RENATA144's SparkPeople Blog RENATA144's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Go for a swim 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 Keep an open mind. <BR> You may learn something that need to know. Sun, 17 May 2015 23:37:51 EST HAPPY SPRING !!! <em>184</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> Sun, 10 May 2015 23:58:44 EST Be the solution 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 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! Let's go for a walk together! <em>342</em> <em>361</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:27:18 EST Keep your Resolve 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 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 Then you can be successful in more of your endeavors. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:20:59 EST By Helping others You help yourself as well <em>220</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:08:19 EST Being a mentor 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 !!! 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 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 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 <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:56:59 EST Woman -Up !!! 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 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 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 So you don't burn out Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:06:59 EST Helping others 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 !!! 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. 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 !!! 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 Especially yourself Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:46:20 EST Help an elderly friend. 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 !!! <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 It's good for your soul <em>220</em> <em>361</em> <em>342</em> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 23:34:17 EST Chrocheting 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 !!! 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 !!! <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:58:24 EST Call a friend 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 ! 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 !!! 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 ! 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 & 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. 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 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 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 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 Add variety to your life. <BR> Break your routines. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:13:13 EST My BRACA test results 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 !!! 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 Share your Love Showing compassion for others feels good. You should have the same returned to you. <em>184</em> Thu, 2 Oct 2014 23:54:39 EST Thank you to DEREK JETER For being such a Great Inspiration & a perfect role model to people of all ages. <BR> You are so much more than a Baseball Hero. <em>300</em> <em>345</em> <em>208</em> <em>209</em> <em>279</em> <em>408</em> <em>242</em> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:15:55 EST Taking the opportunity to pay tribute to my Mama Today at the rehab/nursing home there was supposed to be a Protestant service but the people didn't show. In the meantime the recreation director took out the hymnal & started singing accapella. I joined in especially when she couldn't remember the tune if I knew it. It was a great way to not just entertain the people but to pay tribute to my Mother. She seemed to know every song in the hymnal. When the Lady was sifting through the book & was about to gloss over LORD I WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:07:28 EST It's up to you. Motivation must come from deep within you. <em>521</em> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:51:57 EST Supper with my BFF. It's so nice to be living with my BFF ! I love that she enjoys my cooking/ food choices. We are trying to eat healthy & support each other . She has been coming home later & later but I always have something good for her. <em>361</em> <em>4</em> <em>184</em> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:21:02 EST An update on my Hubby He's seems to be back to his old self these last couple of days. He's on the verge of standing up. We'll keep fighting to make him better. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:52:58 EST A Good day ! My hubby seemed like his cantankerous old self again. If only he would stand & walk by himself I / we would be so happy. As it stands now ( pun intended) they use a mechanical device that is in affect a sling or hammock under his tush to help him to stand. I am going in at 9am to help to encourage him during his physical therapy sessions. I look him in the eye & tell him that I am not giving up on him. When gets angry I say - " Good !!! Now use that anger for energy to fuel you. Put that ener... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:17:48 EST Helping others Feels so good ! Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:55:23 EST