PURPLE0906's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PURPLE0906 PURPLE0906'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/ Saturday 12-27-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839223 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604076441.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1934040201.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l886371002.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l239682521.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l819731645.jpg"> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:26:47 EST Friday 12-26-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838649 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1048352563.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1257979305.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2085897090.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And this is how I feel today, lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1352725156.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a wonderful day!! Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:05:48 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838643 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l664911301.jpg"> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 06:39:26 EST Cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838319 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l988552374.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1620286616.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l973402806.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l329291605.jpg"> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:30:08 EST True Meaning of Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838282 <link>llerrah.com/truemeaningofchristmas.h<BR>tm </link> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l49749218.jpg"> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:00:09 EST Woo Hoo, home made Kielbasa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838071 John and I made 11 pounds of home made Kielbasa, a must have with sauerkraut for the New Year. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2146473727.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l783260863.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1204742571.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1557367323.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l396659281.jpg"> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:58:17 EST Wishing Everyone a safe Merry Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837930 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526977611.jpg"> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:05:20 EST Results so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837275 Went to the Doctor's today to talk about the x-rays that were done on my neck, hands and wrists. I have prominent osteophytes (bone spurs in the neck), rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative change throughout the spine. Doctor gave me exercises to do for neck, shoulder and hands. Next is x-ray of my lumbar - spine and blood tests. <BR> I did not get out of his office till around 11:30 (9:30 appointment), so called work and just took 4 hrs without pay. Came home and Melissa and Lilly were there. ... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:04:56 EST It's Monday again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836676 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1612946584.jpg"> <BR> Well, I have a Doctor's appointment today. Get to find out the results of the x-rays that were taken of my neck, hands and wrists. <BR> Had a busy weekend, cleaned, got laundry done, went to Farmer's Market, got hair cut (yes it is short), made Honey comb candy, drove to Niblock's Pork store in New Jersey and purchased a lot of food, shopped for a couple more presents. So glad I found 3 outfits for my co-workers grandd... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:12:02 EST Happy Caturday to Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835842 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l614897479.jpg"> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:00:49 EST Happy Friday Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835242 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1425017377.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2098859009.jpg"> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:07:19 EST Take a deep breath http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834246 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l252615896.jpg"> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:03:15 EST Sad, disappointed, mad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832238 Have not posted blogs these past couple of days, just was not in the mood. I found out my Aunt in Chicago passed away. She passed on Saturday, Dec. 6th and I didn't find out until Tuesday night, Dec. 9th. She was a loving, caring woman who gave most of her life taking care of her sister that was partially brain dead. I don't recall her ever saying anything negative or mean about anyone. <BR> I don't think I can forgive my two cousins who did not let other family members know what was going ... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:45:38 EST Update 12/9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830085 As some of you know, I turned 58 this past September. I was given the opportunity to do something with my retirement fund. I had decided to take that fund in a one time lump sum. <BR> I put that sum in an IRA Savings Account. I was able to pay off my second mortgage, my car and other bills that I had. My house was in foreclosure and I was able to pay for Dec., Jan., and Feb. through a third party who was helping me to keep the house, so after a month or so the mortgage will go to another ban... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 06:05:23 EST Busy, stressful week and will be busy this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828504 This morning we will be taking my car to the dealer since it has 2 recalls on it. We were told it will probably be like 3 hrs. So we will probably walk inside the local Farmer's market and I know I will be picking some vegetables and fruits up. John also scheduled to have heating oil delivered and they will call an hour before they come. