PROPMAN1's SparkPeople Blog PROPMAN1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community We should all be.... 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 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!! 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 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! 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! 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).... 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 "'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.... 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... 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!!! 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... 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 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 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 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's what i get for living in the Northeast. <BR> <BR> HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! ... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:08:03 EST YES.... 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 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 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 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's hoping. <em>527</em> Mon, 4 May 2015 16:15:07 EST Another one bites the dust... 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... 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!!! 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! 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) 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! It's March 17th: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVERYONE! <em>137</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:52:02 EST Birthday 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!!! 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? 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.... 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... 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 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... 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... 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..... 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... Just in case i don't get to this because, 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... 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.... 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...... 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... 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 I'm not lost... Haven't been posting or adding in any information this week...not because i'm busy...i've been under the weather. God willing and the creek don't return date will be June 23rd. <em>382</em> <em>41</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:58:48 EST 1 pound gone... Don't usually get on the scale (it isn't usually my friend) and it said I lost 1 pound. Big yippee...i've been on a plateau for a l-o-n-g time so one pound isn't all that great but...guess i should be happy. Who knows...maybe i'll check the scale again in a few weeks and there will be an even better surprise. Fingers crossed. <em>30</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:26:26 EST How do I..... If this title shows twice it's because i hit a wrong key...sorry. Anyway, I know someone gave me the answer to this before but think it may have been deleted. When you're in tracking your daily exercise - how do you get the calorie count to show when you're doing weights? Have no idea how many calories i may be burning when strength training. Would really like to know. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Think spring may have finally shown itself around these parts! <em>126</em> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:20:28 EST I'm back....... Have been off for a few days from work and SP but now am back. Had hoped the time off would have been restful but....not. Anyway, today i'm back to the fitness center. Yea! Plan is to do at least 15 minutes of cardio and 15 strength training. If there's any of my lunchtime left then i'll add some extra cardio. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:49:18 EST One week of good 5/12/14 - 5/16/14 Finally got in a full week where i exercised each day. I'm pleased and happy to have done it! Still taking the stairs 2-3 times per day as well (3 flights each time). Hope everyone has a great weekend. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:44:01 EST There's hope....maybe Have upped the workout minutes so am hoping that this will kick-start some weight loss. Have (sort of) sworn off stressing too much about my l-o-n-g plateau period. Let's see if this works at all. Here's to hope..... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:03:36 EST Holding & Waiting Am holding on to the same weight i had months ago. Have changed my exercise routine some to see if that helped. Also have been eating less....nothing changes. Still waiting for some weight to go away. <em>39</em> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 13:53:11 EST enough water Yes, it's great to know i'm doing 'something' right! <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help everybody. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:10:31 EST Hi and how much First just wanted to say "hi" to everyone. Second thing-know it has been asked and answered before're supposed to drink 8 glasses of water per day. What size glass? If i drink 16.9 oz bottle of water is that just 1 glass or more? Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:31:23 EST Planking Does anyone know if there's another name for 'planking'? When i go to the fitness tracker and put it in as someting i've done i can't find what i want. Ideas/suggestions. Thanks. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:40:45 EST Eating better Just wanted to say "Thanks" to all who gave words re: my 3 day no eating business. I have been doing better...will probably do even better when this humidity and heat goes lower. Best way i can look at it is"something is better than nothing." Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:32:29 EST Not a good idea I did something that was definitely not a good idea. I knew from past experience that it would bring me pain. Know what it was? I ate almost nothing for 3 days! Now my body is giving me stomach pain. Had intestinal surgery (major) a few years ago and I know my system cannot handle not having some food. Now to get back on track.... <em>39</em> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 13:42:32 EST