my way back. <BR> I am going to let my knees rest as much as I can <BR> unti... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:36:16 EST