POETLKNG2LOSE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=POETLKNG2LOSE POETLKNG2LOSE'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/ Weight Gain, Class and Computer Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434067 Well I figured it was about time I updated everyone on what is going on. So I have been gaining weight etch week. I thought it was just that I lost food but when I went to see my gastroenterologist I was told the pills I was on were steroids and that was why I was gaining weight/.Wonderful here I am trying to lose and I gain instead. Now they took me off of them since they were not working and put me on this powder stuff I am to put in my water or other liquid; 1-2 a day. Now it stopped me f... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:43:06 EST Appointment, Weight Gain, Class, and Social Security http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429791 I go to see the gastro specialist today about my IBS problems. Still am losing food and keep gaining weight every week. Hopefully he can give me something to fix it. <BR> <BR> I am in a new math class that uses Excel and I am having problems since Chrome's Excel online is a pile of crud and does not always work or have all the same functions as Microsoft's. My DD's computer is old and temperamental and often closes programs on us.The formula part in Excel did not want to compute for the loan... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 13:51:31 EST Class and Greasy Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422537 I finished my last class and found out that it is harder to write about an innovation plan for a company when you are not working with 2 other people. I struggled to finish the last assignment. I failed to check the assignments ahead and then when I saw what she wanted I knew I had my work cut out for me. I wrote about the Dollar General where I used to work and suggested that they have 3 people working both shifts instead of 2. In my research I found out that the store in New York got fined... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:48:26 EST Good News and Learning New Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418542 Well we got good news this week my daughter has her insurance back. I sure was praying for her. Although she will not get it until next month and this month she has to have her IUD out. So I have to pay a 100 dollar down payment for that and she applied to Aurora's Helping Hands for financial assistance. <BR> <BR> I am learning how to find things on the Chromebook now. Like I found the Word from Microsoft; an online version from the web-store and I found PowerPoint too. It just is not the s... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 23:41:40 EST Very Upset and Hurting Now and New Computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416773 My daughter has only pills for a few days now. I am praying to God every day to fix this. I am scared to death she will die. It is easy to say trust in God when everything is rosy. It is much harder when the only person you have left is threatened. I think that I will lose it if she dies I cannot bear to think about it. God told me that He is fighting for her well I wish He would move faster! Her knees are hurting and she cannot exercise and she is tired all the time because of depression. Pl... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:53:33 EST Running Scared and Internet Trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411944 Well the insurance still has not been settled and my daughter is running out of pills now. She already pulled out of college and is very depressed.She is depressed and running scared because she is afraid she will die of a heart attack or end up dead another way. She has high blood pressure and takes pills for depression and she is having bad thoughts already. I am scared myself. How much longer can this go on? I cannot lose her she is all i got now. W e are so close. Please pray for an end ... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:29:10 EST Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409489 Family <BR> Some are blessed with them <BR> Others can’t stand or hate them <BR> Some good some bad <BR> Make you happy or sad <BR> They pushed me aside <BR> After mother died <BR> Same old blame game <BR> Just a fricking shame <BR> Supposed to b <BR> Christians you see <BR> When parents get old <BR> Their children are told <BR> They cannot be alone <BR> Cannot be on their own <BR> Then families split <BR> They fuss and have fits <BR> Maybe yours is still tight <BR> Even after a fight <BR> As... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 22:34:22 EST BLC 35 and Smart Goals and Back Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409384 Well BLC 35 has started and we are supposed to post our smart goals. Mine are to watch how much sodium I intake each day. Sodium is especially a problem when it comes to fast food places. That lady on the van has all these coupons to those places and my sodium was over on Tuesday. I think will have to tell her she can take the fries home with her next time. <BR> <BR> Another goal is to drink more water or even tea instead of instant decaf coffee all the time. Maybe if I buy stuff to put i... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 15:15:33 EST More Problems Than I want http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405886 Well if I did not have enough woes now the phone and answering machine has to be replaced. The one phone does not work at all and the machine does not pick u p messages anymore. along with that the sewer is acting up again and it has not been even 2 years since it was last cleaned! Where am I supposed to come up with the money to look into why it is acting up so soon? It is all I can do to pay for a cleaning let alone a bigger job. Almost makes me wish I were working for one of them big comp... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 20:33:57 EST Trouble Trouble On The Double! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402434 If we do not have enough on our plate now we have a leaky pipe in the abatement. Plus my university changed their format for signing into GCU, Now you have to go through Microsoft and have an account to get in. Well the one I had has been temporarily suspended because apparently someone tried to get in it. and I cannot set up a password for Microsoft because I do not have a working cellphone anymore. The tracphone we had was through Safelinjk and they screwed us over by not giving us our fre... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:37:16 EST Saving Money By Using Beans Instead of Meat and Insurance Trouble Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402038 Well I am revamping the menu this week. The tofu broccoli enchiladas will go into Tuesday since we made 20 of them. The recipe said to put 1/2 cup of mixture in tortilla but that is too much cause it falls out so we put 1/3 cup instead . After that we will have lentil burgers and lentil salad. and probably black bean burgers. I also found some bean recipes on Sparks I might use. i found out I can buy small bags of beans at the Dollar Store too. So for 2 weeks we will stick with beans or even... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:08:29 EST Trouble with Mail and New class Coming Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401491 I do not know what is wrong with the mail service lately but twice the company that has my IRA money tried to send me a check and both times it never got here. Someone must be dropping it somewhere. I could use a little extra money now. Too many things need fixing and I am low in cash flow. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will be looking into my new class and seeing what it all entails. I know there is a CLC group in it from when I had to pull out of back in November. I think after the last trouble i... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:42:56 EST Low Sodium Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400279 I know there were a couple of people on my BLC team that mentioned buying low sodium food or making everything from scratch. is I cannot afford it since my food money has been cut. I have to go with what I can manage each week. I will try to use lower sodium recipes when I can instead. `As it is next week we are going vegan again since the food bill this week was higher than before because of pork chops and cheese. I had to buy Italian cheese instead of Mozzarella Aldis today. They raised th... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:48:33 EST Favoritism on the Senior Van and Kmart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400227 I think the van driver and the transportation coordinator are playing favorites now. When I talked to the van driver about this guy Josh who was on again and what happened on the bus; he said that the coordinator said it was okay for him to drop him off at home . This time we were in the minivan and four of us went to Marinette and the fifth person was dropped off in Coleman. But he still had to take him home before us because there would not have been enough room for all the stuff.. But he... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:53:41 EST Fines, Weight, Sodium and Thinking Too Much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398779 Well I lost 2.4 pounds this week but my sodium was high last week. Only had a few days where it was low and same with this week. Guess i have to drink plenty of water to keep it down then. I managed to remember my library DVD's this week and renewed them on Wednesday. My daughter found a free thing to download to mark stuff down on a calendar each week and month. I think I am thinking too hard about my paper on ageism. and comparing my life to what they say and coming out wanting. Because I d... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:51:02 EST Updates and Fines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396151 Well the professor just made a typo when she graded my response; so I got full points for that. <BR> I am about a quarter way done with the term paper now. I am writing about ageism for mine. How appropriate since my daughter heard from my neighbor that his work place was letting him go because of his age. He is a year younger than me and has been there a long time. Yet it seems the younger ones they hire never stick around. What is it with this country we are obsessed with thinness and youth... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 00:24:43 EST My Life , Professor, Term Paper , Losing Food and New Guy on Van http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394828 Well all I have to say is my life is totally on the other end of the spectrum compared to the new lady on the van. Unlike me she not only gets out once a week to go shopping but she goes to the meal site every week. She has family around that she sees and has a different viewpoint of the town then I do. She talks like everyone is friendly here I guess she has not met some of the people I have then. <BR> <BR> I am having problems with my professor now too. Last week she completely avoide... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 20:58:42 EST What I am Learning and Have You Tried Cize? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391597 Last week we learned all about physical attraction and helping others. For my part I think this beauty thing we have in the U.S. is a bunch of crock! We focus so much on the facial beauty and the body shape we forget about the person. There is more to a person than just a body. There is the personality and the heart and soul. The body will eventuality die but nit the soul or the spirit. We can doctor up the outside all we want and the heart will eventually give out. I think we all know some s... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:34:24 EST Kindness Acts, Calorie Overload, and Conformity and Pain Management http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389106 Well my lesson for this week was to do random acts of kindness for people. and then write about it. I gave a compliment to the woman on the van but she just kept on talking and the other two did not even acknowledge it. I guess one has to come out with some very extravagant comment to get a reaction theses days. The other things i did was smile and say hi to 5 people, let someone go ahead of me in line at the Dollar Tree, open the door fro a woman with a lot of bags and post something nice on... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:02:21 EST Pulling My hair Out and Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386591 At first it was going along good but now it has slowed down. The people are taking their time sending in their parts for the CLC assignment. Then when they do send it in they are rather long and the word limit is only 500-750 and not 1000! I am pulling my hair out now; wondering if we are going to have it in on time. I am not in the mood to edit it myself so I asked if someone else was willing to do it. This thing is becoming a hassle now. <BR> The thing is some of them have parts that are ov... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:52:09 EST Calories and Not Much of a Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386277 Well last night the darn computer would not let me in and it started doing its updating bit again. So I was unable to log my calories last night. I logged for today and yesterday. I was low in calories yesterday and I am even lower today. Nothing seemed to stay in me. I had an egg dish with cream cheese, mayonnaise, and seasonings in along with pork sausage and it went through me. Then I had a whopper sandwich and fries for lunch and they went through me. I had a snack in the afternoon when I... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:15:00 EST Foot Hurting Today and Insurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383022 My right foot is screaming tonight. It still has not recovered from when I took a walk to the park with my cheaper shoes. It is worse now since I did had to do calf raises on one foot while holding the other up and doing bicep curls. The darn insurance is at it again! A year or two ago they charged me 3 dollar for therapy and my daughter 0; and now they are charging me 3 for pills and her nothing. Like what kind of game are they playing here? Mon, 3 Jul 2017 23:35:50 EST New Challenge This Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382636 Saturday I joined the Christian Women's Challenge 100 Days From Now. In it we start by weighing ourselves and record that weight and weigh every day and use the starting weight as measure. We also have a list of 15 habits that we are do every day. Here is the list below, <BR> <BR> 1) eat a healthy breakfast <BR> 2) eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit <BR> 3) eat a serving of whole grains <BR> 4) eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> 5) did you exercise for 10 intentional mi... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 00:29:31 EST New Debit Card, Mice in House and leaky Roof and Learning New Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381032 Well I received a new debit card from the bank this week, It seems someone was trying to use the number from mine to buy stuff at Kmart. The new one has a chip on it so all I haver to do is put it in the card thing and it reads it. <BR> <BR> We have a serious mice problem in the house. We tried regular traps and the mice were too smart for them. We have glue traps here we are trying oner more time and then I do not know what to do because we can hear them upstairs sometimes. <BR> <BR> We a... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:48:21 EST Good and Bad News, Sparks, and School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379493 Well I got good news as far as neuropathy; I was told I do not have it. The neurologist thinks a nerve is being pinched behind my knee when I sit down that is causing the numbness. He suggests just getting up and moving when I feel it. Bad part about it is I am stuck with the condition. <BR> <BR> I cannot believe Sparkpeople would endorse a blog from someone who advises us to put ketchup on scrambled eggs or sue bacon grease! For heavens sake we are trying to eat healthy and lose weight. It... