PROPMAN1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PROPMAN1 PROPMAN1'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/ All i can do is apologize http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152863 To ALL my SP Friends and eveyone else: have not been blogging, responding to any else's blog or otherwise been engaging much with/in SP. Changed place of employment and computer access is limited at best. It is my hope to return to fitness and being in touch more as soon as possible. Until then....my apologies for not being here/there. <em>382</em> <em>532</em> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:31:10 EST Waiting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131012 My patience is wearing thin. The Fitness Center i go to has been closed for a bit now for renovations. They were supposed to be open but the construction workers ran into difficulties and it's taking longer than expected. I'm lost.....can feel the muscles weakening, the pounds returning, my attitude going downhill. Have been trying to alk and do some light weights at home...just not the same! Please hurry and open again so i can feel the sense of fulfillment i get from working out. Plea... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:11:55 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121465 Hello SPer's: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!! <em>441</em> <em>137</em> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:38:29 EST Ideas Anyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119106 I changed my MS medicine about 3-4 months ago. I'm happy to be able to take a pill everyday vs. injection. Now however, despite my exercising 5-7 days/week my weight is going up. I'm so unhappy about this. Anyone been down this road? What did you do? How did you stay positive? Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:51:03 EST Friendly Reminder.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116850 It's that wonderful time of year again where the clocks get changed (again). Don't forget to set your clock 1 hour ahead....Spring Forward, Fall Back. Night will be lighter when leaving work and you'll get more time in your garden/out walking, whatever you like to do. GO SPRING!!!! <em>126</em> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:50:20 EST It's my birthday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115119 Yep, it is. I am now 60. Guess this is a good thing...so many don't make it this far. Yes, I weigh more now than i used to but....I WILL CONTINUE TO EXERCISE. I WILL WORK HARDER TO ENJOY LIFE. There's no going back! Wed, 9 Mar 2016 11:27:25 EST Have a nice weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105489 Wishing all in SP a good weekend! <em>30</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>247</em> <em>253</em> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:11:38 EST Happy 'V' Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6093442 Just wanted to wish everyone, in a relationship or not, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:31:05 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082294 Nothing profound or knowledge based here. Just wishing everyone a HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Have a great weekend. <em>386</em> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:23:06 EST Happy Holidays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052048 I am wishing each and everyone of my fellow SP'ers: HAVE MERRY, HAPPY, SAFE & HEALTHY HOLIDAYS!! <em>445</em> <em>501</em> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:56:27 EST She's Gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6041312 What i/we had hoped wouldn't have to happen did in fact. My girl (Lady), my precious cocker had to be put down. My heart is broken but her quality of life would have been extremely poor if any other decision had been made. <BR> Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and support! <BR> <BR> R.I.P. Lady. Love you. <em>214</em> <em>51</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2015 16:34:50 EST Sad.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039980 Received a call from my hubby letting me know that our coacker spaniel, Lady, is not doing well. She keeps falling over when she tries to stand and walk. I know she's 12 (84 people years) and at least since we've had her she's had a good life....doesn't make the sad facts any easier. Her life started out pretty good, then she had a couple of years with an abusive and neglectful owner and then she got us. Think the years she had that weren't good took a toll on her and some of her medical i... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:43:07 EST We should all be.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037658 Thankful. No matter our circumstances-there is someone out there much worse off. I've been, for years, when anyone comes to me complaining about no money, inconsiderate children/bosses, etc. responding with "It could be worse". Many look at me like "What are you saying"? Have asked that they take into account the person who would be happy to have whatever amount of money they have (small though it may be)or just think what your life would be if your child wasn't here anymore or had a subs... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:39:26 EST Made It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033184 Hi SP'ers (especially those who wished me back to health from my fall). I'm back at it again (said i would be)! Docs think it was my blood pressure dropping that caused my loss of conciousness and fall. Hopefully it won't happen again! <BR> I Thank You all and wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! <em>426</em> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:58:24 EST I'll be back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023723 Have been taking some time off from exercising as i took a tumble the other day. Not sure if my blood pressure dropped suddenly or my ms flared but.....i hit the ground without warning. Am nursing a bruised thigh and a very sore neck. However, I HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF GETTING BACK IN THE SADDLE NEXT WEEK!! <BR> <BR> HAPPY HALLOWEEN SP Friends!! <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>275</em> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:57:15 EST Update from colonoscopy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014871 Had colonoscopy done. Nothing found so now i need to have an ultrasound done (not scheduled yet) so they can try to figure out what has caused narrowing of the colon. Been through too much -these gastro-intestinal issues (for me) are never an easy fix. Will let you know when ultrasound done and they find...... <BR> <BR> Thanks for asking!!! Greatly appreciated. <em>41</em> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:42:50 EST UGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994842 Had a CAT scan and docs found that my colon is narrowing. Having a colonoscopy tomorrow so can't eat today (want to very much). Let's hope they find nothing. Get to go home and have that utterly delicious 'prep' drink. Oh joy, Oh rapture.....Wish me luck! Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:41:26 EST Yea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985807 Lost another 2.6 pounds! Been eating a bit less, getting in some exercise, and generally (trying) to not be so stressed. I'm pleased with myself (for the minute). <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> To everyone who responded to my blog of 8/17: Thank you. Your words meant a lot. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:04:37 EST Pray it gets better (please).... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979639 Had an interesting weekend. Started off pretty decent but the ride home was awful! My hubby, a friend and my son all got into a big screaming match (of course, i already had a headache). It should have ended when my son and our friend both said "okay...you're right" but it didn't. Hubby didn't let it go. A bit later hubby and son went at it over another issue. My son went "okay, you're right" but hubby didn't let it go (again). I'm still reeling from the whole ordeal (especially since ... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:55:34 EST Almost.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977365 Almost FRIDAY!!!! Don't know about you but i'm so looking forward to the weekend. Hope evryone has a good one and enjoys! <em>224</em> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:58:26 EST Friday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973764 Not writing anything impactful or insightful but....I Wish everyone a great weekend! <em>247</em> Fri, 7 Aug 2015 15:19:35 EST GRRRR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969097 Going to do something i don't usually do and that is to vent my aggravation. It's probably me but...why do people have to change their minds, their demeanor, preferences without warning to you so often? So far my hubby has shown no concern about the fact that dealership said that car engine could blow at anytime (guess who still has to drive to and from work and guess who'll finance the next vehicle), my workout buddy decided she doesn't want to do it anymore she'd rather eat lunch, my co-w... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:29:40 EST I'm Back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963729 Hello Fellow Sparkers: Been away for a while on a stay-cation. Now I'm back with the intent to get back into the good routine again....smaller amounts of food and exercise. YEA!!!!!! <em>521</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:15:50 EST Happy 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953974 Doing this early so it's not forgotten: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO YOU!! <em>283</em> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:05:30 EST Good Doctor's Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949225 Saw my neuro on Saturday. Found that i've lost about 6 pounds and my blood pressure has gone from 136/86 to 117/72. WOO-HOO!! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:45:33 EST Friday at last http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940271 Glad it's Friday (finally). Been a less than stellar week...went home sick on Tuesday, stayed home Wednesday and now...know what the problem is/will be. I'm getting a cold!!! This is all the fault of the weather. We had several days of 80 degree weather and within a short time....back to the 50's. My body has never dealt well with this type of sudden change. I DON'T LIKE WEATHER COOLER THAN 75!!!!!!! Oh well...it's what i get for living in the Northeast. <BR> <BR> HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! ... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:08:03 EST YES.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936337 PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMO......IT'S FINALLY FRIDAY!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a nice weekend everyone! <em>244</em> Fri, 29 May 2015 14:58:27 EST Finally good weather...Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924750 At last we're having wonderful (warm) weather for Mother's Day. Seems to me that usually it's chilly and or raining for this day. After the winter we just had....i'll take each day of warmth and be happy. <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> <em>26</em> HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO EVERYONE!!! <em>247</em> <em>26</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 09:52:32 EST Feeling a little better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922962 Morning All- <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit better. Someone in fam took dog for walk as i passed out cold on the couch after feeding" my girl". Slept until 3:15 this morning when "my girl" decided she needed to go out. At work now....good thing i didn't call out sick as several hospital surveyors are here. Yea! Not. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your well wishes. Appreciated. <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 May 2015 09:52:01 EST Under the weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922543 Hope tomorrow I feel better. Right now all i want to do is lie down, nap and be left alone. Would be nice if the fam walks and feeds the dog tonight-we'll see. Have to come to work tomorrow as a co-worker is off. Really stinks to not feel well as the weather has finally become spring like. Oh well....here's hoping. <em>527</em> Mon, 4 May 2015 16:15:07 EST Another one bites the dust... