RENATA144's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RENATA144 RENATA144'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/ Happy Summer !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953081 <em>184</em> <em>214</em> <em>237</em> <em>384</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:49:49 EST Be Joyful ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947510 Having a Positive attitude is good for your health & well being. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 23:57:25 EST Perseverance pays off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943768 NEVER SURRENDER. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:51:50 EST Plan ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940476 Stay on track to achieve your goals. Fri, 5 Jun 2015 23:55:44 EST Celebrate your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939946 You're Alive !!! <BR> <em>356</em> <em>355</em> <em>354</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2015 23:58:38 EST A good cry is good for you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937566 I've been the Rock of Gibraltar for too many for far too long. Tonight I allowed myself to have a really good cry. My Alzheimer's stricken hubby hurt me 1 time too many so I let him see me cry. He comforted me by touching my tummy. That was so sweet of him. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 00:00:27 EST Eating to spare someone's feelings is hurting me ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937038 A new friend likes to make food for me. Unfortunately she fails to acknowledge that I had just eaten my meal & am stuffed. I don't want to hurt her feelings but I really don't need to eat 2 meals in a row. I have to wrap up the second meal for another time. <em>15</em> <em>33</em> Sat, 30 May 2015 23:56:21 EST Be an early riser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935994 Accomplish more <em>243</em> Thu, 28 May 2015 23:58:49 EST Go for a swim http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934992 It's low impact & oh so refreshing! <em>237</em> <BR> I finally went for a swim at my local community pool with my BFF. It was part of her new therapy regimen to help her to regain her strength after her hip replacement surgery. She enjoyed the deep water & swam like a fish. It was beautiful to finally see her pain free. It's a powerful experience to see her abandon her walker. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:26:56 EST Be flexible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929887 Keep an open mind. <BR> You may learn something that need to know. Sun, 17 May 2015 23:37:51 EST HAPPY SPRING !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926076 <em>184</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> Sun, 10 May 2015 23:58:44 EST Be the solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920694 You know the right thing to do <BR> So do it <BR> <em>306</em> <em>362</em> Fri, 1 May 2015 09:32:13 EST Take the time to listen to other people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919373 You may learn something that you need to know. <BR> You may help them when you act as a " sounding board ". Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:02:48 EST Lets enjoy the Beautiful weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913661 Let's go for a walk together! <em>342</em> <em>361</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:27:18 EST Keep your Resolve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904451 Dispite the obstacles that life presents to you. <BR> <em>85</em> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:54:11 EST Give yourself a Spring makeover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900872 You won't believe how great that you can make yourself feel. <BR> <em>344</em> <em>345</em> <em>351</em> <em>218</em> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:29:28 EST Do whatever you must to be Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900349 Then you can be successful in more of your endeavors. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:20:59 EST By Helping others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898486 You help yourself as well <em>220</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:08:19 EST Being a mentor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896178 Is a beautiful thing. No matter how old you or your mentee are. <em>220</em> <em>361</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:51:14 EST I so Happy !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895603 I'm finally able to bring my sweet husband Home from the nursing home !!! Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:56:44 EST Find a good role model & friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877115 My new friend is a great role model for me especially when it comes to diet I've learned to cut my meals in half and take half home and I have another meal for another time and I'm so comfortable eating out with her than I've been with other friends in the past. <BR> <BR> I enjoy telling her that she's a good influence on me & I thank her for it. <em>389</em> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:57:34 EST Make your own miracles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875396 Believe in self <BR> You are stronger than you think you are Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00:08:38 EST Your hard work can pay off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875389 <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:56:59 EST Woman -Up !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870985 Dig deep & summon your Courage. <BR> Don't let anything keep you from your goals. <BR> <em>344</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 23:58:27 EST Facing my fears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864881 I was terrified of walking & driving on this icy day but I summoned the courage to do both. I had to visit my sweet hubby in the rehab/ nursing home. <BR> I'm glad that I went but I will have to visit him less frequently until the weather improves. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:36:07 EST Call someone that you miss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862491 Before it's too late. <BR> I just lost one of my favorite cousins. <BR> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:53:47 EST Take a break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860668 So you don't burn out Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:06:59 EST Helping others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853921 Also helps you. <BR> Being of service to other people is good for you. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:35:33 EST I had a Happy Birthday !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851463 I was surrounded by a lot of really Good people. <BR> <em>383</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 23:58:57 EST Stay Strong in the face of adversity. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844379 Remember who you are & don't allow anyone the privilege of bringing you down to their level. You must be ready to rise to any challenge that comes before you. <BR> Think like a Champion - & you will be one. <em>104</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 00:28:18 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842284 May to be your best year ever !!! <BR> <em>408</em> <em>236</em> <em>104</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>129</em> <em>244</em> <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>438</em> <em>345</em> <em>229</em> <em>524</em> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> <em>383</em> <em>384</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:36:12 EST Never underestimate anyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840449 Especially yourself Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:46:20 EST Help an elderly friend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837875 Recently I've been driving a very sweet & beautiful lady to & from the nursing home so that we can visit our husbands. <BR> Yesterday she asked me about blood tests & I realized that she meant taking what is meant to be a daily or even several times a day test with a diabetes glucose testing device. I offered & later went to her home & showed her how to use the device. But when we tested her blood it was 63 !!!!!! I was alarmed. She doesn't eat lunch. I strongly yet gently impressed upon h... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:48:27 EST My pants are falling down !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837659 <em>9</em> <BR> I'm going to have to stick to skirts. <BR> Thank God it's going to be warm this Christmas ! <BR> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>444</em> <em>447</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:16:36 EST Make a new friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829370 It's good for your soul <em>220</em> <em>361</em> <em>342</em> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 23:34:17 EST Chrocheting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827856 Is an amazing diet aid. I'm so busy that I don't have enough time to snack !!! Thu, 4 Dec 2014 23:51:41 EST Good news for me !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826095 I'm pleased to announce that my A1c is now 7.2 !!!! My dr. Took me off of Humalog = no more injections 3 times a day. I've been losing weight. <BR> My Endocrinologist actually said -" I'm very Proud of you !!!" To Meeeee <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:24:32 EST Happy Thanksgiving !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824480 <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:58:24 EST Call a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818640 It will be good for both of you. <em>361</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:52:31 EST My hobby is a great diet aide ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817458 I have started crocheting to calm my nerves & have a productive pastime now that the weather has turned cold. I got a lot of compliments on my work. I've been making a lot of hats. People have started asking me to make hats & scarves for them. My pastime has become a small business. <BR> <BR> It's also stopped me from snacking too much. <BR> I'm getting good reports from my doctors & I feel Proud of my self & my work. <BR> <em>184</em> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:48:36 EST A Perfect day !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805260 My beloved hubby ( who is suffering from Alzheimer's) painted the wooden train set that I bought him. He really enjoyed himself. He was like he was before all of the hospital & rehab experiences ruined him. I stayed with him all day, as always, at the " rehab"/home. <BR> <BR> I was told that he didn't eat his dinner last night so I stayed & had dinner with him. We looked at amazing photos of American Indian culture. He Loved them as much as I did. I am so Happy to have experienced such a gr... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:10:38 EST Home cooking feels good ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804693 Making a homemade meal is good for your family & your Soul. <BR> You know what you are eating & you can save plenty of money vs. paying for expensive take- out meals. <BR> It was such a pleasure to cook a fresh meal for my BFF. She really appreciated it & actually enjoyed my cooking !!! It's been so long since I cooked for someone else. It was therapeutic. <BR> <em>551</em> <em>550</em> <em>496</em> <em>361</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:37:49 EST Focus on the Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801482 & build upon your Success. <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:43:53 EST Never underestimate anyone. You never know what you could learn from them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799889 Today I was talking with an elderly gentleman who suddenly became sad that he couldn't remember puts of his past. We kept talking & I pulled out my I- pad & helped him to verify & learn facts. He was very grateful that I helped him cobble together some of his past. <BR> <BR> I really enjoyed our conversations which were full of wonderful history lessons. The feeling is mutual. Thank God for the World Wide Web !!! All of the knowledge in the world at your fingertips. <BR> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:10:39 EST Make a new friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798962 It will be good for both of you. <BR> <BR> It's interesting how some of the most troublesome patients/ residents of the rehab center can be wonderful conversationalists & pals if you just stop & give them some of your time & effort. <BR> Lately when the cd runs out I turn to various folks sitting at out table & ask them about their favorite song. I then either sing it or play it on my I- pad. They get to learn about the new technology while they also get to reminisce. I love to hear th... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:49:17 EST Stay strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797131 No matter what kind of adversity tries to get in your way take a deep breath ,stand up tall & crush it under your feet. <BR> You are a Champion <BR> You must be victorious <BR> Let there be no room in your mind, body & soul for negativity. <BR> <em>104</em> <em>84</em> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:33:33 EST Protect your joints http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796558 So that you don't get injured. <BR> Don't ignore your pains. <BR> Avoid <em>359</em> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:51:17 EST Don't get burned out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795916 Add variety to your life. <BR> Break your routines. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:13:13 EST My BRACA test results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794881 I was very pleasantly surprised, rather shocked to find that I have NO GENETIC MARKERS for Cancer. That us I did Not inherit cancer from my family despite several family members who had it on both sides ! <BR> So when I had breast cancer last year <em>390</em> it was environmental. I knew that moving to Long Island, I would be taking my life in my hands but I fell in Love with an Islander who offered me everything that I wanted in life. <BR> <BR> My Doctor told me that if I do gave kid... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 20:55:40 EST I'm sending out Love to you !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792004 You are Good <BR> You are Great <BR> You are Worthy <BR> Never forget that you are very much LOVED. <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 23:51:57 EST