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/ Discover, and my nonexistent diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221101 I have been in a funk these last few days. On Monday someone from the court called and told me they were forwarding the information to the attorney's office. She suggested I should talk to them. Ha! Fat chance they will listen! Been there done that! Now today they were trying to get a hold of me by phone. I did not pick up. What part of broke do they not understand? So now my eating is out of hand again. Is it any wonder I do not hear from God when I have lost my self control. Only good new... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:12:26 EST Pain and Other News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219281 Well I am in pain today in my back and right leg. Yesterday and Sunday afternoon my right knee hurt because of going up and down for a song in church. We had to stand up and either sing Praise ye the Lord or Hallelujah and then sit down while the other people sang. Well next time both of us will just have to sit it out. Had to get our dog a smaller collar since she lost so much weight. She still is not eating right. My daughter did not get the job at Kmart. She had an interview at Acer today ... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:08:47 EST Update on Dog and Daughter and Discover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216169 Well our dog is gaining her strength back now and getting better. She is able to go for a longer walk now and get up on my daughters bed. My daughter went for an interview today at Kmart. Next week she goes for an interview at Acer Flooring in Peshtigo. It is a full time position at Kmart but farther away then the other one. Acer would be a harder job working with wood. I go for my last therapy today. I received my back belt yesterday. <BR> <BR> I sent off all the information on my financia... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:41:57 EST Still Hurting and Our Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214540 Well my back is still hurting me and this is my last week of therapy. I saw the nurse practitioner at the pain place today. We decided on doing a steroid shot for my back and using a back belt. Although it might be pushed back because they want an MRI of my back before he does it and the insurance company has to okay it. <BR> <BR> Also my foot is still hurting. I will see about buying something for my shoes tomorrow, On the van there will be around 4 or 5 of us going tomorrow, One of them mi... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 20:42:00 EST Hurting Body Parts and Alcoholics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211158 My back hurts tonight and now my right foot hurts again. I think it is plantar fascitis again. It went away for a long time but now it is back. My back is affecting my left leg too tonight. And our poor dog was sick today. She threw up her food and had the diarrhea and now she is very weak. My daughter is recovering from her surgery tonight. <BR> <BR> I have to put up with some people on the van who I would label as drunks or alcoholics. It seems all the driver and a few others talk about i... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 19:42:30 EST The New Spark Page Format and Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210272 I do not really like the way Sparkpeople reformatted the Spark pages. I like it better the old way than the way it is now. You were able to get a full picture on the page now you have to cut it down. Also I had forgotten to post a link to a poem I got from somewhere else and it was deleted. I only did that because I was not able to come up with one on my own. For the most part I am not impressed with the new format. <BR> <BR> My life has not been going as it should either. Sometimes I have ... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:14:06 EST Dreams and My Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210057 Well I am reading a book about dreamers by Joy Haney a Pentecostal author. It is fictional but has some very deep thoughts in it. It is causing me to think over my life and my dreams and goals. Oh yes I still want to write and be published! I still want to make an impact on the youth in our world. Oh how they need Jesus in their lives! He has shown me through college what is out there and opened my eyes. But yet I seem to be troubled on every side by family and hardship. I almost want to give... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:55:39 EST Feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206566 Feelings <BR> <BR> Feelings come and feelings go <BR> Some highs and some lows <BR> To the mountain heights <BR> Or sliding down flights <BR> <BR> Over the gloomy land of depression <BR> Filled with oppression <BR> Through the raging seas <BR> Of poor little me's <BR> <BR> Up and down never ending <BR> Crooked and ever bending <BR> Feelings cannot be trusted <BR> Like wind or dust <BR> <BR> They are ever changing <BR> Twisting and rearranging <BR> My life into a mess <BR> Leaving less and... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:47:38 EST End of Summer BLC Round and Feeling the Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205025 Well it is the last week of BLC for this round and then it starts up later next month again. I am thinking I need to go on a new team. I need more support and communication, I will probably go on a team that I was on before. I like to converse more and talk about other things that are bothering me. Like having to sit next to the woman from the van at church. Feeling self-conscious besides her until I remembered something that our associate pastor said awhile back. He told us to stop worrying... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:03:20 EST Time To Renew My Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189135 After pigging out tonight at the picnic I think it is time to look over my goals. Time to get a hold of myself and admit I have a problem. It seems like my alter ego or the sinful selfish side of me wants to eat whatever I want with no restrictions.Before we got there I had a plan to watch what I ate and log everything. Well after we got there it went out of the window.Like I had to have a taste of almost everything. And one helping was not enough I had to go back for more. The when I got hom... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:44:38 EST Pain Pills http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172762 Also forgot to say I am on 2 pain pills Percoset and morphine. It really blocks me up too. I went once today and tried eating whole can of beets to help. Now I am in pain again and have to take them so I can sleep. I cannot seem to win. My daughter says I should talk to the surgeon about it. Pain seems to have gotten worse for a while it was mild not tonight. Sun, 29 May 2016 23:47:33 EST Urinary Problem and Vitamins and Health Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172524 I forgot to update everyone on my other problem I had with my bladder infections. I am in the last week of this coffee and kugel thing the urinary specialist recommended. It is not working the burning sensation is coming back and I still have some accidents. On top of that I find it very hard to stay awake in the morning just on decaffeinated coffee. So now I just have 1 cup of regular instant coffee and the rest decaf. I am due to see him again on the 10th and I will tell him then. <BR> <B... Sun, 29 May 2016 15:19:49 EST My life So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172164 Well I am sorry I have not posted anything in a while. I was busy finishing up with my class the last few weeks. This week was an in between week and I got caught up on some housework. Needless to say i am disgruntled with my shoulder surgery seeing that I was told that the rotator cuff never healed and separated from the shoulder. There is nothing they can do either. And I will have some movement but not what it once was. Meaning that my shoulder will never be back to normal and I will not b... Sat, 28 May 2016 22:59:56 EST A prayer Answered and More to Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150291 Well God answered my prayer about being used in our new church. I will be writing a poem for the Ladies Banquet that is coming up on May 13th. I am praying a lady we know from the other church gets her refund pretty soon. She had talked to Jennifer about setting up her computer. My daughter told her she would do it for free but the woman said she would pay her 50 dollars. That money would cover both of us for the banquet is 15 dollars a person at the Riverside Club. It has been raining here s... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:25:44 EST Updates on Prayers and Health and Spring Cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127398 Well it has been a while since I posted a blog. My prayers about the furnace were answered. The state approved us for a new furnace a few weeks ago. Also over a week ago our septic system backed up again and the pastor from church had another guy come out and look at it. He fixed it and the church paid for it. They guy said just to use 1 ply toilet paper not two ply. He said he did not see any tree roots like the other gut said. The other one wanted to use a camera to look down there and talk... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:39:24 EST Persistence in Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101158 I have learned to be persistent in prier for what I need. I prayed that God would soften the heart of the woman in energy assistance and allow us to finally get help. Because last week our furnace went out on us and the guy who came said that the things were plugged up on it. He turned it back and got it started again but it was only a temporary fix. I received money for heat but I have to wait for the furnace. It has to go through the state. I am praying that God will keep it going until we ... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:20:15 EST Trouble Always Trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083461 First you knocked me down <BR> Turned my smile into a frown <BR> Gave me sleepless nights <BR> Made me look a fright <BR> <BR> Now you want to make amends <BR> Want to be my friend <BR> Now it is too late <BR> You shut the gate <BR> <BR> You ran all over me <BR> Stung me like a bee <BR> Tore me to shreds <BR> I was almost dead <BR> <BR> My heart was broke <BR> From the words you spoke <BR> I have to forgive <BR> Yet as long as I live <BR> <BR> I cannot forget <BR> I sorely regret <BR> The... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 21:06:03 EST Bad News Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061707 Well it is a new year and my bank account is down to less than 300 now. If that is not bad enough we cleaned the back of our dryer tonight and the vents fell apart It seems the one vent to the dryer only had one screw on it. We have to replace the hose now and get someone to fix it for us. I am so disgusted and depressed. i still cannot work yet either. I was told by my daughter's pain doctor that I might need another surgery on my shoulder. I cannot afford that again! The surgeon should be s... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 00:23:15 EST Desperate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040579 I am in desperate circumstances <BR> My world is falling apart <BR> I am losing heart <BR> Shattered and torn <BR> <BR> Like a broken window <BR> Or a smashed picture frame <BR> Hurting calling out His name <BR> Jesus! Come and help me! <BR> <BR> Government weighs me down <BR> Turns my smiles into frowns <BR> They do not know or care <BR> Nor can they comprehend <BR> <BR> The heaviness I feel <BR> A blanket of despair <BR> Shrouding me in darkness <BR> Taking away my hope <BR> <BR> Swirli... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:48:31 EST Bureacratic Red Tape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040151 Once more I am tied down with red tape. i try to get energy assistance and they keep insisting on their stupid 1099 forms. I keep telling them I was never sent any by the companies that I have IRA's with. They will not listen to me. The women are stone faces, cold and implacable. My daughter is very depressed about it now. we are hurting bad and the county does not seem to give a rat's butt! I am so tired of this rat race. So tired of living like this. Sometimes we hardly have enough to eat i... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:04:00 EST We Must Be One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012431 Oh the hurt and pain <BR> Tears fall like rain <BR> Oh my aching heart <BR> Being torn apart <BR> <BR> Makes me want to cry <BR> I keep asking why <BR> Why can't we get along? <BR> Together we are strong <BR> <BR> Jesus wanted it <BR> Why are we fighting it? <BR> We should be one <BR> Like the Father and the Son <BR> <BR> Holding each other up <BR> Drinking from the same cup <BR> Encouraging not fighting <BR> Or back biting <BR> <BR> Unity not division <BR> That was His decision <BR> Humb... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 23:39:33 EST Surgeon and Math http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011311 Well I went to see the surgeon today and he thinks I have a frozen shoulder and is sending me back to therapy. I feel like I am going around in circles here. I did that already and did not get nowhere before! He thinks he got rid of the arthritis I had when he did the surgery. What a bunch of poppy cock! As if I can afford to keep going to therapy even! What does he know about being hard up with how much he charges a person. As far as math it took my daughter helping me out to finally answer ... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 23:39:36 EST Failed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009407 I had two things going good in my life. One was my healthy lifestyle and the other was my classes. Now I am down to only my healthy lifestyle. I have already failed in my algebra class. I have got an F after doing 50 problems, 1 quiz, and 1 exam. Failed because I can not understand it at all. It makes me frustrated and angry. Sometimes I lash out at my own daughter. This class is very hard and stressful. I am a writer not a mathematician or genius. My daughter failed 3 times in Algebra and no... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 23:27:46 EST Life is Looking Rather Grim Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996658 It seems I have prayed and prayed for my circumstances to change. They changed but not for the better. I still have no job and now cannot work until I have full mobility in my arm. Now almost all of my CD's are gone. I had to take out 2000 dollars out of savings just to live on. Yet the stupid bureaucratic government wants me to prove that I am in hardship in order not to have to pay the penalty. Well it will be a hardship when I can no longer pay my taxes and I am forced to leave and become ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:15:53 EST Updates on My Life So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947212 Well the first thing is that I seem to keep losing too much and being underweight. This week I am five pounds under my goal weight. Meaning I will have to eat more and do less cardio this week. I have decided to only do 3 days of cardio and 4 of strength. I am trying to get my fiber in range but my sodium was over the top all week. Part of the problem was that some of the food we ate was high in sodium and also because we were short on food and I had to buy pizza to tide us over. <BR> <BR> I... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:17:38 EST Fiber Finally In Range Today. Underweight, and Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940796 Today I finally got the maximum amount of grams for my fiber. I have been having trouble getting enough fiber in my diet. Some days I am really low and sometimes i am short on protein. Most days my calcium is not in range either and I do not even track the rest of the nutrients because most recipes only have the protein, calories, fiber, fat, potassium, and calcium sometimes. So how is one supposed to figure out the rest? I am underweight yet and trying to eat 1400-1800 instead of 1200-16000 ... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 16:43:59 EST Othopedist Appointment and Underweight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935966 Well I weighed myself yesterday and now I am a pound under my goal weight. So now I am trying to eat a little more to get it back up there. My arm is still hurting so I am going to see an orthopedist next week. It is hard to even do any strength training the way it is now. Sometimes I have to stop typing and put heat on it more than once a day. I have to log my calories yet so I will make this one short. Thu, 28 May 2015 23:15:53 EST Computer and Class Trouble and Overeating again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934675 Well today I did not have supper yet and I only have 240 or 280 calories to go. I made a bad choice again when i went shopping. I had already bought a Subway sub at Walmart. But I went to McDonalds and got a coffee and a dollar McChicken sandwich without the mayonnaise. And i bought an apple to eat with it. My very first mistake of the day was not eating breakfast. I thought I could get away with eating both. I also ate a gluten free protein and fiber bar at the Dollar Tree too. I will not do... Tue, 26 May 2015 17:22:38 EST Tired and Lawn Mower Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932108 I did not sleep well last night and could not drink too much coffee this morning. I had to go with my daughter to Green Bay; she had another procedure done and she needed to be sedated for it. I was half asleep on the ride down there and back. This week our lawn mower decided not to work. We pulled and pulled the choke and it does not work. The guy from our church who fixed it before thought we needed a whole new choke thing for it. My neighbor who tried to fix it a couple days ago thinks we ... Thu, 21 May 2015 16:46:50 EST First Day of BLC 28 and School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931618 Today was the first day of the BLC and I lost a pound this week and am at 110 now. I want to try and work on getting all my fiber but I was only at 18 today. I also was way over my sodium limit and under in protein too. I eat prunes now for fiber so i do not get all bound up. But I am not going to eat a whole bag of them and have to run to the bathroom either. LOL I am surprised that i even lost with eating the way i did at the retreat. <BR> <BR> There