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:21:22 EST Good News No Lymes Disease and New Class and Phone Calls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377128 Well the good news is that I seen the doctor last week and she said it was just an insect bite and almost gone. Only a little bit red but no bulls eye. I have had to take stuff in the past when I had ta tick on me. <BR> I am in a new class this week called Social Psychology. Interesting how they think of us as human animals when we all created in the image of God. Some of it I do not totally go along with, <BR> Although with the way this world is turning out makes a person wonder . But I ag... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:52:47 EST Sore back and Possible Tick Bite http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375305 I have a sore back tonight it aches; other times I have been getting spasm s in it. I wonder if it is from Lymes Disease. I looked it up and pain in the back is part of it. The other night my whole body was getting pins and needles sensations from my head down. I will know tomorrow when i see my primary. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:01:57 EST Where is the Money? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373978 I got a letter from the place that loans money for college this week. I have not opened it yet to see the damage. I do not know how in the world I am going to pay it off without a job. As it is I have two credit things to pay off. One form Shopko and the other from Paypal. Now my neighbor is telling me I should have the roof taken care of by having someone come and sand the metal sheets and paint them. I ask you where is the money for that? I am between a rock and a hard place now. My family ... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:29:11 EST Know It Alls, and Culvers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373001 I hate people who think they know it all. I have two people on the van like that. One is that bossy woman who kept insisting that J.C. Penny;s does not really have any sales or discounts in the store and I know that is not so cause I got a coat there that was over half off there. It was over 100 dollars and I paid 48 for it. The other lady from Coleman who does not get along well with the other one was trying to tell me that I would not have problems with IBS if I cut back on my food. She tho... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 15:00:22 EST Bills and More Bills and Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372546 Well I need a miracle in order to pay the bills now. Especially next month when the water and taxes come due.Now I have some money left in IRA's but after that I will have to scrimp and save just to pay the taxes. I am not giving half of my check away for taxes. then what the heck I am supposed to do the rest of the month? And the water bill is outrageous! Last time it was 177 dollars and they include the fire thing on there which hikes it up. My daughter says in Menominee they do not add the... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 11:59:24 EST Hassle With Department of Motor Vehicles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372205 What a hassle and pain in the butt! They are the ones who sent it but I never received my new ID card. I paid for mine and my DD's and she only got hers a while back. Now they tell me I have to shell out some more money for a replacement when it is their fault. Or I can apply for for a voter ID but the computer my DD has is not accepting her password again. it is the only one that the printer will work with and I have to go to the local DMV office to get the voter ID.They are not open on Tues... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 16:58:44 EST New Exercise DVD Tonight and Low in Calories Again, and DD Colonoscopy and Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371426 I got 7 DVD's from the library today. The one I did tonight had weights along with a stability ball. It was very intense. I did arm exercises, legs, pelvic, and buttocks, along with core using weights and the ball. it was about 49 minutes long. I felt it too and I had trouble doing some of the exercises like push-ups on the ball because of my shoulder. I did bridges and triceps and shoulders. I think everything was worked tonight. I also got 80 minutes of mowing in because the new mower does ... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 23:14:52 EST Getting Another Dog Tomorrow and Short on Food Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369656 Well good news, we are getting another dog tomorrow. Her name is Betty and she is a hound. Finally we will be able to heal from losing Leah. It is 9 weeks since she died and my daughter still hurts from it. We are hoping that Betty is in better shape than Leah was. <BR> <BR> Once more we are short on food again and have to figure out what to do. I just went to the store today to get ingredients for the spinach lasagna. Now I will probably have to go to the gas station to get wieners or some... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 21:57:54 EST BLC34, Pain Issues, Recurring IBS Yet, and Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368358 Well another round of BLC is starting up on the 7th. It will help keep me on track and motivated. <BR> Some old member s are returning and a new one as well. Always interesting to meet new people and see where they come from. <BR> <BR> I had knee trouble before and now I had back and leg issues today which caused me to not be able to exercise at all. <em>39</em> I think it is the neuropathy acting up because of the rainy weather we had. Hope to get better tomorrow; cause my appointment wi... Tue, 30 May 2017 00:31:50 EST Lawn Mower Fixed and Knee Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367482 Well my brother fixed the lawn mower for us so I could cut the grass today. Boy was it long and it took twice as long almost to cut it too. Only problem is the guard they put on it is not very good. The screws came off of it when I was mowing. I only got parts for one side of it not the other. It will have to wait until I go shopping again. I do not really want to go next week if that woman is going to be on and get in my face about the banquet. My former friend tried to friend me on Facebook... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:58:40 EST Brother Helping, Losing Food, and Depressed with Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367008 Well my brother-in-law is coming tomorrow morning to mow the lawn for us and the neighbor was kind enough to mow the front again. I am still losing food yet I am at only 800 some now, yesterday my calories were less than that and the day before they were in the 1000's, <BR> <BR> I am feeling rather depressed right now with the way things are going. Because of the state I am reduced to going shopping only two or three times a month depending on how many weeks are in a month. Going on the van... Fri, 26 May 2017 19:22:28 EST New Lawn Mower is A Piece of Junk! And new policy of animal shelter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366545 I am ready to trash the lawn mower! I mean throw it out, stomp on it and put a hammer to it! I am sick and tired of fighting with it.! Once more we fought with it today. We put on the washers we bought and tightened it up and put in gas and oil and I tried it out. First run out it pulled too hard on the ground. A few minutes into it and the back wheel came off! Then my daughter had to wrestle to put it back on and try and tighten it again. i started it up and it still dragged after being rais... Thu, 25 May 2017 14:41:40 EST Food Loss Yet , Lost 2 .4 Pounds Again, and Waiting On a New Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366146 Today was very bad I lost breakfast, my snack and my lunch. I had to eat wheat bread with sardines to make up for it. although the good news is I lost another 2.4 pounds and I am now at 154.8. Heading in the right direction at least. <BR> <BR> My daughter found another hound at the same shelter we got Leah but problem is they do not do the papers like before. Now it is first come first serve and papers are done there. We are hoping and praying we can get someone to take us there before Bett... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:53:43 EST Ongoing Problem, Braggers,Money, and Math Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365768 Well this IBS problem never seems to let up. Yesterday I thought I had it licked and would be able to keep food in me. But after I went to bed, an hour later I went to the bathroom and lost my snacks. The gastroenterologist has me on some new pills now. I am to take them for a month and then see him I had a lab done to see if I have Crohns Disease or not.Tired of this up and down roller coaster where I lose weight and then gain it or eat and then lose it. Like today for lunch out I had a 6 in... Tue, 23 May 2017 20:34:54 EST Culvers Facebook, and Taste Of Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365172 I have not been on Facebook for ages since someone hacked into my account on there before and I could not get in. I just recently joined again because I was looking for a restaurant's menu in town and had to use it to find them. Turns out the little cafe does not have a menu up yet. <BR> <BR> I was looking for a healthier option for Culvers online and ran into their so called better options. Turns out the calories are 500 or under but the fat, carbohydrates and sodium are not in range at a... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:13:56 EST Blessed By Neighbor and Short On Food Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365162 I was surprised and blesses by our neighbor yesterday when he chose to mow our lawn in the front. It seems he is gradually coming out of his grief and helping us out. My daughter said he knew we were having trouble getting our mower together. The oil we put on it did not work the bolt is too worn down to get off. We are waiting om my brother to send some washers but just in case his wife forgot to tell him I am getting some at Walmart or Menards tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Once again we ran short of... Mon, 22 May 2017 11:53:54 EST Weight Loss and Lawn Mower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364106 Well the good news is I lost 2,4 pounds so far. I was at 159.6 and dropped to 157.2. I think it was varying my caloric intake and exercising that did it. A lot of