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/ 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 Great first http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709366 I know it is the 2nd of the month, <BR> but I don't do anything on Sunday. <BR> Monday is always weird as I don't <BR> eat until after weigh-in at TOPS. <BR> <BR> Here is my plan and how I have done today: <BR> June: <BR> Spark points for the month: 3000 -200+ so far <BR> Make 200 mile trophy by June 30 <BR> Tracker quest: Track at least 100,000 <BR> steps with your Spark. <BR> <BR> Eating plan: <BR> Cal: 1330-1680 {640} so far <BR> Daily goal: 1500 <BR> 5 freggies pe... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:21:23 EST Getting organized for June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708502 I went thru my team list and narrowed <BR> them down a little bit, I am not good <BR> at keeping up with all of them and it <BR> tends to make me feel bad. <BR> <BR> Got an unexpected phone call this morning, <BR> so I didn't get my measurements done, <BR> I will do that tomorrow! <BR> <BR> My weekly fitness report comes tomorrow, <BR> so will get that caught up as well. <BR> <BR> Sunday is always my rest day, so no exercise, <BR> and it is also my special eating day. I usually <BR> ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:58:54 EST Challenges for June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707821 Done Girls Biggest Loser June Challenge: <BR> Rules: <BR> 1. Complete all weekly tasks, (weekly tasks will be specific activities geared towards building healthy lifestyle habits) calculate your points and post your points by the deadline. The weeks for this challenge will run from Sunday to Saturday, however, the deadline for posting will be midnight every Monday, in order to accommodate those who don't have internet access at home. <BR> <BR> 2. The winning person per week will be the mem... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 01:17:18 EST New day, new week, new month! New me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707812 My first gain month this year. <BR> Need to correct that! <BR> I'll do measurements tomorrow. <BR> I will update my fitness goals , <BR> after I get the notices. <BR> <BR> This month, I need to check in on my goals <BR> and be more accountable to them. My goal <BR> will be to check-in and post results twice a week. <BR> <BR> Bought 2 tub attachments, am going to <BR> try to get in and out a couple times a week. :-) <BR> <BR> Starting weight 1 Jun 2014 226.6 <BR> Goal weight... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 00:36:28 EST Having lots of fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699787 I bought a mini-tramp/rebounder and had dh <BR> put it together Sunday. It has a counter on it <BR> which I think is super cool. I can't get any more <BR> than 1 min at a time, but hope it will help anyway. <BR> <BR> Then, last night I got a new recumbent bike and <BR> put it together all by myself! I also got a new pair <BR> of walking shoes to see if it helps my knees any. <BR> <BR> Food not going well, keep getting messed up on <BR> being able to count what I am eating. This weekend <B... Wed, 21 May 2014 08:20:38 EST Back again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698663 Trying to get back on track. Started today! <BR> <BR> May: <BR> Spark points for the month: 1000 (5/20 1000+) <BR> Make 100 mile trophy by May 31 (done 5/5/2014) <BR> Make 200 mile trophy by June 30 <BR> Tracker quest: 12.58/40 miles <BR> <BR> Eating plan: <BR> Cal: 1300-1650 <BR> Daily goal: 1500 <BR> 5 freggies per day <BR> Fiber: 30+g per day <BR> Avg blood sugar for month: 150 (taken from meter) <BR> <BR> Physical activity: <BR> Weekly: 4 mi. <BR> Monthly: 20... Mon, 19 May 2014 18:50:21 EST