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917023 Did what i usually don't do-got on the scale. Pleasant surprise...lost another pound. Woo-HOO!!!! Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:53:19 EST Another passing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912951 Received word this morning that my neighbor who lost her husband close to Christmas last year, lost her mom either last night or this morning. Been about 4 months between the two. <em>39</em> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:14:09 EST TGIF, TGIF, TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908831 Can't say it enough. In addition, we're due for some sunshine and weather in the 50's!! That may not sound like anyhting to crow about but...we're seeing the last of the 108+ inches of snow go away as well as temps in the cold zone. I'm a summer girl so...this is the beginning of my season!! YIPPEE!!! <BR> <BR> I'm just s-o-o-o thrilled. HAVE A FAB FRIDAY AND A NICE WEEKEND EVERYONE. <em>125</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <em>126</em> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:45:09 EST Happy April 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903613 Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy April Fool's Day! <em>125</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:09:29 EST TGIT & TGIF (almost) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900135 Yes, another l-o-n-g week is almost over so TGIT!!!!! Thankfully tomorrow we can say TGIF!!!! I'm ready. Spring seems so long away. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:34:30 EST HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894509 It's March 17th: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVERYONE! <em>137</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:52:02 EST Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889927 It's my birthday so i splurged....did not go to fitness center...went out to lunch instead and had my Favorite thing...FRENCH TOAST. Tomorrow we'll go back to regular mode. Yea! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:27:32 EST IT'S ALMOST FRIDAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883224 Not sure about anyone else but....TGIT and tomorrow- TGIF!!!!! To all my SP Friends and acquaintances.....Have a Wonderful Weekend. <em>224</em> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:25:55 EST Where's Spring? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881242 Looking out of my office window onto a white landscape that is not of my liking. Looks like it will take at least 3 months to get rid of this stuff. Bring on spring!!! <em>126</em> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:13:58 EST Still the same.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870744 Weight remains the same....hopefully not a plateau (again). I'll keep working though. <em>231</em> <em>362</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 14:43:29 EST A little more gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860966 Dropped another bit of weight (approximately 1/2-1 pound). I'll take what i can get. Yippee! Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:48:57 EST Need some help/advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855825 I've been tracking my food and fitness. Today (again) i got a message that i'm not taking in enough calories to equal my output (does this make sense?). I'm trying to lose some weight so (not easy...i'm older)....Help please. <em>304</em> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:46:41 EST Getting There... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854361 Can't believe it but, at last eating a bit less and exercising is starting to make a difference. It's been months with no weight loss and now...Viola!....since the beginning of this year i've lost 3.5 pounds. I'm actually feeling really good because of this. Not where i want to be but....closer than before. <BR> <BR> Thanks SP! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:25:11 EST A Little Selfish... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849589 I am going to be a little selfish and pat myself on the back. Made it to the fitness center 4 days in a row!!! Woo-Hoo. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 15:03:32 EST New Year..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847469 New year....hopefully a new me too! Took a few days off to clear my mind so....hope springs eternal that this year i can reach my goal (lose 10 pounds). Good Luck to everyone on their journey (whatever it may be)! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 09:45:20 EST Happy Holidays... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833978 Just in case i don't get to this because of...work, Christmas, New Year's, time off.....HAVE THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS (no matter which one(s) you observe)!!!!!! <em>499</em> <em>442</em> <em>501</em> <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> Peace. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:17:53 EST Thank you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833959 Just wanted to thank all the SP folks who expressed kind words of encouragement and sympathy. Thank you so very much! Hope all have a good holiday season. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:30:00 EST Sad news.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830938 Just got word my neighbor of over 20 years passed away last night. He was in his early 50's, went to work but did not make it home. Why at this time of year? I'm jus so sad..... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:28:38 EST I've lost...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827670 Finally...i've lost another 2-3 pounds!!! It's been a while now since anything happened. Makes me a bit more satisfied that my work is actually worthwhile and paying off. <em>244</em> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:04:16 EST Keep trying... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810083 So far i've had good/great days/weeks and then things go awry. The one thing learned so far is to Keep Trying! There will be days when i fall off the fitness and/or decent eating scale but it's like riding a horse...when you fall, get back up and ride. This is going to be my motto for the rest of this year. <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 14:52:25 EST