the time the gain comes when I am under calories one day or so and my body tries to hold on to my weight. <BR> <BR> The bad news is we still have not gotten the lawn mower together. We cannot get the bolt off of the wheel of the old lawn mower to get the last 4 washers we need. The guy who gave us the old one really put it on tigh... Fri, 19 May 2017 21:16:47 EST Surveys Are All Scams and So Are Free Offers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363617 I am tired of receiving emails about surveys that pay you so much and then have you answer a 100 questions. All they do is drag it out and try to get you to take up one of their offers. I just clicked out of one where they wanted me to sign up to try free samples of stuff. If it was only so easy to win money like that. I tried before with Publishers Clearing House and other reward things via email where they say you can win a 50 or a 100 dollar card from Walmart or some other place but you ha... Thu, 18 May 2017 15:41:38 EST Lawn mower Issues, Our Neighbor and Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363600 Feel like screaming right mow; we had to order a lawn mower from Walmart and put it together ourselves. Well we found out that the company shafted us on the washers for the wheels. Now we had to take the washers off of the old one to have enough. and we are having trouble getting a bolt off of the one side right now. The guy who gave us the old one really put it on tight. Our grass is really growing too and it has been raining nearly every day. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Our neighbor has b... Thu, 18 May 2017 15:03:42 EST Body Aches, Woman on the Van, and the Volunteer Banquet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362826 I am so tired of my body giving me trouble. Here I sit again and my back and shoulder aches again. No call from the gastroenterologist office yet and I was given gabapentin for sleeping now. I tried it last night and it did not work. The family doctor put me on the lowest dosage of 100 milligrams; not strong enough. I might have to take 2 pills instead tonight. <BR> <BR> The woman on the van is really starting to get me mad again. She was pushing for me to go to the free lunch thing again a... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:38:30 EST Another Glitch in the Mix and Thinking Life Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361591 I almost forgot to say that I only have a few more classes and then I am done with college. That leaves another thing I have to pay off and with my finances I do not how that will work or how I will manage to get published even when you have to spend so much money to get copies of magazines and stuff from editors just to get started. <BR> <BR> With everything that has happened to us I am just overwhelmed. I think to myself what do we have left now. Since moving here I have lost my job, frie... Sat, 13 May 2017 22:55:29 EST Mothers Day, Turning 60 ans Other Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361502 Well tomorrow is Mothers Day and I wish everyone who is a mom Happy Mothers Day. It is also my birthday when I will turn 60. It should be a happy day but it is not. We still have not found another dog and it is over 6 weeks since Leah died. I am still kind of depressed and my daughter is more so. Leah was her buddy ans she dearly misses her. We want a medium sized dog not a large one and we do not want a dog that needs to be taken to the groomers either. We will not be able to afford it becau... Sat, 13 May 2017 18:24:08 EST Mistake With Paper and Our Neighbor's Wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358958 Today i made the mistake of not waiting for Turnitin the plagiarism checker to give me results on my paper. Instead I just checked the 2 submit buttons; but I did not have any references on it. None were required for this assignment. We just had to discuss our values and beliefs and why we believed like we did and what 2 values we did not agree with and why. <BR> <BR> Our neighbor's wife is getting closer to going home to heaven now. Last night and this morning we were singing songs and try... Sun, 7 May 2017 17:58:04 EST Just a Blurt about a New Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358169 I just read the blog about 5 ways to add protein to your breakfast.The author of it was promoting Eggland's Best Eggs. Saying how much better they are than regular eggs and have more nutrients in. That may be all well and good for her but I am not shelling out over 2 dollars for a dozen eggs! I simply do not have the money to do that. Just like organic foods I do not have the money to buy them and as I noticed in the g <BR> rocery store vegetables and fruit are smaller then normal. It seems t... Fri, 5 May 2017 19:57:43 EST Not Making Any Headway Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357977 Well I just weighed myself this morning and I gained a pound again. Once again sodium and IBS is causing me to gain weight instead of lose it. This diet I am on is not helping either. I lost 2 meals and snacks yesterday. I cheated and had a protein bar and pudding to bring up my calories and still I was only in the 1100's yesterday. I cannot subsist on peanut butter and cheese since both have sodium in them. And I cannot afford to buy a lot of meat either. This diet is too restrictive and is ... Fri, 5 May 2017 10:07:02 EST