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1698034324.jpg"> Yep, need to clean the house, work on laundry. Plan to also go to BJ's and pick u... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 08:26:14 EST Yay its Friday and Pay Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827944 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1500079645.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1784869520.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2086749058.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l27401443.jpg"> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 06:38:38 EST In a lot of pain today, hate cold rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827131 First let me say Lilly and I had a really great day on Saturday. We watched cartoons, Madagascar and Shrek, made a tent out of a sheet, colored and drew, played a little outside (could not stay out too long was really cold and windy). Of course, she did not take a nap but that was ok. She is such a love!!! <BR> Been a very busy week at work, even stayed Monday night till 6:20 and worked today through lunch. Weather has not been nice, one day we had rain, sleet, snow. Today rain again. Have... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 18:40:59 EST yep it's Monday again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825588 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l262244952.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1860274701.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1643907607.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:46:25 EST Watching Lilly today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824547 Melissa has to work today from 2:30-10:30, Pat is away for the weekend, so I will be going over to watch Lilly and spend the night with them. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1193427884.jpg"> (pic before the dog attack) <BR> Lilly is such a doll and I can't wait. Hope the weather warms up so we can get out and get some fresh air, she loves the outside. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good day!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:28:55 EST Busy Day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824165 Although I have off today, it's going to be a very busy day today. While cooking the Thanksgiving dinner yesterday <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l485067853.jpg">, I started making speghetti sauce. So today, I will finish making the meatballs, work on laundry, clean house, and work out. John will be going over Mom's to pick up her hope chest and all the Jim Beam bottles that my father had collected and whatever else he brings back so I will need to figure out where to put... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:29:48 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823794 Well, the 20 lb turkey and gravy I cooked for our work luncheon was a success. There was so much food and what was left over the single techs took home. <BR> I talked to Melissa yesterday and it looks like they will not be coming. She has today off, but has to work Friday and Saturday 2:30 - 10:30. She just wants to stay home and relax. If Pat goes away I will be watching Lilly on Saturday and will be staying Saturday night. <BR> Mom will be at my older sister's today, younger sister is coo... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:57:56 EST Tuesday 11-25-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822646 This past Sunday, went to the Farmer's Market. Walked around outside for a while and then went inside for my fruits and vegetables. <BR> Took out the 20 lb turkey to thaw out. I will be cooking it for our Thanksgiving Luncheon. Everyone brings in a dish. I did pick up 4 pomegranates <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l786351039.jpg">, wish they were not so high. They also had beets <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l71964513.jpg"> which I cleaned and put in m... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:16:55 EST Benefits of Pomegranate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821462 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1144687150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Benefits of Pomegranate <BR> A pomegranate is a fruit that is very rich in nutrients which makes it quite popular around the world. The fruit originated in areas of Northern India, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, though it also grows in Peninsular Malaysia, Southeast Asia, California, Armenia, tropical Africa and others. This fruit has a very leathery texture on the outside that may be orange-yellow, red or purple... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:44:21 EST Day 6 Treadmill and update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821111 Woo Hoo, got 61 mins. on the <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l346276820.jpg"> for 2.52 miles, so happy!! <BR> This week on the treadmill: <BR> Sat - 2.52 <BR> Fri - 1.05 <BR> Thur - 1.03 <BR> Wed - break <BR> Tues - 1.28 <BR> Mon - 1.02 <BR> Been logging on for 179 days and am determined to continue. This site is so great, fantastic, informative, etc. I have met new, kind and loving people lately as well as gotten back with old friends. I feel very blessed. <BR> <BR> Th... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:25:30 EST Day 5 Treadmill and update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820824 Was able to get on the treadmill this morning and did my 1 mile <em>30</em> . Afterwards, showered, went to my Doctor's. The staff there are all new and I was able to see the nurse. We talked and I really like her. She was so down to earth and explained they are trying to get the office working correctly. The one's that were there before were pretty nasty to people. <BR> Anyway, she came right out and asked what worked for me and I told her. I have a sinus infection, so I am now on a anti... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:24:15 EST Benefits of Cayenne Pepper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819881 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l930318904.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Many societies, especially those of the Americas and China, have a history of using cayenne pepper therapeutically. A powerful compound with many uses, cayenne pepper is currently gaining buzz for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity. <BR> Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delir... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:14:04 EST Day 4 Treadmill and update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819012 I stayed home again today from work. Did get a little sleep in last night. I decided I was going to keep a journal and record my blood pressure, etc. So this morning I was researching about beets and on one of my teams someone mentioned about cayenne pepper. She said she drinks it in in her tea with lemon and honey. Sooooooooo, I decided to give it a try. Well, lets just say I put a tsp in it, took a sip and omg ran for the water bottle, lol. So then I put half of it in a water bottle, the o... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:26:07 EST Benefits of Beets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818719 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l662500037.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The beets belong to the same family as chard and spinach. Beet leaves have a bitter taste like chard, but is rich in chlorophyll. Although bitter, the greens have a higher nutritional value than its roots. <BR> Both beetroot and beet greens are very powerful cleansers and builders of the blood. Betacyanin is the phytochemical in beet that gives it its rich ‘amethyst’ color that significantly reduces homocysteine le... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:50:42 EST Day 3 Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818328 Called out <em>527</em> today, did not get any sleep last night. John had a side job to do this morning, so Ivory <em>338</em> and I layed down and I got a short nap. When John got home, he ran to the bank and post office. I was feeling a little better so got my butt on the treadmill. <BR> I wanted to get a mile in and it took 25 mins, but I got it in. Not gonna let this sinus infection get in my way, lol <BR> Plan on getting a couple of things done, then resting the rest of the day.... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:18:59 EST Day 2 Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817619 Woke up this morning, had my tea with honey and lemon <em>469</em> , got the cats taken care of, folded 2 loads of laundry, then went on the treadmill and after 21 minutes, guess what happens. Yep, light goes out, treadmill stops, ugh breaker tripped. So, i come out of the room, greet Ivory <em>338</em> , go to the electric box and fix it, back on the treadmill I went, lol <BR> Did 61 mins. 2.54 miles <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l110137... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:19:05 EST Making time for myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817277 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1665046294.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep Got my butt on the treadmill and feel great!! Did 2 1/2 miles!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:23:17 EST Shelters for outside cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817107 Making a shelter for feral cats takes about ten minutes and provides warmth, safety, and protection from the cold weather months. Now that’s what we call a simple way to make a difference! Watch the video below for straight forward instructions–supervised by Marmalade the cat, of course! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/feralsh<BR>elteridea/#6wmwWZcsuEexmwP4.01 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:37:57 EST Friday 11-14-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816536 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l50989666.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1258563625.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l441041871.jpg"> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:53:17 EST Thursday 11-13-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815938 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2025461509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1114347312.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l313050069.jpg"> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:56:00 EST To all Veterans and their Families, Thank You!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814645 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1968096135.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l579639113.jpg"> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:48:08 EST You are never alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813476 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1527717020.jpg"> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 09:00:33 EST Light a Candle For little Scotty McMillan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812920 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2113848193.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Light the way to Heaven" tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. For little Scotty McMillan. Wherever you are, light a candle and say a prayer for this sweet little boy. His last memories on earth were of pain, fear and loneliness... But that is no more! For the rest of eternity he will be in the presence of The Lord who will comfort him and restore his little body and blanket him with unconditional love. Rest in Heavenly pe... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 05:43:58 EST Happy Friday Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812360 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1097997488.jpg"> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 06:10:51 EST Day 5 of Apple Cider Vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811129 After seeing the benefits of Apple cider vinegar, I decided to start taking it in the morning. Today is day 5 and it seems I have more energy and less draining from the sinuses. I am also not coughing as much either (although it has been 6 weeks of coughing, draining). <BR> Was up at 5am, took care of the cats, did dishes, made my morning smoothie and lunch for today. <BR> Now just hoping for a less stressful, busy day at work today, yesterday was brutal. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 07:05:16 EST Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808294 1. Apple cider vinegar can detoxify your home. <BR> <BR> It's made from apple juice and is fermented to hard apple cider. It's then fermented a second time to become apple cider vinegar. By using ACV in lieu of other products, we instantly decrease the consumption of unnatural chemicals in our homes and daily lives. <BR> <BR> 2. It can make your hair shine. <BR> <BR> Apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will boost your hair's body and shine. I reco... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:10:23 EST 10/28/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806735 Had a busy night last night. Stopped and picked up things I needed at BJ's. Picked up red seedless grapes, green seedless grapes, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries. Got them all washed and frozen, then made dinner. It was so nice outside we bbq'd. <BR> I read somewhere that putting apple cider vinegar in your animals water will help keep the fleas away so I am trying it. Does not look like the cats like it but hoping it works. <BR> John pulled up the pepper plants, tilled the g... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:28:23 EST Home now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805169 I am home now. Had a really nice weekend with my daughter (Melissa) and granddaughter (Lilly). <BR> Wish I could put up some pictures but because of the dog attack on Lilly, I can't right now. <BR> But Lilly was great, we watched cartoons, movies, played outside, etc. Melissa had to be at work at 6:30 this morning so when Lilly woke up and called for mom she got mom-mom instead. You know there is nothing like a child's smile and hug!!! Wish they lived closer but I am glad they are not too fa... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:21:34 EST TGIF 10/24/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803758 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1881600652.jpg"> <BR> Yay, its the weekend. John is selling at the Farmer's Market this weekend. Melissa is working and Pat went on a trip so I will be taking Melissa to work and watching Lilly this weekend. <BR> Will be staying at her place on saturday. Will be nice spending time with them. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a safe and good weekend!!! Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:31:58 EST Wed 10/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802595 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l561220170.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not much to say, been very busy at work this week, probably be like that for the rest of the week also. Another tech left and one is out due to death in family. <BR> Rain today and tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a nice day!! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:06:12 EST Benefits of Blackberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801931 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1490086302.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As in other kinds of bush berries, blackberries too are packed with numerous plant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and dietary fibers that are essential for optimum health. <BR> <BR> The berries are very low in calories. 100 g provide just 43 calories. Nonetheless, they are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber (100 g whole berries consist of 5.3 g or 14% RDA of fiber). Xylitol, a low-calorie ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:43:50 EST 10/20/14 MRI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801290 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l463762126.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's exactly how I feel this morning, wish I could stay in bed.....oh well. <BR> <BR> This weekend I got a letter from the Insurance Company, they denied the MRI. They said there was not enough info, so I dug around the house and found some papers from the Doctor's that I went to. Going to call my new Doctor and see if they will help. Have not had an MRI since 1999 and I did go to PT in 1999. Had one Doctor reti... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:49:52 EST Prayer for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800725 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1452044960.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Went to the Farmer's Market yesterday, as I walked closer to where John had set up, I heard Mom-Mom. My daughter, Pat and Lilly came. I was very happy to see them. We walked around, at times I would carry Lilly. The gravel area is hard on your feet to walk on even with tennis shoes. Needless to say Lilly made out like a bandit, lol. <BR> They stayed a couple of hours, then had to leave because they were going to ... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:42:56 EST Weekend's here - Farmers Market http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800190 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2090103426.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l588081352.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Weekend's here and going to be busy. John rented 2 spots at the Farmer's Market, so we will be selling stuff there today and tomorrow. He left before 6 am this morning to set up and I will be going later this morning. The weather today is going up to 66, so it should be a pleasant day. <BR> Still waiting to hear back from the Doctor's. Wait... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:46:15 EST Seedless Green Grapes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799078 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l57448289.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One cup of green grapes contains 104 calories and 1.4 grams of fiber. <BR> <BR> Fruit is an essential part of your daily diet because it supplies essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to good health. Green grapes are a healthy choice and are low in calories, contain zero grams of fat and pack a nutritional punch. It is simple to add these tiny fruits to a variety of healthy dishes to enhance the flavor a... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:34:24 EST Benefits of Cashews http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798492 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1068141106.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cashews are high in calories. 100 g of nuts provide 553 calories. They are packed with soluble dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect us from diseases and cancers. <BR> <BR> They are rich in “heart-friendly” monounsaturated-fatty acids like oleic, and palmitoleic acids. These essential fatty acids help lower harmful LDL-cholesterol while increasing good ... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:39:08 EST