OUTDOORGIRL69's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OUTDOORGIRL69 OUTDOORGIRL69'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/ I Met My First Weight Loss Goal Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784153 Today I reached 170. It is 16 pounds from the start of the year. My next goal is to get to 160. I am just taking one day at a time and how ever long it takes I will be happy. Slow and steady and staying Positive is what I am doing. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:52:33 EST Another Update On DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780354 We are home. The DR'S reports that the left side of his heart is totally damaged. This is why they put the defibrillator in. He will be restricted from a lot of activities that he enjoys, but he will just have to adjust. He will not be able to use his left arm for at least 4 months. The DR's don't know how he was still alive with all the damage. They said that back in May that he should have been air lifted to Boise and had surgery back then. <BR> <BR> It is by the grace of God and our fait... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:32:19 EST Update on DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778178 Surgery went as well as it could. They could not put the stint in because the vain in the heart was so squiggly. They did get the defibrillator in. He is still in the hospital and will be released sometime tomorrow. We will stay down here till Sat morning and head home then. <BR> <BR> All the prayers helped. <BR> Thank you Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:25:48 EST Today is the big day for DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777791 Today my DH goes in for heart surgery. He is very nervous about all of it. It will be strange for me to be sitting waiting for him. He is the one always sitting waiting for me. <BR> <BR> Pleas pray that all turns out well. <BR> <BR> Thank You <BR> <BR> PS Please pray for all that died during 9/11 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:46:59 EST Will Be Off For A Few Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767617 My computer went on the fritz tonight. Have to go out for repair. They say a couple of days. I will most likely be off unless I can grab my DH computer to just do posting of foods and exercise. His is mainly for business purpose and I don't want to mess his up. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:47:31 EST May Update on Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702100 As of May 24 here is what the indoor garden looks like <BR> <BR> Corn <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1544235035.jpg"> <BR> <BR> More Green Beand. Another 3 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1683560213.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Squash <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1107510192.jpg"> Sat, 24 May 2014 11:39:30 EST Snow For Mothers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691942 We are having snow here today and they say tomorrow. Here are a couple of what we have today 5/10/14 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1074997297.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1952934280.jpg"> Sat, 10 May 2014 12:28:18 EST Happy Mothers Day Too All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691910 Here is hoping that every Mother and all women have a great Mothers Day with your children and your mothers. Here are a couple of videos I hope you will enjoy. They are from Nets & Hugs <BR> <BR> <link>nethugs.com/holidays/mothers-day/a-m<BR>others-prayer/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>nethugs.com/holidays/mothers-day/spe<BR>cial-mother/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>nethugs.com/holidays/mothers-day/hap<BR>py-mothers-day-mom/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Sat, 10 May 2014 11:57:09 EST Update on my garden indoors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691529 Today I found my 1st zucchini. It is 6& 1/2 inches. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1020267060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2053335171.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Corn & Green Bean On the corn I have a silk coming up out of one side. I want to see how big the piece of corn will get <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1010083124.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Green Bean. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Fri, 9 May 2014 19:53:57 EST A Spring Day In The Mountains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681750 Some of us really don't have a Spring. Here is what a Spring day looks like in the Mountains. This is why I do a indoor garden. Today is April 27. Most of you are having rain or sun and temperatures above 29 degrees. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l199518427.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l287134550.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1032901427.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img s... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:46:57 EST Garden Update For 4-17-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674380 Things are growing well indoors for now. Here are some more pictures. <BR> <BR> New Corn <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l71443809.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> New Squash <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l135492318.jpg"> <BR> <BR> New Green Beans <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1693427732.jpg"> <BR> <BR> See anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Plus a window that some sun comes through. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:02:38 EST Thank You Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673808 Want to thank everyone for your prayers. DR said I have a Bronchial Infection and bronchitis. I am on antibodies and a strong cough med. She said it could be a week or two before I feel better. I see her next week again. I some time get this way in between the different seasons. This year it was really bad for me. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:00:03 EST How my Indoor Garden Is Growing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663607 Here is a update on the indoor garden. Can't do outside as we still have snow on ground and still cold here. I sorry for the corn and apple tree. I tried to rotate but it didn't work. <BR> <BR> Green Beans <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1904616714.