I had brought some snacks to eat on and... Wed, 20 May 2015 20:55:39 EST Fall, Interviews, and Ladies retreat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925280 Well I have to wait until my shoulder heals up now since I took a tumble Thursday night. I took the dog out and tripped over this rock or piece of cement on the ground. The dog was good she just stood there and waited until I got up. My shoulder is still sore and I cannot do my exercises either. Today I feel it in my neck too I really banged up my body. I did the native interview but it did not go as well as I thought. The store owner could not provide me with enough information about any int... Sat, 9 May 2015 10:49:51 EST BLC and Computer Trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923977 This is the third week of BLC for beginners and returning people; next week the real thing starts. I stayed in my range of calories today despite eating snacks from Brookside. I love their chocolate covered berries and pomegranate! But I love anything chocolate. I am down to 112 almost to my goal weight again. The new doctor still is preaching about exercise and healthy life style. I am doing all that already. I do not have money to eat fast food all the time anyway. I am still going to thera... Wed, 6 May 2015 23:19:49 EST Trouble With Transporation Coordinator and 2 Assignments and BLC sign up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911824 Well I decided to go back into BLC this year and be held accountable again. I seem to be good for a while then I get depressed or bored and eat more than I should. I also have to balance my carbohydrates, proteins, and fiber better. I am either getting loose bowels or diarrhea; or I am getting constipated now. I think I might have trouble with IBS like my daughter too. I have a lot of gas problems. I think we might lose our van transportation on Tuesdays. Now the coordinator has come up with ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:23:35 EST Result of urogynecologist visit and down two pills http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909098 Well my new doctor sent a message through her nurse that I am to stop taking my furesomide. <BR> I went to urogynecologist on Wednesday. They did not find any bladder infection. They said the channel or thing that connects the bladder to the urethra is either weak or broken. He suggested I could do nothing, do therapy, or do surgery. I decided on physical therapy to strengthen it. I start on it on the 22nd of this month. That is the anniversary date of when me and my late husband married. It... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:45:44 EST Two Assignments This Week and New Dress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907257 I have 2 assignments this week; one is a group one and the other is writing about my worldview again. I got a great deal on a dress today at Younkers. It was originally 54 dollars. It was marked down to $39.99. The sales clerk gave me the 35 percent off even though I did not have a coupon. I got it for 25 instead plus tax. It is in a size Petite Large too. So tell me how can I be 200 pounds like the doctor says? If I was I would not even be able to get it over my shoulders. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 18:56:49 EST Gain This Week Hallejuhah Song and Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905930 I had a gain of a pound this week I went from 115 to 116. I want to get down to 110 where I can fit into all those clothes I wore before. We sang the Hallelujah song in church today. It was beautiful! It made me cry. I turned in my assignment for this week already. The professor said I could go to a Jehovah Witnesses church or Mormon for the assignment. We have Jehovah Witnesses in Marinette so that will work. I do not know about any museum here though. We only have the Bayer Museum where the... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 16:41:24 EST Reweigh Tomorrow, New Class and New Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903798 I will have to weigh myself again tomorrow. The scale kept jumping around again. I do not think I lost 5 pounds cause I did not exercise enough. I am in a new class now having to do with Intercultural Communications. I have to write a paper about the demographics of Peshtigo, I also have to interview a native here, an immigrant, and a visitor later on. The two assignments that I might not get full points on are an ethnic church observation and a cultural museum visit. I am supposed to attend ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 20:40:01 EST Changing Doctors, Endoscopy results, and other stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896664 I lost 3 pounds this week and am down to 120 now. I only walked and ate less because we did not have many snacks in the house to eat. I went to have my endoscopy done yesterday. The experience was a lot nicer than the last one I had. They found scarring or something and widened it. I am changing doctors because mine simply did not do anything for me. She said to go and have just liquids whenever I encounter the problem with IBS. What is that going to do? It will not make it go away.My acid r... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:04:58 EST Feeling Depressed and Waiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893008 I am feeling kind of depressed about my future right now. I seem to be stagnant unable to make any progress when it comes to getting a job or getting published at all. I am waiting for a person from my church to call me back; not that deacon. He has a lot of answering to do. Where does he get off thinking he is so high and holy? There is only one who is really holy and sinless and it is Jesus. I do not even feel like talking to him after what he pulled last week. I am struggling with this les... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:37:52 EST Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892486 Well I lost a pound this week which I have to log in yet. We ended up going to my friends Pentecostal church on Sunday morning. The other lady is back from her family excursion now; and I will ask her to take us to church. The professor is really being a stick in the mud. He told me in an email that even the titles are supposed to be alphabetized . In other words I guess he wants me go by the first letter of the first word in a title and put that first. What a pile of poppy cock! Our friends... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:26:56 EST Cancellation, and uncooperative church deacon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886575 I had to cancel my chiropractic appointment for today because of the weather. I did not know if the van would be able to come or not. I rescheduled it for next Thursday. We have a deacon in our church who is very unwilling to help us out with rides. It seems whenever the other two women are out of town he cannot be relied on to call you back with an answer. One of the ladies fell down on the ice a few weeks ago and broke bones in her leg. She is recovering in a nursing home now. The other lad... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:49:34 EST Debt Collectors and sore back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883927 Well they are at it again harassing me with letters and phone calls. Trying to get their money again. I took everything out of the other bank and put all but 100 dollars in my checking account. I have no other CD's left. After this it is down to the IRA's. I was told that they cannot touch my checking account. I also had another crank caller pretending to be an IRS agent and telling me to call in 48 hours or else. When it rains it pours around here. Part of our computer desk fell down last ni... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:51:30 EST Results of Doctor Visit and Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882593 Well I am taking antibiotics for a bladder infection now. I only take them for 3 days. They found blood and white cells in my urine. I also have to go in and have an endoscopy for my acid re-flux problem in March. I lost another pound and the professor says the problem is with my punctuation in my references. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:55:42 EST Update on Doctor and Problem with Professor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881420 I was supposed to go to the doctor today but had to cancel because of the cold weather. I will see her on Wednesday. Having a conflict in my new class with my professor. He graded one of my papers and commented on the references. I had the references in APA format and he keeps saying that they are wrong. In the first place in the assignment before this it said APA was not needed. So why is he complaining? I have a praise though; my grade went up from a B+ to an A- this week. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:42:30 EST Doctor's Visit, Class, and Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879649 Well I lost about 2 pounds this past week even though I did not exercise much. It has been exceptionally cold here this week. I am going to see my doctor on Monday. I have been having trouble swallowing food the last couple of days. I also had very bad hearetburn yesterday. I think the heartburn was from the coffee I drank.; It is very strong and I only used 3 scoops! I got the coffee from my pastor and his wife. They roast therir own coffee and sell it. They sell more than one brand of coff... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:46:43 EST Change Is Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874682 It is hard to change your habits when you get stuck in a rut, That seems to be my problem of late. I started out good then went back to the same old way again. I have not donny exercise today yet and I have to go to a Ladies meeting at my friend's church tonight yet. Today is the day when I see if their attitudes towards me have changes since I was there over a year ago. I went with my friend to their prayer meeting and the other ladies seemed to ignore me the whole time. I planned on going t... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:57:11 EST Another Day Forward and Stuff of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859870 I got all my exercising done already. I went back to Beach Body today; I am going to start back slowly. I did not do the floor workout of the Booty Sculpt; my abs are not that strong yet. It will take a while for me to get it back. I am down to 141.8 now less than 2 pounds but still a loss. <BR> Have to think of which book I want to write a book review about for our writers group next month. I also have to write a devotion yet for our group next month. PowerPoint did not go so well. I wanted ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:52:06 EST Know It Alls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858335 Have you ever tried to talk to someone and they acted like they knew it all? Well that was my experience today. I went to the chiropractor to get adjusted and one of the receptionists started talking. I was telling her about the recipes on SparkPeople and she responded that some of the stuff in them was not good for the body. Like fat free or sugar free or low fat stuff; she said the body does not know how to digest them. She said she eats high fat foods and exercises the calories off. She s... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:47:41 EST Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854637 Well i lost 1.2 pounds this week when i weighed myself. Good thing we had most of the stuff for the haystack supper today. tomorrow a friend is taking us out to eat and I will get the few ingredients i need for my strogranoff meal. Got the haystacks from the Amish cookbook of my mother. tomorrow I will share some of the sayings in the book. Some are funny and others are good advice. Need to get to my assignment now and read papers. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:04:49 EST Long Road Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853887 Well I did the leg workout today from Sparks and it was hard. I cannot kneel down on my knees anymore. When i do I am in excruciating pain. Jenny says it must be from arthritis.. I weigh myself tomorrow and will get more cardio in cause I have to walk to the store. I misplaced my weekly menu and could not find the recipe for supper. We had to order out. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:47:11 EST