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/ 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 Anything is Possible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357284 Anything is Possible <BR> <BR> Anything is Possible <BR> But you might end up in the hospital! <BR> Anything is possible <BR> Maybe even plausible <BR> <BR> They say anything goes <BR> Is it for all \Mary and Joes? <BR> Anything is possible <BR> <BR> Will we all get rich quick? <BR> Or will we all just get sick? <BR> It might be possible <BR> <BR> But face the facts <BR> We are not like Mary or Jack <BR> It is impossible <BR> <BR> Nearly implausible to look the same <BR> We do not have ... Wed, 3 May 2017 18:52:11 EST New Class, My Diet, and the State http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357242 Well I am in a new class now about Western Thoughts and how we got our values and beliefs. It is very interesting even though it is a small class. So far I am managing to keep ahead and have both questions answered and am working on my assignment now. <BR> <BR> This diet is for the birds! I am struggling to keep food in and struggling to get enough calories in me. Like I told one of you on your page I lost my breakfast this morning.and this is only the first day of it! I am trying to keep my... Wed, 3 May 2017 16:47:51 EST Catching Up and My Life Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355228 Well I am scheduled to have a colonsocopy on May 10th,. That is the day of my husband's birthday and the day in June when I get my first Social Security check. The new gastroenterologist thinks it is some microbiological thing or diverticulitis causing my problems so he wants to take so,e biopsies and find out. I have to be on a special diet a week before the procedure. Meaning I cannot eat more 2 servings of veggies and no more than 3 of fruit. I can have no more than 2 cups of milk or dai... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:11:21 EST Back From Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352202 Well we got back a while ago and there was only four of us there. me, my daughter and my friend and her husband. Who I believe has bad feelings when it comes to dogs based on the fact he got bit when he was a child. He regaled us with stories of children being bit by dogs as if to say all dogs are bad Not all dogs attack people and he only heard one side of the story and not the whole thing. He doesn't know whether or not the dogs were aggravated first or not. He is ultimately prejudiced aga... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:17:24 EST Double Whammy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352043 Tonight we are getting together with our friends who we were separated from. I do not know if the other lady who was the cause of the split will be there or not. My friend does not know that today would have been the 40th anniversary for me and my husband had he lived. Not only am I getting over Leah's death but I am reminded of my husband. Within the space of less than 2 months we were married back in 1977. He was 19 years older than me . He died at the age of 67 from a massive heart attack ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:48:23 EST Possible Neuropathy, IBS Issues, and Donations and IRS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351277 My daughter convinced me to call my primary and discuss with her about my numbness in my feet when I sit too long. She has it and her one leg is bad, the main nerve is dead. She could not see a neurologist at the time because she had no insurance. By the time she did the damage was done. She is concerned that I might have it too. <BR> <BR> My IBS issues have not changed I still lose some meals and snacks. The pills the gastroenterologist put me on do not work at all. Tomorrow I am calling to... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:24:42 EST Good Friday, Easter and other Holidays and Sundays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348532 Today is Good Friday but it does not feel like a good day today even though it is warmer a little. <BR> First because before we used to celebrate it at our first church; the second one did not have a service. It feels wrong because we are still grieving and we know we will not see our pet again. But we are thankful to God for allowing us to be the caretakers of her and giving us such a warm and loving dog. Also in a few weeks it will be the 22nd and if my husband was still living it would be... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:44:39 EST Scrapbook, IBS,and Medical Rides, Benefits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348048 We have begun our scrapbook on Leah. We got the first page done last night. We put my daughter's poem on it along with different stickers and she used her calligraphic pen for the title. <BR> We got 2 pictures so far but found out we were out of colored ink so had to order some through Ebay. Got it cheaper than at Walmart; a little over 17 dollars compared to 25. So we bought two cartridges and it was free shipping too. <BR> <BR> My gastroenterologist is putting me on the same pill I had be... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:47:53 EST Paw prints On My Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347641 Paw prints On My Heart <BR> <BR> She left prints on my heart <BR> Right from the star <BR> Made me laugh and smile <BR> For a little while <BR> <BR> She was kind of funny <BR> And she was my honey <BR> Loving and adorable <BR> Furry and cuddable <BR> <BR> Protective and sweet <BR> Loved her doggy treats <BR> Never self centered <BR> She will be remembered <BR> <BR> For she loved without reserve <BR> She did not deserve <BR> To die so soon <BR> Leaving a sour tune <BR> <BR> And an aching ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:15:15 EST A Never Ending Ache http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346007 Here is a poem I just wrote describing my feelings now and how I am struggling to cope. <BR> <BR> A Never Ending Ache <BR> <BR> Oh, how I hurt inside <BR> Like something has died <BR> The pain won’t go away <BR> Stays the same every day <BR> <BR> Feel so lost and alone <BR> House just isn't a home <BR> Our buddy is gone <BR> I grieve all day long <BR> <BR> Nothing is the same <BR> I call her name <BR> But she’s not there <BR> It’s just not fair <BR> <BR> Even the cat is sad <BR> It’s all... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 12:45:05 EST Over And Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345195 Here is a poem I wrote about the relationship or lack of betwen me and my sisters. <BR> <BR> Over And Done <BR> <BR> You ain't felt nothing <BR> Until you lose something <BR> Or Someone dear to you <BR> <BR> Don't tell me no lies <BR> And look me in the eyes <BR> \Saying that you love me <BR> <BR> When you walked away <BR> How I used to pray <BR> That you would forgive <BR> <BR> You're holding a grudge <BR> You just won't budge <BR> You have grown cold <BR> <BR> Now it's too late <BR> ... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 15:37:01 EST Memories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344251 I am trying to write out my feelings about our dog. As soon as we get all the material for it we are going to create a scrapbook for Leah to remember her by like we did for our dog Buddy. Now here is a poem I just wrote about her again. <BR> <BR> Memories <BR> <BR> Oh God, my heart is sad <BR> Lonely beyond measure <BR> Our buddy has died <BR> <BR> Our friend and companion <BR> A loyal devoted pal <BR> She loved us to the end <BR> <BR> We knew she was happy here <BR> Her tail always wagge... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 14:56:36 EST Nothing Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343330 Nothing good is happening yet <BR> Added to the loss of a pet <BR> Now we have lost our Tuesday ride <BR> Want to go and hide <BR> <BR> What else can go wrong? <BR> It's like a blues song <BR> Sadder and sadder <BR> Like a mad hatter <BR> <BR> Crazier and crazier <BR> Hazier and hazier <BR> When will it end? <BR> Just around the bend <BR> <BR> More trouble ahead <BR> Feel like hitting my head <BR> Need some good news <BR> Long over due <BR> <BR> Depression surrounds me <BR> Drives me to m... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 19:50:42 EST My Fur Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342417 A tribute to our dog Leah who died on March 30th of this year. <BR> My Fur Baby <BR> Oh, my beautiful fur baby! <BR> You drove me crazy <BR> But I sure loved you <BR> Now I am sad and blue <BR> <BR> God took you away <BR> Now all is dark and gray <BR> You made me smile <BR> You had your own style <BR> <BR> Your funny little looks <BR> They're down in my books <BR> Your playful ways <BR> Really made my days <BR> <BR> I loved to hear you bark <BR> Now it seems so stark <BR> Without your pre... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 21:24:34 EST Daughter's Birthday, Surgery, and Our Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341050 My daughter turned 37 today. We made jumbo stuffed pasta shells with salad and cherry meringue dessert today. Our dog was bad and scratched so much that we had to staunch her blood. We are hoping and praying that the dog gets to the point where we cannot stop the blood. My daughter loves her very much and would be hear broken if she had to put her to sleep. <BR> This week is hard for my daughter seeing her dad's death came 2 days before her birthday before. And his death and her birthday lan... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:02:56 EST Is it Rain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338976 Is it Rain? <BR> <BR> Is it the rain that makes me sad? <BR> Thinking everything has gone bad? <BR> Rain falling on the rooftop <BR> Oh that infernal blasted drop! <BR> <BR> Streaking my windowpane <BR> Making me go insane <BR> Water puddles everywhere <BR> I should not care <BR> <BR> Yet it seems I do <BR> Like a smelly shoe <BR> It drives me crazy <BR> Even makes me lazy <BR> <BR> Isolates me from the world <BR> With every drop that's hurled <BR> Oh will it ever stop? <BR> I just want ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:08:48 EST Ode To Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338969 Here is a poem I wrote for my BLC group for fun. Hope you enjoy it too. <BR> <BR> Ode To Coffee <BR> <BR> Oh, how I love coffee! <BR> Even more than toffee <BR> Especially with creamer <BR> Call me a dreamer <BR> <BR> <BR> Give me coffee in the morning <BR> Or I will give you warning <BR> I will be very grumpy <BR> And a tad bit frumpy <BR> <BR> It helps me percolate <BR> Instead of vacillating <BR> Provides me with energy <BR> Becomes a part of me <BR> <BR> Every single blessed cup <BR... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:49:08 EST WEC, Turning 60 and Expenses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338500 This week in the challenge we are encouraged to push harder and do more. Instead of just getting 6 hours of sleep we should try for more. Instead of just drinking 6 glasses of non caloric drinks we should try and see if we can do it all day. Do more exercise and eat veggies all day. <BR> I am fine with most of it except the sleep and non caloric drinks. I usually cannot get more than 6 hours of sleep in unless I have a long nap or something. If I do not get enough sleep then I rely on coffee... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:34:07 EST Bureaucracy, families and Lost Friendships http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334539 Well we only got half done of what we wanted today. I got another copy of my late husband's <BR> death certificate but my daughter did not get in to see the funeral director to set up a burial trust. When we went there he was out and we shopped at the Dollar General and came back. He was still gone, we browsed around at Shopko and he was still gone. She needs to turn it in so she can get help too. <BR> <BR> We stopped and ate at the Chinese restaurant there and instead of me paying for our ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:43:20 EST Going Crazy Last Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332549 I think my mind has deserted me at times. Last week I realized I had completely forgotten to get chicken. I had to order delivery from the restaurant in town. Then if that was not enough I lost my late husbands death certificate! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I need that to prove his death so that I can get his benefits; something I have been waiting a long time on. My daughter had to ask a friend to help us out. I have to go to Oconto this week to get another one and my daughter has to turn in ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:18:35 EST WEC Week 9 and Motivational Songs and Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330518 Well I lost another 3 pounds this week and am hoping I can get my body more toned too. We have a new WEC coming up where it talks about motivation. It asks you to find your favorite song and exercise to it for 15 minutes or more and find a quote or video that inspires you. Unlike a lot of people I do not usually listen to the music out there now. I know some members in my team did not understand fully what I said ; when I said I listen to different music venues. I listen to Christian rock, ra... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 22:03:43 EST The Lenten Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327811 Now let me say that it is a good thing to try and reign in sugar during Lent by abstaining from chocolate; if one has enough will power and eating fish is good. But one makes it unhealthy by piling on lots of tartar sauce or mayonnaise. The point is to taste the fish or other meat you are eating not the condiments or buns. Most of the time places like McDonalds, Arby's Burger King and other fast food places pile on the condiments and special sauces. Then all one is tasting are these things an... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 16:16:06 EST A Quick Blurb About One of the Ads On Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327763 I really think that Sparks should rethink allowing McDonalds to advertise their fillet of fish deals when it is over 390 calories for one sandwich and the sodium and carbs are way too high as well. After all it is a weight loss site and no one is going to lose any weight eating 2 sandwiches from McDonalds. Sure it is 2 for 5 but it will not help the waistline at all. Most of the other ads are fine but this one is not. Sat, 4 Mar 2017 14:21:35 EST Remembering a Birthday and a Move http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327674 Yesterday my mother would have been 101. Every time I think about it I get upset. Her move to an assisted living place and her death has torn our family apart. I never hear from my sisters anymore and only hear or see my brother and his wife once a year around Christmas or New Years Day when they take us out to eat. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was also the anniversary of our move to Peshtigo. It was on the third of march in 200-7 when we moved here. It was after a major snow storm and I had to shove... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 10:25:28 EST Mackerel In a Salad, Snacking and the WEC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327388 My first lunch went through me so I ended up eating canned mackerel in a romaine salad. I also had a tomato, dried veggie blend, and blueberries in it. My daughter thought it was gross but it is still protein. <BR> <BR> I am eating too many snacks that include candy too and have to balance it out more. I have to make sure my protein and carbohydrates are equal for each meal. I had too many carbs for the first lunch. I should have omitted the cake altogether and ate it later. <BR> <BR> For... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 20:13:47 EST New Refrigerator and the Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321847 Well we got the new refrigerator yesterday. It is smaller than our old one and we had to get rid of some food and reorganize other stuff to make it work. Despite losing weight and inches I have the blues today. The sun is out but inside I am not feeling very sunny. <BR> <BR> The Blues <BR> Down in the dumps <BR> Feeling like a grump <BR> Have you ever bee... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:05:22 EST My Earnest Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320483 My Earnest Prayer <BR> <BR> Alas! My heart is weeping <BR> Over sins that keep creeping <BR> Into my very life <BR> Cutting me like a knife <BR> <BR> Oh God, where are you now? <BR> Do you even know how? <BR> How much I am hurting <BR> The effort I am exerting <BR> <BR> Trying to stay afloat <BR> Keep my feet in the boat <BR> \That I feel so all alone <BR> I have no place to call home <BR> <BR> No one on whom I can depend <BR> Will it ever end? <BR> Why did my desert me? <BR> Couldn’t the... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:19:32 EST IBS, Diverticulitis, Refunds, and First of Two Poems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320468 Well if one does not get you the other will. I have diverticulitis as well as IBS and if I do not chew nuts well enough I lose out too. I found that out when eating protein bars from Aldis that have a lot of peanuts or almonds in. I found out that Immodium is stronger than the store brand diarrhea medications. Waiting to get refund from state as they want proof of how I paid my taxes now. I guess you have to go through hoops to get any help now a days. <BR> <BR> A True Friend <BR> <BR> I d... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:26:02 EST Rain, IBS, and Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319111 I hate this rain it just makes me feel more depressed and makes my bones ache. Long for some sunshine and for people to stop leaving stupid comments on my blogs. Comments that do nothing but make me mad because they do not get it. Long haul with IBS; still losing meals and snacks at times. Depresses because it is going on 11 weeks now since we have been in church. I feel all alone at times and I cannot even hardly pray anymore. I wonder is anyone out there/ Can anyone feel my pain? I need to... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:52:30 EST Tax Refunds, gastroenterologist visit, and Sodium http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313603 Well we are getting our money from the Federal in tomorrow. The state is being a pill and wants to see the proof through my property taxes that I own a house. Now we can look into a different refrigerator to replace the one we have. also we need to order another set of furnace filters for the furnace. We are on the last set and I told my daughter it needs to be changed this month. She is the only one who can do it since she is not allergic to fiberglass. although the whole process is murder o... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 19:10:05 EST Nasty Weather and Refrigerator Problems and IBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312044 Well once again it says we are supposed to get ice again. And another Tuesday trip will be canceled . Lucky for me I bought extra food last week and I will have enough to last until Thursday. My daughter will go on the Thursday van in my place as I have a a gastroenterologist appointment that day. I have been having trouble losing what I eat again. Today I lost both meals and some snacks. The stuff the other one gave me is ineffective. <BR> <BR> We might have to get another refrigerator be... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 23:28:40 EST On and On it Goes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304309 Weather is better but the stuff for our dog is not working anymore. She is scratching too much again and we had to buy her steps cause of arthritis. I had shots in both knees yesterday. On going IBS issues. Recurring bladder trouble and plantar fascitis in right foot. Going on 7 weeks now without church. Please pray for us with all that is happening. Having trouble praying anymore. Just too much. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:59:42 EST Venting Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299994 Every now and then a person has to vent about stuff that happens and things that go wrong. Well now it is my time to vent. I am so disgusted with this weather that I want to move down south! Is there going to be an end to this snow and ice bit? For 2 weeks in a row now the Tuesday van has been canceled. We have just enough in the house to tide us over till Thursday. <BR> Once again I had to order from the local grocery store that delivers. I needed salt to clear it off once this rain stops. ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:31:01 EST BLC 33 Weekend Challenge and Food Situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299450 The Weekend Challenge has 3 parts to it. Nutrition, Fitness, and Healthy Habits. One of the activities is to try and eat one meal slower than usual. I finally remembered to do this today. I took my time and worked on a zig saw puzzle in between. Other activities is logging calories, planning fitness for the day and doing it and planning goals that will help you achieve your objectives. I have decided to try and limit my sodium intake. Because last week for 2 days my sodium was way over the ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:46:47 EST My Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299403 Well so far it is not a good year <BR> More bad weather I fear <BR> Snow and nasty ice <BR> Worse than lice <BR> <BR> Our dog is hurting bad <BR> Making us really sad <BR> Cold is hard on the bones <BR> Causes me to groan <BR> <BR> Still no place to praise <BR> Your holy blessed name <BR> Feeling all alone <BR> Without a church home <BR> <BR> Day after dreary day <BR> Find it hard to pray <BR> Hard to believe <BR> Even harder to see <BR> <BR> Lord won't you come through? <BR> It would be ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:53:10 EST Weather and Inane Comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296638 It is still cold and we are still waiting for a call from someone we know. the stupid snow plow barricaded us in with snow and ice and we do not even know if we can get out that way. First I have to get out of the house without falling on my butt. <BR> <BR> One thing I hate is when people post comments about having a good day when everything is going wrong. I will not have a good day then so do not even post it. Because it just irritates me and is completely inane or senseless. As the sayin... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:46:18 EST Weight gain, BLC 33 and Icy Sidewalks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296172 Well I gained a pound this week. The only thing I can think is it is water weight and I have been drinking 8-9 glasses of water and tea a day. It is kind of depressing starting out the new BLC with a weight gain. <BR> <BR> I am in the same team this round as the last round; the Powerful Prism Panthers. The leaders are very supportive and so is the whole team. That is just what I need right now since I am dealing with eye problems and other things too. One day I can see to read my bible well ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:52:32 EST