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Corn <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1172514093.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Squash Flowers <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1841689229.jpg"> <BR> <... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:18:25 EST Update on Indoor Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652479 Had to transplant the Squash to a larger place <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l21505379.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Plants in larger pot <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l268412247.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Green bean getting bigger <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1140290222.jpg"> <BR> <BR> New flowers on green beans <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2082042498.jpg"> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:50:50 EST Started my Garden Indoors This Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648558 Started some of my garden plants about 1 month ago. They are doing good. My green bean plants have gotten 2 green beans on it. I noticed them this morning. My corn plant is about 10 inches high. I also started a apple tree last year from a seed from a apple. All the veggies so far are from seeds from each of the things I grew last year. The apple tree I will keep indoors another year to make sure that it will survive when I do plant it out doors next year. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:01:50 EST New Stove & Floor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648345 This is for the people that have asked about my new floors and new pellet stove. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is the stove & living room floor <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604252313.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is the floor in the computer room <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1466534431.jpg"> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:09:55 EST I Made It Six Years Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584027 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1688479765.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Six Year Anniversary <BR> Today I celebrate 6 years with Spark People. I have been through a lot in the six years. <BR> 1) I beat Breast Cancer & cancer for the 4th time in remission from breast cancer 6 years other cancer for over 15 years <BR> 2) I died from blood poising and came back <BR> 3) I have had 6 bouts of Kidney Stones <BR> 4) I have Thyroid problems <BR> 5) I went through a to... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:11:12 EST Wishing All A Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571560 <BR> <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS <BR> <BR> HAVE A BLESSED DAY WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:02:41 EST What Christmas means to me ( Merry Christmas To All) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571182 What Christmas means to me <BR> <BR> Christmas is the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was born of Mary and Joseph. <BR> It was a time for Peace on Earth and good will to man. <BR> It is a time to spend with family and good friends. <BR> It is a time to celebrate Jesus Christ the King of all men. <BR> It is a time to put aside all bitterness you have for all. <BR> It is a time to make your own gifts for others. <BR> It is a time to sing songs of joy. <BR> <BR> Yet, Christmas can be a sea... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:00:55 EST Another Birthday Came & Gone Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554463 Well today was a bummer of a birthday. <BR> <BR> My DH gave me a very nice card. He was going to take me out to eat. <BR> <BR> But I ended up spending the day in the ER with chest pains. They did a EKG, Chest x-rays, IV'S and I spent over 6hr's there. They said they couldn't find anything wrong. They think it is my Hiatal Hernia that was giving me chest pains. <BR> <BR> Then to top it off I didn't hear from any of my kids. I did hear from my DH daughter which I have adopted as a daughter... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 19:29:51 EST MY THANKSGIVING BLESSING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550680 This week I am very thankful for <BR> <BR> *My family and friends who make my life a joy. <BR> <BR> *My husband who continues to demonstrate his love for me in innumerable acts of kindness and caring. <BR> <BR> *My mother and father who gave there loves and joy while they were alive. <BR> <BR> *The God-given wisdom of the human soul that knows, deep down, that God is, and that He is good. <BR> <BR> *The way the snow-covered the Idaho Mountains glow in the light of a full moon. <BR... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:29:29 EST Today Starts A New Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531053 Today is a very different day from yesterday. I feel great & have gotten 1 mile on the stationary bike done, upper body with bands & still walking. <BR> <BR> I think I will stay away from that med for a couple of days. It said take with food, but at 2am I wasn't about to eat. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a Blessed Sunday. Tomorrow is a new day .Today started a new week. lets enjoy. <BR> <BR> God Bless Sun, 3 Nov 2013 15:46:12 EST Not a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530351 Been sick all day. Had a reaction to my pain med last night when I took it at 2am. Did get my rest day in. Feeling better tonight. <BR> <BR> Remember to change clocks back tonight. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 20:28:39 EST SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT WHO WANT'S TO SUPPORT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529130 I have a friend on another team that needs support like I need. The team she is on does not do a lot of posting except me from team members just like some of mine. She & I both need support to accomplish our goals. We support each other but she & I need more the that. Any of the teams out there that is willing to offer at least once or twice a week support please email me. We are thinking about starting a team, but we want supportive members, not ones that join & never post. <BR> <BR> I kno... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:25:18 EST Not Losing Weight But losing Inches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524732 On the last Sunday of Aug I started measuring my waist and hips <BR> <BR> Aug 25 <BR> <BR> Waist 46 <BR> Hips 50 <BR> <BR> Sept 29 <BR> <BR> Waist 46 <BR> Hips 48 <BR> <BR> Oct 27 <BR> <BR> Waist 42.5 <BR> Hips 44 <BR> <BR> That is a 3.5 inch reduction in 3 months on the waist and 5 inches on the hips. I am proud of myself. The weight may be from all the walking & strength training I am doing. I feel that I am doing this slow as in May I was 198 and today I am down to 179 which is a... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:47:33 EST I Feel So Alone Out Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512422 I belong to some teams and it seems that I am alone out here. The teams have lots of members and the only one posting is me. I know that one of the teams the leader works a job & is very much involved in walks for very good causes. Then some of the teams it is just me & maybe one other. I know that some members just lurk and follow that way. Some of the teams have over 42,000 members & out of that 4 people <BR> chat . I feel at times why am I staying on Spark People. <BR> <BR> I have met som... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:53:54 EST Crazt Night & Morning So Far What Else Can Happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500256 Well it all started around 2am this morning. The winds started howling, the rains came in large amounts. Then the power went out. Thank God the temp went up from 35 to 42 over night. Power was out for over 2hr's. The winds are around 20-30 miles per hr. We have had .55" so far of rain & it is only 9:44am. Yesterday was 1.46" of rain. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:45:42 EST Rest, Rain, Snow & cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495224 Today I mainly rested. I did my sit ups & only walked 1.12 miles. Today was cold, rainy & snow. They say more snow over night. Today only got to 42 degrees. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:53:18 EST Final Day Of Cancer Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493062 Today I finished up my 3 day 60mile cancer walk. Tomorrow I will take it easy. I did 10.50 miles today. Averaged 22.50 min mile. (I accidently put 12 min mile.) <BR> <BR> Total for 3 day was 25.50 miles <BR> Calories burned 2,799 <BR> Steps walked 39,745.00 <BR> <BR> Didn't do 60 miles like I wanted, but I did accomplish doing another cancer walk. I have been doing at least one or two ever year since 2009 when I had cancer. I am thankful with my knee the way it is I could do something. <B... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:06:00 EST Another Day Of Walking For Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492221 Today I got 7.20 miles in. Wanted to do more, but had to stop to ice my knee. Ever little bit helps and I feel good doing something to help others. <BR> <BR> Will be at it tomorrow again. I can do this. It may not be 60 miles but something. <BR> Total for 2 days 15.20 miles. <BR> <BR> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank to all that left comments on the blogs. <BR> <BR> God Bless Sat, 21 Sep 2013 20:28:41 EST Great Great Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491476 Today I started my 3 day 60 mile walk for cancer with a friend in Washington State. She is also on SP. I know that I would not be able to walk the 60 miles but I will do as much as I can. <BR> <BR> Today I was able to get 8 miles in 3.10 hr. which is good being my knee is still not right from the replacement. Tonight I am icing. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will be at it again. I do it on my treadmill and listen to my Christian music. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:30:41 EST Shutting down early. Bad Thunder Storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484838 Had a good day but shutting down early as we are having bad thunder storms & power going off & on. Don't want to blow my new lap top. <BR> <BR> See you all tomorrow. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:28:44 EST Update on my Surgery. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482984 Went in at 8:30 am The DR found that my throat was blocked so he opened it up a little. On the other end he found 6 polyps. He also found that I have a hiatal hernia. <BR> <BR> Another DR that I had gone to 3 months ago said I didn't have one that it was because I had gained so much weight. Now when I go back I can show her this DR paperwork that I was right. <BR> <BR> Being I was feeling some what better DH & I decided not to spend money we really didn't really have to stay in a hotel r... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:37:46 EST Bad Thunder Stormes & High Winds & Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477087 We are having very bad thunder storms with high winds. Got most of my posting done. Shutting down. Will be back tomorrow. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 19:49:25 EST Up Date On Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476777 My friend in Washington got out of ICU today. Her kidneys are working better. She will still have to be in the hospital another month. Could everyone continue to keep praying for her full recovery. <BR> <BR> God Bless Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:41:10 EST Asking For Prayer For A Dear Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466060 The other day my Pastor wife from Washington called to let me know that Pastors mother was rushed to the hospital. She is in ICU right now with kidney failure and not doing good. I know that God can intervene & heal her. She is 78 and was always very active. I ask if everyone of my Spark Family will be praying for her. <BR> <BR> Thank You & God Bless <BR> <BR> Ida Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:08:46 EST Garden Doing Good Dispite Grasshoppers & Deer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458889 Today went out to the garden today. Got 4 more Yellow Squash, 3 dozen potatoes which were good size, 3.2oz-5oz. My green beans I got 4 of them before the grasshoppers & deer got to them. My zucchini is doing well. I have already gotten 5 from the garden. Nice that they are coming on slow so I don't have too many at a time. <BR> <BR> It is so nice to eat from something you started from scratch. My corn is doing good also but don't think it will produce any corn. My Cantaloupe was coming up gr... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:20:32 EST Doing It At Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450776 I was going to do a 5K today at our town' Huckleberry Festival today. <BR> Being there is heavy smoke & I have breathing problems I will do it in my <BR> home where I can breath better. The sun is a bright orange already and it is only 8:57 <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend Sat, 10 Aug 2013 10:57:22 EST What A Big Suprise Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448074 What a surprise today was. I really didn't think I could do it. I started one of the Walk Away The Pounds DVD. I didn't realize it was the 5 mile Fat Burning one. I started doing the 1 mile & it just kepted going to the 2 mile & then the 3 mile. I was getting tired so I stopped after the 3 miles. I would have liked to get all 5 done, but knee & tired got to me. Then later I did a walk outside & did another 1.80 miles. <BR> <BR> Today was a very good day. I did 3 miles with WATP & 1.80 miles ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 20:50:47 EST Changed my start date Due to weigh gain back in May. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445658 Being I started the year at 186. Then I went up too 198 in May I have changed my weight chart & goal. This means that I have lost 17 pounds so far this year. The Bland diet is helping that also. It is really not that bad once you get use to it. <BR> <BR> I really feel proud of myself & hope that I can continue to keep going till I get to the 145 & then try to get to 125. <BR> <BR> Hope I have not confused anyone. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>274</em> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 20:28:15 EST Crazy World I Live In With Doctors That Can't Decide What Is Wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435592 Well the DR in Boise really didn't give my a good report. I go in the hospital on Sept 4 for a EGD & a Colonoscopy. He also told me that I have a fatty liver in the first stage. Also he said looking at my Ultra sound & the CT that the diverticulitis looked bad. I have been having trouble getting some foods to go down my throat. <BR> <BR> I have been having the pain for almost 4 years now & no DR has given me a straight answer. I told him that I have lost Faith in DRs as I have been complaini... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:50:57 EST Bland Diet Isn't So Bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427370 I had to go on a bland diet about 3 weeks ago because I have diverticulitis & a bacterial infection. I am on a new med which I think is helping. <BR> <BR> 1) The good points about this diet is I am making my calorie intake. <BR> 2) I have lost weight on it. I have gone from 196 to as of this morning 185.4 <BR> <BR> Bad points <BR> 1) I had to give up a lot things that I love for now. <BR> 2) Peppers, Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower black pepper & many more foods I love <BR> 3) This is a lo... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:04:17 EST My View On Todays Poll On Obesity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401527 My views are both for & against it. <BR> <BR> Why I think it should be is, being I have a thyroid problem & I eat healthy & exercise and keep gaining weight. The DR's keep changing my meds to try to help, but I just keep gaining weight. My DR said that my insurance company will not let her do anything else except keep changing my med to try to stop the weight gain or help on my weight program. I am 4'9" and well over 180 which is obese and I have heart problems. I am trying to lose the weigh... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:51:03 EST Up Date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370853 My lap top would cost about $300 to get fixed. Getting a new one. Will be here around the 31st. Tue, 28 May 2013 21:41:45 EST Real quick note http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367089 My computer crashed this afternoon. Trying to use DH, but slower then then all out doors. So am only going to be on just to post important things. Will be back. Fri, 24 May 2013 21:17:59 EST Update on my knee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195788 Evening... <BR> <BR> Went to DR today on my knee. He is going to let the State know that I will not be able to return to work and that I am partially disable. He said he is not sure if my knee will ever be back to where I can hike long distances, ride a regular bike, be on my treadmill for more then a 25 min mile. He is hoping that the pain will go away enough that I will not have to be on Nark's the rest of my life. He really wants me to try to walk as much as possible, but not where I have... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 20:55:47 EST Merry Christmas to all my SP Friends & Team Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173960 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1204315691.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is wishing to all a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. <BR> <BR> May the New year bring bigger & better things to all. <BR> <BR> May the world become a better place for all man kind Sat, 22 Dec 2012 21:15:14 EST 11/25/12 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146363 Well it has been a while. My knee is still not doing that well. I do manage to get walking in and do the treadmill at least once a week. I have a call into my DR on my knee and hope to hear from him this week. I do my exercising faithfully everyday and just don't know why the soft tissue will not heal. I know so many people that has had the knee replacement done and they are doing so much better then me. <BR> <BR> Today I changed my user name to outdoorgirl68 because as of next Sat I will b... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 20:12:13 EST Update 11/05/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125393 Well we are back from Boise. DH testing went somewhat OK. He still has headaches;. I did therapy down there also. It went kind of well. I went to the DR today and he did xrays of my knee as it still hurts a lot. He said that they looked good & it is healing as he expected. He said the pain is from soft tissue. I will be off work still till at least Jan 2013 when I see him again. He wants me to do walking and just home therapy now. I have been walking at least 1.5-2. 6 miles per day. Keep taki... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:52:02 EST 10/14/12 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099284 Well I am doing my therapy in Boise as my DH has to be down here for 3 weeks for testing on his head from the accident back in April. <BR> <BR> Knee is really hurting and I am keeping up with my exercising. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 23:46:11 EST