PROPMAN1's SparkPeople Blog PROPMAN1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Getting there.... Finally, the first surgery is done. Now we just wait until all the poison is out of his system and prepare for second surgery. The second round will tell us if we need to deal with chemo/radiation. Hopeful that it's a benign tumor. I thank everyone who prayed for/thought about my husband! If you can, please continue the prayers. Thank you. Wed, 3 May 2017 10:35:43 EST Let Him Be Okay.... Am asking for your prayers. My husband is in the hospital with a tumor on his pancreas. Monday we went to PC doctor because the whites of his eyes were yellow (jaundice). After having a cat scan they found the tumor. At this point we don't know if it's benign or not. He is being transferred to another hospital either today or over the weekend. This other hospital is not close. All I'm asking is that he be okay! <BR> <BR> Thank you. <em>532</em> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:58:50 EST Away for a little while.... Just wanted to say that i'll be away for approximately 2 1/2 weeks so there will be no SP traffic happening. I wish all HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:52:49 EST IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS.... we're almost at that 'special' day. No, not the day filled with presents but the day when a person was born who gave his life for each of us. Think no matter what your belief is we can all come together in peace and love. <BR> <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, JOYOUS KWANZAA AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!! <em>446</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>408</em> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:13:08 EST Thanksgiving It's almost Turkey Day....hope everyone has a happy one. I (and many others) have much to be thankful for. Have survived another year, seen another presidential election (no comment on how I feel about it), and will have food/family/friends to share the time with. I wish All members of SP, their family and friends a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! <em>426</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:06:10 EST It's Friday....finally with a 'little' complaint Morning All- <BR> <BR> TGIF!!!!!!!!!!! Been a long, tough week. Now comes another 'bad' part-WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR CLOCKS. I seriously dislike having to turn the clocks back an hour. Okay, so maybe we do get an extra hour of sleep (yeah, right) but it's darker when getting out of work. Wish they'd leave the time alone!! Is it too much to ask? NO,it isn't! Fri, 4 Nov 2016 08:15:25 EST Plateau broken (hopefully for good) Finally, after many, many months of sitting at one weight, the scale (digital-which I like) showed a weight loss of 7 pounds. You cannot imagine my joy and surprise. I've been waiting s-o-o-o long for the numbers to go down. I'm happy about it but haven't told anyone but my friends at SP. It's not a noticeable loss but that's okay-I know. <BR> <BR> Have more weight to lose but this is a start. Thank you SP! <em>321</em> <em>30</em> <em>532</em> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:46:09 EST Can you help...... I live in Massachusetts and have Verizon FIOS as my company. Does anyone know what station SP broadcasts from? I'd love to do some of the SP videos but have no idea where to find them. Can anyone help? <em>304</em> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:21:14 EST YAHOO.... Tomorrow is Friday...YEA! It's a 3 day weekend too!!! YAHOO!! Wish all my SP friends a good Friday and a great weekend. Well deserved by all !!!!!! <em>345</em> <em>532</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:25:59 EST Happy 4th! To all my SP friends: HAVE A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!! Try not to overeat but enjoy yourselves. <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:14:51 EST We Did It... It's almost Friday...we made it through another week. Am sure some of us are happier than others with this week and the progress. Others not so happy with what wasn't accomplished. Either way SPers....we made it! We live to fight on. <BR> <BR> Have a nice weekend!!!! Keep the Faith! <em>532</em> Thu, 12 May 2016 16:26:42 EST Happ (belated) Mother's Day! Sorry moms...i forgot to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day! Hope evryone felt the love. <em>41</em> <em>214</em> <em>532</em> Mon, 9 May 2016 12:24:25 EST All i can do is apologize 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 apologies for not being here/there. <em>382</em> <em>532</em> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:31:10 EST Waiting... 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 Hello SPer's: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!! <em>441</em> <em>137</em> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:38:29 EST Ideas Anyone... 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.... 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... Yep, it is. I am now 60. Guess this is a good 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 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! 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! 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! 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... 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.... 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.... 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